March 2017

Feature Friday: An Interview with Andrew Waines

Andrew Waines is one of Ottawa’s hottest up and coming pop musicians. As a student, guitar teacher, and popular musical social media presence, Waines has a lot going on and a lot going for him. This crazy talented musician just released his first single, “Loving Carefully”, recorded in Nashville with producer Maks Gabriel, and we’re […]

Feature Friday: Doldrums Festival 2017

I’m really starting to believe that the only people who think Ottawa is boring are those who aren’t aware of all the amazing festivals we hold here every year. Another perfect example is this weekend’s Doldrums Music Festival. Launched 5 years ago to help kick those Ottawa winter blues, Doldrums is still going strong and back […]

Feature Friday: St. Paddy’s Day Shows

We’ve rounded up all the St. Paddy’s Day themed live music pub shows we could find! At Bytown Sound, we like to call St. Paddy’s Day “National Cover Band Day”, so go to one of Ottawa’s many ambiguously Irish pubs and show your support for a local cover band, they work hard all year long to […]

Feature Friday: Old Man Grant

As appreciators of fine Canadian music, I’m sure we all have April 2nd circled on our calendars in anticipation of the 2017 Juno Awards. The award ceremony will take place in our very own city this year at the Canadian Tire Centre, hosted by well-known Canadian celebrities Russell Peters and Bryan Adams. If you haven’t […]

Feature Friday: Muse Collective’s Canadian Women’s Songbook

Canadian music: quick name some artists. Who comes to mind first? Neil Young? Justin Bieber? Leonard Cohen? What about Joni Mitchell? Feist? Anne Murray? A new organization in Ottawa’s music scene is working to celebrate legendary Canadian women musicians past, present, and future. Muse Collective is hosting their first event “The Canadian Women’s Songbook: Women […]