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Roberta Bondar

Ottawa’s female-led bands form the Next Wave

This content originally appeared in Scene, a free newsprint prologue to the National Arts Centre’s Ontario Scene Festival. Scene was created collaboratively by Guerilla, Apt613, and Herd Magazine. Between the four female-led musical acts to be featured in Ontario Scene’s Next Wave: Ottawa Music Spotlight, there are Pizza Sharks, Ouija rockers, legal discussions with a […]

Blogging Bluesfest 2013: Roberta Bondar

We’ve featured Roberta Bondar a few times on Apt613. Last March, contributor Lily Peper wrote: “The group shows that you can play weird, noisy music without being dour or self-important. Their shows are energetic and fun, and show an appreciation for theatricality.” The band has been touring more and more – played last year’s Arboretum […]

Your new favourite band: Montreal’s SUUNS

I won’t lie. Being a blogger sometimes has its perks…like getting an early copy of an album. And I’ve had SUUNS’ latest record Images du futur on repeat at my house for the last two months. These four guys, out of Montreal, have managed to create something fresh – with songs running the gamut from rocking wa-wa filled Mirror Mirror to dancey tunes that remind us a bit of Radiohead with the bleeps and bloops replaced by scowling guitars on Power of Ten. Apt613 caught up with singer Ben Shemie in between tour stops.

Roberta Bondar at Cafe Alt: “We saw them when…”

Appreciators of the pioneering lady spaceman Roberta Bondar may be disappointed that she hasn’t, in fact, embarked upon a second career in music. The Roberta Bondar that played, along with opening acts Wtchs and Couples, to a packed house at Café Alt on Friday night is instead a group of four Ottawa musicians who play what […]

Roberta Bondar to Debut new Tape at Cafe Alt Tomorrow

Tomorrow night at Café Alt, Roberta Bondar is releasing a new album. Just for clarification, I’m talking about the Ottawa band named Roberta Bondar, not the Canadian female astronaut. I wonder if that’s a coincidence. In either case, Roberta Bondar is about to become a pioneer, not of outer space this time, but of a […]

Video of the week: Night Danger from Roberta Bondar

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nllzKMPEWVw&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] Local noise rockers Roberta Bondar released the official video for Night Danger yesterday. Featuring Lidija Rozitis, Alex Maltby, Tyler Ivan Goodman and Gary Franks, the video is a collaborative project between Travis Boisvenue (from Modulo) and Arturo Brisindi, who performed the visual manipulation using a modular video synthesizer. The video made its début on Sunday at […]