Apt613 has you covered with festival picks, date ideas and event suggestions this weekend.
With one week before their sixth edition, there’s still plenty of time to discover artists in the Arboretum Festival lineup.
DIANA, TOPS, Cadence Weapon, Deerhoof, Claude Munson, Isaac Vallentin and Gianna Lauren are set to perform at the 6th Arboretum Festival.
The Beau’s Summer in the City Beer Garden will be located in Festival Village, adjacent to Concert Village at City Hall.
Ottawa songwriter Trails will be performing at Arboretum Music Festival tonight, playing an 8:30pm show at St. Alban’s Church.
Friday night was a very significant and special occasion on Albert Island: when Arboretum Festival began welcoming people onto the grounds, it was the first time the island had been used for a public event in over 200 years. An organizer from Arboretum took to the main stage before the performances to tell the crowd […]
Montreal-based art pop band BRAIDS will be headlining Arboretum Festival this Friday night, playing songs from their most recent album, Deep in the Iris, which was released in April. Apartment613 talked with drummer Austin Tufts ahead of the festival, and he said the show they’re bringing to Ottawa has been some of the most fun […]
Arboretum Festival kicks off this Wednesday and promises to be an intimate music festival, bringing together new and emerging artists from around the region as well as critically acclaimed Canadian artists, all here in Ottawa. The festival will be taking place at two locations: St. Alban’s Anglican Church on Wednesday and Thursday nights and Albert […]
This is going to be a great show. We’ve long understood that we can trust Arboretum. They take things seriously, and when they ask you to show up, it’s probably going to be worth it. We played some Jennifer Castle on Apartment613 Live (our weekly show on CHUO) last week and it was awesome. She’s […]
Editor’s note: All this week Sandro’s been interviewing some of the act appearing at the Arboretum music festival, which ends today. Today he interviews the New Swears, local torch bearers for the fun boy noise sound. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAk0y1rkoP0[/youtube] Hi New Swears. Who are the members that make up New Swears? How did you guys meet, and how did […]
If you’ve never heard of Her Harbour, then tonight is as good a time as any to sail the seas. The act will be playing alongside Jesse MacCormack at Le Troquet on Rue Laval in Hull. Expect cascading, enigmatic, beautifully powerful soundscapes that are magisterially rendered and charged like lightening. Sandro (S): First off, where does […]
Just over 20 years ago, New York’s Beastie Boys released their fourth album, Ill Communication. Weaving together the sounds of punk, funk and hip-hop with live instrumentation and inventive, abstract sampling, the album touched on much of what many would consider delicious from the 90s. Now is a rare chance to hear the whole thing […]
It’s another busy summer weekend, Ottawa – and the weather is gonna hold up so you can attend everything! Find out how you can win tickets to a show on Sunday down at the end of the post. Thursday night, you’ve got your pick of two album release parties: local blues rockers Cold Capital will […]
Catriona Sturton is a musician who seriously and ambitiously digs into her craft. Formerly a member of the band Plumtree, she’s also collaborated with many well-known acts such as Al Tuck, Sloan, Blue Rodeo, and Joel Plaskett. She’s studied musical styles and instruments from both Mali and Japan and has spent time under the harmonica-tutelage […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkwUHArmr-U[/youtube] Pregnancy Scares, an Ottawa-bred act, is an aural torrent of strepitous calamities. Part blast, part roar, with a tinkle surf-shuffle, their tunes rumble with an infectious energy. While engaged in numerous other projects, members of the band use this project as a form to unleash the beasts. The band is releasing a 7-inch this […]