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Irene’s: 30 years in the Glebe

Thirty years ago in 1985, a woman by the name of Irene Corey opened the doors to her modest-sized pub in the then up-and-coming neighbourhood on Bank Street called The Glebe. Originally called, “Cap’n Pinky’s”, it bore the charm of a cozy, rustic Maritime seaboard local, which rapidly became home to a regular clientele in […]

The Ornaments at Bluesfest

Tonight, Ottawa rock band, the Ornaments play RBC Bluesfest for the second time (first time was in 2011). The group has released one EP, Ornaments in 2010 and one full-length album, Blood Vessels in 2011. Check out our interview with band member David Peirce, who also gives us his insights into the local Ottawa music […]

Winchester Warm to warm audiences at Bluesfest

On Wednesday night at RBC Bluesfest, you can look forward to seeing the Ottawa-based indie folk group  Winchester Warm.  They are happy to be playing the festival again having previously performed in 2012. “We are excited to be playing in the Barney Danson Theatre this year as shows always sound so great in there. We will be playing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mozart!

OCTOBER 2, 2017, 8PM Concert / 7:15PM Pre-concert Chat Ottawa Symphony-East! Series Harold Shenkman Hall, Shenkman Arts Centre Mozart! Martin Mangrum, Winner of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra National Concerto Competition (Horn, 2017) Kelsey Gordon, soprano Rachael Jewell, soprano Jeanine Williams, soprano Adam Kuiack, baritone Kevin Burke, bass-baritone Alain Trudel, conductor Overture, Nozze di Figaro K.492 Second Horn Concerto K.417 Arias Figaro: Non più […]

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