[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n9TztjwgVY[/youtube] Next month, Ottawa’s Pony Girl will be releasing Show Me Your Fears, an album that, if the video above is any indication, promises to be a harmonious and intricate offering of art-rock music. The video is a take-away show of the title track from the upcoming album, and it highlights the band’s talent for […]
Once again, the weekend is full – how to choose what to do? We’ll make the decision easy for one reader – read on to find out how to win tickets to the Home & Design show this weekend. 90s pop music lovers should be at Zaphod’s Thursday night for Wannabe, while Marine Dreams will […]
[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 […]
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 […]
In collaboration with the Ottawa Folk Festival, Apt613 is announcing the local bands that will be playing at this year’s festival. From singer-songwriter, to ska and folk infused electronica, this batch is diverse and talented. Part 2 features bands with sounds old and new: Pony Girl, The Noisy Locomotive and High Waters. Read Part 1 here. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
More than 60 artists will showcase at the MEGAPHONO festival, February 1–3.
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.