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Getting Smacked With Jacob Two-Two This Weekend

This coming weekend, two special out-of-town bands will be bringing their diverse music to the Downbeat Lounge. On Friday, September 24th, Ottawa-based rock and roll band The Smacks ( www.thesmacks.com ) are coming through town.
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This coming weekend, two special out-of-town bands will be bringing their diverse music to the Downbeat Lounge.

On Friday, September 24th, Ottawa-based rock and roll band The Smacks (www.thesmacks.com) are coming through town. The Smacks are currently promoting their first release Don't Move, an exciting collection of original songs ranging from garage rock to jazz and groovy rhythm and blues, including a Gypsy inspired ode to decadence. Think three young punks doing blue-eyed soul, drenched in swirling Hammond organ, spiked with razor-sharp barkin' blues guitar and old-school thumpin' drums.

Then the following night, September 25th, Jacob Two Two (www.jacobtwotwo.net), a pop-rock band with a jazzy side and a song about dandelions has been making waves nationally, first for receiving a blessing from the late Mordecai Richler to use the name of his character Jacob Two-Two, and then for their music - garnering radio play on campus and community stations and national press attention, as well as praise from Canadian musical heroes like Garnet Rogers and Willie P. Bennett.

Both shows are free.

For more information, contact Trevor at the Downbeat at(705)256-8844 or by email at downbeat@shaw.ca