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Due to new pandemic restrictions, this week’s roundup does away with our traditional Roundup in favour of a curated pile of ideas to get you through the weekend and hopefully the next little while!
Apt613’s annual xmas playlist features songs recorded by artists from or based right here in Ottawa.
This is the first Artist Interview from our new #ottmusic weekly series. In this series, we dig deeper into one of the selections for the #ottmusic Spotify playlist and question local musicians about their new releases and inspirations. Townes’s new song “Maury Povich” will be added to the @apt613 Spotify playlist this week.
Locally based musicians are eligible to submit original music for the City of Ottawa’s 3-1-1 phone lines.
Make the most of this weekend friends, whatever that means to you! Stay stafe, stay hydrated, wash your hands and show some love for the 613!
There are some new outdoor activities to enjoy this weekend. We are now able to kick a soccer ball around, play a round of disc golf, shoot some hoops, or pop an ollie at the skate parks. Picnics are also now a thing. While we agree that this is very exciting news, please make sure that you enjoy these newfound freedoms safely and respectfully, while keeping your distance from others.
Today is a great day to support Ottawa musicians.
Music from Ottawa; and happening in Ottawa. Updated weekly by apt613.ca music writers.
The City of Ottawa’s rebranded #ottmusic program is about more than 3-1-1 waiting music this year. Locally based artists can now apply for OC Transpo busking permits and submit music to a new curated playlist.
Terry Steeves: “Armed with his small-bodied Guild acoustic guitar, he delivered a riveting solo set.”
Zaphod Beeblebrox is a ubiquitous part of Ottawa’s nightlife. Known to most as Zaphod’s, the club opened at its current location in 1992 by Eugene Haslam, who later re-opened Barrymore’s in 1996. As a preteen, I’d hear my brother, almost a decade my senior, and his friends making plans virtually every weekend to hit up Zaphod’s. […]
I caught up with the boys of Maritime Bleach to discuss their influences, the concept of a Youtube album release, marketing music to a millennial fan base, and the making of their recently released, 8-track debut, I Am The Door Through Which The Cold Gets In (2015). This interview has been edited for length and […]
We wanted to be a metal band when we started back in 2004, but we realized we were really a rock ‘n roll band. Guitarist/vocalist, Peter Yurt reflected candidly and affectionately on the last 12 years of his hard rock band, the HELLbros, and the journey thus far. But the hard work and dedication of […]
“Punk Rock Is Not Dead” should have been the debut album title of local pop-punk band, Neck. Their debut album, Hate to Read is a concise 24 track compilation consisting of one minute, head-banging, energetic rippers with heavy doses of raw, punk-rock nostalgia. ‘Loud and fast’ is the basic musical approach for punk and […]