With all due respect to Bluesfest, it does tend to dominate the summertime conversation around music in Ottawa. Fortunately, the Bluesfest juggernaut is not the be-all and end-all of Ottawa music festivals, with more and more scrappy young upstarts springing up in recent years. One of these upstarts has gotten substantially larger and more mature this […]
I can honestly say I’ve been waiting for this record since 2011. Three singles, two videos, and several sweaty shows and DJ nights later, electro pop group Silkken Laumann is coming together to put the finishing touches on Not Forever Enough, mere weeks before the album’s drop date on December 31st, 2013. In advance of their second annual […]
Ottawa is home to a bunch of great DJs who host creative and eclectic events that are worth checking out. Nearly every weekend there are awesome dance parties held in pubs, clubs, restaurants, and one what-used-to-be jail throughout the city. There’s more to Ottawa than the Byward Market – especially when it comes to dancing. […]
No need to continue scouring the internet for summer tunes, Ottawa-based singer, rapper and producer, NDMA has just released his latest EP, Panache, this past June 17th. As we dive deeper into the season, the EP will likely be your go-to-playlist as it celebrates both hip-hop and electronic music. Mastered by prolific mixer, Phil Shaw […]
Halloween can be great if you have access to a child old enough to do the trick or treating rounds, but young enough that you can easily coerce them into giving you their candy. But what to do if you don’t have a kid, can’t borrow one, or you secretly think that “Halloween is christmas […]
Emmett Morrison’s love of records was passed on to him at a very young age by his parents. They both shared a love of music and there was always something spinning on the record player. His parents would take him on weekly trips to the record store to add to their impressive collection and, naturally, […]
We’re used to seeing lawyers showing off their legal skills in court on TV shows like Suits, but did you know that Ottawa lawyers have a musical side to them as well? By day, Ottawa resident Albert Chang is corporate counsel for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. By night, he plays music and organizes gigs […]
Hey, do you wanna feel SO ENERGETIC? Try FESTIVALS! Our rep as one of the best cities for fests is no exception in the winter. Between Megaphono and the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival for music, and Cracking-Up the Capital for comedy (now that’s a tongue-twister), you’ve got plenty of reasons to leave the house […]
After moving to Ottawa from BC nearly a decade ago, Hannah has made it her mission to explore Ottawa. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Ah Valentine’s Day. Some love it, others hate it. Personally, I’m more excited for Galentine’s Day, the best day of the year! No matter your preference, grab your friends and […]
From a beer festival to a Baltic film festival to the biggest cross-country ski event in Canada, this weekend has it all! Don’t forget that Monday is Family Day which means a long weekend for many around the city. Get out there and enjoy!
Welcome back to the weekend, Ottawa. From maple goodness to laughs to extreme sports, this weekend has got it all. Ready, set, find your scene. Festivals The Great Canadian Maple Festival is here! Head down to City Hall all weekend long and tap into the sweetness. Maple everything, craft beer and chainsaw carving for […]
More than 60 artists will showcase at the MEGAPHONO festival, February 1–3.
Ottawa Showbox is celebrating 5 years with an all ages weekend festival May 26–27 at The Record Centre (1099 Wellington W). Among the performers are G. Grand, Claude Munson, Keturah Johnson, and Nightshades. Tickets cost $8 online and $10 at the door.
For more of what’s going on around town, take a look at our event calendar. Don’t forget to tag your photos from this weekend with our #apt613wknd hashtag for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed!
Welcome back to the weekend, Ottawa. While the April showers may be stretching into May, the city is a-blossom with activities.