Join leMeow as they release their debut at The Rainbow!

June 22nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Features, Show Announcements

Join leMeow as they release their debut at The Rainbow!

leMeow are excited to launch their debut album this Friday June 24th 2016 at The Rainbow! Tickets are $10 at the door. Expect the music to get going around 10pm. I recently spoke with James Rooke, bassist for recently formed duo about the upcoming album and the show. leMeow came together through a twist of […]

UK’s Katey Brooks to make Canadian debut at the Rainbow!

May 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Show Announcements

UK's Katey Brooks to make Canadian debut at the Rainbow!

Catch Katey Brooks as she makes her Canadian debut at the Rainbow on Wednesday June 1st 2016. Born and raised between Bristol, London and Arizona to musical parents, the Indie Award nominee is best described as a female Hozier, with all the haunting intensity and every bit of the soul. She has appeared at the […]

Catch Ben Kunder touring for his debut album June 2 at The Rainbow

May 31st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Show Announcements

Catch Ben Kunder touring for his debut album June 2 at The Rainbow

Ben Kunder rolls into The Rainbow on Tuesday June 2nd, as he continues touring for his debut release – Golden. Part carpenter, part actor; Canadian singer-songwriter Ben Kunder has spent years honing his craft. His debut album Golden, features 9 stunning original songs. Ben (guitar, vox, and piano) is joined by a group of Toronto’s […]

The Rainbow celebrate 30 years!

December 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Concerts, Features, News

The Rainbow celebrate 30 years!

Photos: Terry Steeves There is something about performing on the Rainbow stage. As a fledgling singer over 20 years ago, I remember the acute sense of nervousness I felt walking onto it, standing as green as could be, high above the crowd, looking out past the packed dance floor below me, the bar area beyond, […]

Catch Eagle Lake Owls, Joyce Island and Espialist at The Rainbow Bistro

June 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Show Announcements

Catch Eagle Lake Owls, Joyce Island and Espialist at The Rainbow Bistro

On Tuesday June 17th 2014, the Eagle Lake Owls roll into The Rainbow to share their folk songs about small town life, long winters and endless summers, filtered through a dusty car window. Guy-girl harmonies and rustic instrumentals paint stark portraits of the Canadian prairies. They’ll be joined by Vancouver’s Joyce Island. With comparisons to […]

Hearts & Mines are Back on the Scene

April 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Hearts & Mines are Back on the Scene

Hearts & Mines returned to the stage at Rainbow Bistro on Saturday night, after an extended break from the Ottawa live music scene. Blues-rock two-piece Bearshark and acoustic reggae-rock solo act Ty Hall were on hand to open. Ty Hall and Hearts & Mines are both former Live 88.5 Big Money Shot development winners, and […]

Catch Hearts & Mines with special guests Bearshark and Ty Hall at The Rainbow

April 8th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Show Announcements

Catch Hearts & Mines with special guests Bearshark and Ty Hall at The Rainbow

Head out to The Rainbow Bistro this weekend (Saturday, April 12th) for a show featuring a trio of local bands. Headlining are Hearts & Mines, along with special guests Bearshark and Ty Hall. With a new album in the works, you can expect to hear some new music from Hearts & Mines. The Rainbow has […]

Sunday Open Blues Jam – Rainbow Bistro

January 13th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Features, News

Sunday Open Blues Jam - Rainbow Bistro

OTTAWA’S OPEN MIC/OPEN JAM EXPERIENCE The open mic/open jam experience is a way for musicians to strut their stuff onstage solo or in a group effort with other artists. It’s a way to network with fellow musicians, make new friends, and gain some exposure and stage experience. It’s sometimes even how bands are formed and […]

Trevor Finlay – Live & Unplugged at The Rainbow Bistro

December 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Trevor Finlay - Live & Unplugged at The Rainbow Bistro

From the first time I met this guitarist/singer/songwriter/recording artist named Trevor Finlay, and watched him perform on the Calabogie Blues & Ribfest stage last summer, I was hooked. From his searing blues solos to some serious chicken-plucking frenziness, Trevor has developed a unique style of his own since the start of his musical journey at […]

Win the new CD and a pair of tickets to see Chariots of the Gods at The Rainbow!

July 26th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Contests

Win the new CD and a pair of tickets to see Chariots of the Gods at The Rainbow!

Want to check out some new death-thrash metal? Chariots of the Gods will be hitting The Rainbow on August 14th, 2013 and you can win your way in! Not only that, but you will grab yourself a copy of their new CD Tides of War as well. Check out the video for the album’s title […]