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Listen Local at Bluesfest: The Split

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 […]

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Listen Local at Bluesfest: The Powergoats

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 […]

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Boutique Blues & BBQ Festival: Fundraiser, food, & fun, all in one.

Moose McGuire’s, Trevor Denault, and “Blues Bud” Brent Diab, in association with Ottawa Rock and Roots Society (ORRS) are hosting a boutique Blues and BBQ festival in support of one of the founding members of the Ottawa Blues Society (OBS) – Jed Rached, on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, at Moose McGuire’s on 3320 McCarthy Road. There are 100 Early Bird […]

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Fellowship: Johnny Vegas – Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard, Page 22

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 […]

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Fellowship: Johnny Vegas – Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard, Page 21

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 […]

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Video of the Week: A Tribe Called Red’s “The Manawan Session”

A Tribe Called Red released a video Tuesday called “The Manawan Session,” which follows them as they travel to Manawan, Atikamekw Nation, in Quebec, in order to record new music with Black Bear Singers, a drum group from the community of Manawan, of the Atikamekw nation in Quebec. The eight-minute, documentary-style video explores the collaboration between the […]

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More Jazz Festival picks to check out this week

Last week, we featured Jazz Festival picks from our writer Leah Geller.  This week, another contributor weighs in with shows he thinks are not to be missed.  It just goes to show, the Ottawa Jazz Festival has something for everyone. The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival has once again done a commendable job putting together a lineup […]

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