How’s this for a fun night out? Shenkman Arts Centre’s Richcraft Theatre will be transformed into a nightclub next Friday, February 7, when two Ottawa bands hit the stage.
The Goodluck Assembly is a four-piece rock band from Ottawa that launched after winning the Big Money Shot in 2007(as Sojourn). After touring across Canada from 2009 to 2011 in support of Glowscape, the band earned Top 10 Alternative hits with Taste Buds and Find Me Out. The group has performed at important showcases including SXSW in 2011, NXNE, CMJ and most recently opened for Rush at Ottawa Bluesfest in 2013. In 2012 the band re-invented itself to write Demonstrations, recorded in New York City in late 2012 (during Hurricane Sandy!) with acclaimed producers Gus Van Go and Werner F. GLA now builds on the popularity of the single, Wait for Me, which has garnered acclaim across North America. Audience members can expect intense emotionally-driven songs and a rocking live stage show at the Shenkman.
Ottawa native Laurent Bourque was recently added as show opener. Bourque released his debut album, What We Talk About in 2010 and has since performed at several of North America’s top festivals, such as The RBC Bluesfest, NXNE and Pop Montreal. What We Talk About gained much praise for its signature blend of pop and rock, solidifying this young singer-songwriter’s place in the Canadian music scene. He will be releasing his second album, Pieces of Your Past, April 5 with renowned local producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Julie Doiron, Jim Bryson).
For details and tickets, see www.ShenkmanArts.ca or call 613 580-2700.