The 2017 edition of Bluesfest got off to a roaring start, featuring local bands such as Tribe Royal and Pony Girl. Other opening nights acts included Sam Roberts Band, Pokey Lafarge and Death From Above.
Apt613 music writers select the perfect Bluesfest playlists.
Old Cabin and The Heavy Medicine Band will perform on July 20 at Pressed (750 Gladstone Ave).
Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 15 at 10am.
We’ve arrived at another great weekend in this beautiful city and there is plenty going on to celebrate. Decisions can be hard when there is so much to choose from, so we’ve done some of the work for you and present to you: the weekend’s shortlist.
Busty & The Bass, Rebecca Noelle, The Souljazz Orchestra, Riishi Von Rex, and Pony Girl are among the recent additions.
More than 60 artists will showcase at the MEGAPHONO festival, February 1–3.
Apt613 has a unique take on the “best” albums of 2016. We’ve looked to the charts published by CHUO 89.1 FM to see which records made the most weekly appearances.
Jona Barr, aka Old Cabin, is a Canadian songwriter who, over the years, has left his home in Whitehorse to tour the country at length.
All photos by Ming Wu. Post by Apt613. Ottawa’s Dragon Boat Festival is getting bigger and bigger every year. Our intrepid photographer, Ming Wu, was there last weekend to capture all of the action – both on stage and in the water.
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 […]
The first weekend of September is upon us, and with it the schools mercifully take back the children and the rest of the city amps up their enthusiasm for complaining about the impending weather. There’s lots of art and music to take in this weekend, with some mini festivals and comedy to balance things out. […]
How do we speak about musical style without hyphens, dashes and slashes? If too many words are needed to describe a style, would none be better? So Sorry Records encourages us to think about this and just listen. The artists of this Ottawa-centric label provide a space where words should only describe impressions, not categorize […]
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 […]
September’s Ottawa Folk Fest marks the end of a summer of wonderful outdoor music festivals. Here is an account of its sights and sounds. Wednesday On a slightly cooler than usual September night, I arrived on the grounds as they were just opening. As I entered, workers were just putting the finishing touches on the […]