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Feature Friday: Jumpin’ Joel Flash and the Magic Machine

Jumpin’ Joel Flash and the Magic Machine is truly one of Ottawa’s musical gems: marrying theatre and music, this band is incredible, creating a performance you simply don’t want to miss. Their music is fearless sentimentality frocked in a cavorting good time, weaving country twang with weighty harmonies and heartfelt melodies. The lead man himself […]

Feature Friday: Free Shows at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

Every year, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival recruits world renowned talent to play our great city, and 2018 is absolutely no exception.  In addition to this wonderful privilege, the world class jazz musicians who have chosen to make Ottawa their home continue to expand the breadth of the festival and never fail to delight concertgoers. [...]

Feature Friday: Sparklesaurus

With dreamy tenor and placid hearts, Sparklesaurus has been diffusing their light all over Ottawa for the last few years. Their highly anticipated debut album — to be unveiled this Saturday — harnesses sound to fuse our lived experience with the abstracted whimsy of the alternate dimension that Sparklesaurus occupies. The driving force behind this unhurried, […]

Feature Friday: Danielle Allard “Passing Notes” Album Release

Ottawa’s singer/songwriter Danielle Allard will be launching her brand new album Passing Notes this Saturday, May 19 at 6 pm at CollabSpace (70 Bongard Avenue). Her sound fuses jazz, pop, indie, and folk, paired with a fierce, soaring voice that immediately draws the listener into her songs. Her songwriting is varied in style from light, […]

Feature Friday: Amos the Transparent

Fans of Amos the Transparent have been waiting nearly four years for the band’s next album. Well it’s here and it was worth the wait. The release of Anniversaries marks 10 years of making music together. Throughout this decade, Amos the Transparent has made some big moves in the Canadian folk-rock world; they’ve played several […]

Ottawa Live Music Weekend Picks

Friday, May 4 Jessica Pearson and the East Wind Live on Elgin 220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor Doors at 7:30pm $10 Advanced | $12 at the door This dynamic trio always puts on a fantastic show. The band’s chemistry is undeniable, and their onstage banter and storytelling is onpoint. JPEW not only radiates with lighthearted […]

We Must Be Dreaming!: Harea Band Releases New Video for “Must Be a Dream”

Pinch us, Ottawa—our city’s very own Harea Band has released a video for their exceptional new single “Must Be a Dream”. If you’ve been waiting for something to tide you over until their sophomore album later this year, this is it: it’s the perfect showcase for the band’s fun-loving, funk-pop stylings, and a great way […]

Feature Friday: Kelsey Hayes

With starry-eyed love songs and scorned-lover anthems saturating the airwaves, it can be easy to forget that that pop can be earnest and still be catchy as hell. It’s refreshing, then, that Ottawa-based singer-songwriter Kelsey Hayes’ new EP, In My Mind,  serves as a sterling reminder, proving that the best indie-pop can convey complexity and […]

Feature Friday: Sophie Bijjani

If you’re looking for an eccentric and earnest musical adventure, Sophie Bijjani is the perfect guide, helping you along the path to Feu d’grand vent, her soon-to-be released debut album. Following a stint of performances in California, the Gatineau-based artist has made her way back to her hometown in order to release this eclectic collection […]

Feature Friday: Sarah Bradley

Cultivating the radiance and finesse that is becoming her trademark, Sarah Bradley is sculpting her sound into something entirely distinctive and uniquely her own with For the Kill. This new EP is just the most recent sign of the momentum Bradley has been building through her career, and this solo work bears the marks of […]