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Samantha Everts

Looking to find locally produced food? There’s an app for that

Ever wanted to find out where you could buy local food in February? Confused about what’s in season for the winter months? Don’t want to have to drive out to individual farms to get fresh produce or meat?  Well, there’s an app for that. Chris Wise of Murmur Informatics developed GoLocavore for the Apps4Ottawa contest […]

Let your hair down with Montreal’s Braids

It should be no surprise that Braids is causing a storm of attention to swirl around their debut album, Native Speaker (Flemish Eye Records).  The Montreal-based band creates the kind of dreamy, atmospheric music that’s usually the sacred territory of artists like Bjork and Animal Collective, and they’ve been highly praised by Pitchfork and Exclaim! […]

Got a musical emergency? Paramedics are on the scene

In the second installment of what’s promising to be a music-heavy week here at Apt613 (seriously – we just chatted with Brooklynites Hooray for Earth, and we’ve got interviews with Parlovr and Braids in the pipeline), Samantha Everts talks shop with Paramedics’ Jordan Allen. The band’s launching their new EP III this weekend at Babylon […]

Getting chatty with Tokyo Police Club’s Greg Alsop

Apartment613’s Samantha Everts recently caught up with drummer Greg Alsop of Toronto indie darlings Tokyo Police Club, who are in town Jan. 13 at the Captial Music Hall. Tokyo Police Club is no longer the little Toronto indie buzz band that burst onto the music scene back in 2005.  They’ve gone international: as drummer Greg […]

Slippin’ and slidin’: The best toboggan hills around Ottawa

With a weekend forecast calling for snow, snow, and more snow, what better way to spend your time than by digging out the old krazy karpet, trudging up the nearest tobogganing hill, and letting gravity do the rest? Here’s a handy guide to some of the most popular Ottawa-area hills that are guaranteed to bring […]

Broken Social Scene: A celebration of friends

Broken Social Scene took over Bronson Centre late December for not one but two sold out shows.  Apartment613 was lucky enough to be invited to pick their brains before sound check on December 17, 2010. BSS needs little introduction to anyone familiar with the Canadian music scene. They’ve been around for the past 10 years, […]

Local foodies take note! The Collection serves tasty dishes

By Samantha Everts When you’re headed to the market for a night on the town chances are you’ll either end up at an overpriced bistro with too small portions, or you’ll gorge on greasy diner fare. If you’re looking for something different, fear not, The Collection has ambitiously taken on the challenge of providing a […]

The Good Food Box: Good for the world and your wallet!

By long-time Ottawan Samantha Everts, who ended up out west for love but quickly came back to the city she truly adores. Being an Ottawa native who is connected to alterative food culture, I’ve been spoiled by a small community initiative that has surprised and delighted me each month with a full and varied food […]

Ottawa Writers Fest: a novel idea! (Plus, free tickets!)

By long-time Ottawan Samantha Everts, who ended up out west for love but quickly came back to the city she truly adores. It’s that time of year again!  Yes, friends, April 22-27 is the time when dozens of brilliant writers crawl out of their offices and studies into the spotlight to answer their dear readers’ […]