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Apt613 Fellowship: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Josephine

Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Josephine Daigle About: Josephine is the kitchen manager of the brand-new café Red Door Provisions in New […]

Chilly Gonzales performs at Dominion Chalmers United Church as part of Music and Beyond 2015. Photo by Jared Epp.

A Chilly Gonzales review

Welcome us all to the Chilly Gonzales concert, Laurence Wall of the CBC. Yoke that voice made for radio. Give us your one-liner. Please Laurence. There it is.  “The National Research Council official time signal…the long dash…” Thank you.  Now butter us up inside Dominion-Chalmers United Church for a Chilly Gonzales basting. But who will […]

Photo of Musk Ox courtesy of the band

Bluesfest: The dazzling chamber sound of Musk Ox

When Musk Ox released their latest album Woodfall last year, it quickly became the most popular Ottawa record on Bandcamp, as well as being the #3 Bandcamp album in Canada. Listening to the beautiful compositions of this chamber-folk trio, which combine classical guitar (Nathanaël Larochette), cello (Raphael Weinroth-Browne) and violin (Evan Runge), it’s easy to see why […]

Photo from Jan Järvlepp's website, Credit: John Winiarz.

Q&A with Ottawa composer Jan Järvlepp

A prolific and eclectic composer (his Garbage Concerto recently received its second local performance with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra this year), Jan Jävlepp is one of Ottawa’s hidden musical treasures. Thankfully, the Music and Beyond festival saw it right to dedicate an entire concert on Monday, July 13th, with only his works on the program […]

The Hilotrons. Photo by David Irving.

Bluesfest: A summer evening with the superb Hilotrons

Since forming in 2001, the Hilotrons have become one of Ottawa’s most innovative musical groups. They have also gained a reputation for being involved in numerous interesting projects: among other things, their music has been performed at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, they released a special double-sided album that can only be played on a Fisher […]

Bluesfest: The avant-garde soundscapes of Fet.Nat

[youtube][/youtube] Fet.Nat “WTF Jumpin’ Bean” Pop Montreal 2014 / Parlabande – Published on Oct 13, 2014 (courtesy of YouTube) If Ottawa audiences want to hear some interesting musical experiments taking place in our region, then they need look no further than across the bridge to Quebec. Since 2010, the Hull-based collective Fet.Nat has been concocting strange […]