Eric Leighton memorial benefit August 25 at The Brass Monkey

Eric Leighton memorial benefit August 25 at The Brass Monkey

On August 25th, 2017, the 2nd annual Benefit for “I Love to Play Hockey” in memory of Eric Leighton will be held at The Brass Monkey. The memorial benefit will support ...

Pretty Cool Records! 2017 summer sampler

Pretty Cool Records! 2017 summer sampler

Check out the PrettyCool! Records 2017 digital sampler! The sampler includes a couple of tracks from a couple of local Ottawa bands including Seany Sharko and Galapagos. Who is Pre...

Fun times at Project Mantra's cd release show

Fun times at Project Mantra’s cd release show

I headed out to Avant-Garde to get my first taste of Project Mantra. Other than having met frontman Leigh Bursey a couple of times and recently interviewing him ahead of of the sho...

Appetite for Destruction 30th anniversary ticket offer

Appetite for Destruction 30th anniversary ticket offer

In celebration of today’s 30th anniversary of Guns N’ Roses iconic debut album Appetite for Destruction, a very limited quantity of $30 tickets (plus fees) are available for th...

Project Mantra set to release new album at Avant-Garde Bar

Project Mantra set to release new album at Avant-Garde Bar

Project Mantra will be releasing their latest album, Moonlight Over Vagabond, on Wednesday July 26th at Avant-Garde Bar from 7PM until 11PM. I recently spoke with them about the al...

Liam Lloyd to release new single - The Ghost of Buck Hill

Liam Lloyd to release new single – The Ghost of Buck Hill

Liam Lloyd is set to release his brand new single and video The Ghost of Buck Hill on July 20th, 2017. You can hear the song before it’s released on LiVE 88.5 today (July 17) at ...

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Eric Leighton memorial benefit August 25 at The Brass Monkey
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On August 25th, 2017, the 2nd annual Benefit for “I Love to Play Hockey” in memory of Eric Leighton will be held at The Brass Monkey. The memorial benefit will support ...

Appetite for Destruction 30th anniversary ticket offer
Jul 21, 2017 | by | Comments Off on Appetite for Destruction 30th anniversary ticket offer | Read →

In celebration of today’s 30th anniversary of Guns N’ Roses iconic debut album Appetite for Destruction, a very limited quantity of $30 tickets (plus fees) are available for th...

Project Mantra set to release new album at Avant-Garde Bar
Jul 20, 2017 | by | Comments Off on Project Mantra set to release new album at Avant-Garde Bar | Read →

Project Mantra will be releasing their latest album, Moonlight Over Vagabond, on Wednesday July 26th at Avant-Garde Bar from 7PM until 11PM. I recently spoke with them about the al...

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Liam Lloyd to release new single – The Ghost of Buck Hill
Jul 17, 2017 | by | Comments Off on Liam Lloyd to release new single – The Ghost of Buck Hill | Read →

Liam Lloyd is set to release his brand new single and video The Ghost of Buck Hill on July 20th, 2017. You can hear the song before it’s released on LiVE 88.5 today (July 17) at ...

Bluesfest locals: An interview with Riishi Von Rex
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I recently spoke with Riishi of Riishi Von Rex about their upcoming appearance at Ottawa Bluesfest. You can catch them on Saturday July 8th at 3:30PM on the Black Sheep Stage. You ...

Bluesfest locals: An interview with Pony Girl
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I recently had the opportunity to speak with Yolande Laroche (Clarinet, Vocals, Keys) of Pony Girl about their upcoming appearance at Ottawa Bluesfest. You can catch Pony Girl on o...


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Fun times at Project Mantra’s cd release show
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Project Mantra set to release new album at Avant-Garde Bar
Project Mantra set to release new album at Avant-Garde Bar

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Pretty Cool Records! 2017 summer sampler
Pretty Cool Records! 2017 summer sampler

Check out the PrettyCool! Records 2017 digital sampler! The sampler includes a couple of tracks from a couple of local Ottawa bands including Seany Sharko and Galapagos. Who is Pre...

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