Feature Friday

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: 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: Elementals

Isn’t it fun to have your heart wrenched? Every intense note and word of the Elementals’ second album, “Mother Nature and Her Bipolar Tendencies”, plows into your chest with mighty aplomb. With heaps of shifting time signatures, tuneful arpeggiated wonderfulness, and drums that punch like Tyson, this seven-track beast is the result of an incredible […]

Feature Friday: Galapagos

Returning with their much anticipated second EP “Even This Glow”, local indie rock band Galapagos is back and bigger than ever – quite literally – as original duo Adam Ferris and Matthew Wood team up with drummer Jamie Orser, and bass guitarist Gerardo Mantecon. The result of this new lineup is a rich, nostalgic sound […]

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 […]

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: Bitter North

If you’re looking to close out 2017 with a thoughtful and inviting sonic journey, Ottawa-based Bitter North has you covered with Vacation Days, their second EP. With their recent six-track release, this alt-indie-rock outfit looks to ease you into the New Year by surrounding you in solid rhythms and smooth, often haunting vocals. Serving as […]

Feature Friday: Megan Jerome

Those who have followed Megan Jerome’s musical oeuvre know that her style is uninhibited and saturated with inexorable charm. Those who haven’t will be thrilled to discover it for themselves with her new album Ooh Ahh, which showcases Jerome’s inspired songwriting and musicianship alongside her distinctive charisma. It was released with much hullabaloo last Wednesday […]

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: Kings of Lowertown

The Kings of Lowertown have a singular affinity for the constellation of small towns that are scattered along the Ottawa Valley’s Highway 17 corridor. Their new EP Missouri Lowsider is the band’s latest endeavour to capture the essence and spirit of the area through their signature backwoods blues sound, a little more rustic than bucolic. […]