Mike Dubue, former front-man of the Hilotrons, is trying his hand at another silent film. You might remember these events happening at the Mayfair a while back. This time Mike and a group of local musicians have rented out the ByTowne Cinema to present The Adventures of Prince Achmed with an original score. They are […]
House of PainT kicks off this week with a multitude of events . The festival that celebrates the four elements of hip hop – graffiti writing, bboy/bgirl, DJing and MCing is kicking things off on Wednesday at Babylon with the Ottawa Grand 500, its second annual poetry slam night. There will be special performances by […]
In the bustling Bridgehead in Hintonburg, I got the opportunity to sit down with HiLoTron’s Mike Dubue to talk about the band’s upcoming show at The Blacksheep Inn on November 2nd and what he loves about our fair city. Having followed the HiLoTrons since 2002, I was pretty stoked to meet with Mike and hear […]
If you head over to The Manx Pub on Elgin Street and order a pint of beer, chances are that you will be served by one of Ottawa’s – if not Canada’s – most brilliant poets. David O’Meara is a fantastic writer who wears many hats: Manx bartender, artistic director of VERSeFest, all around great guy. However, it’s […]
This slow burn of a song keeps the music light and the lyrics heavy. The video, created by Ryan Paul Gibson, Luca Fiore and Craig Conoley, shows the most drab of our everyday routine with hint of hope, at the very end. ‘My Number’ can be found on The Hilotrons’ most recent album, At Least […]
Vanessa Rotondo is an Ottawa-based freelance writer, national spoken word artist and youth outreach coordinator/arts educator. If you’re looking for an upbeat, electro-punk meets funk fusion album with built-in underlying smart commentary, you can’t do better than To Trip with Terpischore, Hilotrons’ newest release. After ten years of making music and serious moves in the Canadian […]
The Bluesfest! It’s coming! Time to brace yourself for the annual immersion in great music, hot sun, cold beer and all around good times. Even if you’re heading out for the big name headliners be sure to catch some hometown bands too. The flats are set to be the most fertile ground for discovering the […]
I Can’t Believe It’s Not is more than fake butter – it’s also the name of the most awesome, dance-til-you-sweat album cover nights in the 613. Since 2013, the live series has brought together Ottawa musicians of all stripes to pay tribute to The Strokes’ Is This It, Nirvana’s Nevermind, and Black Sabbath’s Paranoid. Fleetwood […]
A discussion panel, “ALL AGES: facing ageism in music,” takes place Wednesday, August 17 at Bar Robo.
On Friday February 3, Her Harbour will release a gorgeous sophomore album, Go Gently Into the Night, at the Gallery Recording Studio in a special showcase presented by Arboretum and E-Tron Records.
More than 60 artists will showcase at the MEGAPHONO festival, February 1–3.