Feature Friday

Feature Friday: Renée Landry

Renée Landry uses her super power for good: bringing amazing music to audiences with her dynamic vocal work and compelling songwriting. She’s the music hero Ottawa needs. Channeling artists like Amy Winehouse and Etta James, Landry’s voice is robust and driving, but she can pull back in a moment for a muted flourish. On Chin […]

Feature Friday: The Chocolate Hot Pockets

With The Chocolate Hot Pockets’ latest release “The Feast” being celebrated and performed live tomorrow at Mercury Lounge, Bytown Sound wanted to join in on the excitement: so we dove into the newest videos for tracks off of the release in hopes of catching a glimpse of what kind of awesomeness we’re all in for.               […]

Feature Friday: Merganzer

Ottawa violinist Mika Posen delights us with her most current project: solo experimental  “Merganzer”. You may recognize her from her work with other Canadian acts such as Timber Timbre, Forest City Lovers, and Wooden Sky, just to name a few. Her undeniable talent is immediately present the second you sink your teeth into the exquisitely crafted instrumental […]

Feature Friday: Sleepy and the Noise

Even upon first listen to their track “Mountains and Valleys”, I was convinced that I needed to hear more from this Ottawa Indie Rock trio. They really nail the radio ready tune by having a great blend of Pop, catchy hooks, and clever lyrics. Christian Pasiak’s clear vocals teeter on the edge of smooth and gritty in complete balance, […]

Feature Friday: The Artichoke Hearts

The Artichoke Hearts are a folk trio self described as “three forest nymphs pulled together by chance to sing, strum, plink and pluck”. Members Caitlin Dolan (lead vocals, guitar), Kim Jackson (piano, vocals), and Jessie Lyon (violin) have joined their formidable talents to create their debut EP “Conquer then Divide” out tomorrow! They’ve been making […]

Feature Friday: The Harea Band

This soul-infused pop band has been making a serious groove in Ottawa’s music scene. The Harea Band is a high energy five piece rife with cheerful lyrics and catchy, toe-tapping melodies. Their first EP “Hip Hip Harea” released in 2014 brought them a broad fan base and tons of gigs at such reputable venues across Ontario and […]

Feature Friday: Masters of Nothing

Ottawa! It’s the long weekend! Treat yourself to some sweet live tunes and support some fellow locals to start the weekend off right. Your first stop should be Bar Robo tonight, and here’s why: Masters Of Nothing really seem to have mastered the art of balancing their sound somewhere between Funk, Groove and Experimental on their […]

Feature Friday: Monday I Retire

This week we shine our feature spotlight on a local talented 5-piece band: Monday I Retire. Having played many festivals and venues all around the city, this band has been making quite a name for themselves. Paired with their ability to blend different genres so seamlessly, while they complete their full sound with warm, sincere vocals, Monday […]

Feature Friday: Double Experience

All the excitement from last night’s Hip show in Ottawa may be winding down, but Bytown Sound is just gearing up as we check out local nerd rock dudes: Double Experience! It’s easy to see why Double Experience is gaining such a following. This hardworking crew clearly loves what they do, which is undeniably conveyed through their music and their seemingly endless […]

Feature Friday with The Monozon Collective!

Hey Ottawa, we’re starting with our first Feature Friday at Bytown Sound this week! We figured that you may want to hear/check out/watch some of the newest releases or artists coming out of your city. Here at Bytown Sound, we love all kinds of music, and we hope to help promote local talent as much as […]