Fun times at Project Mantra’s cd release show

August 7th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Fun times at Project Mantra's cd release show

I headed out to Avant-Garde to get my first taste of Project Mantra. Other than having met frontman Leigh Bursey a couple of times and recently interviewing him ahead of of the show, I was largely unfamiliar with the band and their music. Unfortunately I missed the openers as I arrived just as the band […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bluesfest Day 3; Earl Sweatshirt & Preoccupations

July 11th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Bluesfest Day 3; Earl Sweatshirt & Preoccupations

Saturday, July 9th marked the third day of Ottawa’s Bluesfest. With tons of awesome acts to pick from, I’m sure plenty of people had a hard time deciding how to organize their viewing for the day, but I certainly did not have that issue. Bands like London Souls, the Cult, and the Lumineers had people […]

A Tribe Called Red brings the dance party to close out the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

June 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

A Tribe Called Red brings the dance party to close out the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The final night of concerts at this year’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival got off to a great start with Ottawa’s Loon Choir. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the band perform so i was eager to see them hit the big stage. I noticed that lead vocalist Derek Atkinson was more animated in his […]

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival opens with a bang!

June 24th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival opens with a bang!

The free concert series for the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival opened with a bang courtesy of July Talk who stormed the stage with their latest single Push + Pull. That song has been a daily listen for me for the last few weeks. Hearing Peter Dreimanis’ gruff vocals for the tune live, you’d have thought […]

Rococode and Rebelle deliver at House of TARG

May 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Rococode and Rebelle deliver at House of TARG

I went to this show with high expectations and I am happy to say that I left more than satisfied. It’s been sometime since I had seen Rebelle perform. Not since they were using their old name of The Strain. Though the band has been through some lineup changes, their live performance still has that […]

The Motorleague Rock House of Targ

March 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

The Motorleague Rock House of Targ

To anyone who’s stepped into House of Targ, even just once, it takes about a fraction of a second to conjure up an accurate image and sense of what the atmosphere might be like at a show there on any given night. When you descend into the dimly lit basement, you are immediately hit with […]

Bluesfest 2014 Highlights – Part 2

July 28th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Bluesfest 2014 Highlights – Part 2

More highlights from this year’s Ottawa Bluesfest in photos.

Bluesfest 2014 Highlights – Part 1

July 26th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Bluesfest 2014 Highlights - Part 1

Highlights of this year’s Ottawa Bluesfest in photos.