Are you a photog? Join our Flickr group!
 
Ottawa's Latest and Greatest on Music

Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa!

Written by on
Photo courtesy of the Destruction facebook groupPhoto courtesy of the Destruction facebook group

If you missed the crazy fun that was Chinatown last week, have no fear – the art stays up for another few weeks. You might have to create your own installation pieces or bring your own robots, though… (If you need a gently used set of robots, your best bet is to check out the punkottawa.com flea market Saturday, at the Bronson Centre.) Or you could just be lazy and spend the long weekend in your pjs. Why not? 1982 was an epic year – we got our Charter, awesome... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 

VIP Karaoke – Bringing Musical Star Power to Chinatown

Written by on
Photos by Lara WongPhotos by Lara Wong

The spirit that Samantha Evert celebrates in her Hood Wars argument for Chinatown is attracting all kinds of multicultural, quirky and independent businesses to Somerset, making it t a fantastic area to play in these days. Adding to the growing love for my ‘hood is the fact that we now have VIP Karaoke. Full disclosure: calling me a karaoke “fanatic” is an understatement. I got engaged at the Big Echo in Tokyo and spent hours at the Fantacity Karaoke in Vancouver when I lived there. Considering my pre-Ottawa karaoke history,... | Continue reading article

Comments

9
 

Ottawa’s Hottest DJs’ Girlfriends: Tonight

Written by on
girlfriends dj

Tonight, three girlfriends (and one boyfriend) of four local DJs unite to take to the stage at Raw Sugar in an event that has been aptly dubbed “The Girlfriends.” But this is no four-way lover’s tiff: these four have nothing to prove. Instead, these three relative newcomers to DJing (and one established DJ: Mr. Caffrey) are tearing new cuts in old records in support of the burgeoning local DJ scene. The show is pay-what-you-can and runs from 9pm on. In particular order, the performers are Tara Dwivedi, Melanie Yugo (co-operator... | Continue reading article

Comments

2
 
Filed in: Dance, Music, Ottawa Tourism

Radio Radio – Du cosmos à la fête

Written by on

Un album de lévitation c’est que Gabriel Malenfant disait de ce qu’allait devenir Havre de Grâce, le dernier album de Radio Radio. C’est vrai que les chansons peuvent paraître un peu moins de party – y’a pas vraiment de Dekshoo ou de Cargué dans ma chaise. Le flow est un peu plus lent sur les chansons, mais les chansons sont plus rafinés et diversifiés que sur les deux derniers albums. On y retrouve des airs de micro des Beastie Boys circa 1994 que j’aime bien. J’ai jaser avec Gabriel cette... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: Music, Ottawa Tourism

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Written by on

Let’s get the big ones out of the way: Comiccon and Chinatown Remixed are happening this weekend. That’s not as simple as it sounds – Browncoats Burlesque will be performing Heroes vs Villains: The Aftermath! as part of Comiccon weekend, and there’s a Masquerade. Chinatown Remixed will have – yes, it’s true – remote-controlled robots. And delicious food. So there’s at least half – if not all – of your weekend eaten up by fun. What can you do with the rest of your time? Let’s find out. You’ve heard... | Continue reading article

Comments

1
 

Friends with Benefits supports the Royal

Written by on
Photo courtesy of Laura HammondPhoto courtesy of Laura Hammond

Friends with Benefits is highly personal charity event organized by Laura Hammond. She’s channelling her struggles with mental health into a great fundraiser for the Royal (formally the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre), featuring tunes from Timekode and a silent auction. Everything starts at 8pm on May 11 down at the Elmdale Tavern. Find out more on the event website. Apartment613: What was your motivation behind starting Friends With Benefits? You have a personal connection to the cause? Laura Hammond: It was a simple one: getting like-minded people together in a great... | Continue reading article

Comments

1
 
Filed in: Dance, Music, Ottawa Tourism

The Canadian Creative Music Collective at the NAC

Written by on
Cover of CCMC Vol. 1Cover of CCMC Vol. 1

Post by Jeff Morton. Tonight Ottawa welcomes an outstanding ensemble with a very special guest vocalist. Toronto’s CCMC, the Canadian Creative Music Collective, was established over 30 years ago, and is a spontaneous and compelling group of musicians. They call themselves a composing ensemble, and have dedicated themselves to the presentation of music that is fluid, self-regulating, and improvised. Even the most lazy internet research into these two musical forces, the ensemble CCMC and the vocalist Phil Minton, will produce a plethora of compelling stories and performance excerpts. With members... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: Music

Ottawa vocal group Harmonic Generation to perform on Saturday Night

Written by on

Gloria Song is a music writer for Apartment613. She also has her own band Scary Bear Soundtrack Ottawa’s own a cappella club Harmonic Generation will be putting on a special performance this Saturday night at the beautiful First Baptist Church. The concert is a fundraiser for the Canada-Africa Community Health Alliance, and will also feature performances by the African drumming group Kunundrum and Ugandan Traditional Dancers. In keeping with the theme, Harmonic Generation will be performing some African songs, as well as other covers including Adele, Michael Jackson and the... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: Music, Ottawa Tourism

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa’s neighbourhoods

Written by on

This weekend is the perfect time to get out and about and enjoy your neighbourhood, so that you’re well-equipped to exercise your democratic right and vote in our continuing Neighbourhood Wars. Jane’s Walk is one way to do it, as is hopping on your bike, but the events below will give you an extra excuse to hit the ‘hoods for a good time! Hintonburgers (the people, not the food) can meander down into neighbouring West Wellington for the 1st Thursday Art Walk tonight. It’s your last chance to catch Where the... | Continue reading article

Comments

1
 

Lee Fields turns up the soul

Written by on
Photo courtesy of Lee Fields.Photo courtesy of Lee Fields.

  Lee Fields is the genuine article. Still going strong after forty-three years in the business, this soul man has lost none of his funk and feeling. He released his first album in 1969, and over his fabled career has worked with so many of the legends of the industry, from Kool & The Gang to Sharon Jones. His most recent project, Lee Fields and the Expressions, is set to take Ottawa on Friday night. To describe this band as a throwback would be selling them short. Instead, I’ll use... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: Music, Ottawa Tourism
Interested in advertising with us?Email us at
apartment613@gmail.com