Break the fine china, because Kelp Records is celebrating their 20th anniversary! Conceived in 1994 in a basement in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and named after the pulpy seaweed that populates the province’s south coast, the record label has spent the last 15 years planted in Canada’s capital of Ottawa. Helmed by the towering and unassailable Jon Bartlett, the label’s twenty years has seen spirited highlights with 20-ish bands and artists (including The Acorn, Jim Bryson, New Country Rehab and Measha Brueggergosman, to name a few), 76 releases and endless DiY tours and events around the world. Most recently, Kelp has grown into Kelp Music, branching out into management (Measha Brueggergosman, New Country Rehab, Andy Shauf, Evening Hymns), among other artist services.
Kelp are bringing the party to Toronto this thursday.
KELP RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY – TORONTO (MAY 29TH)
The Acorn / Jim Bryson / Evening Hymns / Andrew Vincent / Andy Shauf / Chris Page / Andy Swan / Rhume & more…
Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm doors // 9:00pm music
Advance tickets – $12
Care of Kelp Records, I have one pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner. There is only one way to enter. Email me at chris AT indiemusicfilter.com with “KELP” in the subject line with your full name in the body. Deadline is THURSDAY, MAY 29TH at NOON (EST). I’ll notify the winner that day.