Concerts

The Powergoats and leMeow Bring the Party to the Black Sheep

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

The Powergoats and leMeow Bring the Party to the Black Sheep

This past Saturday night, Wakefield’s landmark venue the Black Sheep Inn, was alive with the music of two of Ottawa’s cream-of-the-crop bands, The Powergoats, and leMeow. I was whisked away via shuttle bus, along with a healthy crowd of fellow ticket holders, who were in store for what was to be a memorable and highly […]

Wise, Young & King, Riishi Von Rex and The Wicked Mercy heat up House of TARG

December 21st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Wise, Young & King, Riishi Von Rex and The Wicked Mercy heat up House of TARG

The temperature may have been bitterly cold outside last Thursday, but that didn’t stop a trio of local bands from keeping things hot inside House of TARG. Wise, Young & King started the night off. This was only their second show since reforming. I first noticed these guys back in the days of the Big […]

Eagleson, Old James and Cast In Cadence entertain Zaphods

December 2nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Eagleson, Old James and Cast In Cadence entertain Zaphods

Last Friday, Zaphods was taken over by a trio of energetic indie rock bands which made for a fun night out. The night was headlined by Ottawa’s own Eagleson who are back with a new singer and an grittier bite to their sound. It’s been a couple of years since I last saw them and […]

North Easton releases “One of the Lucky Ones” with intimate show at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts

October 19th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

North Easton releases "One of the Lucky Ones" with intimate show at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

This past weekend, North Easton released his latest album One of the Lucky Ones with an intimate performance at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. At heart, North is a story teller and this evening was all about stories. From a deeply personal tragedy, to more light hearted moments about coffee and tales of those […]

Crown Lands, Onionface & Trunk at Live on Elgin 2016-08-31

September 3rd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Crown Lands, Onionface & Trunk at Live on Elgin 2016-08-31

On the advice of a good friend, I trucked on down to Live on Elgin on Wednesday last to take in Oshawa duo Crown Lands. Teamed up with Ottawa heavy-rockers Onionface and Trunk, these three nuclear-energy bands served up one hell of a monster night of full-tilt Rock&Roll and manic Psychedelic Rock. Trunk blasted open […]

Alex Silas & The Subterraneans impress at a memorable release show for Tunnels: Season One

August 12th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Alex Silas & The Subterraneans impress at a memorable release show for Tunnels: Season One

Alex Silas & The Subterraneans know how to throw a party! Their release party for Tunnels: Season One was definitely a good time. Brigid’s Well (in the basement of Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts) was the perfect venue for the festivities. The feel of the old church basement with it’s stone walls definitely made […]

Her Harbour at RBC Bluesfest

August 8th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Her Harbour at RBC Bluesfest

There were two instances at RBC Bluesfest which were rare, magical… otherworldly. The first was at the Barney Danson Theatre on the evening of July 13th – the performance by Her Harbour. Voice, lyrics, and music materialized like diaphanous mysts, enveloping the capacity audience to reveal glimpses of the labyrinthine paths of her secret garden. […]

Danielle Allard at RBC Bluesfest

July 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Danielle Allard at RBC Bluesfest

On July 13th, the girl who began to perform at age three and sing at age nine, walked onto the RBC Bluesfest stage in the Barney Danson Theatre a confident professional woman – a songwriter, singer, and performer with two strong albums to her credit. Danielle Allard appeared in full body-paint as the avatar of […]

Jill Zmud at RBC Bluesfest

July 24th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Jill Zmud at RBC Bluesfest

The relaxed anticipation of the capacity audience broke into enthusiastic applause as Jill Zmud, her guitarist, and her backup vocalists took the stage of the RBC Bluesfest Barney Danson Theatre on July 9th. As she is immersed in family life, a show by Jill, although not rare, is still an event not to be missed. […]

Bluesfest day 7 locals: The Yips, Lindsay Ferguson and The Red Rails

July 20th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Bluesfest day 7 locals: The Yips, Lindsay Ferguson and The Red Rails

Day 7 saw plenty of locals hit the stages around Bluesfest ahead of headliners the Red Hot Chili Peppers. First up for me were The Yips. Based on the strength of last year’s performance, it was no surprise to see the band graduate to a spot on the Claridge Homes Stage this year. They followed […]