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Oh Susanna charms sold-out NAC crowd

When Oh Susanna (aka Suzie Ungerleider) played the NAC’s fourth stage last Friday she reminded the sold-out crowd of all the reasons they fell for her sound in the first place. It’s easy to be hooked by that voice of hers, the yearning in it and how it gets inside a melody. Whether belting out […]

Q&A with Mark Bulgutch: Steak and potatoes, waterskiing squirrels and the future of journalism

Mark Bulgutch, award-winning reporter and author of That’s Why I’m a Journalist, is coming to the capital on April 19th to discuss the future of Canadian journalism with Carleton professor Chris Waddell. In anticipation of the event at the Octopus Books’ Centretown location, Apt613 chatted with Bulgutch in a phone interview about steak and potatoes, […]

Mermaid for a day

I’m not a very good swimmer. In fact, I’m a terrible swimmer. I’m afraid of the deep end, I’m very bad at holding my breath and I panic when I go a little deeper under water. Diving? Forget about it. But when the opportunity came for me to learn to swim like a mermaid, I […]

The Dandy Warhols return to Ottawa after 16 years

When it comes to the Dandy Warhols, Ottawa is like everyone’s hipster friend: we knew about them before they blew up, but we haven’t really seen them since. The last time the band played the city was in 2000, before “Bohemian Like You” became the hit that it did. At the time the band was […]

Video of the Week: That’s My Man by leMeow

The sultry atmosphere of leMeow’s track, “That’s My Man”, pulled me in and held me tight. Gin Bourgeous, lead singer of the Ottawa-local band has a raw edge to her voice that fits with this genre so well. You can sense her passion immediately and it’s a quality equally shared amongst members of the group. […]

Poets and Pancakes unite

Khaleefa Apollo the Child is a man of many hats. He is a spoken word artist, motivational speaker, youth worker, and events coordinator. He is also one half of hip hop duo Poetic Elements, radio show host on CKCUFM’s The Home Invasion Show, and current co-director of Urban Legends Poetry Collective (ULPC). When Khaleefa became […]

Concord Floral depicts secret lives of suburban teens

Some places have their mysteries: the secret lives born witness to when people were sure no one was watching, a record of which is imprinted on the place, in cypher understood only by initiates of that particular moment. Concord Floral, a condemned greenhouse where people go to live out their secret lives, is a place […]

Jeremy Fisher stretches out

What do you get when you put one of the city’s folkiest singer-songwriters on stage with a crack band of jazz musicians? You may just have to come see for yourself at Petr Cancura’s Crossroads show featuring Jeremy Fisher Thursday night. The Crossroads series was dreamt up by NAC Presents producer Simone Deneau and jazz […]

Ravenswing celebrates its 10th year with a launch party

It has been ten years since Ravenswing, an annual fair of local artisans, live music and free skill-sharing workshops, first took flight and, in celebration of bringing arts, culture, and community to Centretown for a decade and counting, they are throwing a launch party to mark the occasion. The launch party will be an opportunity for […]

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