Rykka and Lindsay Ferguson @ Shenkman Arts Centre

November 10th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Rykka and Lindsay Ferguson @ Shenkman Arts Centre

Lindsay Ferguson was first up for the intimate evening with only her guitar. The last time I saw her perform, she was backed by a full band. However, with her gorgeous voice, humour and clever songwriting, she can easily command a stage on her own. Her set took us through a selection of songs from […]

Big Money Shot 2013 Grand Finals – The Cardboard Crowns

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Big Money Shot 2013 Grand Finals - The Cardboard Crowns

Congratulations to The Cardboard Crowns, winners of the 2013 edition of the LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot competition! While one could argue for this band or that band, the judges had a tough decision on their hands, and The Cardboard Crowns are fully deserving of their title. The band laid down a high energy set […]

Autumns Cannon and Raine Maida @ The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

June 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Autumns Cannon and Raine Maida @ The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival had a great lineup of music all weekend long. It wasn’t looking pretty Sunday morning, but by the time the afternoon rolled around, the clouds slowly said goodbye and the sun came out in full force. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Autumns Cannon live, not since they […]

Sam Roberts Band and The Balconies @ The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

June 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Sam Roberts Band and The Balconies @ The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The weather was perfect Friday night as the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival kicked off its musical festivities. The enthusiastic crowd filled the hillside for the show featuring the Sam Roberts Band and Ottawa’s own The Balconies. The Balconies kicked things off and they were in fine form. This was the first time I had managed […]

Fire and Neon, The Love Machine and Zoo Legacy @ Ritual

May 8th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Fire and Neon, The Love Machine and Zoo Legacy @ Ritual

This past weekend, Fire and Neon celebrated the release of their new EP – Intentions. And what a night it was! Great sound, great crowd and fantastic performances! First up was Zoo Legacy. I hadn’t had the chance to see them since they first started out, so it’s been a good year. I must say, […]

illScarlett and Trouble & Daughter at Mavericks

April 16th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts

illScarlett and Trouble & Daughter at Mavericks

This past Saturday, I was able to catch illScarlett for the first time. All I can say is WOW, what a fun show! You’ll definitely want to run to grab tickets the next time they’re in town. With a new album due in August, hopefully we won’t have to wait too long! Bringing to the […]

The AK-47s, Antiks, Just Poets and G.Grand @ Babylon Nightclub

March 12th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts

The AK-47s, Antiks, Just Poets and G.Grand @ Babylon Nightclub

I recently had the chance to get my first taste of Ottawa’s hip-hop scene, with a little rock thrown in for good measure at a show put together by RockSteady Bookings. I was both impressed and entertained and I look forward to digging further into that side of Ottawa’s musical happenings. The first 2 acts […]

Trees, Light Company and Viljo @ The Rainbow

March 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Trees, Light Company and Viljo @ The Rainbow

I’m glad I was able to make this show. It was the first time seeing Trees live, who I had the chance to sit down and chat with earlier this year. I was also pleasantly surprised by Light Company, a band from Peterborough who was in the midst of a small tour. And while I […]

The Strain, The Wicked Mercy and Miss Polygamy @ The Black Sheep Inn

November 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Concerts

The Strain, The Wicked Mercy and Miss Polygamy @ The Black Sheep Inn

This past weekend I had a chance to head out to The Black Sheep Inn. It’s been years since I’ve been able to catch a show at this legendary venue. It was a fun night of music by some great local bands. The venue was packed and the crowd was definitely into the music. First […]

Big Money Shot 2012 Grand Finals – Erin Saoirse Adair, Kalle Mattson, Apocalypstic

October 28th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Big Money Shot 2012 Grand Finals - Erin Saoirse Adair, Kalle Mattson, Apocalypstic

When it comes down to the Grand Final for the LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot, unfortunately 3 bands head home empty handed. This year that was the case for Erin Saoirse Adair, Kalle Mattson and Apocalypstic. However all 3 have benefitted from industry workshops and have had the chance to perform in front of new […]