Could you have asked for better weather?
Day 3 at Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival was once again a beautiful summer day; in fact, the entire weekend has been some of the best weather this year, and what better way to soak up some rays than by catching free concerts at the beach? Although it was a Saturday evening, the lineup was more on the laid-back side of the music spectrum, with experimental art-rock group Pony Girl, lo-fi rock quartet Nap Eyes, and indie garage pop group Alvvays taking the stage.
Ottawa avant-garde indie rock group Pony Girl opened the third evening of concerts at Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival with their eclectic, captivating sound. From the opening hum of the clarinet, the six piece dazzled the audience with their cinematic and dynamic live performance, complete with an explosive musical finale.
Halifax/Montreal-based lo-fi rock group Nap Eyes are as quiet and humble as their music suggests; the soft-spoken band instead choose to express themselves through their songs, with laid-back, summery tunes that inspire the feeling to relax in the cool shade.
Toronto-based garage pop group Alvvays finished off the evening with their shimmery tunes, lead by the soft vocals of lead singer Molly Rankin. Performing mostly hits from their debut record, the band treated the audience to a handful of new songs, hinting at the idea of an upcoming sophomore release.