The Commotions have sidestepped the lightweight pop craze and taken the back roads straight into the hearts of their loyal followers, earning unwavering support from the true lovers of genuine, unsullied soul music. This 12-piece, sharply dressed, original throwback to the days of Motown is an evolved collection of Canada’s top funk & jazz players. […]
Head to the NAC Fourth Stage every Friday for upbeat shows and casual vibes.
Day 4 at Bluesfest saw all four acts on the day at the City Stage having women on lead vocals. CMA’s Group of the Year award winners High Valley threw a party for country music fans while Yonatan Gat performed as the headliner on the Bluesville stage.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 15 at 10am.
Busty & The Bass, Rebecca Noelle, The Souljazz Orchestra, Riishi Von Rex, and Pony Girl are among the recent additions.
We talk with the ultra-talented Yellowknife-born and Vancouver-based R&B soul singer Warren Dean Flandez. He’s received a JUNO Award nomination for his album Eternally Grateful.
On this week’s podcast we talk to Heather Moore, the Producer and Executive Director of the National Art Centre’s enormous Canada Scene Festival.
Westfest, now in its 13th year, was a lively mixture of music, art, food, and fun. Our contributor Terry Steeves was on the scene to capture these photographs. Check out our interview with founder Elaina Martin on the festival’s history and future.
Ottawa diva and songwriter Rebecca Noelle considers herself lucky to have found out at a young age what direction her life would take. She established an early relationship with all things jazz, a genre she embraced growing up in a family immersed in its music. “I grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald. My grandfather was […]
90 minutes (no intermission) | Rock Musical | Mature content including explicit sexual and coarse language. “Hedwig’s back by popular demand! 4 nights only. Oct 1st – 4th.” Say the posters, handbills and programs. Well, folks, ALL four nights are SOLD OUT. BUT, you haven’t missed your chance. Vanity Productions and The Gladstone Theatre have […]
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 […]
The PepTides’s May 3rd pre-album release party for new album Love Question Mark at St Alban’s was a sexy technicolour lucid dream. It was a theatrical performance experience like no other, as this professional outfit puts its mark on Ottawa. The band has fallen into a chasm of synth and is having a dance party […]
Ottawa’s favourite nine-piece art pop band, The PepTides, is back with new tongue-in-cheek dance moves and songs for a new record called Love Question Mark being released May 3rd at St Alban’s Church. As we all live and love in complicated times, reading the latest extremes of cynicism and optimism available in the blogosphere, the […]
The old-timey fair came to town this past Sunday April 13th in the form of the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show. However instead of farmers and craftspeople lining up their wooden stalls side by side, open booths were set up in laneways like those I liken to the one behind my grandmother’s garden in Thunder Bay, […]