Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 - Day Eight - July 12

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Eight – July 12

Don’t believe the hype. That is, the hype I built the last time we reviewed The Dirty Nil. They took the City Stage for the 6 PM slot on July 12th to diehard fans knowing every w...

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 - Day Six - July 10

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Six – July 10

One of the saddest crossovers in the Bluesfest schedule this year was Elle King coinciding with The Sheepdogs. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Elle King was unable to perfo...

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Five – July 9

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Five – July 9

Another beautiful evening for Ottawa Bluesfest brought in quite a broad spectrum of fans due to the two headliners on opposite sides of the musical genre scale with Kygo headlining...

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 - Day Four - July 7

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Four – July 7

Sunday night was a pleasant mix of different styles. Getting there early, I was lucky to catch partial sets from some great local artists. I was a first timer for Outside I’m...

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Three – July 6

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Three – July 6

PUP’s lead signer reviewed their show on the third day of Bluesfest better than anyone could, “not the ideal situation to see a PUP show, in the middle of a field, but you guys...

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Two – July 5

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Two – July 5

Know what’s fun if not good? Country music. Especially in the summer on a calm night and preferably with a cold beverage. My father will tell you the golden age of country music ...

Show Announcements


Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Discover some great local artists while you’re there
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Summer is here and that means it’s almost time for Ottawa Bluesfest 2019! While all the hype typically surrounds the headliners, there is loads of local talent performing as well...

Ottawa’s own Night Lovell brings his Goodnight Lovell Tour to Algonquin Commons
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Ottawa’s very own Night Lovell will be bringing his Goodnight Lovell tour to Algonquin Commons Theatre on June 18th. The concert will also feature Lil Darklord & Illyminiach...

Legion of Saints announce EP Release Party
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On June 22nd, 2019, join Legion of Saints as they celebrate the release of their latest EP, Killing the Silence, with a performance at Queen St. Fare. The band will play the new EP...

Interviews


CMA Ontario Presentation at Overflow Brewing in Ottawa
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It was a night of great FREE music with Canadian talent at Overflow Brewing Co, thanks to CMA Ontario and Country 101.1 Ottawa. The night began with a Q&A of the stars Kira Isa...

The Reklaws Bring the flow to Overflow Brewing
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One of the latest & hottest venues in Ottawa, Overflow Brewing brought The Reklaws out to show off their amazing talents as one of the hottest country music acts out of Canada....

Animal Confession will celebrate release of Age of Today at Live On Elgin
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Animal Confession have just released their latest album – Age of Today. They’ll be celebrating the release with a show at Live On Elgin on April 21st, 2018. Joining the...


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Local Releases

Greathunter – Prey
Greathunter - Prey

On their debut full length album Prey, Ottawa’s own Greathunter strikes a wonderful balance between ambition and subtly. The seven tracks on this album all have wonderfully nuanc...

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Concerts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Eight – July 12
Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 - Day Eight - July 12

Don’t believe the hype. That is, the hype I built the last time we reviewed The Dirty Nil. They took the City Stage for the 6 PM slot on July 12th to diehard fans knowing every w...

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Contests

Win tickets to see Megan Bonnell and Emilie Mover
Win tickets to see Megan Bonnell and Emilie Mover

Canadian folk-rock artists Megan Bonnell and Emilie Mover are stopping in Ottawa in February, and you can win a pair tickets here at Spotlight. Bonnell is supporting her new record...

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New Music

Josephine Leone – Vice Grip video
Josephine Leone - Vice Grip video

Josephine Leone recently released their new single Vice Grip. Building from a deep, dark groove to a powerful climax, the song is already being featured on Ottawa’s Live 88.5...

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Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Discover some great local artists while you’re there
Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Discover some great local artists while you’re there

Summer is here and that means it’s almost time for Ottawa Bluesfest 2019! While all the hype typically surrounds the headliners, there is loads of local talent performing as well...

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