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Feature Friday: Sparklesaurus

With dreamy tenor and placid hearts, Sparklesaurus has been diffusing their light all over Ottawa for the last few years. Their highly anticipated debut album — to be unveiled this Saturday — harnesses sound to fuse our lived experience with the abstracted whimsy of the alternate dimension that Sparklesaurus occupies. The driving force behind this unhurried, […]

Feature Friday: Danielle Allard “Passing Notes” Album Release

Ottawa’s singer/songwriter Danielle Allard will be launching her brand new album Passing Notes this Saturday, May 19 at 6 pm at CollabSpace (70 Bongard Avenue). Her sound fuses jazz, pop, indie, and folk, paired with a fierce, soaring voice that immediately draws the listener into her songs. Her songwriting is varied in style from light, […]

Feature Friday: Amos the Transparent

Fans of Amos the Transparent have been waiting nearly four years for the band’s next album. Well it’s here and it was worth the wait. The release of Anniversaries marks 10 years of making music together. Throughout this decade, Amos the Transparent has made some big moves in the Canadian folk-rock world; they’ve played several […]

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 […]

Ottawa Live Music Weekend Picks

Friday, May 4 Jessica Pearson and the East Wind Live on Elgin 220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor Doors at 7:30pm $10 Advanced | $12 at the door This dynamic trio always puts on a fantastic show. The band’s chemistry is undeniable, and their onstage banter and storytelling is onpoint. JPEW not only radiates with lighthearted […]

Dutch Post-Rock Trio Aestrid to Play Ottawa This Week

The Netherlands-based post-rock trio Aestrid is bringing their hypnotic blend of infectious energy and affecting tempos to Ottawa this week, their unique chemistry and sound set to leave you breathless and exhilarated. Ottawa, this is band you won’t want to miss out on. Lead singer, guitarist, and founder Bo Menning will be joined in Ottawa […]

Video Release: Anxiety2 by Overwrought

Initially formed as a duo in late 2016, Ottawa’s one-man atmospheric/depressive black metal band Overwrought has just released a video for the track “Anxiety2”, from its album “Disorder”, which was released last fall. Exploring some of the darker themes and emotions that mark much of the band’s catalogue, “Anxiety2” is designed to create “a dreary, […]

Soulful & Intimate: Rufus John to Play Ottawa This Thursday

Great news for fans of R&B/soul music: Kitchener-based mega talent Rufus John is making a stop in Ottawa this week while on tour to promote his sophomore album “Gone But Not Forgotten”, as well as a docu-series of the same name about the making of the upcoming release. “I felt that this was a way […]

We Must Be Dreaming!: Harea Band Releases New Video for “Must Be a Dream”

Pinch us, Ottawa—our city’s very own Harea Band has released a video for their exceptional new single “Must Be a Dream”. If you’ve been waiting for something to tide you over until their sophomore album later this year, this is it: it’s the perfect showcase for the band’s fun-loving, funk-pop stylings, and a great way […]

Feature Friday: Shadowhand

They refer to it as “ghost-like soul”, and yes sir, indeed, Shadowhand has nailed their sound pretty succinctly.  This album feels like a soundtrack for evening encounters, and it’s pretty darn breathtaking.  Well sung, well performed, well arranged, well goodness gracious, you did it, fellas: it’s minorchorderoticscratchyvocal sexy. You know you want this kind of music […]