Ottawa Showbox is celebrating 5 years with an all ages weekend festival May 26–27 at The Record Centre (1099 Wellington W). Among the performers are G. Grand, Claude Munson, Keturah Johnson, and Nightshades. Tickets cost $8 online and $10 at the door.
Sunshine has hit Chinatown in more ways than just the weather. Last fall delivered a startling loss with the closure of Raw Sugar, but last week Bar Robo opened its doors to save the people of Chinatown from caffeine and liquor loss. Bar Robo takes the physical place of Raw Sugar, but that’s the last you’ll […]
This is part six in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition). In this guest column, Lesley Marshall from Kelp Records provides her thoughts on the future evolution of Ottawa’s music scene. Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series on Twitter. To preface, although I do come from a […]
Did you know this Saturday is Record Store Day? Yes, there is actually a day to celebrate “record stores,” those brick-and-mortar independents and all the vinyl goodness they stock for us. In Ottawa the celebrations start Friday with a Record Swap event at Raw Sugar and some live music at the Record Centre. Here’s a […]
The weekend is here and winter weather may have us all inclined to make like bears and hibernate until warmer weather arrives, but I promise you that you won’t want to sleep through this weekend’s events! Fans of the Bluth family – Raw Sugar is hosting Arrested Development Trivia tonight at 7pm! Grab 3 friends, […]
Toronto’s Lily Frost returned to Ottawa Friday night at the wonderfully unique and bohemian Raw Sugar Café, located in the heart of Chinatown. It was nice to catch her in this intimate setting, in complete contrast to the last time I saw her perform, which was on the Black Sheep stage at Bluesfest in 2013. […]
Jáde Bergeron has been a musician since she was old enough to hold an instrument; it was only natural that she started creating her own music as her passion continued to grow. The idea for the musical project that became Flying Hórses came to Jáde a couple of years before its fruition. Uncertain whether she […]
Raw Sugar’s weekly Beats N Boards on Tuesday night was nothing like what I thought it would be. I thought it would be many small tables with two player games like Chess, Checkers and maybe Snakes and Ladders. Instead, there were only a few large tables with six to eight player games that I had […]
After two decades, Michael Feuerstack found things were getting a bit stale. That’s why the Montreal-based musician decided recently to ditch his Snailhouse moniker the name he’d used to record eight albums of eloquent, wistful indie folk-pop since the 1990s — in favour of the name he was born with. But don’t think that makes his […]
Seeing that the holiday onslaught typically sends the live music scene into sputters and fits, you owe it to yourself to check out Kite Hill and friends at Raw Sugar this evening. If you haven’t heard of Kite Hill, it might be worth paying attention because they have some serious Cancon indie cred. Led by […]
Apartment613 Launch Party Update: tickets still available, one-on-one with Operation Go Home, door prize from the NAC!
For all you Apartment613 lovers out, there don’t sweat it – you can still get tickets for our launch party this weekend (buy online here!) – we’ve even got a couple of things to to sweeten the deal. First and foremost, keep in mind that the proceeds of the event are going to support the […]