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Quoi faire? What to do this weekend?

We’ve got a long weekend ahead of us so without further ado, let’s get to it. It’s opening day at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park as the Ottawa Champions take on the New Jersey Jackals Thursday night. If you’re pleasantly surprised to learn Ottawa has a ball team, you’ll probably be even more pleasantly surprised […]

Le Weekend: Win tix to Pony Girl at the Blacksheep

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today 2 get through this thing called Ottawa. Electric word Ottawa, it means “2 trade” and that’s a mighty phrase but I’m here 2 tell u there’s something else: the weekend. A world of never-ending happiness. U can always get into Elgin Street Diner, day or night. So when […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Nothing says Easter weekend quite like adorable baby animals and massive amounts of chocolate, so let’s get this weekend started off right! The Agriculture and Food Museum has special events this weekend for the whole family. The Billings Estate and the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum are also both hosting Easter egg hunts. If creepy-crawlies are […]

Les meilleurs bars à concerts de Hull… et au-delà!

 Article de Jonathan Chagnon. Les mélomanes gatinois n’ont définitivement pas de quoi s’ennuyer par les temps qui courent! Depuis le début de l’année, la panoplie de concerts présentés y est particulièrement intéressante et avec l’ouverture récente du Minotaure et du St-André, tout porte à croire que l’offre francophone demeurera abondante dans les mois à venir. […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Hey, do you wanna feel SO ENERGETIC? Try FESTIVALS! Our rep as one of the best cities for fests is no exception in the winter. Between Megaphono and the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival for music, and Cracking-Up the Capital for comedy (now that’s a tongue-twister), you’ve got plenty of reasons to leave the house […]

10 can’t miss bands at Megaphono

One of Ottawa’s newest festivals is already one of its best. Megaphono is back for a second edition of 613 music from February 2-5, filling local venues as well as unexpected places (three words: skating bonfire party) with sounds, talks, and mixers that you can’t miss out on. Whether you’re looking to discover more awesome […]

Bluesfest: A summer evening with the superb Hilotrons

Since forming in 2001, the Hilotrons have become one of Ottawa’s most innovative musical groups. They have also gained a reputation for being involved in numerous interesting projects: among other things, their music has been performed at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, they released a special double-sided album that can only be played on a Fisher […]

Basement 819 du 23 juillet :: FAU MARDI samedi au Mugshots. Le Festival Kafé Karamel prend possession du coeur du Vieux-Hull. Sauvez les cèdres du Liban! (Pour vrai!)

Basement 819  a débroussaillé le terrain pour vous encore cette semaine. Non seulement cette région regorge d’activités culturelles stimulantes mais derrière celles-ci se cachent des personnalités créatives et proactives. Vous connaissez les soirées FAU MARDI? Derrière le concept s’activent plusieurs têtes pour nous permettre de vivre des soirées inusitées. Parmi ces têtes, nous avons eu […]

E-Tron: non-record label uses old fashioned approach to promoting new sounds

E-Tron Records is not a record label. At least, not a traditional record label. Their focus is not money. They don’t find and fund fledgling bands, or turn small sparks into huge stars overnight. They aren’t equipped with a talent-scouting A&R department. They’re just two guys, Phillipe Charbonneau and Olivier Fairfield, who love music. “In […]