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Kalle Mattson today at the Ottawa Bluesfest

Kalle Mattson is having a great year and we thought it would be good to check in with him quickly before his Bluesfest performance. He plays the Clariage Homes Stage today at 2pm. You are our hometown hopeful on the Polaris list this year. What went through your mind when they announced it? How do […]


Jésus les filles et Crabe vont rocker la Casbah!

Oyé! Olé! Jesus les filles présentera leur tout dernier album ce vendredi soir au très intime et déluré Temporaire. Pour ceux qui ont envie de se dégourdir l’esprit, c’est certainement une occasion à saisir. Vos yeux deviendront grands à l’écoute active de leur deuxième album Le grain d’or. Ils performeront en compagnie de leurs amis art-punkers Crabe qui eux […]

La Petite Mort Gallery via Facebook

Basement 819 du 2 juillet :: Le Bluesfest est arrivé! Tournée de lancement d’albums pour Jésus les filles et Crabe. Expo à La Petite Mort Gallery – Shoot me, please

Basement 819 fait des choix pour mieux vous servir. Nous avons décidé cette semaine de faire la promotion de toutes nos recommandations via nos plateformes Facebook et Twitter @Basement819. Toujours, on pense à votre bonheur et cette semaine, on risque de courir à gauche et probablement à droite aussi pour alimenter vos ardeurs culturelles. Sans […]

Photo by Sean Sisk Photography.

Video of the Week: On the Line by The Red Rails

The Red Rails are a relatively new rock trio based in Ottawa. A love of minimalist rock and roll brought friends Kim Vincent (Vocals, Guitar), Chris Slaney (Bass, Vocals) and Steve Brogno (drums) together just over two years ago. “On the Line” is the first single from their forthcoming album A Living Fiction set to […]


Basement 819 du 25 juin :: Hommage à Jimmy C. Newman, Fête du Canada à la mode électro-house, Le Grenier pièce de théâtre historique, Éric émet une alerte : concerts à profusion

Le temps d’un hommage en l’honneur de Jimmy C. Newman Né à Highpoint en Louisiane en 1927 dans la paroisse d’Evangeline, Jimmy C. Newman a quitté notre monde à Nashville le 21 juin dernier. Jimmy est un des artistes cadiens les plus connus. Sa carrière s’est principalement déroulé à Nashville au Tennessee. Pour en savoir […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″][/youtube] So it’s an almost-kind-of long weekend, with the sun shining and the city full of activities. The Fringe Festival continues, with theatre options to suit just about everyone. Not sure what play to catch? We reviewed all the plays to help you out – check out our Fully Fringed section to see […]

Picturesque beach scene at l'Outaouais en Fête. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Summer festival fever

The first day of Summer has arrived, and with it, a vast array of art, cultural, sport, and music events for all ages in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. With the weather having fully co-operated over the weekend, there was no shortage of things to take in for the eyes and ears. The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival […]

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NDMA has your summer tunes covered

No need to continue scouring the internet for summer tunes, Ottawa-based singer, rapper and producer, NDMA has just released his latest EP, Panache, this past June 17th. As we dive deeper into the season, the EP will likely be your go-to-playlist as it celebrates both hip-hop and electronic music. Mastered by prolific mixer, Phil Shaw […]

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Kathleen Edwards to Step Back from Music (After Tonight)

After fifteen years of music, Kathleen Edwards has decided she’s done, at least for now. Tonight’s Jazz Festival performance is the artist’s final planned show. Whether or not this means she’s quitting music permanently is not clear, but Edwards is clear that she is stepping back from music for a sizeable portion of time. Since […]

Jazz Fest opens this weekend: interview + highlights

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″][/youtube] The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival starts this weekend! We’re big fans of the festival and we’ve made it something of an annual tradition to check in with Petr Cancura, programming manager for the festival, to see what he’s pulled together for Ottawa Jazz fans. (If you’re interested, see 2011, 2012, 2013). We’ll […]