Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Discover some great local artists while you’re there

July 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Features, News, Show Announcements

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Discover some great local artists while you’re there

Summer is here and that means it’s almost time for another addition of the Ottawa Bluesfest! While all the hype typically surrounds the headliners, there is loads of local talent performing as well. So if you’re going, head out early and discover some of the great local music that our city has to offer. Once […]

Silvergun & Spleen – Tour time!

September 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features, Interviews

Silvergun & Spleen - Tour time!

I recently sat down with Merv and Vern to discuss their upcoming Canadian tour. Don’t miss the tour kick off September 5th at Ritual! The last time I sat down to chat with Silvergun & Spleen, they had recently released their latest disc Semi Truck. Fast forward almost a year, and the band is ready […]

For your weekend – December 21-23, 2012

December 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in News

For your weekend - December 21-23, 2012

There are a couple of holiday parties to check out this weekend to kick off your Christmas holidays. First up on Friday, December 21st, it’s the Indie-Rock Holiday party at Mavericks. You can catch Amos the Transparent, The Gallop and The Strain. The doors are at 9pm and advance tickets are $10. On Saturday, head […]

Silvergun & Spleen – Rock ‘n Hockey Socks

October 26th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Features, Interviews

Silvergun & Spleen - Rock 'n Hockey Socks

What’s more Canadian than hockey? Silvergun & Spleen have created a distinct image borrowing the hockey socks and pairing them with their shorts, tees and big hair. A lot of bands today don’t seem to pay much attention to image, however Silvergun & Spleen considers it an essential part of their band, along with the […]

Big Money Shot 2011 Grand Finals – Fire and Neon, Liam Lloyd, Silvergun & Spleen

November 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Big Money Shot 2011 Grand Finals - Fire and Neon, Liam Lloyd, Silvergun & Spleen

Unfortunately, 3 bands had to walk away empty handed from the Grand Finals. Those bands were Fire and Neon, Liam Lloyd, and Silvergun & Spleen. Fire and Neon put on a great set. The drum bit with all 3 members about halfway through was a unique and memorable moment from the evening. I really enjoyed […]

Big Money Shot final 15 performances – Night 3

September 16th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features

Big Money Shot final 15 performances - Night 3

After 2 nights of LiVE 88.5’s Big Money Shot I went into the last night with high expectations, having seen 4 of the bands previously. Those expectations were met and then some! Up first were the Orchid Thieves, the only band I hadn’t seen previously. I really enjoyed their set. It was filled with catchy […]

Mark Friday, November 4th 2011 on your calendar!

September 14th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

UPDATE!!! Due to the closing of Capital Music Hall, the Finals will now be Friday, November 18th at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. November 4th is your date with the top 6 bands in this year’s edition of LiVE 88.5‘s Big Money Shot contest. At the end of the night, the top 3 will […]

LiVE 88.5 announces Big Money Shot 2011 Final 6

September 12th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Features, News

LiVE 88.5 announces Big Money Shot 2011 Final 6

A year of performances, workshops and fan voting has helped shape your final 6 for the 2011 edition of LiVE 88.5‘s Big Money Shot competition. All of the bands moving on to the top 6 will receive an additional $10,000 in talent development and support and one-on-one performance training. They will also be taking part […]

LiVE 88.5 announces Big Money Shot 2011 Stage 3 concerts

August 30th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Features, News

LiVE 88.5 announces Big Money Shot 2011 Stage 3 concerts

At long last, we finally get to see the final 15 perform in this year’s edition of LiVE 88.5‘s Big Money Shot contest. The top 6 bands will win an additional $10,000 and move on to stage 4. The top 6 will be announced on Monday, September 12th. Here’s the rundown. All concerts will take […]

Vote for your favourite songs in LiVE 88.5’s Big Money Shot

August 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Features, News

Vote for your favourite songs in LiVE 88.5's Big Money Shot

Be sure to head on over to LiVE 88.5’s Facebook page and “Like” your favourite songs. You have until Sunday, September 4th to cast your vote. Voting will be one of the determining factors in deciding the final 6 bands in this year’s competition. Help out your favourite artists move on in the competition! Below […]