Sound Seekers

SOUND SEEKERS: Shannon Rose releases Summer, the Merc celebrates a milestone, and more great gigs

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Shannon Rose’s Seasonal Effectiveness
Shannon Rose crafts pretty little vignettes with vocals that are sweet and achy. Her debut, called Sing Me a Song, came out in 2008. Earlier this year, she launched the first in a series of seasonal work. The album was a five-songer called Winter. Album three is out this week. It’s called Summer and features some belated beats. The EPs allow Rose to be “in a happy loop of writing, rehearsing, recording and performing.”
With Claude Munson. Thursday, Nov. 3. 9 p.m. Elmdale Tavern, 1084 Wellington St. W.

Flamenco Fest
The second bi-annual flamenco festival happens this weekend with performances by guest artists from Spain, Mexico, and Canada, along with introductory and master classes. All events are at the Museum of Civilization, except for the Saturday performance by Juliana Pulford at Mercury Lounge. Friday, Nov. 4 to Monday, Nov. 7.

Where else to be this weekend
Club kids can celebrate — your favourite haunt, the Mercury Lounge, is turning 15 and has a month of shows planned. The birthday celebrations kick off Friday, Nov. 4 with DJ Teknobrat, who is part of the OG of the club.

Cinematic sounds straight outta … Sudbury! The band Ox hosts a CD release party for their fifth album Friday, Nov. 4 at Raw Sugar Café.

Camp Radio — led by OttCity songwriter Chris Page — plays Zaphod’s Saturday, Nov. 5.

Folkies will pile into the Great Canadian Theatre Company to hear Craig Cardiff and Rose Cousins. The double bill takes place Sunday, Nov. 6.

She’s one half of the sibling duo Prescott and a force behind the mic. See roots rambler Kelly Prescott Saturday, Nov. 5 at Irene’s Pub.