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Leslie Rohonczy releases Down From The Ether

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The Leslie Rohonczy Band (from left to right): Al Wilmore (keys/vocals), Chris Houle (drums/percussion),
Leslie Rohonczy (lead vocals/percussion), Steven Rae (bass/vocals), and Scott Walsh (guitar/vocals).The Leslie Rohonczy Band (from left to right): Al Wilmore (keys/vocals), Chris Houle (drums/percussion), Leslie Rohonczy (lead vocals/percussion), Steven Rae (bass/vocals), and Scott Walsh (guitar/vocals).

Ottawa singer/songwriter and recording artist, Leslie Rohonczy, along with her powerhouse band, put on an outstanding show at Greenfield’s Pub on Sunday night. She gave us a taste of her first CD, Sister Seven (Nov. 2012), as well as brand new material from her newest release, Down From The Ether (Oct. 2014). Leslie’s individuality, independence, emotion, and creativity are present in everything from her songwriting and lyrical composition skills, right down to co-producing and designing her own artwork for her CDs. Flavours of her music range from rock, R&B, pop, and funk, with diverse rhythms, textures, layered instrumentals, multiple vocal harmonies, and exotic modes. Down From The Ether was recorded... | Continue reading article

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BSOMA presents Show me the Money: How to Fund Your Record + ticket giveaway

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Photo by Dave Barger on Flickr.Photo by Dave Barger on Flickr.

Ottawa’s musicians are like those in any other cities: they struggle to promote and develop their craft while staying true to their sound. Becoming a rock star isn’t easy, nor cheap and the first person to tell you would be Samantha Everts of YouRockRed. Known for her Rock Star grant writing specialty, Everts has helped some of Ottawa’s best local talent find money for everything from recording an album to going on a European tour. And now she’s partnered up with the Bluesfest School of Music and Art (BSOMA) for... | Continue reading article

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Gordon Lightfoot plays for packed crowd at Southam Hall

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Gordon Lightfoot performing at the National Arts Centre. All photos by Terry Steeves.Gordon Lightfoot performing at the National Arts Centre. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Upon the mention of the name Lightfoot, words like troubadour, singer/songwriter genius, and Canadian folk music legend come to mind…to name a few. But more, he has the ability to write songs that stick like glue. Completely memorable songs that have woven their way through our lives, with each one reminding us of a certain time, a certain moment, heartache, love, laughter, friends, family, and childhood memories. His ability to write songs with such staying power stemmed from the music he was heavily influenced by growing up. These were songs... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Quitters by Kathleen Edwards

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All photos by Katie Shapiro.All photos by Katie Shapiro.

Katie is a lover of all things local and likes to play with her food. You can find her blogging about her explorations near and far at Kate’s Plate. Though I was initially saddened to hear that one of my favourite Ottawa-based musicians would be taking a break from the music scene, I perked up once I learned of Kathleen Edwards’ plans to open a coffee shop in Stittsville.  As a west-end suburban dweller, I was eagerly anticipating this new addition to our coffee shop selection and it didn’t disappoint.... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa + Les suggestions @Basement819

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Photo by Juan Monroy from Flickr.Photo by Juan Monroy from Flickr.

Winter is here (yuck) and so is the weekend (yay)! For those of you who have not begun your winter hibernation just yet, there is plenty to do out-and-about in Ottawa. Keep warm this weekend with a glass of bourbon, at the first ever Ottawa Bourbon Week, which kicks off this Friday night at Two Six {Ate}. Beginning this weekend, and continuing on through next week, you can enjoy some delicious drinks paired with inventive eats at some of the best venues in the city – all in honour of... | Continue reading article

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Holiday craft show roundup 2014

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Photo by Darling & Dapper (shopddh.com), courtesy of capitalpopup.ca.Photo by Darling & Dapper (shopddh.com), courtesy of capitalpopup.ca.

The holiday season is packed full of craft shows – so many that you could hit one up every Saturday and Sunday from now until Christmas! Krista Leben, coordinator and co-founder of Urban Craft, has once again put together a curated guide of indie shows for you to hit up: the shows here feature hip handmade stuff that you (and everyone on your list) will love! Capital Pop Up! Saturday, November 22 10am-3pm The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue Capital Pop Up! popped up on the Ottawa craft scene earlier... | Continue reading article

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