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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

  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 […]

The Dandy Warhols: Zia McCabe, Brent DeBoer, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmstrom. Photo courtesy of Listen Harder Music Publicity.

The Dandy Warhols return to Ottawa after 16 years

When it comes to the Dandy Warhols, Ottawa is like everyone’s hipster friend: we knew about them before they blew up, but we haven’t really seen them since. The last time the band played the city was in 2000, before “Bohemian Like You” became the hit that it did. At the time the band was […]

The Wooden Sky. Photo from their Facebook page.

Let’s be ready

Ontario Scene has been delivering a whirlwind of fantastic shows and there’s still plenty of goodness in store as we head into its final weekend. One show I feel I must highlight lest it be lost in all the noise is Friday night’s roots-rock triple bill featuring The Wooden Sky, the Sadies and Ottawa’s own […]

Bassist/lead vocalist, Jon Harvey, with Steve Kiely on drums/vocals. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Monster Truck rolls into Ottawa

Saturday night, Monster Truck rolled into Ottawa’s Bronson Centre, and turned this once Catholic high school for girls 700-seat auditorium into a spectacular arena rock show. Ultra high ceilings, a massive elevated stage, theatre-style seating, and plenty of standing room up front, made this the perfect sized venue, and despite its cavernous interior, maintained excellent […]

Photo by Anwar Massoud.

Mother Mother: Getting out of the sticks

There’s one thing that I can appreciate about a show that purports not much more than really good music… it’s that everyone and anyone can have a really good time!  That’s exactly what Ottawa got Friday night when Mother Mother’s The Sticks Tour came to the Bronson Centre. At no more than a maximum of […]

Photo courtesy of Matt Bourne

Mother Mother set to take the Bronson Centre back to The Sticks

Mother Mother’s sound is distinctive—three voices, two female and one male, sing beautifully structured harmonies over rock beats and intricate instrumental parts. Once the vocals kick in, it would be difficult to confuse the west coast band with any other. They’ve been described as “art-pop,” a description that, while it can be useful in a […]