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De la grande visite musicale pour une bonne cause

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Photo of Galaxie courtesy their Facebook page.Photo of Galaxie courtesy their Facebook page.

par Philippe Genest Qu’ont en commun un la Grande Galerie du Musée des civilisations, à Gatineau, et quatre des groupes francophones les plus en vue au pays en ce moment? 10$! Oh que oui! Pour le prix d’un sandwich et d’un latte chez Bridgehead, vous aurez accès mercredi le 22 août à 19h à une soirée dans le plus beau hall de la région, dont le toit a apparemment la forme d’un canot (j’ai une autre théorie là-dessus… mais ce sera pour une autre histoire), en compagnie de nuls autres que Louis-Jean Cormier, Galaxie,... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for August 15, 2012

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CHUO Studios

Listen here, or on iTunes. Every week, several of our editors take it upon themselves to deliver an hour of interviews, music and unintentional comedy live from CHUO. Though the show airs on Wednesday night at 9, the show lives on in podcast form–an indestructible record of our radioness. This week, we were able to snag an interviews with two bands. The first was with local band Tall Trees, three young lads from Canterbury whose passion and sound speak for themselves. For more, see our feature on them. We also talked to Jonas... | Continue reading article

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Amos the Transparent’s homecoming

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With their latest LP Goodnight My Dear…I’m Falling Apart, Amos the Transparent have sent a message that their music knows no bounds. Having received critical acclaim for their previous two albums, their most recent release is a testament to their ability to fuse diverse instrumentation and more experimental songwriting tactics with the honesty in lyrical content that has come to define the band’s music. While tracks like ‘Says the Spark’ and ‘Sure as the Weather’ have infiltrated the eardrums of indie music lovers across Canada, the album in its entirety... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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So enamoured are we are with all things beer in Ottawa that it seems not a Weekend Roundup goes by without at least some mention of the bubbly beverage. This week is no different. National Capital Craft Beer Week is in full swing this week, with events too numerous to mention. And while the Week ends this weekend, it won’t be without some fanfare. You see, at the core of National Craft Beer Week is the National Capital Craft Beer Festival, which takes place at Marion Dewar Plaza (just outside... | Continue reading article

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Tall Trees: up-and-coming young musicians

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Tall Trees recently released their first EP, launched their new website, and have been generating some  positive buzz. Despite their musical achievements, the band has yet to graduate from high school—all of the members are 17 years of age. Tall Trees have a killer sound, a great stage presence, and are as hard-working as any contemporary local band. The act consists of three Canterbury High students: Jad Hammoud, Peter Klaassen and Josh Wynnyk. All trained musicians, they demonstrate an enormous amount of skill on their chosen instruments. Hammoud’s vocals, reminiscent... | Continue reading article

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“Gather Wish,” the debut EP from local band High Waters, is neither obvious nor shy

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Do they even make records like this anymore? The debut release of Ottawa-based High Waters (previously incarnated as Life in 2D) embodies the band’s proud defiance of “static genres.” This music falls confidently between rocks – part indie, part classic, part experimental. If you’re desperate for comparisons before taking a listen, think Coldplay meets Hawksley Workman (sorry, High Waters). A concept album through and through, Gather Wish calls for a top to bottom listen to truly appreciate the musicality and sonic storytelling on offer. This EP is an entertaining ride that mixes strong musicianship with... | Continue reading article

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Local shorts under the stars at Centretown Movies

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Treepot media has hosted a few evenings highlighting local shorts, one at the Bytowne last March and one at the Mayfair in Septermber. The events featured short films and music videos – work from the local community that Treepot is part of. “It started as a way to get our stuff on the big screen” says Jith Paul, owner of Treepot Media. If you’ve never heard of Treepot, you might still know their work. They have done work with local favourites the Sound of Lions and they are involved in... | Continue reading article

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Indie Coffee Passport: Book passage to a caffeine buzz

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Photos by Alejandro BustosPhotos by Alejandro Bustos

Coffee drinkers listen up: If you want to avoid a Starbucks rut while discovering independent java hot spots, then this article is for you. This past spring, a dozen coffee shops in Ottawa launched the indie coffee passport with the express purpose of supporting independent stores. For $14, you can purchase a passport online or at participating locations and in return have a free coffee, tea or espresso-based beverage (up to $4.50 menu price) at each of the 12 locales. The promotion runs until November 30. Apartment 613 was curious about how the program... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Ottawa is quickly becoming a beer-fanatic’s wonderland, with new breweries like Broadhead and Ashton Brew Pub bubbling up everywhere to compliment Ottawa’s many beer festivals. The latest addition to this city’s craft beer craze is the National Capital Craft Beer Week, which kicks off this Friday at D’Arcy McGee’s. The kickoff party runs from 6-9 and admission is free. In addition to the obligatory craft beer, the party will feature music from Andre and the J-Tones, and so the funk will most certainly be brought. The festival continues through the 18th with plenty of... | Continue reading article

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New Ottawa-based music mag is aiming to bring an online magazine to your mailbox

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See the publication at http://www.damnmag.com/sample/See the publication at http://www.damnmag.com/sample/

Ottawa native Emily Kennedy is looking to add a little something different to her yet-to-be launched online music magazine. She wants to combine the best parts of online (fast publication, low cost, fun Internet community) with the best parts of getting mail. For every new issue of her new music publication Damn Magazine, you’ll get a little something in your real-life mailbox alerting you to the new issue. However it’s more than novelty that’s pushing Emily to launch her own publication. She’s hoping to embrace the political side of music and... | Continue reading article

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