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Basement 819 du 27 août 2014 :: Charabia LIVE en studio. Écoutez ce qui vit! Un goût de métal avec The Chariots of the Gods.

Basement 819 a célébré ses 30 premières émissions en extra grand. Une prestation live et un band métal. Et même une entrevue avec le Monsieur le Maire Jim Watson dans le cadre de la conférence de presse de lancement de la reconstruction de La Nouvelle Scène (qui en passant, devrait, si tout va bien, ouvrir […]

Photo by Sean Sisk Photography, courtesy The Red Rails website.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

The long weekend is upon us, Ottawans! Kick things off with Soup Ottawa, the local micro-grant participatory dinner event. Who doesn’t love soup, and who doesn’t love hearing great ideas? This event has plenty of both. My Summer Crush improv series continues, tickling your funny bone with some musical comedy, Ladystache from Toronto, and a […]

Eric St-Cyr and Ashley Craven of Archy & Mehitabel, hosts of Zaphod's Showcase Mondays. Photo from their Facebook Page.

TGIM? Showcase Mondays returns to Zaphod Beeblebrox!

Does one ever look forward to a Monday? With legendary night club, Zaphod Beeblebrox, reviving their Showcase Mondays, the beginning of your week doesn’t have to seem so bleak. Showcase Mondays was a former staple at Zaphod’s until health problems forced owner, Eugene Haslam, to cease the event. A few years later the show is […]

Photo by Shankari Euteneier.

The Visit play two shows before heading to Prague

If one were to try to classify the genre of music The Visit plays, they would have a difficult time. With a chamber element and hints of a classical crossover, The Visit just doesn’t fall into any of the boxes. Their music is better described in adjectives – archaic, yet futuristic, at the same time; […]

Photo from the New Swear Facebook group

Arboretum Interviews: Branching into… New Swears

Editor’s note: All this week Sandro’s been interviewing some of the act appearing at the Arboretum music festival, which ends today. Today he interviews the New Swears, local torch bearers for the fun boy noise sound. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAk0y1rkoP0[/youtube] Hi New Swears. Who are the members that make up New Swears? How did you guys meet, and how did […]

Skid Row's bassist and founder, Rachel Bolan, sings a tribute to Tommy Ramone. Photo courtesy Terry Steeves.

Review: Skid Row plays first Canadian tour date in Ottawa

Last Sunday night in Ottawa was home to a night of pure hard rockin’ bliss with what was truly one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of 2014 for me. After nearly 28 years of a career that has seen its share of peaks and valleys, Skid Row proved tonight that they are better […]

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Arboretum Interviews: Branching into… The Yips

Editor’s note: All this week Sandro’s been interviewing some of the act appearing at the Arboretum music festival, which ends this Saturday. Today he interviews the Ottawa-based Ouija rockers The Yips. We trudged through the thick, soggy trails; we emerged. We climbed the teetering steps, one by one, and knocked on the oak door adorned with duck feathers. […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″]http://vimeo.com/97438456[/vimeo] This is the kind of jam packed weekend where there is so much going on, you’re going to wish that you could be in more than one place at once. With both Capital Pride and Arboretum Arts Festival spanning the whole weekend, there is more than enough to keep even the busiest […]

Moonfruits

Basement 819 du 20 août 2014 :: Prestation live de MOONFRUITS. Éric se prépare pour l’International de pétanque du Vieux-Hull. LANDLINE à la Court des Arts. Événements culturels du Forum social des peuples.

Cette semaine à Basement 819, nous sommes à trois à couvrir l’actualité culturelle pour vos beaux yeux. Jo Chapeau s’installe à l’émission comme collaborateur officiel et vous en serez encore plus heureux que nous! Il nous prépare une programmation de musique locale et des performances LIVE à l’émission pour les 12 prochaines années. D’ailleurs, parlant […]

Photo by Victoria Davis used with permission from Constellation Records

Arboretum Interviews: Branching out into Ought

Montreal-based Ought roll into Ottawa on Thursday for the Arboretum music festival, joining the likes of Fresh Snow, Blue Angel, and Freelove Fenner to crush out spirited and engaging tunes at House of Targ. Their album More Than Any Other Day is a rebel-rousing maelstrom at once caustic and emotive, flickering with paradox and tension. It simply howls out of […]

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Arboretum Interviews: Branching into… Bosveld.

On Wednesday eve, Ottawa’s Bosveld will combine with Evening Hymns and Julie Dorion and the Wooden Stars to create a savory folk buffet sure to gratify a wide range of tastes. Grab your musical fork, your musical spoon, your musical toothpick, your musical… can-opener? Bosveld explains. Sandro Marcon: Describe the kind of restaurant that would have “Bosveld” on […]

Photo courtesy of Her Harbour.

Arboretum Interviews: Branching into… Her Harbour

If you’ve never heard of Her Harbour, then tonight is as good a time as any to sail the seas. The act will be playing alongside Jesse MacCormack at Le Troquet on Rue Laval in Hull. Expect cascading, enigmatic, beautifully powerful soundscapes that are magisterially rendered and charged like lightening. Sandro (S): First off, where does […]

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Hull your ass across the River! Arboretum will make it worth your while

Arboretum is taking the party to Hull with a full night of programming across the river, including shows at Le Troquet and Le Petit Chicago. This will be a great opportunity to increase our cultural dialogue  across the river and help extend the festival audience. Nicolas Sylvestre, of the Fau Mardi collective, (a group that […]

Photo courtesy of Adam Saikaley.

Arbor acts, eat’m: Branching into… Adam Saikaley

Just over 20 years ago, New York’s Beastie Boys released their fourth album, Ill Communication.  Weaving together the sounds of punk, funk and hip-hop with live instrumentation and inventive, abstract sampling, the album touched on much of what many would consider delicious from the 90s. Now is a rare chance to hear the whole thing […]

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