November 2017

Feature Friday: The Commotions

Whether it was brought to you by Motown, Stax, or other smaller labels, the soul music of the sixties and the seventies felt good. Revisiting those feelings and reworking them for the modern era can be an absolute pleasure, which is evident from the stunning work of The Commotions, who don’t just ask for your […]

Feature Friday: Rebelle

If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, it takes no time to see why four-piece indie rock band Rebelle is the talk of the town: just moments into their new EP “Hide”, they firmly plant their hooks in you, and it’s a hold that lasts long past its three stunning tracks. The energy […]

Feature Friday: Almost Kennedy

Proving you can’t keep good musicians down, Almost Kennedy is blasting onto the scene with their debut EP, Heard Them Talk, a five-track snack released this past September at House of Targ. It’s an audacious first foray for this group, whose talented line-up emerges in part from the former local group Northbound, and consists of […]

Canadian Hip-Hop Star Peter Jackson Stops In Ottawa Tonight

If you’ve followed the Canadian rap/hip-hop scene in recent years, Peter Jackson has definitely crossed your radar, and tonight (Nov. 9) is the chance to see him live, as he’ll be playing City At Night with special guest Chrissy Spratt. Jackson, who is often dubbed “the hardest working rapper in Canada”, has toured the country […]

Feature Friday: The Bank Street Bonbons

The Bank Street Bonbons are not your grandparents’ Glenn Miller-style big band. They fuse afrobeat, hip hop, and funk flavours to get one spicy hot hash of tightly executed, boisterous grooves with irresistible forward momentum. Crowding just about any stage they appear on –and they’ve been on some big ones already– this eight piece ensemble […]