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Sun, Sep. 9th, 2007, 11:40 am
Ladyfest Ottawa 2007

Oh jeez! It's been awhile!

Ladyfest Ottawa 2007 is fast approaching! We've got a rock camp for girls (ages 13-17, registration required), indie rock with Kickers, Hollowtip Hearts and Katie Stelmanis, hip hop with the amazing Masia One, DJ L'Oqenz, Eekwol and Stargazer, comedy with Holly Prazoff, Inessa Frantowski and Rebecca Addelman, animation, workshops, craft sale and more!

It's all happening September 20th to 23rd at various venues around downtown Ottawa. For ALL the details visit the website www.ladyfestottawa.com

Hope to see some of our lj friends there!

Wed, Sep. 27th, 2006, 03:32 pm
LADYFEST OTTAWA IS HERE!

ADYFEST OTTAWA IS HERE!
Wednesday September 27 AA/19+ dance party at Mavericks featuring:
Lesbians on Ecstasy, Nicky Click, Librarian's Touch and Mackenzie MacBride.
Here you will be able to be the first to get your pass and our cool spray painted merch!

Thursday September 28 film screening:
I Was a Teenage Feminist directed by Therese Shechter. Armed with a video camera, an inquiring mind, and an irreverent sense of humor, filmmaker Therese Shechter crisscrosses both the continent and her own psyche in the hope of reconnecting to the power and sense of purpose that feminism gave her as a teenager in the 1970s.
Local shorts by Ariel Lightningchild, Pixie Cram and others will also be screened.

Friday September 29 , Ladyfest will be feeturing the vocal melodies of Catriona Sturton, Snowblink, Sarah Hallman and our great friends Hexes and Ohs. Its all happening at Club SAW.

Our fabulous "one of a kind" Not Your Grandma's Craft Sale, featuring local knitters, bakers, sewers and silk-screeners will take place over TWO days; Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1. Bring your own t-shirt or other item and create you own Ladyfest gear.

Ladyfest Ottawa's renowned workshops will be held all day Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st of the festival. Workshops include Howdy Harmonica: The Basics of Harmonic Technique, Rock the Needle: Knitting for Boys, It Cuts Both Ways: Understanding Body Modification and many more.

Saturday September 30, End Hits will be hosting an all ages vegetarian friendly BBQ releasing the CD of Ottawa's own Les Allumettes, with new friends Ennuie and The Bleeding HeartS.
All this followed by a 19+ rock show at Club SAW with Barmitzvah Brothers, Space Can, Bad Flirt, Captain Foxy and the Kickers.

Finally, closing off all the festivities will be Julie Doiron, the Tuna Helpers and Kelsey McNulty at an all ages/19+ show at Mavericks on Tuesday October 3rd.

So, come out and bring a friend,

We would love to see you!

Heart,

Ladyfest Ottawa 2006

www.ladyfestottawa.com

Tue, Sep. 12th, 2006, 10:23 am

Ladyfest Ottawa Celebrates its 5th year with Old Friends& New Ones!

Ladyfest Ottawa 2006
September 27 to October 1st and 3rd

Julie Doiron, Lesbians on Esctasy, Kickers, Barmitzvah Brothers, Catriona Sturton and the Screaming Elks, Hexes and Ohs, Nicky Click, Captain Foxy and many more scheduled to perform.

Ottawa, ON (September 11 2006)-Ladyfest Ottawa, Canada’s longest running, consecutive Ladyfest is excited to announce its 5th year anniversary festival line-up taking place in Ottawa’s downtown September 27-October 1st and 3rd.

The six-day music and arts festival featuring Julie Doiron, Lesbians on Esctasy, Kickers, Barmitzvah Brothers, Catriona Sturton and the Screaming Elks, Hexes and Ohs, Nicky Click and Captain Foxy performing live at Club SAW, Mavericks and End Hits. Local performers Bleeding Heart, Ennui, Les Alumettes, Sarah Hallman, Kelsey McNulty and Mackensie McBride will be featured. Out of town talent (ladies from Moncton, Montreal, San Francisco, Olympia, Toronto and Austin, Texas) will include Oen Sujet, Librarian’s Touch, Snowblink, Bad Flirt and Spacecan.

Ladyfest Ottawa’s renowned workshops will be held all day Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st of the festival. Workshops include Howdy Harmonica: The Basics of Harmonic Technique, Rock the Needle: Knitting for Boys, It Cuts Both Ways: Understanding Body Modification and many more.

Thursday September 29 of the festival features a film screening of I Was a Teenage Feminist directed by Therese Shechter. Armed with a video camera, an inquiring mind, and an irreverent sense of humor, filmmaker Therese Shechter crisscrosses both the continent and her own psyche in the hope of reconnecting to the power and sense of purpose that feminism gave her as a teenager in the 1970s. Local shorts by Ariel Lightningchild, Pixie Cram and others will also be screened.

And finally, our fabulous “one of a kind” Not Your Grandma’s Craft Sale, featuring local knitters, bakers, sewers and silk-screeners will take place over TWO days; Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1.

Ladyfest Ottawa 2006 is happily sponsored by Venus Envy, Xpress, CHUO, punkottawa.com, CKCU, Capital Xtra, MotherTongue Books, Ottawa School of Art and Fabricawakuwaku.

Ladyfest Ottawa gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.

For more information please visit www.ladyfestottawa.com or email ladyfestottawa@gmail.com

Thu, Sep. 7th, 2006, 02:48 pm
Chicks and Giggles

Chicks and Giggles
You'll laugh so hard you'll split your panties!

With Funny Ladies:
Rebecca Kohler (Toronto), Kamal Pandya, Wendi Reed and Carrie Gaetz
Hosted by the lovely China Doll
Friday, September 15, 2006
Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St. W
9pm/$5


Trailblazers Ladyfest Ottawa present their first ever comedy night “Chicks and Giggles” featuring the talents of Rebecca Kohler, bringing the laughs from the Big Smoke, and locals Kamal Pandya, Wendi Reed and Carrie Gaetz. The fun takes place Friday, September 15, 2006, 9 p.m. at Shanghai Restaurant with the fabulous China Doll as mistress of ceremonies.

Comedy, like many art forms, tends to be a male-dominated field...but chicks dig it too! Ladyfest Ottawa continues to make feminism fun by breaking down barriers for women artists. We’re bringing together four funny comedians, who just happen to be female, for an evening of fun to put an end to the debate and to bring on the laughs.

Ladyfest Ottawa is part of a tradition of grassroots-organized festivals showcasing the talents of female artists. Since 2001, Ladyfest Ottawa has strived to build relationships and collaborations with local artists and businesses, in order to provide women with a venue for artistic expression that is open to everyone. More info on Ladyfest Ottawa and the Chicks and Giggles comedy night can be found at www.ladyfestottawa.com.

Comedian Bios:

Rebecca Kohler (Toronto)– Born the daughter of a Canadian Diplomat, Rebecca Kohler has lived in many places. From Brazil to Thailand, Rebecca learned that the one thing that tied people together was their love of laughter -- and pointing at her. After moving to Montreal she took the stage for the first time and was met with great success. The laughter remained, but the pointing stopped. Her credits include: the Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition, The Broad Appeal Show, The Young Guns of Stand Up Comedy, and The New Voices of Comedy. Rebecca takes her experiences of different lands and her own skewed point of view to create a hilarious show that’s not to be missed.

Kamal Pandya (Ottawa)– Kamal Pandya is a proud lifeguard and swim coach for the City of Ottawa. She's performed stand-up comedy around town and appears regularly at Yuk Yuk's comedy cabaret. She's from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and that's why she's so funny.

Wendi Reed (Ottawa)– Wendi's a veteran of the Women of Comedy show, and is a gifted comedienne/comedian? (Oh, shit, what's non-gender specific proper usage these days?) on the rise and a good friend of Ottawa comics and comedy. She is a close personal friend of Tracey MacDonald, and many others, but not Tom Green.

Carrie Gaetz (Ottawa) – Carrie was destined to be a comedienne—and that becomes very clear the moment she steps on stage. A style not lacking in confidence, Carrie spins her tales of everyday life into the comedic fabric that surrounds you with laughter. A matter-of-fact approach, whipped up along with a side order of take-no-prisoners—Carrie does not disappoint.

www.ladyfestottawa.com
September 27th – Oct 1st and October 3rd
Music, workshops, film and craft by women, for everyone
Stay tuned for our festival lineup to be announced next week!

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006, 04:29 pm
there's a pretty poster somewhere but for now please enjoy some pretty text

Get into the Groove with Ladyfest Ottawa on Aug 17
2006!

To celebrate the Queen of the Dancefloor,
Ladyfest Ottawa is having a Madonna dance party at
Club SAW on August 17 (a day after her Madgesty's
48th birthday). Tickets are $4 and are available
from Ladyfesters, at Victoire (238 Dalhousie), and at
the door. Come dressed as your favorite Material Girl and
win prizes for best costume!
So, get together with Ladyfest Ottawa and dance, and
sing, get up and do your thing!

Madge Bash 2006
presented by: Ladyfest Ottawa
Thursday August 17 2006 @ Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street
Dancing begins at 8pm, this is a 19+ event
for more info go to www.ladyfestottawa.com or call
(613) 788-3218

Thu, Jun. 29th, 2006, 07:27 pm
Friday at Irene's

Fri, Jun. 23rd, 2006, 12:36 pm
show us your shorts!

Hey! We're looking for short films or videos under 15 minutes to screen at our festival this fall. If you think you've got something, please contact ladyfestfilm@yahoo.ca. Anyone in Ottawa can submit. outside of Ottawa, is ladies only.

Tue, Jun. 13th, 2006, 06:07 pm
Spend Your Father's Day With Us!

Tue, Jun. 6th, 2006, 08:44 pm
A reunion of sorts

Hey!

LFO alumni The Hot Springs, with their friends Kickers and Ottawa's Les Allumettes are all playing this Sunday June 11th at Irene's. 8pm $7

Please come!

Here's the official press release:

Montreal’s Fiery Females Invade Irene’s Sunday June 11th

The Hot Springs, Kickers and Les Allumettes
Sunday June 11th @ Irene’s Pub 885 Bank Street –Licensed- 8pm
$7

Two bands, one drummer. Montreal’s The Hot Springs are bringing themselves, their new drummer, Anne Gauthier and Anne’s band, Kickers to Ottawa. Anne will be earning her keep by playing sets with both bands. Ottawa’s french immersion sweethearts Les Allumettes will open. It will all take place at Irene’s Pub Sunday June 11th.

Fresh from their performance at SXSW, Montreal’s “more brute than cute” The Hot Springs are pleased to introduce interim drummer, Anne Gauthier, as their beloved beatmaker Karine Lauzon has gone on maternity leave. Named “one of Montreal’s most exportable bands” by the Montreal Mirror, The Hot Springs are Giselle Webber on guitar and lead vocals, Fred Sauvé on bass, Remy Nadeau-Aubin on guitar and Anne Gauthier on drums. The indie-rock background of the two boys in the band adds a pretty little balance to the raw-edge of the girl team. Behind the Hot Springs' sweet hooks and sing-song melodies is a punk heartbeat, an intensity embedded in their serrated riffage and Webber's sexy snarl. The Hot Springs have played with Malajube, Pretty Girls Make Graves, North of America, Chinese Stars, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, Lovely Feathers, and Priestess. Hot on the heels of their ‘Rock Partouze’ EP released in 2005, The Hot Springs are currently in the studio working on their upcoming full-length release, produced by Bionic's Jonathan Cummins.

Montreal’s Kickers sound like Fugazi (circa The Argument), The Carpenters, The Cars and the B52s all mixed up in a rock blender. They are a duo who share vocal duties, with Anne Gauthier (of the Frenetics) on drums and Victoria Morrison (ex-Letlowns) on guitar. Acclaimed for their serpentine guitar licks and thunderous rhythm, Kickers have been likened to a ‘math-rock boxing match’. Kickers released a self-titled EP this past February on the label www.takethishammer.com

Les Allumettes play melodic rock with a fiery spirit. Influences include punk rock, polka dots and french immersion education. They are made up of guitarist and singer, Jordanna guitarist, Nina, bassist & singer, Natasha and drummer, Andy. The band formed in fall of 2004 and has played shows with Les Georges Leningrad, The Golden Famille, The Hot Springs, Republic of Safety and The New Spring line. They also toured with the Maynards and Cougar party in November 2005, which included a show in Toronto as part of the Wavelength series.

www.hot-springs.ca
www.earthtokickers.com
www.lesallumettes.com

Tue, May. 16th, 2006, 05:39 pm
graphic designer wanted

We're on the look-out for a volunteer graphic designer to design promo materials (festival program guide, poster, handbills, newspaper ads and merchandise) for its 2006 festival, taking place this September.

If you are:
- Interested in DIY culture and feminism
- Able to design with a clean/pretty/rock n’ roll/edgy aesthetic
- Ottawa-based
- Able to work well in with a large team
- Flexible and adaptable
- Resourceful
- Responsible
- Willing to commit 80-100 hours between now and September
.. you might be the perfect fit!
Volunteering with LFO, you will:
- acquire valuable job skills, use LFO as a job reference and build up your portfolio
- get free access to festival events
- be a leader in this positive community-building project
- get to know other people in your community
- enjoy knowing that in a practical way, you are supporting cultural content created by women
- be rockin’ out with fabulous women
- oh.. and you’ll get a small honorarium too!

Learn more about Ladyfest Ottawa or take a look at previous promo materials to find out more.

If you’re interested, contact us with a brief proposal and/or examples or your work at ladyfestottawa@gmail.com with “I WANT TO DESIGN” in the subject line. Only shortlisted designers will be contacted.

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