October 29, 2011 at 9pm to October 30, 2011 at 1am
Costumes welcome, but not necessary. $10 at the door.A live recording of this event will be happening, so come be one of the hoots and howls on the recording. NOTE:This’ll be your last chance to see Evil Farm Children in Ottawa for many, many months, as we are going on a hiatus for a while.See More
We are pleased to host the Gerry Alvarez Odyssey at the Clocktower. Gerry is also the frontman and singer for the amazing Gruesomes from Montreal, and this new band has an awesome psychadelic flow, reminiscent of the trippy stuff from The Beatles' Revolver album. Don't miss them, as they don't play very often.
Taking their name from a synopsis of the B-grade, horror flick, Blood on Satan’s Claw…
This raw and raunchy trio from Canada’s capital has been gathering a growing legion of fans, and a reputation for intense stage shows. Their sound is real rock’n’roll, with a roots-rock flavour. The band can easily do a rocking surf instrumental with the fervor of Dick Dale, and, in a heartbeat, shift gears to roll right into a rockin’ rockabilly rave up, or a Stooges influenced, feedback infused, pounding rock’n’roll song.
Since forming in the summer of 2005, this trio has been regularly playing many of Ottawa’s live music venues, as well as traveling to play various clubs in Toronto, Montreal, London, Hamilton, Peterborough, and several other towns in Southern Ontario. They performed at the 2008 Ottawa Blues Festival, one of the most popular music festivals in North America. Their original material, as captured in their recordings (see below) matters most, but for their live shows, the band likes to have fun by whipping out some heavily “Evil-ized” versions of songs by the likes of Max Webster, Dick Dale, Black Sabbath, Tom Waits, Deke Dickerson, Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, Link Wray, and, even Alice Cooper.
Evil Farm Children are:
• Dave Kerr Guitar and lead vocals; Former bands: DeadBeatDads, WizzleTeeth.
• Janice Fitzsimmons Bass, lead and backing vocals; Former bands: The Ambassadors, Revv Engine.
• Jeb Bond Drums, background vocals; Former bands: The Restless Virgins, Screaming Bamboo, Fenton Brothers, Purple, Evil Kneivel, Tall (Baton Rouge, LA), Freudhammer.
In the fall of 2006, Evil Farm Children (EFC) released Knuckle Duster. The 5 original songs on the CD demonstrate the band’s range from surf, to country, to psychobilly. The CD charted on both CKCU and CHUO in Ottawa, and was selected as one of the best local releases of 2006 by several CKCU DJs. The Knuckle Duster CD has received airplay on Hoboken’s independent radio station, WFMU, which broadcasts throughout the New York City area. The title song, Knuckle Duster, was included in the soundtrack to the independently produced documentary Project Canada (http://projectcanada.org).
EFC’s second release, Evil Farm Children II: The Evilling, was officially released in September 2008. It includes 8 original songs (3 of which are instrumentals), and one cover song, a surf-rock version of Hangover, by Canada’s legends of the 70’s, Max Webster. The album has charted on both CKCU and CHUO in Ottawa, and made the !earshot top 50 chart for March 2009, by receiving spins from radio stations like CHRW (London), CHRY (Toronto), and CJAM (Windsor). It also received airplay on WFMU (Hoboken NJ) and KSER (Everett, WA). Just in time for Halloween, 2009, Evil Farm Children premiered the video for their zombie love song from The Evilling, called Brain Buffet. Shot in Toronto in August ‘09, the video was directed by Geoff Whitman of Favours for Friends Pictures in Toronto, who also directed the zombie short film Bum of the Dead, which features EFC on the closing credits soundtrack.
Evil Farm Children have just released 2 new songs, Three Orange Whips b/w Outer Limits Bride, on May 1, 2010, on a 45 RPM, 7” piece of coloured vinyl. Three Orange Whips, is also included in the soundtrack to a documentary called 10 Days Across Canada, which was released nationally in April 2010. The Evilling CD is available to retailers in Canada through JMac Distribution (Ottawa). The Three Orange Whips / Outer Limits Bride 7" single is available to retailers in Canada through both F.A.B. Distribution (Montreal) and JMac Distribution (Ottawa). The Evilling CD can be purchased from CD Baby. Or, ask for it in one of your favourite record stores, the ones that matter!
Favorite Music/Influences (list some bands, musicians, genres, etc.):
Rev Horton Heat, Southern Culture On The Skids, Eddie Cochran, GeneVincent, Deke Dickerson, The Supersuckers, The Cramps, Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper, The Fleshtones, Max Webster, Rod Torkelson's Armada featuring Herman Menderchuck, Sleepy LaBeef, Ray Condo, Hank Williams, The Sadies, Dick Dale, The Ramones, The Violent Femmes, X, The Blasters, The Ventures, Laika and the Cosmonauts, CCR, Roky Erickson........you get the idea.
Blood on Satan's Claw, Blues Brothers, Get Smart (60's TV show)
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