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BRAIDS. Photo by Landon Spears.

BRAIDS to bring open, honest show to #ARB2015

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 […]

Photo from the Arboretum Festival Facebook page.

5 reasons you won’t want to miss #ARB2015!

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 […]

Photo by Jaime Barash, courtesy of ideefixerecords.com.

Win tickets to see Jennifer Castle and the Acorn on November 14

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 […]

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Arboretum Interviews: Branching into… New Swears

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 […]

Photo courtesy of Her Harbour.

Arboretum Interviews: Branching into… Her Harbour

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 […]

Photo courtesy of Adam Saikaley.

Arbor acts, eat’m: Branching into… Adam Saikaley

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 […]

Photo of New Country Rehab by David Leyes, courtesy NCR's website.

Weekend roundup + ticket giveaway!

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 […]

Arboretum Festival Foliage – Branching into Pregnancy Scares

[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 […]