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 […]

Head to Mavericks for Head of the Herd, The Balconies and The Damn Truth

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

Head to Mavericks for Head of the Herd, The Balconies and The Damn Truth

On Saturday May 10th, 2014, you can catch Head of the Herd, The Balconies and The Damn Truth at Mavericks. Head of the Herd is modern blues with a hell of an edge. The band (Neuman Mannas and Clay Frank), follow in the tradition of their bluesy forefathers with whiskey infused vocals, a southern edge, […]

The Balconies and Say Yes impress at Ritual

February 13th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Concerts

The Balconies and Say Yes impress at Ritual

The Balconies were back in town this past weekend for a CD Release show for their new album – Fast Motions – a must have! The band belted out a fantastic set to a sold out crowd. My love affair with The Balconies began 4 years ago, when I first heard them in the 2010 […]

The Balconies set to celebrate the release of Fast Motions at Ritual

December 14th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features, New Music, News, Show Announcements

The Balconies set to celebrate the release of Fast Motions at Ritual

Head out to Ritual on February 7th, 2014 and join The Balconies as they celebrate the release of their new album Fast Motions. The band will be joined by Say Yes and Eagleson. Advance tickets are only $12. Over the last few years, The Balconies reputation has grown thanks to their lively stage presence mixed […]

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 […]

The Balconies are hosting a benefit for Canterbury High School – Win tickets!

November 16th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Contests, Features, News, Show Announcements

The Balconies are hosting a benefit for Canterbury High School - Win tickets!

The contest is closed, but you can still grab tickets for a great evening of music! The Balconies have been incredibly busy lately and have recently toured Canada, Iceland, the UK and Europe. Their live show is not to be missed! Spotlight Ottawa has a pair of tickets to give away to their upcoming Canterbury […]

The Balconies – The Slo video

October 11th, 2013  |  by  |  published in New Music

The Balconies - The Slo video

The Balconies recently dropped their latest video for The Slo off their upcoming album Fast Motions. The album should be released digitally later this month, with a physical release coming in early 2014. The album was recorded with Arnold Lanni (Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan) and promises to present a slightly harder edge to The […]

Beau’s latest mixtape features a new track from The Balconies

September 17th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Quick Hits

The latest mixtape from Beau’s is available free for the next 3 months, before it gets replaced by a new one. The latest edition features The Balconies‘ new track The Slo, which will be included on the band’s upcoming album Fast Motions, due out this October. The latest mixtape features the following artists and tracks: […]

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 […]