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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

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.

Pipahauntas. Photo from megaphono.tv.

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 […]

Detail of the cover of Pony Girl's Foreign Life, shot by Rémi Theriault

Local makers of sounds transcend genres on So Sorry Records

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 […]

AroarA. All photos courtesy of The Black Sheep Inn.

WuFest brings together all that is good in Ottawa

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 […]

Ottawa’s own, The Peptides, perform on the Hill Stage Friday night. All photos by Terry Steeves.

An overview of Folk Fest 2014

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 […]

Fevers band members from left: Martin Charbonneau, Mike Stauffer, Sarah Bradley, Colin MacDougall and Jim Hopkins. Photo by Shooter McNally.

Fevers present their revamped live show at The Black Sheep this Friday

In preparation for my interview with Fevers, I put on their newest album No Room for Light and ended up listening to it for two days straight. Their music is the perfect balance of electro-indie pop that you can both relax and dance to. On top of being incredibly talented, the band is also impossibly […]

Weekend roundup: Atomic Rooster giveaway

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IctOuQpZwPc[/youtube] Love poutine? Look no further than Sparks Street – you’re now booked up for the weekend. Support Local month is entering its third weekend, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Tonight, there’s a vernissage of Andrea Stokes’ work down at Mint Hair Studio. It’s also the Alice Alishka pop-up shop […]

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