The tenth Capital Slam Finals will take place this Saturday from 6:30 -10:00pm at the University of Ottawa’s Alumni Auditorium. One of the largest annual spoken word events in Ottawa, this slam will decide which of the eight finalists, who have already battled through two semi-finals, will go on to represent Ottawa at this year’s […]
This weekend is a big one for hip hop in the city, with House of PainT happening, all weekend long! Thursday marks Day 1 of House of PainT, and the OG 500 Poetry Slam and Art Expo at the Mayfair Theatre. 12 spoken word poets will go head-to-head, for a chance at the 500$ grand […]
In our final post for Poetry Week, we interview Ottawa’s own Kim Nguyen aka King Kimbit who performed at VERSeFest this weekend. As a testament to the power — and reach — of spoken word, Kim Nguyen, 22, stands less than five-feet tall yet speaks with award-winning conviction. “You wanna know how to rhyme you […]
For a great opportunity to hear some up-and-coming local artists, stop by Pressed this Friday for the launch of a new monthly music series that aims to promote young up-and-coming artists, particularly those who are queer and/or people of colour. This Friday’s show features November from Montreal, Perkolator from Peterborough, and Ottawa’s own Pith, one half of […]
Canadian Women’s Songbook: Women In The JUNOs was conceived and organized by Ottawa’s Muse Collective, a community group dedicated to creating safe(r) spaces for female musicians in Ottawa.
Ottawa Beat, your favourite local music mag, is turning one year old this weekend. To celebrate, they’re hosting a weekend-long bash featuring some of Ottawa’s best musicians.
Watch this space for gig photos every day of the festival. MEGAPHONO runs until February 10, 2018.