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TimeKode X: A decade in the making

When TIMEKODE began at the Eri Cafe in 2005, it quickly became one of Ottawa’s most loved monthly dance parties. On the third Friday of every month, the Eri was packed. Seven years later, after their venue’s unforseen closure, TIMEKODE spread its roots and sprouted up in other spaces, including Maker Space North, the Elmdale, […]

Write On Ottawa: The strange powers of Zoya the fox

Writers often find inspiration in interesting places. For local author Neven Humphrey, who has lived in the National Capital Region since 2000, the idea for his novel Dr. Jekyll’s Foxes came in a dream. The book, which is aimed at readers 12 years and up, tells the story of Zoya, a cub from a farm just north […]

Great Lake Swimmers bring nature to Bronson Centre

Great Lake Swimmers have long been known for their woodsy, melodious sound. With beautiful, cresting harmonies and natural instrumentation, their music calls to mind the rolling hills and rocky landscapes of the Canadian wilderness. Their new album, A Forest of Arms, released earlier this year, continues that tradition. And while it is identifiably a Great […]

The Elwins bring catchy tunes (and clean fingernails) to Targ

It’s been a great year for Toronto’s The Elwins. After releasing their sophomore album, Play For Keeps, in February, the band made numerous appearances at major summer festivals such as the Wolfe Island Music Festival and Sonic Boom, had a hit single on Canadian alternative radio, were featured in a Fido commercial, and followed it […]

Matthew Good brings Chaotic Neutral to NAC

NAC’s imperial Southam Hall was turned into a full-fledged rock stadium on Thursday night, with nearly sold-out performances by Matthew Good, and fellow Canadian supporting artist Scott Helman. Toronto’s fast-rising phenom, Scott Helman, captivated the audience earlier in the evening with a brief, but highly entertaining set, which featured his spirited pop/rock originals from his […]

Local artist Ariane Beauchamp explores natural world with digital illustration

Local artist Ariane Beauchamp’s medium of choice has typically been ink and watercolour.  The themes of her work, being nature, death and decay lend themselves perfectly to the unpredictable nature of the materials she uses.  “The ink tells me what is going to become of the piece. It will move, fall and dry in a […]

An Ottawa club history lesson with the Mercury Lounge’s resident DJ

Throughout November, Mercury Lounge has been celebrating 19 years of bringing fresh, high-energy entertainment to the capital. On Saturday November 28th,they’re wrapping up the month-long birthday bash with the release party for Tortured Soul’s new album Hot For Your Love Tonight. Also on hand will be Mercury’s resident DJ Trevor Walker. Since he’s been there since […]

Write On Ottawa: Novel set in West Bank impresses

While relatively new to the literary scene in Ottawa-Gatineau, Deux Voiliers Publishing from Aylmer, Quebec has already developed a reputation for releasing good books. Of the more than 20 authors that they have published, however, a strong case can be made that Wall of Dust by Timothy Niedermann is among the best works in their […]

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