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Timekode kicks it old school at Billings Estate

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Photo courtesy of Billings Estate National Historic Site.Photo courtesy of Billings Estate National Historic Site.

The DJs who bring you Timekode every third Thursday Friday of the month are busting out of their traditional Eri Cafe spot and heading down to Billings Estate for a throw-back evening of dancing, music, costumes and cocktails. While all things retro are definitely hip these days, these DJs hopped on the chance to partner with Billings Estate for other reasons. Did you know, for example, that just as Timekode and other DJ dance parties take place in unconventional places, the Billings family had their beginnings in a similar space?... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Bluesfest and otherwise

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Word on the street is that Bluesfest, Ottawa’s yearly decidedly-not-completely blues festival, has begun. Here at Apartment613, we’re putting our usual local spin on things by highlighting many of the numerous local bands playing the festival. This weekend, the festival offers such local delicacies as Kalle Mattson, The Flats, Philly Moves, Amanda Bon, A Tribe Called Red, and numerous other local favourites. In addition to localness, Saturday night at Bluesfest features the rather odd lineup pairing of Alice Cooper and MSTRKFT. That promises to be strange and satisfying. Speaking of strange and satisfying,... | Continue reading article

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Flight Distance flies to Bluesfest

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Flight Distance (from left to right) DJ Calkuta, MC Patience, and MC Bender. Photo Courtesy of The General Studio.Flight Distance (from left to right) DJ Calkuta, MC Patience, and MC Bender. Photo Courtesy of The General Studio.

Tomorrow marks the kickoff of this year’s edition of Bluesfest, and many of Ottawa’s highest regarded local acts are gearing up to take one of the festival’s many stages. One such act is Flight Distance, a hip hop act that has been operating, in one form or another, for ten years. In addition to their Bluesfest premiere, the band is set to release a split twelve-inch this summer titled “Worth.” Last year saw the release of a new album, Bad Information (produced by Crack Moses), a record which earned the... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: BB10, Hoedown done?, LRT west and more!

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Photo courtesy of SageCGI on Flickr.Photo courtesy of SageCGI on Flickr.

Poor Hoedown. After its money woes and cancellations, the city’s now told organizers that they cannot use the proposed Stittsville ranch location as it isn’t zoned to hold a large gathering of people. Denis Benoit and company have been resilient in making this year’s festival happen but I’m afraid this might be the final nail in the coffin. The city of Ottawa has decided to wait another year before deciding which corridor it will use for the western extension of the LRT. This means that all 15 options proposed are still... | Continue reading article

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Video of the week: Zoo Legacy’s L.K.U.T.

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Zoo Legacy has been working hard over the past year and their most recent EP City Light Glow is just about ready to go. They’ve recently release their first single titled L.K.U.T and a video was shot by the amazing Cloud in the Sky Studios from Ottawa.

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Jazz Festival this Friday?

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If you’ve been reading the blog at all this week, you’ve likely noticed that we’ve gone a bit Jazz Fest crazy. It turns out that our writers are loving this year’s festival and have been live-tweeting several of the shows. If all this has made you want to check out the festival yourself, we’ve got a few pairs of tickets to this Friday’s shows at the festival. The late night line-up features Bombolessé and Snarky Puppy – which should be a diverse an energetic line-up. Shoot us an email if you’re... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Canada Day edition

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Canada Day and cottages: that sums up many an Ottawan’s weekend plans. Of course, for those of you staying the city this long weekend, the first option will be hard to miss. The usual craziness will take place around Parliament Hill, with Feist, Simple Plan and many more giving free shows. Major Hill and Jacques-Cartier parks will also be hopping, as well as several museums (click here for a full list) . You can also catch some free shows as part of JazzFest. There’ll also be a Canada Day event for almost every community... | Continue reading article

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From fighting fires to vending vittles: Canicus Catering Inc.

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Imagine: it’s a beautiful, sunny afternoon and you’re out mowing the lawn. The ever-present mobile rings, and it’s your best friend calling from Alberta. “Hey man, I was thinking about the pizzas you used to bake at Vittoria’s… Uh, how cool would it be to put an oven in the back of a fire truck?” I’m guessing you’d agree it’d be pretty cool, but crazy, and you’d get back to the grass cutting. Kyle Weisgerber went inside to check something on the internet. Ottawa, meet Canicus Catering Inc., the fire(food)truck.... | Continue reading article

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