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Almost Kennedy release new EP at House of Targ

September 16th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, New Music

Almost Kennedy release new EP at House of Targ

Local four-piece Almost Kennedy have released their new extended play, Heard Them Talk. I caught up with the band before their EP release show at House of Targ Friday night to discuss the five-track. The promising group spoke about navigating the songwriting process to form their distinct sound. The alternative rock EP stems from brit-pop […]

Sing Out for CHEO! fundraising show coming to the Arena at TD Place

September 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, News, Show Announcements

Sing Out for CHEO! fundraising show coming to the Arena at TD Place

The Sing Out for CHEO! Fundraising is organized by Danny Sylvestre, the CHEO Ambassador for this event and an Ottawa based singer/songwriter, in partnership with Tim Tierney, Ottawa Councillor and with the help of a fantastic team of devoted volunteers and local sponsors. Four local bands will perform at the event, featuring the internationally renowned […]

The CityFolk Marvest 2017 lineup is here!

August 29th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, News, Show Announcements

The CityFolk Marvest 2017 lineup is here!

Ever since CityFolk moved to the great lawn at Lansdowne Park, Marvest has been on the musical menu. It’s back again this year with another great lineup of local music just waiting to be discovered. Check out the complete schedule below. You’ll find that some artists are doing multiple performances at different venues. This will […]

Eric Leighton memorial benefit August 25 at The Brass Monkey

August 20th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Show Announcements

Eric Leighton memorial benefit August 25 at The Brass Monkey

On August 25th, 2017, the 2nd annual Benefit for “I Love to Play Hockey” in memory of Eric Leighton will be held at The Brass Monkey. The memorial benefit will support Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program. Lost Acres, Ruckus and Odd Man Out will perform during the evening. The doors open at 8pm and tickets are […]

Project Mantra set to release new album at Avant-Garde Bar

July 20th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, New Music, News, Show Announcements

Project Mantra set to release new album at Avant-Garde Bar

Project Mantra will be releasing their latest album, Moonlight Over Vagabond, on Wednesday July 26th at Avant-Garde Bar from 7PM until 11PM. I recently spoke with them about the album and upcoming show. The group is thrilled with their latest project, which you could say has been in the works for the last 10 years. […]

Liam Lloyd to release new single – The Ghost of Buck Hill

July 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Interviews, New Music, News

Liam Lloyd to release new single - The Ghost of Buck Hill

Liam Lloyd is set to release his brand new single and video The Ghost of Buck Hill on July 20th, 2017. You can hear the song before it’s released on LiVE 88.5 today (July 17) at 2:20PM. I recently spoke with Liam about the song. Buck Hill is a piece of Ottawa Valley folklore. It […]

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 […]

Ottawa Bluesfest Day 3 kicks off with a slew of great sets from local artists

July 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Ottawa Bluesfest Day 3 kicks off with a slew of great sets from local artists

I headed out early on this Saturday afternoon to take in what I could of the locals starting off the day. My oldest son was also in tow, coming to see what Bluesfest was like for the first time. I figured this would be the best opportunity with the smaller crowds that are present at […]

Ottawa’s locals lead an impressive opening to Ottawa Bluesfest 2017

July 8th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Ottawa's locals lead an impressive opening to Ottawa Bluesfest 2017

It never ceases to amaze me how much local musical talent we have in this city. Heading to Ottawa Bluesfest early is one great way to discover them. The first band I caught this year was Tribe Royal. I had first seen them at Barrymore’s a month or so ago and was excited to catch […]

Bluesfest locals: An interview with Riishi Von Rex

July 8th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Interviews, Show Announcements

Bluesfest locals: An interview with Riishi Von Rex

I recently spoke with Riishi of Riishi Von Rex about their upcoming appearance at Ottawa Bluesfest. You can catch them on Saturday July 8th at 3:30PM on the Black Sheep Stage. You can call the band Bluesfest veterans now as this will be their third appearance. The duo is looking to put together a stronger […]