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Feature Friday: Megan Jerome

Those who have followed Megan Jerome’s musical oeuvre know that her style is uninhibited and saturated with inexorable charm. Those who haven’t will be thrilled to discover it for themselves with her new album Ooh Ahh, which showcases Jerome’s inspired songwriting and musicianship alongside her distinctive charisma. It was released with much hullabaloo last Wednesday […]

Feature Friday: Willow Wonderland Benefit Concert

What better way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit than by listening to some great holiday tunes and by helping those in need? On Friday, Dec. 8, you can join Tara Shannon and some of the great talent from her Willow Sound label at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, as they fulfill both […]

Feature Friday: Kings of Lowertown

The Kings of Lowertown have a singular affinity for the constellation of small towns that are scattered along the Ottawa Valley’s Highway 17 corridor. Their new EP Missouri Lowsider is the band’s latest endeavour to capture the essence and spirit of the area through their signature backwoods blues sound, a little more rustic than bucolic. […]

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: Rebelle

If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, it takes no time to see why four-piece indie rock band Rebelle is the talk of the town: just moments into their new EP “Hide”, they firmly plant their hooks in you, and it’s a hold that lasts long past its three stunning tracks. The energy […]

Feature Friday: Almost Kennedy

Proving you can’t keep good musicians down, Almost Kennedy is blasting onto the scene with their debut EP, Heard Them Talk, a five-track snack released this past September at House of Targ. It’s an audacious first foray for this group, whose talented line-up emerges in part from the former local group Northbound, and consists of […]

Canadian Hip-Hop Star Peter Jackson Stops In Ottawa Tonight

If you’ve followed the Canadian rap/hip-hop scene in recent years, Peter Jackson has definitely crossed your radar, and tonight (Nov. 9) is the chance to see him live, as he’ll be playing City At Night with special guest Chrissy Spratt. Jackson, who is often dubbed “the hardest working rapper in Canada”, has toured the country […]

Feature Friday: The Bank Street Bonbons

The Bank Street Bonbons are not your grandparents’ Glenn Miller-style big band. They fuse afrobeat, hip hop, and funk flavours to get one spicy hot hash of tightly executed, boisterous grooves with irresistible forward momentum. Crowding just about any stage they appear on –and they’ve been on some big ones already– this eight piece ensemble […]

Feature Friday: Jack Pine and The Fire

Since their first self-titled release in 2011, Jack Pine and The Fire have boldly stood firm in their eclectic mix of genres, refusing to step solely into one small box. With their second full length album “Left to Our Own Devices”, released on September 8, 2017, they’ve returned more confident than ever while they experiment […]

Feature Friday: Silent Winters

“Darling, is it time I let go?” Who hasn’t felt this way in a relationship? That heart-wrenching moment of realization in the lives of two people, once so close and harmonious, now just…existing. Given this lingering malaise, it is no small coincidence that Silent Winter’s Fireworks & a Small Brigade is evocative of Simon and […]