NAC Presents Welcomes Gord Downie's Live Show Secret Path on October 18

NAC Presents Welcomes Gord Downie’s Live Show Secret Path on October 18

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 8PM, Gord Downie will play a live show at the National Arts Centre in Southam Hall. He will be playing songs from his latest solo project Secret Pa...

Grab your table for Family Services Ottawa's Music on a Mission trivia fundraiser today!

Grab your table for Family Services Ottawa’s Music on a Mission trivia fundraiser today!

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Crown Lands, Onionface & Trunk at Live on Elgin 2016-08-31

Crown Lands, Onionface & Trunk at Live on Elgin 2016-08-31

On the advice of a good friend, I trucked on down to Live on Elgin on Wednesday last to take in Oshawa duo Crown Lands. Teamed up with Ottawa heavy-rockers Onionface and Trunk, the...

Sophisticated Surrealism : Contemplating The Music Of The Haig

Sophisticated Surrealism : Contemplating The Music Of The Haig

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Alex Silas & The Subterraneans impress at a memorable release show for Tunnels: Season One

Alex Silas & The Subterraneans impress at a memorable release show for Tunnels: Season One

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NAC Presents Welcomes Gord Downie’s Live Show Secret Path on October 18
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On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 8PM, Gord Downie will play a live show at the National Arts Centre in Southam Hall. He will be playing songs from his latest solo project Secret Pa...

Alex Silas & The Subterraneans excited for their Tunnels Season One release party!
Jul 30, 2016 | by | Comments Off on Alex Silas & The Subterraneans excited for their Tunnels Season One release party! | Read →

Alex Silas & The Subterraneans recently released their latest album Tunnels: Season One. The group is excited for their upcoming release party which you can check out on Satur...

Ottawa Bluesfest 2016 – Discover some great local artists while you’re there
Jun 29, 2016 | by | Comments Off on Ottawa Bluesfest 2016 – Discover some great local artists while you’re there | Read →

Summer is here and that means it’s almost time for another addition of the Ottawa Bluesfest! While all the hype typically surrounds the headliners, there is loads of local ta...

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Alex Silas & The Subterraneans excited for their Tunnels Season One release party!
Jul 30, 2016 | by | Comments Off on Alex Silas & The Subterraneans excited for their Tunnels Season One release party! | Read →

Alex Silas & The Subterraneans recently released their latest album Tunnels: Season One. The group is excited for their upcoming release party which you can check out on Satur...

Dubé are excited to retake the stage at Bluesfest
Jul 12, 2016 | by | Comments Off on Dubé are excited to retake the stage at Bluesfest | Read →

I recently sat down with Jan and Quinn, 2/3 of Dubé to discuss their upcoming appearance at Bluesfest as well as new music. Dubé basically disappeared for the the last year or so...

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and Foundation CEO John Brooman talks about this year’s festival
Jun 18, 2016 | by | Comments Off on Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and Foundation CEO John Brooman talks about this year’s festival | Read →

I recently had the opportunity to chat with ODBF CEO John Brooman ahead of this year’s festival, which takes place June 23 to 26, 2016. There’s been a controversy brewi...


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NAC Presents Welcomes Gord Downie’s Live Show Secret Path on October 18
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