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Mercury Lounge

Get ready for the Ottawa International Music Conference + Pass Giveaway!

The Mercury Lounge – aka The Merc – knows what’s up. Drawing from both local and international acts, its music programming has been top notch for years. Brazilian-born Claudia Balladelli – the Mercury Lounge’s Music Programmer/Promoter for the past 14 years – is a big reason why. Her long experience has given Balladelli great insight […]

Montreal’s Das Blankout play the Mercury Lounge on Thursday

Vanessa Rotondo is an Ottawa-based freelance writer, National spoken word artist and youth educator. You can follow her on Twitter. Three-piece Montreal rock band, Das Blankout, stops in Ottawa this Wednesday as part of their Quebec-Ontario Invasion tour. In anticipation of their show, Apt613 spoke with Matt Burghardt, lead singer and guitarist, about their recent […]

Apt613 Live – April 23rd Show

Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you miss it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. This week was all about young, local talent hitting the Ottawa art scene. Our first interview was […]

Unshaven Mavens: Hair they go again

Men have Movember, growing out snazzy or spotty facial hair to raise awareness for prostate cancer. And women? Women get to be Unshaven Mavens. The brainchild of Malorie Bertrand and Amie Beausoleil, Unshaven Mavens is also all about raising awareness for cancer, particularly around the early warning signs of breast cancer that can be detected […]