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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQfbw6e2Yz4[/youtube] Good thing this weekend has the longest days of the year – with so much happening, you’ll need those extra hours of sunshine to pack it all in! If you’re down at the Fringe Festival, be sure to stop by the courtyard to say hi – we’ll be reviewing all of the […]

Photo by Alexandre Mattar.

Souljazz Orchestra to test drive new material at Glow Fair

Ottawa’s Souljazz Orchestra is leading a strong set of local acts heading into Glow Fair, the Bank Street BIA’s new street festival, this Friday. Self-described as “Canada’s hardest-working combo”, The Souljazz Orchestra is hoping the neon, glow-in-the-dark festival will serve as a tune up ahead of their big euro tour launching next week. “It’s been […]

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From Death Valley to Paradise City: A different kind of ‘beat’ journey

There’s an undeniable romance to the idea of climbing into a car and discovering the world head-on wherever the road, and your instincts, might take you. That’s the primary motivation behind multidisciplinary visual artist, musician and director Lisa Lipton (a.k.a FRANKIE)’s most recent works that compromise the screening get outta my dreams and into my […]

One of the many volunteers of Ottawa's finest, providing security during Ringside For Youth XX. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Ringside for Youth XX: A fundraising success story

This is the story of how members of a community got together to help a financially strapped youth centre. That was 20 years ago, and the centre was the Ottawa Police Youth Centre, located in the Debra St./Dynes Ave. area…a neighbourhood which at one time, was plagued with crime. The PYC opened in 1992, inside […]

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Basement 819 du 11 juin 2014 :: La Nouvelle Scène nous sort en grand! Trouvez les meilleurs sièges pour la Coupe du monde de la FIFA! Festoyez, c’est l’été!

C’est parti pour vrai. L’été est débarqué avec la promesse de faire briller la région avec des événements festifs. La Nouvelle-Scène toute emballlée Le jour du lancement de la programmation 2014-2015, le théâtre de la Nouvelle-Scène obtenait son permis de construction pour prendre pignon sur rue sur King Edward à Ottawa. En attendant d’obtenir un […]

Weekend roundup + movie pass giveaway

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0fy249DCY8[/youtube] It’s set to be another busy, sunny Ottawa weekend, folks – this week, we’re giving away tickets to the first-run screenings of We Are the Best down at the Bytowne. Read on to find out how you can win! Ottawa Explosion Weekend kicked off their music festival last night, but don’t worry […]

The Kitchen Party dance floor. Photo from Hobo & SweetCheeks' Facebook page. Credit: Rémi Thériault.

Best of: Ottawa’s dance parties

Ottawa is home to a bunch of great DJs who host creative and eclectic events that are worth checking out. Nearly every weekend there are awesome dance parties held in pubs, clubs, restaurants, and one what-used-to-be jail throughout the city. There’s more to Ottawa than the Byward Market – especially when it comes to dancing. […]

A couple enjoying the music of the Slowcoasters. All photos by Terry Steeves.

aVibe fest delivers in its debut year

“Providing an environment where people can come together to celebrate great music, food & drink, art, culture, peace, and positive vibes.” The credo on the aVibe Music & Arts Festival website says it all. It delivered everything it set out to do in spades, in its debut year at the beautiful and massive Vincent Massey […]

Figure emblématique de Jo Chapeau (via Facebook)

Basement 819 du 4 juin :: Ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur la scène underground Ottawa-Gatineau!

Basement 819 vous épatera encore cette semaine avec son menu saisissant! Voici ce que vous retrouverez dans cette 18e édition de l’émission : Yeah! Une scène marginale dans la région! Oui, il y a bel et bien une scène éclatée, voire dissimulée dans les environs. Écoutez la voix d’un grand connaisseur, Jo Chapeau, nom qui […]

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From VICE to NXNE, Ottawa’s Christopher Roberts’ crazy journey

While we love to showcase what’s great about Ottawa, we also like to write about Ottawans that have made it big outside of our Nation’s Capital. After all, it’s not everyday we get to speak to a man who brought the likes of Black Lips, Action Bronson and The Raveonettes to VICE Records. Christopher Roberts’ […]

Weekend roundup + ticket giveaway

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLXqeQIua4[/youtube] The rain should clear up by the weekend, Ottawans, so plan on getting out and enjoying the sun! This week, we’re giving away tickets to Winchester Warm’s album launch – read on to find out how you can win. Summertime should perhaps be re-cast as weddingtime – ’tis the season of nuptials, […]

Basement 819 du 28 mai :: Kelp 20, Couch Assassin, nos nouveaux amis! Éric jubile-en-musique +++

Basement 819 vous présente une autre semaine riche en culture-du-coin. Faites circuler librement, partagez allègrement! Notre sélection offficielle :: Kelp 20! Soyez de la partie les 30 et 31 mai pour souligner le vingtième anniversaire de la maison de disque d’Ottawa Kelp Records. L’occasion se veut grandiose. L’événement Kelp 20 regroupera les bands locaux suivants […]

Kelp Records' celebrating 20 years!

Weekend Roundup and Kelp20 ticket giveaway!

It’s a busy weekend so let’s get started! The 2nd edition of Poets for Humanity is taking place tonight at Pressed. The night features some of the strongest poets in the city and serves as a fundraiser for various community programs. RAW:natural born artists is an international independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives […]

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