Wacken Metal Battle Round 1 showcases local bands at House of TARG

February 12th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Wacken Metal Battle Round 1 showcases local bands at House of TARG

Round 1 of the Ottawa edition of the Wacken Metal Battle Canada took over House of TARG for an ear splitting night of metal and moshing. The show featured 4 local acts including The Aphelion, Peronicus, Triple Murder and Lycanthro. There was a good crowd on hand for a Thursday evening show. Each of the […]

Headstones Picture of Health Tour Rocks Ottawa’s Bronson Centre

December 19th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Headstones Picture of Health Tour Rocks Ottawa's Bronson Centre

It’s been twenty five years since the release of The Headstones debut album ‘Picture of Health’ and the 90’s Canadian rockers made a stop in Ottawa to bring out some of the biggest fans and followers they have while on the tour named after the re-release of the album ‘Picture of Health’ The show opened with […]

Concert shots: Head For West Records showcase #10

June 2nd, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Concert shots: Head For West Records showcase #10

I finally had the opportunity to check out a Head For West Records showcase. They have been holding the monthly events at Live On Elgin for a few months now. This was their 10th edition. Lucky for me I was able to catch a couple of local acts – Lost Acres and Arms of the […]

The Balconies bid farewell with one last lunge…

February 8th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

The Balconies bid farewell with one last lunge...

After 10 years of touring, releasing great music and entertaining audiences, The Balconies decided it’s time to call it a day. They went out on a high, with a final show at The 27 Club, 10 years to the day of their first ever show. The club was packed for one “Last Lunge” with their […]

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 […]