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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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So this weekend is a weekend of choices – you’re going to have to make some tough ones, since the city is hopping. In the music world tonight, you’ve got your pick of indie darlings Basia Bulat and The Head and The Heart, or a bit of a pop punk party with Andrew W.K., We were Sharks, and Robots! Everywhere!!, or some wild trombone down at Zaphods. Just in case that wasn’t enough, Claude Munson and the Storm Outside will be down at the Mercury Lounge. Friday brings indie rockers... | Continue reading article

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Andrew W.K. talks pizza and bodily fluids | Catch his solo show at Mavericks this Thursday

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Andrew W.K. Photo provided by Spectrasonic.Andrew W.K. Photo provided by Spectrasonic.

I knew well in advance I was going to talk food with Andrew W.K. during our interview. He’s known for two things: being the King of Partying and loving Pizza. The rock musician is known for his fast paced singles like Party Hard and She is Beautiful, and his concerts are typically a blur of dancing, head banging and of course, partying. We immediately launch into food. “Are you bringing the Pizza Guitar?” I ask. The pizza guitar, was given to W.K. by the Japanese company ESP. “The pizza guitar!” W.K.... | Continue reading article

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The Cooper Brothers celebrate 40th anniversary with a little help from their friends

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Juno 2014 nominee, Amanda Rheaume seen here performing "Our Love Deserves Better" with The Cooper Brothers. All photos by Terry Steeves.Juno 2014 nominee, Amanda Rheaume seen here performing "Our Love Deserves Better" with The Cooper Brothers. All photos by Terry Steeves.

The Cooper Brothers, along with a little help from their vast array of musician friends, gave a monumental performance in front of a sold out crowd at Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre this past Friday night. It was a celebration of their music, that has stood the test of time, since their first release, Finally, in 1974 under the Polydor label. “Ottawa was very Country back then.” Brian Cooper explains, “and CFRA was our only music station. Growing up, we were inspired by the music of the Beatles, the Hollies, the Eagles, etc…bands... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo of Freelove Fenner courtesy their website.Photo of Freelove Fenner courtesy their website.

Let’s pretend the weekend starts now, shall we? Or at least start planning what to do to avoid slipping further into the winter blues. Kick things off tonight with Kalya Scintilla’s musical transmissions at Ritual, or head to the Karsh-Masson Gallery for the blending of art and music in a new exhibit. If you want something a little more underground, put on your best ’20s threads and head to Babylon for the Ragin’ Cajun Speakeasy. Mill Street Brew Pub is raising funds for kids + wishes with The Breakfast Wish... | Continue reading article

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Nicolas Patterson :: Un nom qui te susurre à l’oreille

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Par : Cindy Savard Cette semaine on a découvert un nom nouveau, un son simili folk doux à la « Singer Songwriter ». Nicolas Patterson, un nom qui glisse bien en bouche et qui émerge d’un passé punk et métal rock. Accessible, sa musique laisse présager qu’il atteindra direct au cœur les oreilles d’un large public. En solo à la guitare acoustique, on apprécie sa candeur et sa volonté à s’afficher en tant que francophone. Bien qu’il ait grandi et baigné dans un environnement familial et musical  anglophone, il compose... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 12 mars 2014 :: Festival de Films de l’Outaouais et son Festival international du court-métrage, Urban Craft Market, Les Hay Babies, The Sheep Dogs et ++

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Ce mercredi 12 mars, Basement 819 a inauguré sa toute première émission officielle SANS metteur en ondes, parti refaire sa vie, loin des studios de CHUO (pour la légende). Grandes adeptes de culture mais pas forcément de consoles, ayant rencontré divers couacs techniques de différents genres, nous souhaitons parachever cette expérience et vous proposer un résumé podcasté… sans podcast. Nouveau concept de la semaine, que vous nous pardonnerez faute de l’apprécier. Mais pour nous rattraper, nous vous proposons un line-up gonflé à bloc : c’est parti! Cinématographiquement parlant, le Festival... | Continue reading article

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Cuff the Duke takes over the NAC for a foot-stomping Saturday

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Cuff the Duke takes to the stage this weekend as part of the National Art Centre’s “NAC Presents” Series. The series is an opportunity for the NAC to bring different acts to the venue, experimenting with rock, indie, folk and other genres that can help bring in new audiences to the NAC’s stages. So what does the band think about playing this gig? “I think it’s great when venues like that help cultivate their next generation – they are looking down the road,” said Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke... | Continue reading article

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Last day to support Jill Zmud’s “Small matters of life and death”

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If you’re a fan of local singer/songwriter Jill Zmud‘s work, you’ve got until the end of the day to jump in and support her indiegogo campaign. Her new record is a bit of an homage to an uncle she met for the first time through his recordings. It’s a fascinating story and we caught up with Jill to quickly give us the run-down of her project and the campaign. You can find all the details online here. Apt613: Can you tell us a bit more about your Uncle Eddie? Jill:... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Souljazz before winter came. Photo by Alexandre Mattar.Souljazz before winter came. Photo by Alexandre Mattar.

Mid-March means the explosion of green – if not with melting snow, then at least in a pint glass. St. Paddy’s is still a few days away, but there are festivities all weekend long: Irish food, music and of course parties – including a burlesque brunch. For you theatre buffs: Down at Arts Court, Jerk It will get down into some hilarious and touching masturbation stories. Improv gets a sea-bound twist with Much Ado about Feckin’ Pirates, starting this weekend down at the Gladstone. There’s fun for the whole family... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Giveaway to NAC’s Casual Friday

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So it’s true: you have one less hour to have fun this weekend. But that’s really just an excuse to pack as many adventures into the rest of the time as you possibly can. Plus, throw your hat in the ring for four tickets to the NAC! Thursday night is heavy with vernissages: Ottawa School of Art has new work by Aganetha Dyck, while Norman Takeuchi’s work down at Cube Gallery explores the duality of being Japanese Canadian. Down at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the curator of their latest exhibit... | Continue reading article

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