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TimeKode X: A decade in the making

When TIMEKODE began at the Eri Cafe in 2005, it quickly became one of Ottawa’s most loved monthly dance parties. On the third Friday of every month, the Eri was packed. Seven years later, after their venue’s unforseen closure, TIMEKODE spread its roots and sprouted up in other spaces, including Maker Space North, the Elmdale, […]

Record Store Day weekend happenings

Did you know this Saturday is Record Store Day? Yes, there is actually a day to celebrate “record stores,” those brick-and-mortar independents and all the vinyl goodness they stock for us. In Ottawa the celebrations start Friday with a Record Swap event at Raw Sugar and some live music at the Record Centre. Here’s a […]

An overview of Folk Fest 2014

September’s Ottawa Folk Fest marks the end of a summer of wonderful outdoor music festivals. Here is an account of its sights and sounds. Wednesday On a slightly cooler than usual September night, I arrived on the grounds as they were just opening. As I entered, workers were just putting the finishing touches on the […]

Best of: Ottawa’s dance parties

Ottawa is home to a bunch of great DJs who host creative and eclectic events that are worth checking out. Nearly every weekend there are awesome dance parties held in pubs, clubs, restaurants, and one what-used-to-be jail throughout the city. There’s more to Ottawa than the Byward Market – especially when it comes to dancing. […]

aVibe fest delivers in its debut year

“Providing an environment where people can come together to celebrate great music, food & drink, art, culture, peace, and positive vibes.” The credo on the aVibe Music & Arts Festival website says it all. It delivered everything it set out to do in spades, in its debut year at the beautiful and massive Vincent Massey […]

Timekode makes moves

It was on an unusually warm, sunny day in January when Zattar, one of Timekode’s DJs, received word that the Eri was closing. The abnormally nice weather for this abysmal winter helped to ease the blow, but as the sun set and the weather changed, so did Zattar’s mood. An extraordinary sense of nostalgia took […]