Pressed: Samantha Riott (NYC), King Kimbit, Conyer Clayton

Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave, ottawa

Pressed 750 Gladstone, Ottawa, Ontario Doors 7pm, Music 8pm 8$ Admission

Samantha Riott is an NYC-based performer, prominent as a vocalist, musician, spoken word artist and writer. Confrontational and provocative in her work, she straddles the line between seductive siren & nihilistic hysteric, embarking on personal & socio-political endeavors with no-holds-barred intensity.

King Kimbit Nguyễn Anh Thư, better known by her stage name, King Kimbit, is a versatile, devoted and deeply sincere Ottawa-based spoken word artist, singer and instrumentalist. King Kimbit is best known for her ability to blend gritty personal narratives with compassionate social consciousness. She articulates the spectrum of her thoughts and feelings in a way that is consistently poignant, musical and heart-felt.

Conyer Clayton is an Ottawa based artist who aims to live with compassion, gratitude, and awe. Her most recent chapbooks are Trust Only the Beasts in the Water (above/ground press, 2019), / (post ghost press, 2019), Undergrowth (bird, buried press, 2018) and Mitosis (In/Words Magazine and Press, 2018). She released a collaborative album with Nathanael Larochette, If the river stood still, in August 2018. She won Arc's 2017 Diana Brebner Prize, performs sound poetry with Quatuor Gualuor, and writes reviews for Canthius. Her debut full length collection of poetry is forthcoming Spring 2020.