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Gig Pick: Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars—09.14.18

Matías is the founder and Editor of Ottawa Showbox, a local not-for-profit music website and concert promotion company. Follow @ottawashowbox on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If we look at the Canadian indie rock landscape over the past several decades, there are only a few artists who have persisted over the years. Julie Doiron is undoubtedly […]

Pinball, perogies and positive vibes at Targ tournament

For those who have fond memories of youths spent in arcades, House of Targ is a mecca. Its hallowed halls ring with nostalgic echoes, the pings and bloops of high scores past. And if the addition of perogies seems out of place in an punk-themed arcade, that’s probably because you haven’t tried them yet. All […]

Ottawa Showbox interviews PUP

The Ontario Scene Festival presented by the National Arts Centre came to a seemingly quick close. In that time, Ottawa Showbox had the opportunity to catch up with a few bands at House of Targ. Here’s their interview with Toronto’s PUP. The punk rock band has made some waves since their debut LP last August, raising […]

WuFest brings together all that is good in Ottawa

WuFest brings together all that is good in Ottawa. No, unfortunately it doesn’t celebrate the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, but it does bring together some of Canada’s (untapped) talent in a celebration of creativity — specifically the musical and photographic kind. Ming Wu is the prolific and omnipresent concert photographer who has been snapping away at […]