By MATT HARRISON
In this edition of the Weekender: The Planet Smashers, Nature Nocturne, Ottawa Brewery Market, and three more things to do in Ottawa this weekend
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Along with the many other 90s sub-genre music revivals recently, it was only a matter of time before ska saw a bit of a return. Enter Montreal’s The Planet Smashers. The band’s national and international success lasted well into the late 90s, until a series of events resulted in a break-up of sorts. Two core members remained, however, who brought on additional members, and toured and produced a number of albums, including the latest: Mixed Messages was released in early April. The new album has spawned a spate of shows, including a stop in Ottawa on Friday, April 25 at Mavericks. They’re playing with The Scally Cap Brats, The Cardboard Crowns, and Suits n’ Toques. Doors open at 8 p.m., $17. Mavericks is located at 221 Rideau St.
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