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Jared Davidson

Arts Writer

Jared's love of Ottawa builds up to the point where he must purge it from his system, post by post. When he's not about-towning, he freelances as a communications & marketing manager for your favourite businesses.


BRAIDS kick off banner year at Ritual this Saturday

Nearly one year after their celebrated show at Arboretum Festival, Montreal synth trio BRAIDS is returning to Ottawa. On Saturday June 4, they’ll be playing at Ritual, colloquially known as “Ottawa’s most cocktail-filled basement” (a title the Manx is currently contesting). In between the two shows, so much has happened to the band, one would be forgiven […]

Steph Tolev to gross out Pour Boy audience

Do you like stories about eating discarded food, poop jokes, and tales of scandal and titillation?  Of course you do; you’re human. These stories connect us through a shared sense of embarrassment and guilty pleasure. It is this awkward space that Steph Tolev’s comedy so effortlessly inhabits. It pushes boundaries both in its audacity and […]

The Dandy Warhols return to Ottawa after 16 years

When it comes to the Dandy Warhols, Ottawa is like everyone’s hipster friend: we knew about them before they blew up, but we haven’t really seen them since. The last time the band played the city was in 2000, before “Bohemian Like You” became the hit that it did. At the time the band was […]

Fet. Nat. release new EP today, debut fresh sound

It’s been almost two years since we’ve heard new recordings from Fet. Nat., a band that has cut itself a niche in Gatineau’s music scene with its raw, experimental, jammy sound. Poule Mange Poule, the band’s last album, was characterized by a mix of rock drums, echo-pedaled guitar, brass, and strange, off-kilter sounds. It showed […]

Video of the Week: Buck n Nice

Last Friday saw the release of the long-awaited video for “Welcome to Infinity,” the first track off Buck n’ Nice’s sophomore record Emag. They threw a release party at Flapjack’s, and invited special guests Circa Beatz and F. Printz to help them show it to the world. The guest list was a veritable who’s-who of Ottawa hip hop […]

Dilla 10: Continuing J Dilla’s legacy

James Dewitt Yancey, better known to the world as J Dilla, died on February 10, 2006. That day, the hip hop industry lost one of its most influential figures: a lyricist and producer, a man whose albums were lauded by many, whose collaborations produced new and compelling sounds, and whose friends remember him as a […]

undercurrents: Mouthpiece a silent scream made audible

Jared Davidson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Apt613. Follow his Twitter for more. The opening night of undercurrents closed with Mouthpiece, a play from Toronto’s Quote Unquote Collective, and a play whose title only hints at the social commentary that bursts forth from this performance in new and important ways. It is […]

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