What better way to celebrate the holidays than with Apt613’s Christmas playlist, featuring songs recorded by artists from or based right here in Ottawa.
Here’s some great Canadian music to discover.
The 2017 edition of the Ottawa Dragonboat Festival concert series comes together June 22 to 24 with a stacked lineup of Canadian talent from all over this great nation. Plenty of Juno Award winners and nominees spread across the three days of concerts will be sure to attract young and old fans alike.
Jona Barr, aka Old Cabin, is a Canadian songwriter who, over the years, has left his home in Whitehorse to tour the country at length.
Originally from small-city big-town Sault St. Marie, singer/songwriter Kalle Mattson now makes O-town home. It’s where he came for school, where he wrote and recorded the 2014’s Polaris-nominated Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold, and where he returns when the tours wind down. We met up with Kalle prior to his gig at the NAC […]
NAC Presents is back with another exciting season of Canadian music and to mark its 5th anniversary it’s an especially rich and diverse lineup with nearly 50 shows all taking place between October and May. In five years NAC Presents has grown up quickly from about 20 concerts all staged at the Fourth stage in […]
Hey kids! May has arrived in all its glory. The perfect opportunity to open up some windows, let the fresh air in and tune in to find out what’s going on in Ottawa (and with a mere few months of good weather you’d better believe it’s a lot!) This week Live contributor Ania Szneps sat […]
Ontario Scene has been delivering a whirlwind of fantastic shows and there’s still plenty of goodness in store as we head into its final weekend. One show I feel I must highlight lest it be lost in all the noise is Friday night’s roots-rock triple bill featuring The Wooden Sky, the Sadies and Ottawa’s own […]
The Strain is playing at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield tonight, where the band hails from. Their show will not be one to miss, as they’ll be playing songs from their upcoming album, which drops this fall. “This is the first show we’re busting out a few new songs,” David Taggart says, “It’s a […]
Music by Amos the Transparent suspends you in time as you’re transported to a nostalgic moment in your life, thinking about the lover that got away or the regret of a path not taken. It is music that evokes the imperfection of the choices that we make and has you singing along with all your […]
[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL8wjnkydZk[/youtube] So things are getting quieter as the holidays inch closer, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had. Thursday night, head to Pressed for a night of zines, featuring the Toronto Queer Zine Fair. The Fast Romantics are over in Wakefield tonight, and, because it’s the third Thursday of the month, […]
What is your musical fantasy? Does it involve copious amounts of liquid chocolate and a select Barenaked Ladies album? Or do you simply long to walk in the footsteps of a certain Liverpool quartet at the crossing at Abbey Road? (I could watch that webcam all day!) Or maybe you’re more the adventurous sort. Maybe […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zinPNDFzj_A[/youtube] Waterfalls are mesmerizing. Watching them, listening to their soothing lull, it’s easy to lose track of time. You may find watching the new video for local musician Kalle Mattson’s single, “Water Falls,” similar. It’s directed by Kevin Parry, who’s also responsible for the “Thick as Thieves” video that went viral last November (if you […]