Welcome to September, folks!
Celebrating one of Canada’s favourite bands.
A day trip to Perth yields opportunities to learn about local history through a “walking play”.
If I had to sum up Angela McGowan in a word or two, I’d choose “joyful and unapologetic”.
“I fell in love. It’s just a love thing. It’s like when you fall in love with a person and they can’t do anything wrong and they are the most beautiful and the most handsome and they are the strongest and the cutest. I have this with the theremin.”
It’s a fun way to be a tourist in your own city.
Silver Creek celebrate 10 years as a band.
Macbeth: Now with fire-dancing witches!
It’ll kick your butt, in a good way.
British hard rockers The Cult brought their legacy of music in a short one-hour set of songs from as far back as their second album, Love (1985).
The first time I read Stewart Dudley’s novel The Cutting Room, it frustrated me. The plot seemed to be deliberately slow, with information doled out in tiny bits as though the author was trying not to satisfy the reader too much. I put it down after finishing and felt a bit cranky with it. But […]
Day Two of Bluesfest saw another packed lawn in front of the main City Stage for headliner, Noel Gallagher accompanied by his band of four – The High Flying Birds, and a 3-piece horn section. They whipped up a generous set that gave equal billing to their own music as well as to Gallagher’s material […]
You could say Ottawa blues guitarist-singer-songwriter Lucas Haneman was born to play. Haneman’s fascination with the guitar began as soon as he was old enough to sit on his daddy’s knee and reach the strings. At age 6, he was given a toy guitar with plastic strings, and moved up to a classical guitar a few […]
The voice may have been a deeper, richer, and more buttery version than what it used to be, but at 60, Billy Idol can still let out a rebel yell, and he showed his army of long-time fans he’s still the sprite and sneering delinquent of rock ’n roll. From the fiery angst of his […]
Ottawa’s singer/songwriter and piano man, Tyler Kealey, showcased his natural-born prowess on the ivories once again, inside the pristine acoustics of Bluesfest’s Barney Danson Theatre on opening night, the same stage he played in 2012. A good deal of Kealey’s musical path was paved on the Bluesfest grounds, which began during his high school years, […]