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Ottawa Gets Hopped and Confused This Weekend!

Summer may be inching toward a close, but the Ottawa festivals are still in full swing. This weekend’s second annual two-day Hopped and Confused festival at the Mill Street Brew Pub is a great way to launch yourself back into the Ottawa music and beer scene before autumn makes an appearance. Dine Alone Records and […]

Reviewed, Rewound ‘n Revisited: George Harrison – All Things Must Pass

George Harrison: All Things Must Pass Format: Vinyl Purchased: Originally Pops’ Vinyl, but purchased on CD at HMV Key Tracks: I’d Have You Any Time, My Sweet Lord, Wah-Wah, What Is Life, If Not For You, Apple Scruffs, Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp, All Things Must Pass, Thanks for the Pepperoni, Awaiting on You All […]

Feature Friday: Hard Science

With the ever-growing synth scene in Ottawa, industrious artists like Hard Science (pseudonym of local artist Arturo Brisindi) are starting to make real waves in the city’s continuously evolving music pool. “Dreaming In Stereo” is Hard Science’s debut LP and consists of 11 brilliantly crafted synth pop tracks. It features several Ottawa-based artists who lend […]

Feature Friday: Kaleigh Watts

Heartbreak, regret and loneliness: we’ve all experienced it, but rarely is it expressed as eloquently and coherently as it is on Kaleigh Watts’ new EP “Hung Me Dry”. These themes run deep and clear throughout the five tracks as Watts opens up and allows herself to be vulnerable and emotional with the listener, making them […]

Feature Friday: The Ramblin’ Valley Band

The Ramblin’ Valley Band have heard you, Ottawa, and they have listened: their eagerly anticipated first full-length album is now available for you to dance, sing and groove along to. Snoozegrass is loaded with nine stellar tracks that initially hint at a bluegrass album, but it’s a mistake to assume these guys are that cut and […]

Reviewed, Rewound ‘n Revisited: The Tragically Hip – Trouble At the Henhouse

The Tragically Hip: Trouble at the Henhouse Format: CD Purchased: The Hock Shop Key Tracks: Flamenco, Springtime in Vienna, Ahead by a Century, 700 Ft. Ceiling, Apartment Song, Sherpa, Put it Off Last summer, we Canehjins collectively watched the final performance by the Tragically Hip, a band as Canadian as poutine drizzled in maple syrup […]

Feature Friday: Cold Capital

When you spend multiple days on end listening to a great band for a review, I must tell you: it’s hard not to get personally invested and attached to the music. This is especially true when it’s as layered and listenable as Cold Capital’s newly released debut LP “Frozen Assets”, and even more so when the […]

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: 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 […]