Feature Friday: The Clint Everson Band

Formed in 2015 The Clint Everson Band is the talented, well-blended vehicle for Everson’s introspective compositions and varied blues sensibilities. This seven piece blues group features a full complement of seasoned musicians who have been actively engaged in Ottawa’s blues scene for years, hailing from celebrated bands like Firebelly, The Drew Nelson Band, and the […]

Feature Friday: MEGAPHONO

On Wednesday night two stellar local musicians took the stage at Le Petit Chicago to showcase their talents, followed by Canadian heavyweights, Minotaurs. We wrote some words about it. Thanks to Megaphono for showcasing amazing Ottawa-based talent again in the third year of their much acclaimed music industry festival. Tonight Megaphono is commandeering some of […]

Feature Friday: Occasional Angels

Feature Friday: Occasional Angels

The Occasional Angels strap on their wings this Sunday at the Record Centre from 5:30-7 pm for the vinyl release of their debut album ‘Renascimento’. This hard working and talented group have only been playing together for short time, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from their music. Less than a year ago, singer-songwriter […]

Feature Friday: Ottawa Open Mics

**Please refer to the following link for the most recently updated list of Open Mics:*** **Please refer to the following link for the most recently updated list of Open Mics:*** **Please refer to the following link for the most recently updated list of Open Mics:***   Updated: April 30, 2017 We wrote a post about weekly […]

Feature Friday: Where to be on NYE (part II)

Still looking for a good music party to spend your last hours of 2016? Here is part II of our list of things to do on NYE that still have tickets available, and are guaranteed to be a good time!   Probably the most mysterious NYE event on our list is hosted by Ottawa death-metal-core […]

Feature Friday: Where to be on NYE (Part I)

Bytown Sound has over 70 music-related events in our calendar for New Year’s Eve! This is the first of a two-part post on what to do in Ottawa on NYE. There’s something for everyone happening in the city – get out and celebrate with Ottawa’s line-up of fantastic musicians!   Festivus for the Rest of […]

Feature Friday: Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish // BenevenStanciano

This week we are really featuring two Ottawa-based artists and their collaboration on a newly released split album: Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish AND BenevenStanciano. The album features four songs by the Flying Hellfish and four by BenevenStanciano. Overall the album’s production is raw, crisp, and a well balanced mix between often competing roaring […]

Feature Friday: Renée Landry

Renée Landry is back with a new EP just two months after releasing her swinging, motown, pop infused album “Chin Up” in October – see our review here. Capturing the “sound” of Christmas is frankly quite hard, especially to do so without leaning too hard on worn out tropes or sounding hokey. Landry doesn’t fall into […]



Congratulations to our contest winner! Dominique has won two tickets to see PUP in Ottawa, Ontario on Dec. 9, 2016! Stay tuned for more giveaways and contests from Bytown Sound!  

CONTEST TIME! Win 2 tickets to see PUP!

This week we’re foregoing a Feature Friday to launch a contest! WIN TWO TICKETS TO SEE PUP IN OTTAWA! We’re giving away TWO tickets to PUP’s sold out show at Zaphod Beeblebrox on December 9, 2016. That’s right both of PUP’s Ottawa shows are SOLD OUT. We’re giving you another chance to get tickets to […]