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Month: June 2012

Video of the week: Zoo Legacy’s L.K.U.T.

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″][/youtube] Zoo Legacy has been working hard over the past year and their most recent EP City Light Glow is just about ready to go. They’ve recently release their first single titled L.K.U.T and a video was shot by the amazing Cloud in the Sky Studios from Ottawa.

Jazz Festival this Friday?

If you’ve been reading the blog at all this week, you’ve likely noticed that we’ve gone a bit Jazz Fest crazy. It turns out that our writers are loving this year’s festival and have been live-tweeting several of the shows. If all this has made you want to check out the festival yourself, we’ve got […]

Weekend Roundup: Canada Day edition

Canada Day and cottages: that sums up many an Ottawan’s weekend plans. Of course, for those of you staying the city this long weekend, the first option will be hard to miss. The usual craziness will take place around Parliament Hill, with Feist, Simple Plan and many more giving free shows. Major Hill and Jacques-Cartier […]

From fighting fires to vending vittles: Canicus Catering Inc.

Imagine: it’s a beautiful, sunny afternoon and you’re out mowing the lawn. The ever-present mobile rings, and it’s your best friend calling from Alberta. “Hey man, I was thinking about the pizzas you used to bake at Vittoria’s… Uh, how cool would it be to put an oven in the back of a fire truck?” […]

Hitting the Taps at Big Rig Brewery

It’s a good time to be a craft beer lover in the Ottawa region. Beau’s has quickly grown from fledgling start-up to local craft beer institution. Brasseurs du Temps, a Gatineau brew pub, opened its doors in 2009 and, if you’re willing to make a pilgrimage across the river, you’ll get to experience a number of […]

Celebrate Canada Day at Jazz Fest!

Canada Day in the capital typically means an explosion of people all over Parliament and Major’s Hill—a daunting crowd for the most enthusiastic of party-goers, and almost unbearable for those uncomfortable with the idea of an entire city packed into such a small area. Still, there’s no need to miss out on the celebrations just […]

Janelle Monáe Gets Ottawa JazzFest Grooving

On Saturday night, Janelle Monáe’s spaceship landed in Confederation Park, bringing her high-powered, genre-bending, get-off-your-tush-and-groove show to the Ottawa Jazz Festival. I’ve long been a fan of Monáe’s, with our relationship stretching back to the winter of 2011. Shuffling my boots through Hartman’s on a snowy Sunday afternoon in January listening to The Monocle podcast, […]

Boom Pam surfing to Jazzfest

In a festival that is known for its eclectic range of artists, Boom Pam manages to out-unusual most of the lineup. The Tel Avivian band will play Jazzfest late Thursday night, bringing their intriguing mix of Mediterranean music, hard rock, surf rock, Balkan music, and instrumental styles to Ottawa for the second time in five […]

Weekly News Review: Sens draft, movies in Ottawa, Bridgehead roastery and more!

The NHL draft was held this past weekend and the Sens selected Ottawa 67’s defenceman Cody Ceci in the first round. They also picked up Gatineau native François Brassard, goalie for the Québec Remparts. Furthermore, there was some chatter that the Sens are trying to land Rick Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets, but most sources […]

Malajube à L’Outaouais en fête

Cette merveilleuse fin de mois de juin signifie également l’arrivée de la plus belle occasion pour faire la fête au Québec : La Saint-Jean-Baptiste ! L’ensemble de la Belle Province célèbre à l’occasion de sa fête nationale et Gatineau n’est pas en reste! Ohhh, mais je vous entends d’ici, vous qui ne savez pas où […]

Destroyer at the Ottawa Jazz Fest

A wonderful late night at the Ottawa Jazz Festival with Destroyer

Late last night, as the final saxophone vibrato drifted off towards Parliament, many of the sleepy, satiated jazz aficionados packed up their blankets from the front of Ottawa Jazz Festival’s Canal stage and started their journey towards home. Those who managed to avoid a jazz coma made the quick jaunt across the road to catch […]

No pants dance party hits Babylon tomorrow!

It’s way too hot out to party with your pants on, so why not party with them off? That’s the whole idea behind the fifth annual No Pants Dance Party, which is taking place at Babylon (317 Bank Street) tomorrow, Saturday June 23. The brainchild of Rockalily Burlesque, one of Ottawa’s best burlesque troups, the No […]

UPDATED: New Orleans Night at the Jazz Festival

[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″][/youtube] [<a href=”” target=”_blank”>View the story “Live at the Ottawa Jazz Fest New Orleans Night” on Storify</a>]This post was updated with Gloria’s Live Tweeting. Here is Gloria’s preview from earlier. Gloria Song is a music writer for Apartment613 as well as the frontwoman for her band Scary Bear Soundtrack. The year I turned […]