Concerts

Limblifter connects at Ottawa’s 27 Club

March 8th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Limblifter connects at Ottawa's 27 Club

There’s nothing like a small venue to endear a band to its audience. Whether to get to know fresh local band Outfielder or the veteran can-rockers Limblifter, The 27 Club’s intimate, downtown bar space is a fantastic little venue for discovering something new and reaffirming a love for something older. The deafening acoustics and too-low […]

Tebey and Matt Lang – The Good Ones Tour

February 7th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Tebey and Matt Lang - The Good Ones Tour

On a blustery winters night in Canada’s Capital, Tebey and Matt Lang performed to a sold out crowd at Algonquin Commons Theatre. Canadian country star and singer-songwriter brought his ‘Good Ones’ tour to Ottawa alongside Matt Lang. On his first headlining tour, this marked one of the last of his 20 stops he would make […]

A Melodic Evening with City and Colour

November 27th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

A Melodic Evening with City and Colour

It was a warm Ottawa evening in November, filled with melodic tones and astounding voices from City and Colour, along with friends Ben Rogers and Jacob Banks. Starting out the evening was Ben Rogers, a rock / blues artist out of Vancouver, BC. A unique style and distinct voice put on a great opening set. Up […]

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 […]