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TGIM? Showcase Mondays returns to Zaphod Beeblebrox!

Does one ever look forward to a Monday? With legendary night club, Zaphod Beeblebrox, reviving their Showcase Mondays, the beginning of your week doesn’t have to seem so bleak. Showcase Mondays was a former staple at Zaphod’s until health problems forced owner, Eugene Haslam, to cease the event. A few years later the show is […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

The rain isn’t sticking around for long, so there’s no excuse for missing a mini maker faire, a little treasures sale, a big wild challenge, or any of the other-sized events going on around town. There are myriad ways to tickle your funny bone this weekend, with My Summer Crush Improv heading into their three weeks […]

Review: The Powergoats album release party rocks Zaphod’s

As a musician immersed in the Ottawa music scene for the past 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of not only connecting, networking, and sharing the stage with fellow colleagues in the field, but to now have the opportunity of bringing their passions, pursuits, and performances to the public forefront as a music writer. During […]

The Strumbellas play Zaphod’s Saturday night

The Strumbellas embark this weekend on their official Ontario/U.S. tour for their latest release. The group is in town Saturday night for a late show at Zaphod’s. “One of our bandmates used to live in Ottawa, so he shows us the ropes when we visit,” says singer/songwriter Simon Ward. “We’ve played the Tulip Festival and […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] So things are getting quieter as the holidays inch closer, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had. Thursday night, head to Pressed for a night of zines, featuring the Toronto Queer Zine Fair. The Fast Romantics are over in Wakefield tonight, and, because it’s the third Thursday of the month, […]

Amos the Transparent’s homecoming

With their latest LP Goodnight My Dear…I’m Falling Apart, Amos the Transparent have sent a message that their music knows no bounds. Having received critical acclaim for their previous two albums, their most recent release is a testament to their ability to fuse diverse instrumentation and more experimental songwriting tactics with the honesty in lyrical […]

Happy Birthday to Zaphod Beeblebrox! Now there’s a bar that really knows where its towel is.

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″][/youtube] Zaphod’s got more memories – sordid, sentimental or otherwise – then most 20 year olds. Located in the heart of the Byward Market, the bar is a staple of Ottawa’s nightlife frequented by students and professionals, tourists and locals alike. Like any local watering hole, the bar has some idiosyncrasies that set […]