Concerts

Concert shots: Head For West Records showcase #10

June 2nd, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Concert shots: Head For West Records showcase #10

I finally had the opportunity to check out a Head For West Records showcase. They have been holding the monthly events at Live On Elgin for a few months now. This was their 10th edition. Lucky for me I was able to catch a couple of local acts – Lost Acres and Arms of the […]

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

April 24th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

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 and took home $5000 cash. Along with The Elegant Devils and Crossing Jane, the 3 bands battled it out in the grand final last week […]

Travelling back in time with I Mother Earth

April 22nd, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts

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 live again as the band, reunited with Edwin, took the stage at the Algonquin Commons Theatre. The night was a stroll back in […]

Judas Priest unleashes Firepower on Ottawa’s metal heads

March 27th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts

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 metal heads were primed and ready for this show. While people typically stream in during the opening acts, Black Star Riders took full advantage of […]

An energized crowd at TD Place proves that Matthew Good + Our Lady Peace still have it!

March 9th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts

An energized crowd at TD Place proves that Matthew Good + Our Lady Peace still have it!

The Ascot Royals with roots from Toronto, Ontario kick-started the crowd. They were here to make their presence known and did just that, while at the same time asking the crowd if they were ready for Matthew Good and Our Lady Peace as headlining acts. They kept strong energy going in the building. Matthew Good […]

The Balconies bid farewell with one last lunge…

February 8th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

The Balconies bid farewell with one last lunge...

After 10 years of touring, releasing great music and entertaining audiences, The Balconies decided it’s time to call it a day. They went out on a high, with a final show at The 27 Club, 10 years to the day of their first ever show. The club was packed for one “Last Lunge” with their […]

A sold out Algonquin Commons Theatre enjoys 20 years of Big Wreck

January 30th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts

A sold out Algonquin Commons Theatre enjoys 20 years of Big Wreck

Big Wreck let the music do the talking as they played to a sold out Ottawa crowd at the Algonquin Commons Theatre on Saturday night. With little dialog throughout most of the show, the band played In Loving Memory Of… in it’s entirety. By the second song, the band had the crowd firmly in it’s […]

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

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 […]