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Yarn bombs blanket Vanier as C’est Chill takes over

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Photo by Justin Scott Campbell on flickr.Photo by Justin Scott Campbell on flickr.

It seems like Vanier residents are already way beyond debates of whether the neighbourhood could possibly be “the next Westboro.” While the debate continues, some Vanierans (for lack of a better demonym) are instead choosing to direct their energy toward projects that actually make Vanier a cool place to live. Enter C’est Chill, an appropriately named winter celebration of all things Vanier that kicks off this weekend. The event will begin at noon on Saturday when a symphony of bells will ring from every church in the neighbourhood. A parade... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo of Jenna Tenn-Yuk in warmer days by Brian Cote, courtesy her website.Photo of Jenna Tenn-Yuk in warmer days by Brian Cote, courtesy her website.

It’s the last few days of Support Local month, folks (and the annual facial hair growing marathon), so get out to catch the last few events. Tonight, some Dalhousie shops are hosting a festive night, and tomorrow? We’ve got a dance party, a mustache celebration, a supper club featuring fresh food mixed with live music, and a chance to learn how to make local treats for the holidays. Before we hit December, you’ve got the chance to see Old Man Luedecke and Grey Kingdom out at The Branch, or a little... | Continue reading article

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Video of the Week – Pony Girl performs live from their living room [+ contest]

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Our video of the week this week comes live via the living room of art-rock band, Pony Girl. They are playing this Friday at Café Alt and thought it might be fun to give away some tickets and tracks here on Apartment613 first. You can get two sample tracks online here and if you’re into them, send us an email to apartment613@gmail.com and we’ll enter you in a draw to win tickets to their show this Friday. You can find more on the show here. Enjoy!

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse take to the stage in Ottawa

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Photo by Anwar Massoud.Photo by Anwar Massoud.

Neil Young needs no introduction. Most Canadians are familiar with his music, the persona of a Canadian rock and folk icon that he created in the late 1960s, and the fact that he has always stood up to the proverbial “man” in his music.  All of that being said, this isn’t a review of Neil Young’s career, but of the concert he put on Saturday night at Scotiabank Place. The show opened with alt-country band The Sadies. With a versatile song selection, they reminded me of that awesome band that... | Continue reading article

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Mother Mother: Getting out of the sticks

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Photo by Anwar Massoud.Photo by Anwar Massoud.

There’s one thing that I can appreciate about a show that purports not much more than really good music… it’s that everyone and anyone can have a really good time!  That’s exactly what Ottawa got Friday night when Mother Mother’s The Sticks Tour came to the Bronson Centre. At no more than a maximum of approximately 2,000 attendees, this was definitely a mix of friends and acquaintances, boyfriends and girlfriends, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and partners sharing bathroom duty for their young children. Neither Labatt nor Molson had... | Continue reading article

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Mother Mother set to take the Bronson Centre back to The Sticks

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Photo courtesy of Matt BournePhoto courtesy of Matt Bourne

Mother Mother’s sound is distinctive—three voices, two female and one male, sing beautifully structured harmonies over rock beats and intricate instrumental parts. Once the vocals kick in, it would be difficult to confuse the west coast band with any other. They’ve been described as “art-pop,” a description that, while it can be useful in a pinch, is largely inadequate to convey the eclectic and shifting nature of the band’s sound. “It’s fine. It’s a label. It’s words,” shrugs Ryan Guldemond, Mother Mother frontman, writer and producer. “I’ve been describing [the... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Staring contest - Winchester Warm vs. Teddy Bear. Photo by Jarrett Bartlett.Staring contest - Winchester Warm vs. Teddy Bear. Photo by Jarrett Bartlett.

It’s the last full weekend of Support Local month, friends, and there’s plenty to pack in. Tonight is the next edition of Apartment613 Talks, our lecture series, and tonight will focus on entrepreneurship and creativity in the city as we chat with three of Ottawa’s creative business folk. Tomorrow night, it’s ArtsNest at Magpie – there will be tacos, beer, bands and sparkly goods on display. Saturday, we’ve got Idle Hands craft show and the Hintonburg Artisan Craft Sale (not to be confused with the Artisan craft sale at the... | Continue reading article

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The Ottawa NuJazz Festival is here to funk up your weekend

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Picture of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble taken from their websitePicture of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble taken from their website

There’s a new quantity on the Ottawa music festival scene, and it’s managed to steer clear of the crowded May to September festival corridor. The NuJazz Festival is a name that may sound familiar to Toronto expats, and that’s because it’s the local edition of a long-running funk fest that was born in the 416. Kicking off tonight, the festival will bring touring acts like the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble to town for three of the booty-popping-est live shows this November. You can start by checking out the launch party tonight... | Continue reading article

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Rapping about Print: Jesse Dangerously

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Photo courtesy of Jessamy Stursberg via http://dudesforchoice.tumblr.comPhoto courtesy of Jessamy Stursberg via http://dudesforchoice.tumblr.com

“If you listen to enough rap, you kind of just of have to rap.” Jesse Dangerously sits across a glass table from me, a single cupcake untouched on his paper plate. He’s talking about his history, from his youth in Halifax when he first felt the tug of hip-hop to his current life in Ottawa. He describes his early induction into rap as the discovery of a vibrant new world to explore. The sheer density of rap intrigued him, gave him something to pick apart. He became interested in the... | Continue reading article

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Get ready to rumble, and weep: Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon bring Gender Failure to the 613

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Post by Courtney Powless. Kitchen-table storyteller Ivan Coyote and country-turned-electropop musician Rae Spoon bring their show Gender Failure to Carleton University on November 22. Apartment613 caught up with Coyote over the phone to get the scoop on the show that unwraps and unravels the gender binary and promises to make you rumble with laughter, and weep. Apartment613: You have a seven-year artistic partnership with Rae Spoon. Was Gender Failure a long-time project, or a more spontaneous idea—how did you come to it? Ivan Coyote: In the past, Rae and I... | Continue reading article

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