Recently we profiled two local photographers who chronicle Ottawa’s music scene. In this week’s column, we expand our focus to include the numerous other music bloggers from the National Capital Region. Music Writers Most local bloggers probably don’t consider themselves to be journalists or writers in the strict sense of the word. However, given that many […]
Given the timing of Canada Day, you’ve probably been partying from last Friday to this Tuesday. Hope you had time to recover because the weekend’s already back again! This year’s RBC Ottawa Bluesfest begins on Thursday. Weekend highlights include Tegan and Sara, Danny Brown (Thursday), Journey & Zedd on Friday, Lady Gaga on Saturday and Mac Demarco, […]
WuFest brings together all that is good in Ottawa. No, unfortunately it doesn’t celebrate the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, but it does bring together some of Canada’s (untapped) talent in a celebration of creativity — specifically the musical and photographic kind. Ming Wu is the prolific and omnipresent concert photographer who has been snapping away at […]
As we near the end of the Ontario Scene Festival presented by the National Arts Centre, Matías Muñoz of Ottawa Showbox had the opportunity to sit down with our very own Nightshades at House of Targ. The three-piece garage band have garnered a lot of attention in Ottawa and are set to open up for Fucked […]
Just before the end of the Ontario Scene Festival presented by the National Arts Centre, Shawn, from Ottawa Showbox, had the opportunity to sit down with our own Zoo Legacy. The indie rock/hip hop hybrid opened for Shad on May 2 at the Bronson Centre. Check them out below: Ottawa Showbox, Ringbill Records and Apt613 present […]
The Ontario Scene Festival presented by the National Arts Centre came to a seemingly quick close. In that time, Ottawa Showbox had the opportunity to catch up with a few bands at House of Targ. Here’s their interview with Toronto’s PUP. The punk rock band has made some waves since their debut LP last August, raising […]
Marvest: Ottawa Showbox presents Nightshades, Jonathan Becker & the North Fields, and Jack Pine & the Fire
This is a guest post from Ottawa Showbox, who were asked (along with Apt613 and other local cultural producers) to curate showcase shows for CityFolk’s Marvest series. It is the dawn of a new era for big festivals in Ottawa, specifically the newly rebranded and relocated CityFolk Festival. Making its new home on the edge […]
For those who have fond memories of youths spent in arcades, House of Targ is a mecca. Its hallowed halls ring with nostalgic echoes, the pings and bloops of high scores past. And if the addition of perogies seems out of place in an punk-themed arcade, that’s probably because you haven’t tried them yet. All […]
Kanata is not exactly known for its nightlife. Once a haven for technological development, Kanata has become a place that many Ottawans simply don’t think about that often, unless it is in the context of our hockey team. But if the plan hatched by Big Rig and Ottawa Showbox is successful, that is about to […]
Sunshine has hit Chinatown in more ways than just the weather. Last fall delivered a startling loss with the closure of Raw Sugar, but last week Bar Robo opened its doors to save the people of Chinatown from caffeine and liquor loss. Bar Robo takes the physical place of Raw Sugar, but that’s the last you’ll […]
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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.