Posts by Mike Milito

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest – Day 5

Roland Prince hit the Blacksheep Stage at 6 PM on day 4 of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. Local hip-hop and R&B artists are seldom spoken of in the Ottawa Music scene, so Spotlight figured we’d check out the Kanata born artist. We were pleasantly surprised. A self-proclaimed “proud weirdo” with a background in stage acting, […]

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RBC Ottawa Bluesfest – Day 2

While the awful security line overshadowed the opening day of Bluesfest 2018, the cooler weather seemed to calm the crowd on Day 2, allowing everyone to enjoy what these two weeks are all about, the music. Local artist Kelsey Hayes opened up the new Claridge Home Stage. Bluesfest adopted the “tent-over-the-audience model” many bigger festivals […]

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Spotlight Profile: Legion of Saints

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 guitarist Floro Belly Jr., bassists Shawn Bowser, and drummer Sebastion Bax. The band has been active since 2010 and released a LP in 2015 called Last Call — which is […]

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Spotlight Profile: Lycanthro

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 of the few genres that seems to have a consistent stream within the Ottawa music scene. Further, credit is […]

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The Beaches at the Bronson Centre

October 19th, 2017 The Beaches played a set sandwiched between American Lips and Death From Above at the Bronson Centre to kick off a North American tour on Thursday, October 19th. “This is our first real tour”, bassist and lead vocalist Jordan Miller informed the crowd. The word ‘real’ is emphasized here because the Toronto […]

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Spotlight Profile: Almost Kennedy

Almost Kennedy is a local Ottawa band fresh off their first EP. Check out our article on their EP release.  We detail why we’re fans of Heard Them Talk. October 26 – Pressed: Texas King’s EP Release with Mosely and Almost Kennedy. How did you guys start out? Kieran and I (Max) met at a […]

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Almost Kennedy release new EP at House of Targ

Local four-piece Almost Kennedy have released their new extended play, Heard Them Talk. I caught up with the band before their EP release show at House of Targ Friday night to discuss the five-track. The promising group spoke about navigating the songwriting process to form their distinct sound. The alternative rock EP stems from brit-pop […]

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