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A sold-out smash hit at The Gladstone

Vanity Project Productions brought us Hedwig and the Angry Inch (twice) at The Gladstone last year.  Alvina Ruprecht called it “the theatre event of the season”.  From April 1 to 4, they’re presenting another theatrical treat:  a dynamite production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. I pity those without a ticket – this is […]

A voice that could fill a stadium

Music doesn’t need to be loud and in your face to make an impact, and a perfect example of this is Ottawa’s own Monday I Retire. The heart of their sound comes from their front woman Mackenzie Di Millo: short of stature but with a voice that could fill a stadium. Joining her is brother […]

Scattered Clouds. Photo from their Bandcamp page.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

This first weekend of April brings warmer weather and the passing of annual prankster day. With all the festival lineups being released, it finally feels like the fun can start. This weekend is an excellent opportunity to pick up something new with a Bubble Soccer Tourament, Glass Blowing and free hot dog parties. Thursday evening […]

La formation The Urban Indians s'est hissée parmi les neuf demi-finalistes de la 19e édition des Francouvertes. Photo : Daphné David

Basement 819 du 1er avril 2015 :: L’heure juste sur les Francouvertes. Votez pour l’artiste l’année dans le cadre du concours Searchlight CBC. La Grande braderie de la mode à Gatineau! La ville d’Ottawa lance un site web qui retrace toute son histoire en 34 000 dossiers!

Basement 819 vous revient cette semaine en force avec une émission chargée de nouveautés et d’événements à ne pas manquer. En plus d’avoir la primeur sur nos recommandations du Weekend Roundup, profitez de l’émisison pour être à l’affût de nos découvertes musicales et analyses de l’actualité culturelle. Consultez notre résumé chaque semaine pour accéder à […]

Sonia Rodriguez in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  Photo by Bruce Zinger 
courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.

Ballet brings the magic of Wonderland to NAC stage + ticket giveaway

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the evening performance of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Sunday, April 12.  To enter, send an email to with the subject line “Ballet Contest – Alice in Wonderland” by 2 pm Thursday, April 2.  The winner will be picked by random draw and notified on Thursday […]

Screaming Females roar into House of Targ

Screaming Females will roar into Ottawa’s House of Targ on Thursday, April 9th.  I had the opportunity to chat with Marissa Paternoster (guitar/vocal) and Jarrett Dougherty (drums) in anticipation of their show. Apt613: I was really excited to see your band perform in Montreal last year, when you opened for The Julie Ruin on your […]

Goodbye Piccadilly: Secrets, surprises, and songs aplenty

This is a show that does what good theatre should, taking you completely away from yourself and immersing you in someone else’s story, besides providing a friendly mirror on your own experience.  Director Sarah Hearn brings the loveable Goodbye Piccadilly, to the Ottawa Little Theatre. With a pitch perfect script written by Ottawa-raised screenwriter and […]