Look Hear 2010 to be hosted by Ottawa TavernWritten by Nick Bruno | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Look Hear 2010, a new, free music and arts showcase will take place on Dec. 11 at the Ottawa Tavern. The event promises to be a unique, circus inspired, experience. Zach Ruetz, organizer for Look Hear, also plays in the band, GOLD — one of the three bands featured during the night. “We wanted to make something special, not just a show, but an event people will remember for a while,” Ruetz said. “It’ll be a wacky fun thing for everyone.”
The Faux Paus and Fangs Out will also share the stage with GOLD during the course of the night. When scouting for fellow bands to play at the gig, Ruetz said he and GOLD looked for musicians with a similar style that would mesh well with the plans for the evening. GOLD, a three-piece band fits into a funk/dance genre with a “dash of soul.” The Faux Paus, features three richly talented female musicians playing folk-rock and Fangs Out, a two-piece act, plays a slightly more alternative style.
Before the music begins, nine local artists will be displaying their artwork for the public. With everything from jewelry to photography out to view and purchase, Look Hear’s central aim is to support local art. “It’s important to share and provide artist with a venue to display work,” Ruetz said. “This is great for Toledo as we have a number of talented people here and sometimes they may not be appreciated.”
And if music and art were not enticing enough, Dr. Klaatu’s Fabulous Infamous Ghost Machine will be set up for the brave and daring to venture into and have a fortune read by a ghostly figure, using an illusion. “It’s just hard to explain,” joked Ruetz.
“I think it will go well, and if so, we’d like to do it again,” said Ruetz. “We want to show the city that things like this can go be put together more often.”
The Ottawa Tavern is located at 1817 Adams St. in Downtown Toledo. The showcase begins at 9 p.m. and is slated to run into early Sunday morning.