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Q&A with veteran storyteller Kim Kilpatrick

Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick, actor Emily Pearlman and harpist Lucile Brais Hildesheim will be performing A Winter Tale: the Journey of the Blind Harper at the NAC Fourth Stage. It’s about a famous Irish musician whose music is still performed today. Kilpatrick is a veteran storyteller whose repertoire includes her one-woman show Flying in the Dark, […]

Royal Wood brings his orchestral manoeuvers to the NAC in 2016

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Royal Wood continues his steady climb of ongoing success as one of Canada’s well-respected songwriters. His contemporary classic songs, encompassing flavours of folk and pop, are ripe with completely memorable melodies, and personal life-reflecting lyrics that speak to the hearts of us all. Now with 2 EP’s, 6 full-length studio albums, and […]

I Can’t Believe It’s Not: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours Playlist

I Can’t Believe It’s Not is more than fake butter – it’s also the name of the most awesome, dance-til-you-sweat album cover nights in the 613. Since 2013, the live series has brought together Ottawa musicians of all stripes to pay tribute to The Strokes’ Is This It, Nirvana’s Nevermind, and Black Sabbath’s Paranoid. Fleetwood […]

Great Lake Swimmers bring nature to Bronson Centre

Great Lake Swimmers have long been known for their woodsy, melodious sound. With beautiful, cresting harmonies and natural instrumentation, their music calls to mind the rolling hills and rocky landscapes of the Canadian wilderness. Their new album, A Forest of Arms, released earlier this year, continues that tradition. And while it is identifiably a Great […]

The Elwins bring catchy tunes (and clean fingernails) to Targ

It’s been a great year for Toronto’s The Elwins. After releasing their sophomore album, Play For Keeps, in February, the band made numerous appearances at major summer festivals such as the Wolfe Island Music Festival and Sonic Boom, had a hit single on Canadian alternative radio, were featured in a Fido commercial, and followed it […]

Matthew Good brings Chaotic Neutral to NAC

NAC’s imperial Southam Hall was turned into a full-fledged rock stadium on Thursday night, with nearly sold-out performances by Matthew Good, and fellow Canadian supporting artist Scott Helman. Toronto’s fast-rising phenom, Scott Helman, captivated the audience earlier in the evening with a brief, but highly entertaining set, which featured his spirited pop/rock originals from his […]

An Ottawa club history lesson with the Mercury Lounge’s resident DJ

Throughout November, Mercury Lounge has been celebrating 19 years of bringing fresh, high-energy entertainment to the capital. On Saturday November 28th,they’re wrapping up the month-long birthday bash with the release party for Tortured Soul’s new album Hot For Your Love Tonight. Also on hand will be Mercury’s resident DJ Trevor Walker. Since he’s been there since […]

Ottawa emcee TÁDÉ on pursuing his passion

Ottawa emcee Idris Lawal exudes a calm and self-aware confidence, a rare trait for a twenty-something who’s still trying to find his footing in the small Ottawa hip hop landscape. Lawal – who works under the artist name TÁDÉ (pronounced Ta-day) – got a taste of local success with his 2014 mixtape Boxing with God. […]

Yukon Blonde plays the NAC + ticket giveaway

This weekend, Ottawa will be hit with two Canadian talents Yukon Blonde and Hey Rosetta! for the second time this year after two knockout performances at the Dragon Boat festival in June.  These bicoastal sweethearts will be rocking Southam Hall at the NAC on Sunday to a packed house who will certainly be dancing in […]

Safia Nolin sera de passage à la Quatrième salle du CNA

Raw. A youthful soul that questions wisely. Poetry sure to bring you back to a moment you thought you couldn’t live through. But in the end, all is good. To all of you who appreciate a francophone voice, Safia Nolin’s compositions will warm up the NAC’s Fourth Stage on November 28th. « Aujourd’hui, demain Peut-être […]

Petr Cancura on taking it down to the crossroads

When NAC Presents recently announced its season lineup, Petr Cancura’s Crossroads project stood out right away. A concert series within the concert series that is NAC Presents, Crossroads is a genre-crossing something special that’s been cooked up to mark Presents’ 5th anniversary. So here it is. Take three of the city’s best-loved singer-songwriters, say Ian Tamblyn, […]

Apt613 Live! for November 3, 2015

First off, thanks to all your kind donations and support during the CHUO 89.1FM funding drive. If you missed out and are still interested in donating, it’s not too late. Just visit their website to donate online. Lovely listeners who donate $35 or more to Apt613 Live! will get a Support Local t-shirt. We interview the […]

BADBADNOTGOOD play benefit concert for Centre 507

Located at Centretown United Church, Centre 507 might not be highly visible to passersby but the work they do definitely shows in the community they serve.   Run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, Centre 507 is an adult drop-in centre and support service that has been helping individuals deal with issues such as […]