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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 […]

Show Review: White Cowbell Oklahoma @ Mavericks — Feb 8/19

One thing has been proven time and again over the last 20 years: White Cowbell Oklahoma knows how to bring the party. And while the band may have toned it down some over the years, that doesn’t mean that their stage show isn’t still the craziest in Canada. And yes, there is indeed a cowbell, […]

The Music of Star Wars: Ottawa Pops Orchestra Interview

If you could use a bit of a break from all the standard holiday tunes but still want something grand and magical, the Ottawa Pops Orchestra have created an incredible aural experience for all ages with their upcoming concert, “The Music of Star Wars”. Even if you’ve never seen the movies, you’ve likely heard a […]

Show Review: Aestrid @ House of Targ – Nov. 29, 2018

In an evening of towering talent, Aestrid took the stage at House of Targ on November 29th, commanding the full attention of everyone fortunate enough to be in attendance as they permeated the room with their unique blend of post-punk and ambient electronic music. The show oscillated between dreamy, layer-blended tunes and a beat-focused, highly [...]

Feature Friday: Jumpin’ Joel Flash and the Magic Machine

Jumpin’ Joel Flash and the Magic Machine is truly one of Ottawa’s musical gems: marrying theatre and music, this band is incredible, creating a performance you simply don’t want to miss. Their music is fearless sentimentality frocked in a cavorting good time, weaving country twang with weighty harmonies and heartfelt melodies. The lead man himself […]

Ottawa Jazz Festival: Local Gems You Won’t Want to Miss

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is in full swing, and while there’s no shortage of phenomenal big-name acts – like, say, Chaka Khan, Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, and Herbie Hancock – there are also great Ottawa acts that are just as deserving of your time. While last week’s Feature Friday gave a [...]

Feature Friday: Free Shows at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

Every year, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival recruits world renowned talent to play our great city, and 2018 is absolutely no exception.  In addition to this wonderful privilege, the world class jazz musicians who have chosen to make Ottawa their home continue to expand the breadth of the festival and never fail to delight concertgoers. [...]

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, […]