DEARLY BELOVED + The Yips

Presented by: House Of TARG, 
Doors: 9pm / Show at 10pm
Cover: $5

DEARLY BELOVED
is a monster of a band. Echoing through the snowy valleys and the jagged edges of the Great White North come the rapid, urgent bass lines of Rob Higgins and the confrontational wails of co-vocalist Niva Chow. The pair drive their music forward like an apocalyptic oil tanker from some Mad Max-ian dystopic future. Bred for the road like a rabid beast, Dearly Beloved tours non-stop, opting for frequent jumps across the pond to the UK and Europe when their home base of Canada simply becomes too small for their ferocity. (www.dearlybelovedmusic.com)

THE YIPS
are my favourite Ottawa band for good reason. I’m a sucker for grimy, scuzzy garage rock and they take that sound and filter it through an even darker lens. Kerri’s vocals are piercing and unrelenting – there’s no escaping her, especially when she’s belting her lungs out to everyone bold enough to endure the maelstrom of human flesh whirling around the front of the stage. The band brings that aesthetic and distinct sound (which has an eeriness woven into it) that caught the attention of many, including me, on The Yips EP (2013). The first thing I thought when I heard their music was Yeah Yeah Yeahs on some sort of trip, and that in-your-face music really stuck with me. (Ottawa Showbox)

The Yips on Bandcamp