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Pocketz Tuesday Open Mic Night

Join fellow musicians and share original tunes or old favourites. Also come on down if you like to play pool! No cover!

Hockey Mic in Ottawa

Join us for Hockey Mic in Ottawa, a fantastic Open Mic evening filled with live entertainment presented by the public relations students at Algonquin College, hosted at St. Louis on Elgin. This gleeful evening focuses on raising money and awareness for the Capital City Condors, an organization that is empowering youth living with developmental disabilities […]

“One Piano, Two Sisters” – Prisca & Marieva Davila. Concert in Ottawa

VENEZUELAN PIANISTS AND COMPOSERS PRISCA AND MARIEVA DÁVILA WILL BE GIVING A CONCERT TOGETHER IN OTTAWA. “One Piano, Two Sisters”, by outstanding Venezuelan artists PRISCA and MARIEVA Dávila, will be hosted at “Ottawa Perez Hall” Room 121 on Sunday, June 24th at 3 pm. Sisters Prisca and Marieva Dávila will join their piano, singing and dancing […]

Kiwanis Highlights Concert 2018

Kiwanis Music Festival – NCR presents the 2018 Highlights Concert with a special performance from Ottawa’s own festival alumnus John Dapaah!

“MADRE TIERRA” Latin Jazz – Claudia Salguero

I am very happy to share with you the announcement of my new Latin Jazz show MADRE TIERRA at the National Arts Centre on May 5 and 6, 2018. After a meaningful trip to mysterious places in Colombia in 2017 and many art projects created in collaboration with people of so many origins in Ottawa, I decided to dedicate this show to […]


Double trouble hot rock action featuring Good2Go and The Mere Humans on Friday, April 27th at Irene’s Pub ( 885 Bank St…in the Glebe.                                                                […]

Zaphod’s celebrates 25 years with live music dance party

Zaphod Beeblebrox is a ubiquitous part of Ottawa’s nightlife. Known to most as Zaphod’s, the club opened at its current location in 1992 by Eugene Haslam, who later re-opened Barrymore’s in 1996. As a preteen, I’d hear my brother, almost a decade my senior, and his friends making plans virtually every weekend to hit up Zaphod’s. […]

Q&A with Ottawa grunge trio Maritime Bleach

I caught up with the boys of Maritime Bleach to discuss their influences, the concept of a Youtube album release, marketing music to a millennial fan base, and the making of their recently released, 8-track debut, I Am The Door Through Which The Cold Gets In (2015). This interview has been edited for length and […]

Review: Neck’s Hate to Read is punk rock in its purest form

“Punk Rock Is Not Dead” should have been the debut album title of local pop-punk band, Neck. Their debut album, Hate to Read is a concise 24 track compilation consisting of one minute, head-banging, energetic rippers with heavy doses of raw, punk-rock nostalgia.    ‘Loud and fast’ is the basic musical approach for punk and […]

Ming Wu Wednesday

You probably already know Ming. He is a champion of music, art, and culture, and brings enthusiasm and fun wherever he goes (which, as it turns out, is a lot of places).This featured column will present one of Ming’s favourite shots from the many events around town he’s recently attended. The picture above is of […]

10 can’t miss bands at Megaphono

One of Ottawa’s newest festivals is already one of its best. Megaphono is back for a second edition of 613 music from February 2-5, filling local venues as well as unexpected places (three words: skating bonfire party) with sounds, talks, and mixers that you can’t miss out on. Whether you’re looking to discover more awesome […]