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The Celtic Kitchen Party Bakes A Fresh Batch Of New Tunes

Truth in advertising isn’t something you usually want out of a band name. A concert by the Rolling Stones or Black Crowes would be a lot less fun if you had to worry about literal boulders or birds, for example, and that’s without even touching on the likes of Guns ‘n’ Roses, Garbage, or Iron […]

Ottawa Singer-Songwriter Camp July 2019

Our friends at the Ottawa Singer-Songwriter Camp still have spots available for anyone from 15-115 to learn and develop their singer-song writer skills! The camp is offering one week that will focus on creativity (CREATE CAMP July 15-19) and another on collaboration (COLLABORATE CAMP July 22-26). Sign up for one or for both. The information […]

Artist Spotlight: Mia Kelly

When it comes to singer-songwriters, Mia Kelly is Ottawa’s latest musical force to be reckoned with. At 16 years of age, she’s already spent half of her life in the local music scene steadily building her career, honing her songwriting and performance skills. Kelly has graced the stages of Bluesfest, CityFolk (Marvest), Festival of Small […]

Vancouver Metal Band 2 Shadows Makes a Stop in Ottawa on Cross-Country Tour

Vancouver-based metal band 2 Shadows’ dedication to delivering their self-described “loud, aggressive, honest, theatrical and diverse” live show has set them on a path to do just that as they’ve embarked upon a month-long, cross-country tour through Canada. Ottawa fans will get the chance to witness the band’s entertaining and energetic stage presence this coming […]

Feature Friday: Cast In Cadence

Even though Ottawa’s dynamic rock band Cast In Cadence’s second EP “Dead Ringer” was released in January, its four stellar tracks still have us buzzing. Clocking in at just under 15 minutes, this tightly crafted EP features four pieces of pop/rock perfection just ready and waiting for their turn on the radio charts. “Dead Ringer” […]

Feature Friday: The Commotions

Whether it was brought to you by Motown, Stax, or other smaller labels, the soul music of the sixties and the seventies felt good. Revisiting those feelings and reworking them for the modern era can be an absolute pleasure, which is evident from the stunning work of The Commotions, who don’t just ask for your […]

Feature Friday: Greathunter

Great Scott! Great Balls of Fire! Greathunter! Great name! Comprised of songwriters and composers Andrew Grosvenor and Leigh Newton, this Ottawa band has released its debut album, “Prey”, which may as well have just been called “Pray” for all the deeply embedded spiritual connectedness this listener found within its grooves. To be honest, this one […]

Feature Friday: Arboretum Festival

Those looking for an event that fuses eclectic music with the Ottawa's exceptional local food and drink creators need look no further than this weekend’s Arboretum Festival, being held Aug. 18-19 at the Rideau Pines Farm. Located south of the city, this pastoral setting offers attendees the opportunity check out established and emerging artists across a three-stage [...]

Feature Friday: Tara Shannon

Tara Shannon is using her music as a vehicle for positive change in the world, seeking to help as many people she can while on her musical journey. The indie pop country artist recently released her album Unfinished, and there’s a good story behind that title… In 1997 Shannon debuted her very first album Me […]

Feature Friday: Moonfruits

Welcome to Ste-Quequepart: Moonfruits duo Kaitlin Milroy and Alex Millaire guide us through a tour of this imagined town through the perspective of its inhabitants over the course of its ten songs. Cleverly marrying enthralling musical storytelling with the political, Moonfruits become a conduit for the villagers’ struggle with the all-too-common realities of small town […]