Apt613 Live is dropping two new shows this week. On the first, we play some music from this year’s Bluesfest, Karen interviews Greg Searle from Harvest Noir, the guys behind 327 Wine Bar on Somerset. And we do it all without the guiding hands or smooth sultry voices of Ryan or Trevor. Despite our impediments, we prevail, delivering wacky humour and informative, earnest discussion. Download the MP3 here. On the second, this week’s edition, Ryan, Karen and Jared talk to Catherine Langois from Sandbanks Winery, the Burlesque Assassins, Coffee with... | Continue reading article
This week’s Apartment613 Live features two very special interviews. Our Gatineau correspondent JS gushes over one of his favourite bands – Malajube. Apartment613 Editors Francois and Karen chat with Timekode DJs and Billings Estate representatives on what is bringing them together for a very special show this Friday. I also chat with my co-host for the night, Jared Davidson, about the great work he’s been putting into our Bluesfest coverage this year. Have a listen! We play tracks from Malajube, Kardinal Offishall and the Flats.
Follow Apartment613′s writers live from this year’s Ottawa Jazz Festival!
It’s going to be a great weekend in Chinatown. The weather looks great, making it a perfect day for a stroll through the arch to take in a remixed version of Chinatown. For the fourth year in a row, local Chinatown businesses have teamed up with Ottawa-based artists to turn Chinatown into one huge gallery. From the Daily Grind in the East to Purple Urchin in the West – 54 different locations are taking part. You’ve got a month to take in the art, but today you can take in... | Continue reading article
Apartment613 Live March 8 Full show FINAL by saxby This week on Apartment613 Live, Ryan Saxby-Hill and Trevor Pritchard reunite to co-host the show and celebrate International Women’s Day. Ryan and Trevor show their appreciation for the women in their lives and celebrate by bringing in some fantastic women to talk about everything from beer to music and local trivia. Do you love beer enough to put it in your salad? Turns out it’s possible and delicious. Ryan chats with Caroline Isshi from Zen Kitchen to talk about their upcoming... | Continue reading article
This week’s episode marks a sad day for the Audio Visual podcast: our last episode ever. All good things must come to an end, and the departure of one of your two intrepid co-hosts means that the Audio Visual you know and love will no longer be your weekly radio source for what’s happening in Ottawa. It’s been an amazing ride these past 18 months, and Tina and I will definitely miss putting the show together every week. It’s been a great experience, and parting is such sweet sorrow. For... | Continue reading article
Oh man, what a show! Tina returns to the fold after a long absence, my post-tonsillectomy voice sounds super weird, our two guests yuk it up like nobody’s business, and it was all live – truly, this was an Audio Visual for the ages. The triumphant return of your favourite podcasting duo features friends of the show AL Connors and Brad MacNeil from Crush Improv, who dropped by Audio Visual world headquarters to tell us about their new weekly improv jam at Cajun Attic (349 Dalhousie), Tuesday Make ‘Em Ups.... | Continue reading article
Computer trouble was just the latest in a series of mini-crises at Audio Visual world HQ this weekend, and I apologize for the delay. As a hilariously annoying part of these same problems, this week’s episode is only 37 minutes long. However, it’s an awesome half hour as I sat down with George Laing and Pat Moore from the Spirit of Rasputin’s, a community group dedicated to keeping the spirit of the departed Bronson St. folk club alive. The group has been hosting open mic and jam sessions on Monday... | Continue reading article
It was a film-centric show this week on Audio Visual, as Executive Director of the Canadian Film Institute and Carleton professor Tom McSorley dropped by to talk about the CFI’s upcoming screening of Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster. McSorley has written a new critical study of the film, Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster, and the January 28 screening (that’s tonight!) will serve as the book’s official Ottawa launch. Egoyan, a Canadian filmmaker known for both his commercial Hollywood movies (The Sweet Hereafter, Where the Truth Lies) and his more personal artistic works... | Continue reading article
It’s a podcast twofer this week, with two episodes for the price of one! Note: Price remains free. This week’s Audio Visual was a Tina-ful experience, but the majority of the show was given over to an interview with Alex Mattar aka DJ Zattar, one of the founding DJs of Ottawa’s hottest monthly soul dance extravaganza, TimeKode. Mattar talked about the origins of TimeKode, his experience in the Ottawa scene, and just how sweaty he can get (hint: it’s really, really sweaty). Tina and I plugged some upcoming events and... | Continue reading article