Stynger grabs the grand prize for the first ever Rebel 101.7 Real Rock Search

Stynger grabs the grand prize for the first ever Rebel 101.7 Real Rock Search

Ottawa’s Rebel 101.7, along with Moose McGuire’s, gave the local hard rock scene a kick in the ass with their Real Rock Search this year. Stynger was crowned the winner...

Travelling back in time with I Mother Earth

Travelling back in time with I Mother Earth

Released back in 1996, I Mother Earth‘s Scenery and Fish was on regular rotation that entire summer as part of my regular playlist. It was great to hear some of those songs l...

TD Place presents Steve Martin and Martin Short this October

TD Place presents Steve Martin and Martin Short this October

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life, Featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers And Jeff Babko The Arena at TD Place is pleased to welcome S...

Animal Confession will celebrate release of Age of Today at Live On Elgin

Animal Confession will celebrate release of Age of Today at Live On Elgin

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...

Judas Priest unleashes Firepower on Ottawa's metal heads

Judas Priest unleashes Firepower on Ottawa’s metal heads

The mighty Judas Priest rolled into TD Place Arena and unleashed their Firepower on every one in attendance. Just walking up to the arena, you got the sense that Ottawa’s met...

NAC Presents series will host Renée Landry

NAC Presents series will host Renée Landry

Head to the NAC Fourth Stage on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 to catch Renée Landry. Her performance is part of the NAC Presents series. Renée will be backed by her band featuring Ott...

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TD Place presents Steve Martin and Martin Short this October
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Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life, Featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers And Jeff Babko The Arena at TD Place is pleased to welcome S...

Animal Confession will celebrate release of Age of Today at Live On Elgin
Apr 18, 2018 | by | Comments Off on Animal Confession will celebrate release of Age of Today at Live On Elgin | Read →

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...

NAC Presents series will host Renée Landry
Mar 21, 2018 | by | Comments Off on NAC Presents series will host Renée Landry | Read →

Head to the NAC Fourth Stage on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 to catch Renée Landry. Her performance is part of the NAC Presents series. Renée will be backed by her band featuring Ott...

Interviews


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...

Spotlight Profile: Legion of Saints
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Local alternative outfit Legion of Saints comprises of catchy choruses and intricate guitar hooks. Band members include lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bryce Atkinson, lead guit...

Spotlight Profile: Lycanthro
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As I shudder, it’s time to give metal a little bit of love. Metal is far from anything on my playlists. Indeed, metal may be the farthest from anything I listen to, but it is one...


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Album Recommendations

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

Stynger grabs the grand prize for the first ever Rebel 101.7 Real Rock Search
Stynger grabs the grand prize for the first ever Rebel 101.7 Real Rock Search

Ottawa’s Rebel 101.7, along with Moose McGuire’s, gave the local hard rock scene a kick in the ass with their Real Rock Search this year. Stynger was crowned the winner...

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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

Morris Ogbowu – Mood video
Morris Ogbowu - Mood video

Mood is the second video off of Morris Ogbowu’s recently released album This That Mo. Providing a little background on his tune, Morris shares, “A lot of anger and rage...

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News

The Balconies will say farewell with a final Ottawa show
The Balconies will say farewell with a final Ottawa show

I was shocked today, to hear the news that The Balconies are going to say farewell with two final shows in Toronto and Ottawa. Their final show will take place in Ottawa at The 27 ...

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