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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: Coveter

On their Bandcamp page, Coveter lists some of the artists that influenced them, and I understand the desire to do this: After all, attaching your work to your inspirations is an homage to the music that brought you into town in the first place, and it serves as a handy identifier. Coveter’s tunery, however is […]

Feature Friday: Jessica Pearson and the East Wind

Jessica Pearson and the East Wind released their latest EP “Grave and Garden Songs” a couple weeks ago, offering a beautifully written and brilliantly executed collection of songs that blend folk, roots, and East Coast bluegrass. Although this group is a trio, their sound is so full as to create the aural illusion that there’s […]

Reviewed, Rewound ‘n Revisited: Oasis – Standing On the Shoulder of Giants

Oasis: Standing On the Shoulder of Giants Format: CD Purchased: Sam the Record Man, 1999 Key Tracks: F@!#in’ in the Bushes, Go Let It Out, Who Feels Love?, Gas Panic!, Sunday Morning Call, Roll it Over This little bluey, huey gem was released in the aftermath of the collapse of Oasis-mania and Britpop, in the […]

Feature Friday: Hard Science

With the ever-growing synth scene in Ottawa, industrious artists like Hard Science (pseudonym of local artist Arturo Brisindi) are starting to make real waves in the city’s continuously evolving music pool. “Dreaming In Stereo” is Hard Science’s debut LP and consists of 11 brilliantly crafted synth pop tracks. It features several Ottawa-based artists who lend […]

Feature Friday: Onionface

How can a band from Ottawa Ont. sound so Kentucky fried, double wide and Bonnie Clyde? This rock outfit beats the tin can of blooze as they choose, playing with boldness, assurance, and panache that is at the same time urgent and lazy boned. You can feel the hours of rehearsal that have carved this […]

Feature Friday: Bluesfest

It’s that time of year again! Fantastic artists from near and far descend upon the city to entertain the denizens of Ottawa. BLUESFEST! There’s just so much music to see, it can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of amazing local acts to see while the festival is happening. Sure there’s great [...]

Feature Friday: Monobrow

Enter: The Voice of God “Hear ye, oh silenced voices of thrashed doomery! Yonder comes a sound, nay; a great rushing of cacophonies! Hark your ears and turn your chin to the heavens. Know the dread power of what is known, unknown and all that pretends to exist within.” Exeunt: The Voice of God Existing […]