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Arboretum Interviews: Branching into… The Yips

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Editor’s note: All this week Sandro’s been interviewing some of the act appearing at the Arboretum music festival, which ends this Saturday. Today he interviews the Ottawa-based Ouija rockers The Yips. We trudged through the thick, soggy trails; we emerged. We climbed the teetering steps, one by one, and knocked on the oak door adorned with duck feathers. It swung open smoothly. We walked through the smoke, the corn husks, the reverb, then parted the ruddy curtain that hung from the ceiling. Someone was in there, purring a motorbike. A Yip! But we didn’t know... | Continue reading article

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Geek-out your walking with Ottawa (de)tours

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Photo courtesy of lazy_artist (Mitch Carriere) from the Apt613 flickr pool.Photo courtesy of lazy_artist (Mitch Carriere) from the Apt613 flickr pool.

I love a good walking tour. I’ve been a fan of Jane’s Walk for quite a while and Apartment613 has run some pretty amazing walks over the years. That’s why I was so pleased to learn about the newly launched Ottawa (de)tours, an insightful set of walking tours and conversations that are addressing political and social issues. I shot a few questions over to Dan Monafu, one of the founders of the project, to find out more about what we could expect, and also had the pleasure of taking part in... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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This is the kind of jam packed weekend where there is so much going on, you’re going to wish that you could be in more than one place at once. With both Capital Pride and Arboretum Arts Festival spanning the whole weekend, there is more than enough to keep even the busiest of bees busied. Thursday marks the final day to catch World Press Photos at the War Museum. A compilation of the year’s best in photojournalism, it is something you want to be sure not to miss. After the War... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 20 août 2014 :: Prestation live de MOONFRUITS. Éric se prépare pour l’International de pétanque du Vieux-Hull. LANDLINE à la Court des Arts. Événements culturels du Forum social des peuples.

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Cette semaine à Basement 819, nous sommes à trois à couvrir l’actualité culturelle pour vos beaux yeux. Jo Chapeau s’installe à l’émission comme collaborateur officiel et vous en serez encore plus heureux que nous! Il nous prépare une programmation de musique locale et des performances LIVE à l’émission pour les 12 prochaines années. D’ailleurs, parlant de ça, cette semaine, Moonfruits est venu nous visiter en studio. Les talents pas tellement cachés :: Moonfruits Voici l’entrevue complète réalisée avec Alex et Kaitlin, le chaleureux duo folk à l’origine du groupe. Deux... | Continue reading article

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Arboretum Interviews: Branching out into Ought

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Montreal-based Ought roll into Ottawa on Thursday for the Arboretum music festival, joining the likes of Fresh Snow, Blue Angel, and Freelove Fenner to crush out spirited and engaging tunes at House of Targ. Their album More Than Any Other Day is a rebel-rousing maelstrom at once caustic and emotive, flickering with paradox and tension. It simply howls out of the computer. Amidst a whirlwind of touring, we caught up with the band to chat about the album, their sound, and their new home on Constellation Records. Sandro Marcon: If I were to walk into a restaurant... | Continue reading article

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From vampire slaying to dressing fabulously: The 7th Annual Village Movie Night

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Just before Wesley Snipes starred in Blade – in which he bulldozes his way through hundreds of grotesque vampires plotting to conquer the world – he played a sassy drag queen in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar. Needless to say, it was a bit of a surreal experience watching the two movies back-to-back. If you really want to giggle, watch Snipes play his macho, blade wielding self before you head off to the Village Movie & Night Market to watch To Wong Foo, this Friday. It’s quite... | Continue reading article

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Arboretum Interviews: Branching into… Bosveld.

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On Wednesday eve, Ottawa’s Bosveld will combine with Evening Hymns and Julie Dorion and the Wooden Stars to create a savory folk buffet sure to gratify a wide range of tastes. Grab your musical fork, your musical spoon, your musical toothpick, your musical… can-opener? Bosveld explains. Sandro Marcon: Describe the kind of restaurant that would have “Bosveld” on its menu as its feature dish? Bosveld: There’s this diner-style restaurant chain that’s big in South Africa called Wimpy’s. Terrible food, but conceivably they would have a Bosveld platter on the menu. A can of pork and beans,... | Continue reading article

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Arboretum Interviews: Branching into… Her Harbour

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If you’ve never heard of Her Harbour, then tonight is as good a time as any to sail the seas. The act will be playing alongside Jesse MacCormack at Le Troquet on Rue Laval in Hull. Expect cascading, enigmatic, beautifully powerful soundscapes that are magisterially rendered and charged like lightening. Sandro (S): First off, where does the name ‘Her Harbour’ come from? Her Harbour (H): From a misunderstanding actually. I knew I didn’t want to release the record under my own name and had been weighing project names for a while.... | Continue reading article

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Hull your ass across the River! Arboretum will make it worth your while

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Arboretum is taking the party to Hull with a full night of programming across the river, including shows at Le Troquet and Le Petit Chicago. This will be a great opportunity to increase our cultural dialogue  across the river and help extend the festival audience. Nicolas Sylvestre, of the Fau Mardi collective, (a group that links DJs, VJs, producers and other technology-engaged artists together for events and shows) believes that people who cross the river to work should really think more about getting to know the community after hours. “Reality... | Continue reading article

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Arbor acts, eat’m: Branching into… Adam Saikaley

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Just over 20 years ago, New York’s Beastie Boys released their fourth album, Ill Communication.  Weaving together the sounds of punk, funk and hip-hop with live instrumentation and inventive, abstract sampling, the album touched on much of what many would consider delicious from the 90s. Now is a rare chance to hear the whole thing live, performed tonight at the Manx by non-other than Ottawa’s own Adam Saikaley and crew. That’s the scoop, so don’t be a bobo on the corner, tough guy. Get it together, and do it. Sandro... | Continue reading article

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