A few weeks ago in Toronto, Amanda Chaboyer and a crew of dancers put together an amazing performance featuring Look At This. Amanada did a great job with the choreo and there is an awesome cameo from Beany John, a wicked hoop dancer, at the end.
We are so lucky that Ottawa has so many talented artists and that they are more often then not willing to collaborate on something with others in the city. The most recent collaboration in town comes from our great friends Robbie Lariviere, artist and owner of Fall Down Gallery and, Pat Bolduc a really rad guy and amazing photographer. We have a few behind the scenes snaps here for you but what really went down in FDG’s basement that day won’t be released for a while yet…
Come and celebrate National Aboriginal Day weekend with a couple of the most exciting & boundary pushing acts in Indian Country & beyond. On Friday June 22, 2012 we’re throwing TWO AMAZING SHOWS on the SAME NIGHT and you’re invited. Come on down to Babylon Nightclub to enjoy new materials from Ryan McMahon followed by ELECTRIC POW WOW.
Here are the details: Ryan McMahon & A Tribe Called Red ONE NIGHT, TWO SHOWS Fri. June 22, 2012 Babylon Nightclub (Ottawa, ON) $15 for both shows | $10 for one show Doors 9.30PM COMEDY SHOW – 10PM ELECTRIC POWWOW – 11PM
Ryan McMahon just finished taping his very own one hour comedy special for CBC TV/Radio (the FIRST Native Comedian to ever tape a one hour mainstream comedy special) and he’s set to headline 3 shows at Just For Laughs this summer. Prolific for pushing the boundaries and his fast paced, take no prisoners style – Ryan will be doing an “ALL NEW MATERIAL SET” as he gets ready to headline his own North American tour this fall. Check out Ryan’s latest episode of his pod cast Red Man Laughing: Red Man Laughing – EP#21 National Aboriginal Day Rant, A New Act & Fatty In The Hot Tub
Something very extraordinary happened to us today, we are grateful to announce that our debut, self titled album has been voted onto the 2012 Polaris Music Prize long list. This is a true Canadian honour for us to be nominated by an amazing panel and along side such talented fellow musicians. To catch you up to speed for those who may not be as familiar with the prize, Polaris is a not-for-profit organization that honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music. Polaris recognizes and markets albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history. It is adjudicated by selected music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers. Seeing as our first album only came out a small matter of months ago it is a great reward to be recognized to this degree and to be nominated alongside some amazing talent such as Leonard Cohen, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Drake, Grimes, Cadence Weapon and The Weeknd. Until the short list is announced on July 17th we will soak up this special moment. Thank you to everyone who has downloaded our album and continues to share it, we are extremely grateful for your support. Also, by clicking here you can take a look at the full Polaris Long List to see all forty nominees as well as other official Polaris announcements and news.
so tomorrow night is electric pow wow at babylon night club and i’m hoping y’all have your best outfits chosen and your sunday booked off of work, summer is in the air and everyone is feelin it and ready for a good time which i will guarantee tomorrow night will be. if you aren’t stoked enough, we have a little announcement that is sure to get your creative juices flowing. we are creating some new swag and we want to see your design ideas so until the end of this month we will be accepting submissions to have your art on our stickers and stuff, there’s not really any guidelines accept that we want to look sweet and it has to rep us well so come out tomorrow night, let the electric pow wow experience inspire you, go home and draw something and than send it to us at INFO.ATRIBECALLEDRED@GMAIL.COM
yah if you win this contest it will probably get you as stoked as Ian is in this picture.
so it has been decided then, we will see you tomorrow night at babylon nightclub, doors at 11:00pm $5 cover and our man john paille will be there taking your picture so practice that pose in the mirror today and let’s get those submissions in. good luck.
It’s that time again my friends, the second Saturday of the month marks one of the most exciting nights in Ottawa. If you go back in time on our twitter page (and follow us @atribecalledred if you aren’t already) than you will recall the mass lineup that congragated outside of Babylon night club last month and that alone should be enough to convince you that Electric Pow Wow is the party that you should come to this weekend. It is going to be a fun one, especially because we are all in such high spirits right now what with Shub’s big win and our Summer tour (we just got back from playing Boston and NYC and it was bangiiiinnnnnnn) it isn’t hard to come up with a reason to celebrate.
OH WAIT EXCEPT THERE IS ANOTHER HUGE REASON WE ARE HAPPY RIGHT NOW.
At the end of the month we are going to be opening for Major Lazer at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, a huge, amazing out door venue and i honestly don’t even know what to think because I know that once ATCR and ML get together it is going to be total utter insanity. get your tickets quick, available at the Bell Centre box office, by phone at 514 790-2525 / 1-877-668-8269 or at www.evenko.ca
FOR A TASTE OF MAJOR LAZOR AND A TINY PREVIEW OF WHAT THIS PARTY IS GOING TO BE LIKE GO LOOK AT THEIR WEBSITE, IT’S FUNNY AND COOL
So remember when Shub won the Ontario division of the Redbull Thre3Style Championships, and it was decided he would travel great lengths over to Halifax to go head to head (times six) for the Canadian title? Remember the feeling in the pit of your stomach that told you “duh, he’s going to win” and the feeling of hope that the pit in your stomach was a good decision maker and that everyone’s hopes would come true?
And then remember they did?
I am so incredibly stoked to say that, not only is the best party rocker in Canada a member of A Tribe Called Red, but he is a talented, respected and all around pretty chill native dude. Congrats to Shub, and keep an eye as we follow him to Chicago in September to see him compete for the…WORLD TITLE.
Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer and DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound. ATCR is a duo made up of 2oolman, and Bear Witness.