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Vincent Bishop’s AMBIGUOUS Album Release Show + Birthday Bash

Ottawa folk-pop singer-songwriter Vincent Bishop opens his heart to you with a second album called “Ambiguous!” This new collection of 12 songs will be released on the 12th of April, right on Vincent’s 24th birthday. Come party with Vincent along with special guests, rock band The Tackies and singer-songwriter Jordan King. Vincent is super stoked […]

Ottawa Winter Music Festival – A Celebration of Classical Chamber Music, Jazz and Vocal Art Song

March 2019 – 3 Unique Concerts! Visit: www.OttawaWinterMusic.com Single Tickets: https://squareup.com/store/OttawaWinterMusic — Concert 1: Ensemble Evolution feat. Yehonatan Berick, violin An Evening of Chamber Music for Strings, Piano and Clarinet March 1, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. Freiman Hall, University of Ottawa Yehonatan Berick, solo violin Eric Gauthier, clarinet Lev Nesterov, violin Blythe Allers, violin Susanna Heystek, viola Anthony […]

Soundtech 101

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSIC? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TECH THAT DRIVES LIVE MUSIC? WE HAVE THE PERFECT WORKSHOP FOR YOU. Girls+ Rock Ottawa is teaming up with the City of Ottawa’s Community Arts + Social Engagement to present Soundtech 101, a workshop designed for musicians and techies who want to […]

Moonfruits at the Log Drive Café

On Friday February 22, the Log Drive Café is happy to present Moonfruits in the intimate gallery space at Ecclesiax. Fronted by partners Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy, Ottawa-based Moonfruits are makers of art-folk bilingue. In a forest of banjo, guitar, kalimba and glockenspiel, their voices burrow and soar. Here is a reverie, tender and […]

Renée Landry ‘Like A Boss’ EP Release

Come out & celebrate the release of Ottawa songstress Renée Landry’s new soulful EP Like A Boss, with special guests Mack & Ben! ALL AGES. Canadian Beats: https://canadianbeats.ca/2018/11/23/renee-landry-releases-video-for-like-a-boss/ Featuring a 7 piece band of Ottawa’s funkiest soul/jazz musicians: Clayton Connell – Keys Terence Wright – Guitar Caylan Penny – Bass Jamie Holmes – Drums Ed Lister – […]

Paper Beat Scissors | Tanya Davis | Nathanaël Larochette at Pressed

Paper Beat Scissors (solo) (Montreal) “Stunning chamber folk” (NOW, Toronto) “Tim Crabtree, has a voice that never fails to cut through and take hold.” (CBC) Tanya Davis (Montreal) Nationally-beloved poemsonger Nathanael Larochette (Ottawa) Member of Musk Ox and The Night Watch

Zaphod’s celebrates 25 years with live music dance party

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. […]

Q&A with Ottawa grunge trio Maritime Bleach

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 […]

Review: Neck’s Hate to Read is punk rock in its purest form

“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 […]

Ming Wu Wednesday

You probably already know Ming. He is a champion of music, art, and culture, and brings enthusiasm and fun wherever he goes (which, as it turns out, is a lot of places).This featured column will present one of Ming’s favourite shots from the many events around town he’s recently attended. The picture above is of […]

10 can’t miss bands at Megaphono

One of Ottawa’s newest festivals is already one of its best. Megaphono is back for a second edition of 613 music from February 2-5, filling local venues as well as unexpected places (three words: skating bonfire party) with sounds, talks, and mixers that you can’t miss out on. Whether you’re looking to discover more awesome […]

Winchester Warm to warm audiences at Bluesfest

On Wednesday night at RBC Bluesfest, you can look forward to seeing the Ottawa-based indie folk group  Winchester Warm.  They are happy to be playing the festival again having previously performed in 2012. “We are excited to be playing in the Barney Danson Theatre this year as shows always sound so great in there. We will be playing […]