Monday, September 16, 2013

Announcing "Beerfest FRIDAY'S: Play for the Pot!" - Official Launch: Oct. 11

"Beerfest FRIDAY'S: Play for the Pot!" is Ottawa's latest & greatest new concert series! Hosted by singer-songwriter Ashley Newall & taking place @ Lunenburg Pub downtown, Play for the Pot features Ottawa's BEST up & coming bands EVERY WEEK!
Here's how it works: 4 bands compete for their share of the door on an ascending scale based on fan voting (w/ the winning band getting the largest %), and the bar then matches those $ amounts in prizing! (Prizing includes St. John's Music gift cards, a free advert on Couch Assassin events website, etc.) 
The winning band then advances to the Winner's Circle (held on the last Fri. of the following month) & the 2nd place band is entered into a 'wild card' to potentially qualify for same. Winner's Circle victors then advance to the Champions League & play for a day @ Gallery Recording Studio!
Admission is 2 toonies (or 3 bucks w/ student ID!), & delicious Lunenbrew pints are only $5.50

To ENTER YOUR BAND simply email ashley w/ a link to your music (&/or a video).
Keep your finger firmly on the pulse of Ottawa indie & check it out, every Friday (starting Oct. 11) @ the 'Burg!

Beerfest Play for the Pot Website: 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thurs., Sept. 12: Riishi Von Rex, Sweet Alps, Sad Guru, & Lemon Cash (CHUO Edition)

Note: this will be our last Beerfest Thursday... to be replaced by Beerfest FRIDAY'S coming in Oct.!

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Slags Release New Single & Video

Less than 3 months ago The Slags played their 1st ever gig as a band @ Beerfest -it was our 1st CHUO Edition, as I recall. Now they've recorded their 1st EP (@ sponsor Gallery Recording Studios) which they released late last month, & now this week they've just posted their 1st music video! "Kicking Up" is the song of the summer -check it out!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

May Champions League Winners Harea Band Redeem Gallery Recording Studios Voucher

On May 16 Carleton U.'s Harea Band won our 1st Champions League Edition (next one is Aug. 15 & feat.'s Garden of Weeds, The Superlative, Markian, & Seb Ciel). As part of their prize package they won a day @ Gallery Recording Studios, and they were in-studio yesterday tracking with Dean Watson @ the controls...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Winner's Circle Edition: Thurs., June 27th

The winner of this 1/4 final round goes on to the Champions League Edition (in Aug.) playing for $1000 IN CASH & PRIZES (including a day @ Dean Watson's Gallery Recording Studios)!!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thurs., May 23: Tyler Roy, Ashley Crnic, & Samantha Mouchet (Acoustic Edition)

Harea Band Wins Champions League/Semi-Final (May 16)!

Having won their preliminary round and then their Winner's Circle/quarter-final stage, Harea Band was victorious last night winning the ballot vote at the Lunenburg Pub & Bar and will thus advance to the Beerfest Championship/Final in December 2013. The jazzy-pop trio out of Carleton University, who had just formed when they first played Beerfest in December 2012, showed their finest form yet at the event, and the large audience responded by crowding to the front of the intimate stage.

Harea Band was been awarded $500 in cash & prizes, including a day of recording at Gallery Recording Studios. This is timely as Harea Band has just begun recording their debut album. The Owl Eyes Project and Sneakmodetripper split the 2nd half of the $1000 in cash & prizes that was up for grabs after both putting in astonishing sets. Two more Champion's League/semi-final shows will be held (on Aug. 15, & then in November) to determine Harea Band's competition for the Final.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sneakmodetripper (appearing May 16): Live & Improvised

This is Sneakmodetripper performing during their preliminary round in December. THEY MAKE UP THEIR SONGS ON THE SPOT!! How cool is that?!

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Owl Eyes Project (appearing May 16): Shapeshifter

This video was filmed @ Beerfest, & is set to a brand new studio track by The Owl Eyes Project.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Superlative (April 25 Winner's Circle) on CKCU 93.1 fm's Special Blend w/ Tic

This morning The Superlative appeared on CKCU's Special Blend w/ Tic, & did a bang-up job! Great tracks were spun, & they talked up tomorrow night's Winner's Circle show (April 25, 9pm).
If you missed the show you can stream it here:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Beerfest BOTB's FULLY BOOKED! Check It Out! :)

Thurs., April 4
Acoustic Edition
Tara Porter, Fabien Melanson, & Josh Snoopy B.
@ Lunenburg Pub & Bar, 14 Waller St. (in the Byward Market)
$3 admission & $2 beers

Thurs., April 11
Garden of Weeds, Sick Sicks, & Brothers Through the Hill
@ Lunenburg Pub & Bar, 14 Waller St. (in the Byward Market)
$3 admission & $2 beers

Thurs., April 18
Riot Police, Ben & Me, & Second Sight
@ Lunenburg Pub & Bar, 14 Waller St. (in the Byward Market)
$3 admission & $2 beers

Thurs., April 25
Winner's Circle Edition
The Superlative, Brown Paper Bag, & Markian
@ Lunenburg Pub & Bar, 14 Waller St. (in the Byward Market)
$3 admission & $2 beers

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thurs., April 4: Tara Porter, Josh Snoopy B, & Fabien Melanson (Acoustic Edition)

The Owl Eyes Project are Winner's Circle Victors!

The Owl Eyes Project won the Beerfest BOTB's Winner's Circle last night & now advance to our Champions League Edition on May 16th (also featuring Harea Band & Sneakmodetripper)!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ABOUT Beerfest Battle of the Bands (Thursday's)

The Lunenburg Pub & Bar hosts a WEEKLY Beerfest Battle of the Bands where EVERY THURSDAY local Ottawa bands compete for $500 in cash & prizes!!! (The winning band gets the lion's share of the pot, but ALL the bands collect winnings.) Winners are determined by FAN BALLOT, so c'mon out & support your favourite band,.. or simply come check out what's new & awesome in Ottawa's local music scene!
Admish is 2 toons, & BEERS ARE 2 FIDDY!!!

***Check out our promo vid to see what it's all aboot!...

Bands interested in competing can send a link to their music -or a video- to to apply.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Open Mic Wednesday Nights (@ the Lunenburg)

1st timers get a $25 gift certificate from St. John's Music!
Join our Open Mic Facebook "Like" Page, & stay up-to-date on upcoming featured artists: