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SOUND SEEKERS: Softies, Soul, and Send You Backs

Sound Seekers by Fateema Sayani is published weekly at OttawaMagazine.com. Read Fateema Sayani’s culture column in Ottawa Magazine.

Mike Feuerstack of Snailhouse. Photo by Anneke Hymmen.

SNAILHOUSE: SENTIMENTAL GENTLEMAN
Snailhouse, the softcore outfit led by Montreal-via-Ottawa songwriter Mike Feuerstack, celebrates the release of album number six. It’s straight-up heart-on-sleeve musings set to pretty, pensive melodies. The album, on vinyl and CD, was released Tuesday. Hear the title track, Sentimental Gentleman, here and watch a series of album release trailers here. Feuerstack’s links to the Ottawa scene date back to the 1990s when he was part of post-rockers The Wooden Stars.

With guest Sarah Hallman. Friday, May 27. 9 p.m. $10 advance. Maverick’s, 221 Rideau St.

SLIM, WITH SOUL
Members of the Souljazz Orchestra form the backing band for Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays. Moore is a Jamaican-Canadian soul singer and is working on an album release for the fall.
Friday, May 27. 9 p.m. Barrymore’s, 323 Bank St.

FALL FOR THE FLATS
The Flats will send you back to the days when college rock ruled. Hear good guitar rock with moody overtones when the band plays twice on Saturday, May 28. See ’em the during the day at the Hintonburg Artspark festival (4:15 – 5 p.m. Parkdale Market Park, Wellington Street West between Parkdale and Hamilton avenues) and in the evening at Irene’s Pub (9:30 p.m. 885 Bank St., http://irenespub.ca).

GIVE IT UP FOR KIGALIUP!
Jacques Murigande, aka The Mighty Popo, is raising funds for Kigaliup!, a music festival he’s hoping to start in his hometown of Kigali, Rwanda. It starts with a concert in Ottawa featuring himself and The Hammerheads. Saturday, May 28. $20. Barrymore’s, 323 Bank St.