We have arrived at the first of the beautiful October weekends. The leaves are changing colour, the days are growing shorter, and the nights are getting cooler, yet one thing remains the same: there is still so much to do out and about in this fine city. With so much on the go, we won’t waste any time. Here you have it, folks, the down low on what is up this weekend in Ottawa.
Day 8: What a day it’s going to be. Rock fans get a triple bill on the City Stage, and local indie rock collective Loon Choir will be making their long-awaited return to Bluesfest after six years.
The weekend has arrived and it is time to get out and about and enjoy the goings on in this fine city. There is plenty to see and do—and eat—this weekend, so we will get right to it.
Loon Choir (nine piece Ottawa indie rock) and Aaron Cockburn (avant folk) are bringing their original sounds to Irene’s for what is sure to be a night of wintry song and dance.
Congratulations on surviving another wild week of #ottweather!
Ottawa indie rock collective Loon Choir is playing at Irene’s Pub on Saturday, January 26th. Doors open at 9pm and John Aaron Cockburn starts the show at 9:30pm.
It’s the final weekend of Winterlude, but maybe you’ve already seen the sculptures, skated the canal, and eaten all of the fried dough. Well, not to worry. There’s still plenty to do in Ottawa this weekend.
Remixed is a festival celebrating local culture in the Somerset West area. On September 16 they’ll be closing Somerset between Bay and Percy to provide a day’s worth of free activities.
All photos by Ming Wu. Post by Apt613. Ottawa’s Dragon Boat Festival is getting bigger and bigger every year. Our intrepid photographer, Ming Wu, was there last weekend to capture all of the action – both on stage and in the water.
I first discovered Shred Kelly at last year’s Bluesfest. In fact, I had listed them as my Bluesfest 2012 discovery. Their sound – high energy with banjo at the forefront – as well as the older woman waving the Newfoundland Tricolour had me believing they were from out east. So I was surprised to learn they were […]
This is two years in a row at Bluesfest for Loon Choir. The boys and girls from Loon Choir have certainly not been sitting on their laurels. For all their hard work, the band has received a lot of support from CBC Radio 3. It was in the running for CBC Music’s Searchlight contest for Canada’s Best […]
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 […]
The folks behind Ottawa’s Loon Choir have been hard at work for the past months completing their second record, Fire Poems. The album’s due for release in May but Apt613’s got an exclusive sneak peak and will be sharing one new track a week for the next weeks. We’re excited to be partnering with the […]