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Gig Photos: FET.NAT at Le Temporaire

This featured column presents a slideshow of Ming’s favourite shots from the many events around town he’s recently attended. These images were taken at Le Temporaire last Saturday: Image 1: 3/4 of Ottawa’s own post-punk band Bonnie Doon kicked things off. Image 2: Montreal’s CRABE added more noise to the evening. Images 3-10: Fet. Nat. […]

FET.NAT release new EP today, debut fresh sound

It’s been almost two years since we’ve heard new recordings from Fet.Nat, a band that has cut itself a niche in Gatineau’s music scene with its raw, experimental, jammy sound. Poule Mange Poule, the band’s last album, was characterized by a mix of rock drums, echo-pedaled guitar, brass, and strange, off-kilter sounds. It showed the […]

Celebrating the human voice with the A B series

Since 2007, the Ottawa-based A B Series has been presenting innovative programming filled with experimental poetry, music and spoken word. Founded by Max Middle, the Series’ artistic director, the cutting-edge programming has brought first-rate performers from across Canada and around the world to our region.  But while the current programme includes musical performances, literary readings and innovative […]

Dwellers on the threshold: Celebrating experimental sounds in Ottawa

Excoriating and exhilarating highs; deep, sympathetically-vibrating lows; glitches, hums and fuzz; reverberations, reverberations, reverberations; unconventional song structures, complex time-signatures, drones, repetitive beats, looping beats, mathematical beats, lazy beats, 808 snare, snare, snare; circuit-bending, mind-melding, distortions in the space-time continuum; analogue electronics, laptops, tapes, guitar, cello, saxophone, weirding module, squeeze-box; beer, beer, smoked meat sandwich.* * […]

Your new hump-day committment: Pressed to host round two of Experimental Music on Wednesdays

It you’re suffering from mid-week blues, worry not! You have options. Local musician and broadcaster Adam Saikaley has put together another season of experimental music at Pressed Cafe on Gladstone Avenue. Every Wednesday starting at 8pm, you can listen in on some musical experiments over pints of Kichesippi. Pressed makes for a nice intimate venue and its […]