Feature Friday: Where to be on NYE (part II)

Still looking for a good music party to spend your last hours of 2016? Here is part II of our list of things to do on NYE that still have tickets available, and are guaranteed to be a good time!   Probably the most mysterious NYE event on our list is hosted by Ottawa death-metal-core […]

Feature Friday: Where to be on NYE (Part I)

Bytown Sound has over 70 music-related events in our calendar for New Year’s Eve! This is the first of a two-part post on what to do in Ottawa on NYE. There’s something for everyone happening in the city – get out and celebrate with Ottawa’s line-up of fantastic musicians!   Festivus for the Rest of […]

Feature Friday: Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish // BenevenStanciano

This week we are really featuring two Ottawa-based artists and their collaboration on a newly released split album: Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish AND BenevenStanciano. The album features four songs by the Flying Hellfish and four by BenevenStanciano. Overall the album’s production is raw, crisp, and a well balanced mix between often competing roaring […]

Feature Friday: Renée Landry

Renée Landry is back with a new EP just two months after releasing her swinging, motown, pop infused album “Chin Up” in October – see our review here. Capturing the “sound” of Christmas is frankly quite hard, especially to do so without leaning too hard on worn out tropes or sounding hokey. Landry doesn’t fall into […]

Feature Friday: Prayer Wheels

Super pumped to check out “Spring EP” by Prayer Wheels for our first Feature in December! They refer to themselves as a “choir-rock band”,  and while perhaps not an overly common term or genre, I’m not sure that it’s possible to be more accurately descriptive of their music. There are definitely many other elements and more […]



Congratulations to our contest winner! Dominique has won two tickets to see PUP in Ottawa, Ontario on Dec. 9, 2016! Stay tuned for more giveaways and contests from Bytown Sound! www.facebook.com/bytownsound/ www.twitter.com/bytownsound/  

Feature Friday: BB Cream

If you are already fans of BB Cream, I’m sure you are aware that their show at Pressed tonight will be their last. While that news may be a bummer, there is a silver lining: they leave us with a brand new album, “Rose Petal Pie”, released today. In anticipation of their sophomore release, I spent […]

Feature Friday: Nighttime In Kansas

With last week’s break to focus on the launch of our giveaway for PUP tickets (still over a week to enter!), we’re back on track with our Feature Friday this week on Nighttime In Kansas. The indie rock trio first caught my eye at a sold out show last month at Pressed when they opened for […]

CONTEST TIME! Win 2 tickets to see PUP!

This week we’re foregoing a Feature Friday to launch a contest! WIN TWO TICKETS TO SEE PUP IN OTTAWA! We’re giving away TWO tickets to PUP’s sold out show at Zaphod Beeblebrox on December 9, 2016. That’s right both of PUP’s Ottawa shows are SOLD OUT. We’re giving you another chance to get tickets to […]

Feature Friday: Saint Clare

Even after 3 months and 14 Features here at Bytown Sound, I’m still continuously amazed at how many incredibly talented bands and musicians we have in our own city. Ottawa’s very own Saint Clare is absolutely no exception: I was totally blown away. Overflowing with indisputable talent, Saint Clare pulls no punches with their debut […]