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CityFolk 2015: Ottawa loves The Sheepdogs!

Some early evening rain on Saturday night in no way deterred fans from coming out to CityFolk to see the return of Canada’s beloved band, The Sheepdogs. In fact, the crowd only grew as the show progressed, with an enthusiastic display of appreciation and love for these five hard-working boys from Saskatchewan. The Sheepdogs, formed […]

Born Ruffians ruffing up Ritual + ticket giveaway

If ‘Born Ruffians’  is a tongue-in-cheek, parodic proclamation of softer sounds and cherubic jowls, in 2015, the band is morphing into, or at the least warming up to, the self-appointed nominalization. On their fourth release, Ruff , the touring 4-piece, hailing originally from the small city/big town of Midland, On (Georgian Bay area), ventures into […]

CityFolk 2015: Humble Passenger takes Lansdowne stage

No, Passenger is not a band, though he understands if you think so. Passenger (also known as Michael David Rosenberg) owned the stage Sunday night at CityFolk on The Great Lawn at Landsdowne Park. With only his guitar and a pedal board for company, the 31-year-old singer from the United Kingdom had the audience laughing […]

CityFolk: The Tubes 40 year journey

San Francisco rock legends, The Tubes, took Ottawa on an exciting glimpse through their 40-year journey which began with their debut self-titled album, released in June of 1975. Currently on a 40th anniversary world tour, the band showed the captivated audience that their energetic and musical prowess is still very much intact, as they started […]

Tips for enjoying CityFolk this weekend

Thinking of heading to CityFolk this weekend? Below are some suggestions on how to enjoy your experience based on the first three days of the festival. If you have other tips, below please feel free to share them in the comments section below, on our Facebook page or via Twitter. Scanning out: Remember that you can scan […]

Marvest: Reaping a fine harvest from Jonathan Becker & The North Fields

Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local artists, and we’ll be profiling some of those artists. Jonathan Becker and the North Fields are excited for the inaugural edition of Cityfolk’s Marvest, describing it as “something new […]

Videos of the Week: Souljazz Orchestra keepin’ the fiyah

We’re pretty big fans of The Souljazz Orchestra around here. And with news of the band’s latest release, Resistance, available now, we couldn’t help sharing not one, but two of the videos off the album. The first, “Shock and Awe”, was filmed on the Harmer overpass in Hintonburg and introduces us to the sounds of […]

Apt613 Live for September 18, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live, we look at some of the many things happening this weekend, from Chinatown Remixed to CityFolk, plus the audio version of our contributor Terry Steeves’ interview with the MATT dorgan PROJECT.

Marvest: Local talent The Brook release new EP

After two years of performing together, indie folk-rock band The Brook will be playing at the CityFolk/Marvest (formerly the Folk Festival) for the first time. Started by singer-songwriter Sarah Murphy, whose musical influences range from her grandfather, Newfoundland musician  Peter Barron, to Led Zeppelin, she is joined by drummer Zac Delamont and bassist Robin Russell. CityFolk […]