CHESHIRE CARR // www.cheshirecarr.com From diverse musical backgrounds, this Montreal-based folk-rock collective combines the intimacy of a coffee shop folk act and the energy of a festival jam band. The band has been touring bars and festivals since 2014, gathering a following of loyal fans. They now present Odds and Ends, their first album, released […]
Summer is back with a vengeance this weekend, bringing sunny skies and hot hot heat along with it. It’s a great time to get out there and enjoy what this city has to offer, which, as you will see, is plenty.
The Olympics are over and we no longer have a reason to stay inside (besides that glorious AC) so grab some friends and enjoy what Ottawa has to offer this weekend!
Have you ever wondered who’s behind a rockers look? Turns out, it could be you. Front man and lead singer of The Strain, David Taggart, has put his infamous golden locks on the chopping block – for the right price that is. It’s all part of the Wakefield bands new Pledge campaign aimed at raising […]
Algebra is the directorial debut of Jith Paul, founder of Ottawa-based production company Treepot Media. The 11-minute film is a poetic short about a painter who is losing his sight and features local Ottawa talent in front of and behind the screen. Shot in Wakefield and downtown Ottawa in 2014, the film has just completed a festival tour with […]
Whenever I find myself planning a weekend trip to get out of town, the two usual suspects come in mind: Montreal with its great restaurants and music scene, and Toronto, with its sports teams, art galleries, and incredible city landscapes. Now, don’t get me wrong, Toronto and Montreal are both great options for a weekend […]
Need a winter getaway this weekend? Read on to find out how you can escape to Wakefield for a show and overnight stay! First, though, a bit of music closer to home. If you missed Josef Mieto a few weeks back, you can catch his folky sounds tonight at Maxwells, where he’ll be joined by […]
Inspired by the quaint winter markets still popular across Europe, Wakefielder Jackie Hansen proposed that her village launch one of their own. This Saturday, that community will welcome revelers from across the Outaouais and NCR to celebrate the season at the Wakefield Christmas Market. I got a chance to ask Jackie what’s in store and […]
Moving here from Regina some years ago was a pretty easy transition. Like most government towns across the country, people seem to behave similarly. There’s a kind of courtesy you don’t find in other cities that felt like home when I arrived. Plus there was an added bonus: stuff actually happens here. A welcome change […]
In the bustling Bridgehead in Hintonburg, I got the opportunity to sit down with HiLoTron’s Mike Dubue to talk about the band’s upcoming show at The Blacksheep Inn on November 2nd and what he loves about our fair city. Having followed the HiLoTrons since 2002, I was pretty stoked to meet with Mike and hear […]
Listen here or on iTunes! On this week’s Apartment613 Live I caught up with Patrick Gauthier to chat about what’s going on at this year’s Undercurrents Festival at the GCTC. There is a pretty great line-up at this year’s festival. You can also read a few reviews from our own theatre blogger, Andrew Snowdon, on Apartment613. I […]
I’m a bit surprised by this Obama fellow. I mean, who would choose to discuss policy with our stodgy political leaders over spending a night with Jill Barber at the Black Sheep Inn? (Not me – but then again, I don’t run the world’s largest economy. Yet.) The sultry Port Credit, Ont. singer-songwriter actually takes the […]