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IFCO premiered 7 new films at Film/Scape gala

The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa (IFCO) premiered seven new films at Club SAW for IFCO’s Film/Scape gala on April 26. The films were all made by Ottawa-based filmmakers and members of IFCO. Films ranged from being as short as three minutes to as long as 20 minutes. Filmmakers used a range of analog film […]

Tonight! Calvin Love brings his bedroom punk to Club Saw

Calvin Love finished his Love On Top tour last night in Montreal, and celebrates by playing alongside Theaternia at Club Saw tonight. Calvin Love’s bedroom punk, electronic sound is remnant of the music that came during post punk in the 70’s, and his songs like Cool have a smooth electronic sound backed up by plucky bass notes, […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] So this weekend is a weekend of choices – you’re going to have to make some tough ones, since the city is hopping. In the music world tonight, you’ve got your pick of indie darlings Basia Bulat and The Head and The Heart, or a bit of a pop punk party with […]

Celebrate the late Dennis Tourbin with ABCDelevision at Club SAW

The name says it all: ABCDelevision. Rather, to be clear, the written word doesn’t say it all-but absolutely that’s the point. ABCDelevision is actually pronounced “Abracadelevision” and it was a term Dennis Tourbin coined to describe the ‘magic’ of television: an ‘instant’ medium which beamed with unprecedented immediacy and simultaneity images and words, a message, […]

Ottawa Explosion Weekend: The scrappy young upstart festival

With all due respect to Bluesfest, it does tend to dominate the summertime conversation around music in Ottawa.  Fortunately, the Bluesfest juggernaut is not the be-all and end-all of Ottawa music festivals, with more and more scrappy young upstarts springing up in recent years. One of these upstarts has gotten substantially larger and more mature this […]