Much of the hype you’ll hear about Ottawa band The PepTides surrounds their live show — and the buzz is apt. The PepTides is a nine-piece band where everyone is dressed to the nines in a style that’s part Mad Men and part Solid Gold circa 1981. That style is played out in the music — a blend of old-time swing and kitschy synth-rock. The band’s flair for delicious contrasts is appealing, especially when they set chipper, new-fangled disco music against intriguing lyrics about the darker side of humanity. See website for individual ticket prices and festival pass options. The PepTides play the main stage at 3 p.m. on July 8. LeBreton Festival Site, 613-247-1188, www.ottawabluesfest.ca.
POSTED July 6, 2012 9:00 am