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BRAIDS kick off banner year at Ritual this Saturday

Nearly one year after their celebrated show at Arboretum Festival, Montreal synth trio BRAIDS is returning to Ottawa. On Saturday June 4, they’ll be playing at Ritual, colloquially known as “Ottawa’s most cocktail-filled basement” (a title the Manx is currently contesting). In between the two shows, so much has happened to the band, one would be forgiven […]

UK queen of soul, Alice Russell, brings darker sound to Ritual Nightclub

Along with the authorized version of the King James bible, and the collective works of Shakespeare, the Book of Common prayer is one of three major influences in modern English literature. It seems appropriate then that singer Alice Russell – easily one of the three main influences in modern English soul music of the last […]

BADBADNOTGOOD bound to Ritual

Over the past 18 months, the music world has opened up for Toronto based trio BADBADNOTGOOD and they’ve spread themselves into it. Their jazzified hip-hop is bold and bodacious, and is getting loads of attention. A Youtube video featuring the band alongside Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator has gotten nearly 1 million views. They backed […]