Jared DavidsonArts 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.
The Book of Mormon, while maybe not for everyone, is a stunning performance with exceptional talent. The show is a Broadway musical that centres on a group of Mormon boys, headed by Elder Price (Gabe Gibbs) and Elder Cunningham (Conner Peirson), who are tasked with bringing the Mormon faith to a village in Uganda.
John K. Samson and The Winter Wheat play Bronson Centre Theatre on Friday April 7. Michael Feuerstack will open the show.
Infinity by award-winning Ottawa playwright Hannah Moscovitch is on at the National Arts Centre until March 11.
Jared Davidson: “Exceptional character work… [Burnt is] fascinating, clever, and immersive.”
Australian ska/dance band The Cat Empire headline Algonquin Commons Theatre, July 28.
The GCTC’s Irving Greenberg stage will be a place of flipping, tumbling, spinning, and otherwise moving improbably until Sunday night.
“It brings you back to when you’re like six or seven,” says Brenda Dunn, local artist and perpetual inner child. She’s sitting in Ministry of Coffee on Wellington Street West, gesturing towards a small clay figure. His name is Bean, and he is the guardian of this establishment. Bean is one of a crew of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Improv is like dancing. No one wants to be the only one doing it, but once a few people start, only the hardest of hearts can hold back. Something similar is happening in the Ottawa improv scene as new troupes continue to spring up, adding to the diversity of the local improv landscape. These days, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]