UK bluesman Ian Siegal came out blazing.
The GCTC’s Irving Greenberg stage will be a place of flipping, tumbling, spinning, and otherwise moving improbably until Sunday night.
Go play outside.
“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.”
Silver Creek celebrate 10 years as a band.
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).
Many Bluesfest attendees on Saturday were hurt and surprised by comments made by Ian Astbury, lead singer of The Cult, a British rock group known for gothy 1980s hits like “She Sells Sanctuary”.
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, […]
Ever feel like you’re running in circles? Acting in the movie Groundhog Day? “Time to Land” is a feature track from Amanda Rheaume’s new album Holding Patterns, from which the title and theme of the album are derived. This song is about repeating the same relationship patterns over and over again and expecting a different […]
Canada is 149 now but doesn’t look a day over 100. You might, on the other hand, depending on how much your Canada Day turned into a Canada Night or a Canada Long Weekend. Hope you got plenty of water and rest in between, cause July is the maddest month for events in Ottawa. Bluesfest […]
Kristopher Waddell is our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing in this city for decades. Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard: Johnny […]
Bluesfest, now in its 22nd year, is the city’s largest and fastest growing outdoor music festival. Although continuing to brim with big-named acts, the festival’s mandate also includes recognizing, nurturing, and providing a platform for local musicians ranging from budding talent to professional recording artists. This year roughly one-quarter of the acts at Bluesfest will be local. With an increasing number […]