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Save $10 on Escapade Music Festival tickets

December 11th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

Casino Lac-Leamy is one of the sponsors for the Escapade Music Festival. From today until December 18th (at noon), they are offering $10 off your ticket to the 2014 festival using the code “EMFXMAS”. Grab your tickets today!

Beau’s latest mixtape features a new track from The Balconies

September 17th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

The latest mixtape from Beau’s is available free for the next 3 months, before it gets replaced by a new one. The latest edition features The Balconies‘ new track The Slo, which will be included on the band’s upcoming album Fast Motions, due out this October. The latest mixtape features the following artists and tracks: […]

Help Go Long(!) fund their summer tour

June 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

Late last year, Go Long(!) released their debut album Strings Untied. Fast forward to this year, and the group is looking to tour Ontario and Eastern Canada to spread their music around. The tour will start begin in Ottawa with a backyard concert, then will wind it’s way through Souther Ontario, through Quebec and out […]

New mixtape from Beau’s

March 8th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

Beau’s has just launched The Beau’s Mixtape! A new one will be released every quarter and will be available for 3 months. The mixtape will feature 15 tracks from some great Canadian talent. Included on the very first edition are Ottawa’s own Amos the Transparent, Hollerado and The Balconies! Check it out at mixtape.beaus.ca.

Bluesfest local artist submission deadline is January 31st at midnight!

January 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

If you haven’t yet applied, you better get on it. The deadline is midnight January 31st – no exceptions! Visit the local artist submission page on the Ottawa Bluesfest website for the requirements and to start the online application. Good luck to all those applying!

New music coming soon from The Goodluck Assembly

January 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

The Goodluck Assembly is releasing their new album Demonstrations this spring! Tune into LiVE 88.5 tomorrow (Jan 25th) at 2:20pm or 8:20pm to hear the first single Wait For Me.

The sun has set for Become the Sun

January 3rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

After a couple of solid EPs, sadly, the members of Become the Sun have decided to call it a day. The band has created some solid rock music over the last couple of years. Like many bands, I discovered them through the LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot competition. In addition to being nice guys, they […]

Open mic scene in Ottawa

November 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

I recently stumbled across this cool listing of open mic nights in Ottawa and other cities across Canada. If you’re interested in checking out some new local talent, or getting up and performing yourself, be sure to check out the listing at openmicscene.com. From the number of listings, you have plenty of opportunities.

Ottawa winners at the Toronto Independent Music Awards

October 11th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

A couple of local acts have picked up awards at this year’s TIMA ceremony. Congratulations to both Zoo Legacy and Philly Moves who won the Best Urban and Best Rap categories respectively. It’s nice to see some of the great new artists coming out of Ottawa getting recognized outside of our city.

Philly Moves – Vote for your favorite “Oh, You Bad!” remix

October 4th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

Voting is open for the latest Philly Moves remix contest. Take a listen and help pick the official remix.