LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot 2014 Finals – The Lionyls

October 21st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Concerts

LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot 2014 Finals - The Lionyls

Congratulations to The Lionyls, winners of the 2014 LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot! I have only seen The Lionyls perform a couple of times now, but I can’t get enough. The band puts on a fantastic show! Their mix of rock and soul always gets the crowd moving. Their fans were loud as the band […]

And the 2014 LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot winner is…

October 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Features, News

And the 2014 LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot winner is…

Congratulations to The Lionyls! They walk away with the top prize of $5,000 and an opening spot at the upcoming Trews show here in Ottawa. Congratulations are also due to Lemon Cash and Cast in Cadence who were the runners up. Each band walks away with $2,500 in support from LiVE 88.5! Thanks to LiVE […]

The Cardboard Crowns set to celebrate the release of debut full length – Global Citizen – at Mavericks

October 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Features, News, Show Announcements

The Cardboard Crowns set to celebrate the release of debut full length - Global Citizen - at Mavericks

Join The Cardboard Crowns as they hit the stage at Mavericks to celebrate the release of their debut full length Global Citizen. The former LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot winners are known for their high energy and entertaining shows. The guys will be sharing the stage with special guests Finding Chuck, OL’CD and Les Conards […]

Blak Denim’s EP release show turned up the heat at the Mercury Lounge

May 13th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Blak Denim's EP release show turned up the heat at the Mercury Lounge

I haven’t caught a performance from Blak Denim since last year’s LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot, so I was excited to be headed out to their EP release show at the Mercury Lounge. First up was Missing LinX. Billed as “Canada’s first and only official Hip Hop Poetry Group”, I really had no idea what […]

H.O.P.E. Volleyball Summerfest 2014 concert lineup

May 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in News, Show Announcements

H.O.P.E. Volleyball Summerfest 2014 concert lineup

Summer is just around the corner and that means the HOPE Vollyeball Summerfest is quickly approaching. You can join in the fun at Mooney’s Bay Beach on July 12th. You can catch all of the following bands: Matthew Good – 5:30pm The Glorious Sons – 4:00pm Mad Anthony – 2:30pm The Cardboard Crowns – 1:00pm […]

Zoo Legacy – CRWD video

April 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in New Music

Zoo Legacy - CRWD video

Zoo Legacy has just dropped a new video for their tune CRWD. The song came to life as part of last year’s LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot competition and was recorded with Eric Eggleston. “The concept behind it is an honest, raw sort of look at both Ottawa and Zoo Legacy; depicting a typical day […]

The Goodluck Assembly and Laurent Bourque at the Shenkman Arts Centre

February 10th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Concerts

The Goodluck Assembly and Laurent Bourque at the Shenkman Arts Centre

I’ve been impressed with the musical events at the Shenkman Arts Centre showcasing many of our great local artists. This weekend was no exception as they presented a show featuring The Goodluck Assembly and Laurent Bourque. If you haven’t yet been to one of these, you really should. The setup in Richcraft Theatre is fantastic. […]

Catch The Goodluck Assembly and Laurent Bourque at The Shenkman Arts Centre

January 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in News, Show Announcements

Catch The Goodluck Assembly and Laurent Bourque at The Shenkman Arts Centre

On Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8:30pm, head out to the fabulous Richcraft Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans, to take in a performance by The Goodluck Assembly, who will be joined by Laurent Bourque. The Goodluck Assembly’s newest release, Demonstrations, is the result of GLA’s sojourn to Brooklyn, New York, in the […]

The Balconies, Dear Rouge and The Capitol Beat @ Canterbury High School

November 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts

The Balconies, Dear Rouge and The Capitol Beat @ Canterbury High School

The Balconies made a triumphant return to their former high school to the delight of their screaming fans packed around the front of the stage. As they unleashed their frantic show, Jacquie, known for her boundless energy and hair whips held nothing back. The band tore through a set consisting mostly of music from their […]

The Balconies – Excited to revisit their roots with a benefit show for Canterbury High School

November 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features, Interviews

The Balconies - Excited to revisit their roots with a benefit show for Canterbury High School

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Steve about the band’s upcoming benefit show, the new album and Jacquie’s voice. For a young band, the rigours of the road can prove daunting. The Balconies found this out themselves, having canceled the remainder of their western Canada dates due to Jacquie’s failing voice. After a […]