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Music and Beyond

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

After the hullabaloo and heatstroke of the long weekend has passed, we are faced with another beautiful weekend in our city, and no limit of ways to fill it. Bluesfest starts with a bang on Thursday night and rolls right on through the weekend. If Lebreton Flats is not your destination of choice, mix it up a little bit with a poutine in Gatineau, a soccer game, some classical music or a Shakespeare play for a little culture.

A Chilly Gonzales review

Welcome us all to the Chilly Gonzales concert, Laurence Wall of the CBC. Yoke that voice made for radio. Give us your one-liner. Please Laurence. There it is.  “The National Research Council official time signal…the long dash…” Thank you.  Now butter us up inside Dominion-Chalmers United Church for a Chilly Gonzales basting. But who will […]

The eclectic Music and Beyond festival is back!

The Music and Beyond festival is one of of the most interesting events in Ottawa’s busy summer calendar.  Starting on Saturday, July 4 this two-week celebration of art and culture will present more than 75 concerts and events, with its ingenious showcase of classical music and other genres. What makes this artistic gathering really special, however, […]

Tour de blogosphere: Music blogs

Recently we profiled two local photographers who chronicle Ottawa’s music scene.  In this week’s column, we expand our focus to include the numerous other music bloggers from the National Capital Region. Music Writers Most local bloggers probably don’t consider themselves to be journalists or writers in the strict sense of the word.  However, given that many […]