Many Ottawa-based music, arts, and performance festivals will receive increased financial support through a new Ontario government funding program. The one-time increase in funding to the festival and event sector will not only help people engage with art and their communities, but will also help festival networks in need of support.
We want to offer a number of good reasons why the inclusion of French should be considered with respect to the organization itself, the choice of artists and the festival’s mandate.
The last 12 months have been very good to jazz singer-songwriter Tia Brazda, and in 2017, she finds herself in a good place.
On this week’s episode, we find out how a collaboration between two musicians living in different cities lead to the formation of the group “Blanking”, and discover their first EP, titled Spirit Minerals.
Despite many reports of their impending demise, vinyl records, and the record stores who love them, remain more relevant than ever. Listening to music on vinyl may just be one of those things that are timeless.
Vinyl evangelist John Westhaver continues to carry the torch.
Thirteen years in, House of PainT has become one of Ottawa’s staple summer festivals.
After a seeing two shows, and having a couple of drinks of at the beer tent I walked over to check out the “season premiere” of Fringe Late Night. Now, there are very few things in heaven or on earth that I love as much as a variety show – so this thing was pretty […]
After last weekend’s heat wave, I think it’s safe to say summer has arrived in our fair city. And with it comes a slew of festivals and other fun events. Enjoy! One of my favourite events takes place this weekend: Doors Open Ottawa gives you the chance to take a look inside some of the […]
Is it spring? Or is it still winter? I’m not sure and neither is Mother Nature. No worries though, get out your sunglasses, umbrella, mittens and shorts and hit the town. Raise a Glass to California and try some Californian wines Friday night at the Westin. If beer is more your thing, stop by Brothers […]
À la sortie de leur premier album À chacun son gibier, Pandaléon a lancé dans l’univers des pièces musicales de haute qualité qui ont suscité un réel engouement. Recrutés sous la bannière Audiogram, l’inspiration a mené les trois acolytes Marc-André Labelle (guitares) et les deux frères, Jean-Philippe (batterie et percussions) et Frédéric Levac (voix, machines et claviers) à […]
En mai 2013 naquit un trio ottavien pas ordinaire formé initialement par Trevor Pool, Corey Pool et Ben Nesrallah. Le band The Noisy Locomotive roule sa bosse allègrement et c’est peu dire. Ces musiciens possèdent un art précis, celui de faire renaître des airs d’autrefois, ceux du vrai style old time – un mélange folk-bluegrass […]
Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local bands, and we’ll be profiling some of those bands. CityFolk asked several local cultural producers, including Apt613, to curate shows at Marvest. Matt Dorgan’s love for the saxophone […]
We talk with the multitalented Nicky Jean: a singer/songwriter, hip hop artist, and spoken word artist, from Montreal and living in Ottawa. You can find her on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and Twitter. Apt613 Live is on CHUO 89.1 FM on Tuesdays at 6 pm. Tune in!
Ottawa Bluesfest was once again the site of a performance by Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, who graced us with a visit two years ago inside the Barney Danson Theatre. This time, he was placed in what seemed a more fitting setting: down by the river’s edge on the Canadian Stage, where the somewhat self-contained […]