Feature Friday

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: St. Paddy’s Day Shows

We’ve rounded up all the St. Paddy’s Day themed live music pub shows we could find! At Bytown Sound, we like to call St. Paddy’s Day “National Cover Band Day”, so go to one of Ottawa’s many ambiguously Irish pubs and show your support for a local cover band, they work hard all year long to […]

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 […]

Feature Friday: Muse Collective’s Canadian Women’s Songbook

Canadian music: quick name some artists. Who comes to mind first? Neil Young? Justin Bieber? Leonard Cohen? What about Joni Mitchell? Feist? Anne Murray? A new organization in Ottawa’s music scene is working to celebrate legendary Canadian women musicians past, present, and future. Muse Collective is hosting their first event “The Canadian Women’s Songbook: Women […]

Feature Friday: Alison Rose

To celebrate this week’s announcement of the 2017 RBC Bluesfest lineup, we wanted to shine our Feature Friday spotlight on one of the many well deserving local artists that are playing the festival this year. Catch a glimpse of what you can expect by checking out tunes from indie pop local, the lovely Alison Rose: https://alisonrosemusic.bandcamp.com/releases Released […]

Feature Friday: GiveLive – Raising Money For Musicounts

**Please note that this Feature was written before How Far To Mexico stepped in to replace Potential Red, who had to drop out of the line up due to an injury.** The cause: Coming together to raise money for MusiCounts, local bands Sparklesaurus, Blve Hills, and Potential Red will be performing at Live On Elgin on […]

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: Megaphono Festival, February 1-3

It may only be the end of January, but it’s never too early to dust off those festival shoes: Megaphono Music Showcase Festival & Conference is almost here! Running from February 1-3, the local festival boasts over 50 artists playing in many venues all across the region. While perfect for concertgoers, it’s also doubly beneficial for […]

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 […]