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Jared Davidson

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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.


Photo courtesy of www.kathleenedwards.com

Kathleen Edwards to Step Back from Music (After Tonight)

After fifteen years of music, Kathleen Edwards has decided she’s done, at least for now. Tonight’s Jazz Festival performance is the artist’s final planned show. Whether or not this means she’s quitting music permanently is not clear, but Edwards is clear that she is stepping back from music for a sizeable portion of time. Since […]

The Shai Maestro Trio. All photos courtesy of the Ottawa Jazz Festival.

Jazzfest celebrates Israeli musicians

This year, the Ottawa Jazz Festival has what can only be described as a monster of a lineup. Featuring musical legends Bobby McFerrin, Bela Fleck and Earth Wind and Fire, it is sure to start Ottawa’s festival season on a high note. But there’s much, much more to the festival than the headliners. The magic […]

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Buck N’ Nice just sound like they are

Post by Jared Davidson and Scott. “Rather than doing what people want, you take it outside, do what you want, and then make that what people want… if that makes any sense,” says SawBuck, gesturing with a french fry. We’re in a pool hall. It’s a Wednesday night. What he says does make sense, but […]

Video of the Week: Show Me Your Fears by Pony Girl

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n9TztjwgVY[/youtube] Next month, Ottawa’s Pony Girl will be releasing Show Me Your Fears, an album that, if the video above is any indication, promises to be a harmonious and intricate offering of art-rock music. The video is a take-away show of the title track from the upcoming album, and it highlights the band’s talent for […]

Photo by Jared Davidson

Mack Johnson of Partick Artists carries out local musicians’ dirty work

The music business has changed. Once a towering behemoth built of executives, lawyers, and piles of cash, today’s music industry is a more diffused. There was a time when a band’s top priority was to become signed to a major label, become famous, and proceed to roll in wealth. But if that was a golden […]

Photo courtesy of Devan M from flickr

The Fringe Festival adds even more value with a free concert series

Last week, details emerged for this year’s Fringe Festival, and what a festival it promises to be. This year, Ottawa’s biggest theatre festival will get even bigger, sporting 54 productions over its ten day run. Beginning on June 20th, fringe-goers will be treated to some of the most eclectic theatre out there, and for only ten bucks […]

Photo Courtesy of Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar to Debut new Tape at Cafe Alt Tomorrow

Tomorrow night at Café Alt, Roberta Bondar is releasing a new album. Just for clarification, I’m talking about the Ottawa band named Roberta Bondar, not the Canadian female astronaut. I wonder if that’s a coincidence. In either case, Roberta Bondar is about to become a pioneer, not of outer space this time, but of a […]

Cover art credit to Dom Laporte

Homebased release new album, Get Busy

Ottawa has entered a golden age of hip hop. Seriously. With acts like Jesse Dangerously, Philly Moves, Flight Distance, Atherton, and Homebased, you don’t have to go that far from the Transitway to find some really seasoned, talented rappers and turntablists making their way in this new capital city reality. Funnily enough, if one of […]

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Party & Bullsh*t brings back the 90s

Here’s a question: do you like Biggie? I mean Notorious B.I.G.; do you like him? He’s a rapper. He died 16 years ago (gawd I feel old). He was a pioneer, a visionary, an exceptional rapper. And so, this month, some of the localest of local deejays and rappers are throwing a big party in […]

Photo courtesy of J&B's website

Audio: Interview with James and Blackburn at Cafe Alt

The Soundcloud embed isn’t working, so here’s the direct link. It’s 10 minutes long. A couple weeks back, Cafe Alt hosted the second edition of the aptly named Cafe Alt Concert Series. It was a resounding success, in no little part due to the gentlemen you are about to meet. James and Blackburn is a […]

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