Concerts

Céline Dion brings her ‘Courage’ to Ottawa

October 16th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Céline Dion brings her 'Courage' to Ottawa

Céline Dion performed to a full house in Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre on October 15, 2019. After performing in Las Vegas for the past decade, Céline was welcomed back to Canada by a sold out crowd in Ottawa, Ontario.  Opening with a hydraulic lift from center stage wearing a red sequined dress and patent leather […]

The Twins of Evil rock the Canadian Tire Centre

August 18th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

The Twins of Evil rock the Canadian Tire Centre

A couple songs into his set, Rob Zombie told the CTC crowd “forget about the usual rock show. I’m here to party with you!” Just balloons started falling from the lights and the band proceeded to punch and kick them out into the audience. Rob was here for the party and he brought it. The […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Eight – July 12

July 13th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

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 word or people waiting for the Offspring. They played a nearly identical show to the last time we saw […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Six – July 10

July 11th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

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 perform. The Sheepdogs instead closed the Videotron Stage on July 10th. The crowd was packed, begging the note that if The Sheepdogs had played the Bluesville stage […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Five – July 9

July 10th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

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 ‘City’ Stage and Buddy Guy headlining over on the smaller ‘Videotron’ stage. Lennon Stella at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (2019) Photo Credit: Matthew PerryThe evening started […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Four – July 7

July 8th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

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 a Giant, Moonfruits and River City Junction. Entertaining sets from all of these talented musicians. Bluesfest does a fine job bringing in lots […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Three – July 6

July 7th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

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 are doing great.” The audience at the City Stage for the show really, really liked PUP, and if you are a […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Two – July 5

July 6th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

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 was 2011. Where artists like Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, and Jake Owen released their hits. Also released in that year was the […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day One – July 4, 2019

July 5th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day One – July 4, 2019

The time of year has arrived for Bluesfest. Day One always has hiccups and complaints aplenty with the new one-gate entry they adopted, what, two or three festivals ago? Let’s get over it. It’s zig-zaggy and irritating, we know. The Bluesfest lineup this year is nostalgic, and if it was 2006 or 2007, nothing short […]

Night Lovell brings the energy to Algonquin Commons

June 23rd, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Night Lovell brings the energy to Algonquin Commons

Night Lovell brought his Goodnight Lovell tour to a sold out audience at Algonquin Commons Theatre last week. Although I’m not very familiar with his music, I was looking forward to this show after having seen him for the first time at Bluesfest back in 2017. Doing a fine job warming the crowd up earlier […]