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Apartment613 Live: Sparks Street, Royal Wood part deux, and a very indie Xmas playlist

By Trevor Pritchard on December 24, 2012

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Hey Apartment613 aficionados, looking for some thought-provoking background noise while preparing the holiday turkey? (Or tofurkey, I don’t judge.) Then check out our penultimate 2012 episode of Apartment613 Live.

On this week’s show, we get the lowdown from Sparks Street Mall executive director Les Gagne about the big bash taking place New Year’s Eve, while simultaneously casting a critical glance at the past and future of the pedestrian thoroughfare Ottawans love to snark about. We also air part two of our interview with singer-songwriter Royal Wood, who’s playing the NAC in January — you can listen to part one here, or read a condensed version the entire conversation here. And for our readers who liked dark meat, fruit cake, and reindeer-themed sweaters before they were cool, we spin a bunch of great holiday tracks by some of the country’s finest independent artists.

And don’t forget: we’ll be back on Boxing Day with our “Best of 2012” episode! You won’t want to miss it.


  • Ohbijou, “Last Christmas”
  • Jim Bryson feat. Jeremy Fisher, “Snoopy and the Red Baron”
  • Wilderness of Manitoba, “O Come O Come Emmanuel”
  • Lindi Ortega, “Christmas Eve With You”
  • Sister, “Sleigh Ride”
  • Royal Wood, “I Want Your Love”




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