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Soulful & Intimate: Rufus John to Play Ottawa This Thursday

Great news for fans of R&B/soul music: Kitchener-based mega talent Rufus John is making a stop in Ottawa this week while on tour to promote his sophomore album “Gone But Not Forgotten”, as well as a docu-series of the same name about the making of the upcoming release. “I felt that this was a way […]

Feature Friday: Cast In Cadence

Even though Ottawa’s dynamic rock band Cast In Cadence’s second EP “Dead Ringer” was released in January, its four stellar tracks still have us buzzing. Clocking in at just under 15 minutes, this tightly crafted EP features four pieces of pop/rock perfection just ready and waiting for their turn on the radio charts. “Dead Ringer” […]

Feature Friday: XiL

When carefully crafted and properly executed, music can be truly powerful: it can connect with you, alter your mood, and evoke deep emotions. The first EP by Ottawa’s XiL, “If I Should Live Forever, Then Know That I Am Dead Inside”, achieves all of this within the space of its six profoundly affecting tracks. It’s […]

Feature Friday: Double Magnum

If the brilliantly eclectic blend of styles and genres that make up Double Magnum’s self-titled debut leaves you feeling a bit intoxicated, it’s not a coincidence: the key to this Ottawa band – made up of brothers Nic, Max, Alexis and Felix Boivin – is right there in the name. “When people hear the name […]

Feature Friday: Okies

Are you looking to start off 2018 with some great new tunes from our ever-expanding local music scene? Then look no further than our first Feature Friday of the year as we check out Okies, an incredible local band with a stellar new release. You might recognize “Okies” as a Great Depression-era reference to migrant […]

Feature Friday: Willow Wonderland Benefit Concert

What better way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit than by listening to some great holiday tunes and by helping those in need? On Friday, Dec. 8, you can join Tara Shannon and some of the great talent from her Willow Sound label at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, as they fulfill both […]

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 […]

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: Jack Pine and The Fire

Since their first self-titled release in 2011, Jack Pine and The Fire have boldly stood firm in their eclectic mix of genres, refusing to step solely into one small box. With their second full length album “Left to Our Own Devices”, released on September 8, 2017, they’ve returned more confident than ever while they experiment […]

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 […]