Concerts

Rococode entertains the House of TARG

November 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Rococode entertains the House of TARG

Greathunter kicked off the evening at House of TARG. I wasn’t sure what to expect given this was only their second show and I wondered how they’d pull off some of the music live. They were already on stage when I arrived. Walking down the stairs into the venue, I could already hear the fullness […]

The Beaches at the Bronson Centre

October 27th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

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 […]

Desert Rock Pioneers Make First-Ever Stop in Ottawa

October 3rd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Interviews

Desert Rock Pioneers Make First-Ever Stop in Ottawa

Yawning Man Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. Mavericks, 221 Rideau St., Ottawa $15 @ tickets.spiff.space yawningman.com Influential desert rock pioneers Yawning Man visit Ottawa’s Mavericks on Wednesday, October 4. It is the only stop in the band’s first-ever jaunt through Ontario, despite having been together for more than thirty years. Heralded in Southern California for […]

Mount Eerie delivers emotionally impactful concert at St Albans Church

September 21st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Mount Eerie delivers emotionally impactful concert at St Albans Church

Walking into St. Alban’s Church for the first time, my first thought was that it was much smaller than I had anticipated. As the beauty of Ottawa’s oldest church started to settle in, the second thing I noticed was the music that was playing through a pair of speakers towards the front of the stage: […]

Saturday at CityFolk delivers an eclectic mix

September 20th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Saturday at CityFolk delivers an eclectic mix

Saturday brought a mixed bag of music, with a little something for everyone. My evening began with the duo of Corb Lund and Ian Tyson. The pair of musicians well known in Canadian country music circles, delivered an entertaining set of music interspersed with short stories. Up next, indoors on the Ravenlaw Stage, was Royal […]

Father John Misty: Live at CityFolk

September 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Father John Misty: Live at CityFolk

“The only bearded weirdo that matters” Josh Tillman, AKA Father John Misty, joked to a fan asking for a hug at Saturday’s CityFolk Festival. It was one of few things he said to the audience that night; for an hour and fifteen minutes, Tillman and his band offered a variety of piano rock and ballads […]

Chilling with Jack Johnson at CityFolk

September 18th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Chilling with Jack Johnson at CityFolk

Jack Johnson‘s show at CityFolk was a laid back affair, something anyone familiar with his music would have expected. Despite the setting of the great lawn at Lansdowne, the outdoor show still had a a fairly intimate feel to it with the way the food and drink vendors surrounded the perimeter of the lawn. For […]

Fun times at Project Mantra’s cd release show

August 7th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts

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 show, I was largely unfamiliar with the band and their music. Unfortunately I missed the openers as I arrived just as the band […]

Muse caps off an entertaining day 9 at Bluesfest

July 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Muse caps off an entertaining day 9 at Bluesfest

I was excited to catch Muse for the first time. I’ve been following the band for a few years now. They brought the big rock show production one would expect with a cool stage setup, with moving parts and a cool lighting setup. As they show was drawing to an end, I started to fear […]

Lightening crashes the party at Bluesfest on Day 8

July 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Lightening crashes the party at Bluesfest on Day 8

Ottawa Bluesfest featured great performances from start to finish on Day 8. My first stop was the Barney Danson Theatre to check out Ottawa’s Old Man Grant. Despite the early start, there was a good sized audience in the theatre. The trio played a fun set and weren’t shy about encouraging a little audience participation […]