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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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The Great Ottawa Beer Guide

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Photo courtesy of tcp909 on Flickr.Photo courtesy of tcp909 on Flickr.

Are you a fan of craft breweries? Microbrasseries? Brew pubs? Beer in general? Then think of this article as a scavenger hunt for the National Capital Region beer aficionado. Despite all the back-to-school sales and frosh week prep going on, there is still some summer left and hunting down a quality pint is a good way to spend it. In honour of National Capital Craft Beer Week, we’ve assembled a list of local destinations for discerning beer fanatics. This list is a pastiche of beer landmarks across the National Capital... | 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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On renaming and rebranding Centretown

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You might have heard that a recently-launched campaign celebrating an entity called “South Central Ottawa” as “the next great hood” has turned a lot of heads, especially among residents of the neighbourhood itself. What’s wrong with a little community spirit? First point: the world already has a South Central . But that’s neither here nor there. Perhaps it’s because, until a few months ago, no one had ever heard of South Central Ottawa. Perhaps it’s because the project isn’t being community-driven; the people behind South Central Ottawa,  the Urban Capital... | 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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Album Art Courtesy of High WatersAlbum Art Courtesy of High Waters

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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Weekly News Review: Cycling from the burbs, a giant blanket fort party, upgrading Plouffe Park and more!

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Thinking about cycling downtown from the burbs? Journalists from YourOttawaRegion tried it out. Read about their trials and tribulations as they traveled from Kanata, Orleans, Barrhaven and Nepean to City Hall. There’s been a lot of bat stories recently, and it’s not because of The Dark Knight Rises. Rather, one of the hottest summers in decades has set off an eruption of bat problems in Ottawa. While bats are generally not dangerous, there’s been a bit of a scare after an Ottawa resident found a dead bat that had rabies. Here’s a bit of... | Continue reading article

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