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Aidan Knight buys van, drives it to Wakefield

Aidan Knight and his band needed a van. It’s tough to tour without one and the band needed to somehow get off Vancouver Island. A van was bought. Now, the only problem was how to pay for it. Thus the Telecommunicate EP – an album born our of necessity. The whole process started only weeks […]

Join us at Jane’s Walk Ottawa 2013

Every year Apartment613 works with Jane’s Walk Ottawa – a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours – to give a tour of an area where we love to hang. We pull together some of the business owners we know (and some we want to know better) and ask them the sorts of questions we’d ask if we were interviewing them […]

Coffee Geeks meet at the Canadian Brewers Cup & Cup Tasters

I’m a bit of a coffee geek. While on vacation I plan visits to roasters. I consider a half pound bag of coffee to be a valid souvenir and we ditched the electric coffee machine in favour of pour-over and AeroPress brewers at our house long ago. I am, however, NOTHING compared to the coffee […]

Your new favourite band: Montreal’s SUUNS

I won’t lie. Being a blogger sometimes has its perks…like getting an early copy of an album. And I’ve had SUUNS’ latest record Images du futur on repeat at my house for the last two months. These four guys, out of Montreal, have managed to create something fresh – with songs running the gamut from rocking wa-wa filled Mirror Mirror to dancey tunes that remind us a bit of Radiohead with the bleeps and bloops replaced by scowling guitars on Power of Ten. Apt613 caught up with singer Ben Shemie in between tour stops.

Please support Apartment613 Live in the CHUO funding drive!

It’s that time of year when we need to put the “community” in community radio. It’s the annual CHUO funding drive and we need your support to keep delivering great content every week on Apartment613 Live. And? We’re sweetening the deal with a few incentives. For every $25 you donate, you get a super cool […]

Tray of drinks

Foodie Friday: searching for Ottawa’s finest Caesar

Sometimes, here at Apartment613, we’ve got to take on tough assignments. For the sake of our discerning readers, we’ve previously had to taste all the pizza, drink all the coffee and eat all the cupcakes. It’s not war reporting, but still, think of the calories. Anyways, this past weekend, the Hintonburg Public House invited us to judge […]

Watson giving speech

He’s Jim Watson, mayor of Ottawa. Ask him anything

Head over to Reddit today and ask Mayor Jim Watson anything. There were already a bunch of questions this morning and you can add yours to the list now. He’ll be online from 12-1pm, so you can spend you lunch hour checking out the answers.  Find it all in the /r/Ottawa subReddit.

photo of Parliament Hill at Dusk

Apartment613 Live for February 7th

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 […]

Snowblower offers up a healthy, sex-positive festival for guys into guys

Snowblower is an annual winter festival that addresses the unique health and wellness needs of gay men in Ottawa. It’s a community-based festival organized out of the Aids Coalition of Ottawa (ACO), with programming designed to engage men who have sex with men in a sex-positive dialogue about their health. Over 11 days in February, […]

Creative Mornings takes on Happiness

This Friday, Creative Mornings is taking on the issue of happiness. John Zelenski from Carleton University is the director of the happiness lab, a facility devoted to testing what makes us happy and how we can control and manage our happiness. If Ottawa’s long (and cold) winter is getting you down, this morning lecture might be […]

BREAKING NEWS: Imperial Food and Beverage is closed

Apartment613 has confirmed that the Imperial restaurant on Bank street is now closed. According to owner Chris Edwards “they were unable to reach an agreement” with their landlord, forcing him to close the business. Our understanding is that the building is owned by the same folks as Barrymore’s. We’ve contacted them for a comment and […]

Indie-rock your way into the holiday with Amos the Transparent

This Friday Amos the Transparent will take the stage at Mavericks for the Indie Rock Holiday party with a special End Of The World twist. To find out a bit more about their plans for an indie rock holiday, we sent a few questions of to Jon Chandler from Amos the Transparent. Apartment613: What are […]