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PUP CONTEST WINNER

Congratulations to our contest winner! Dominique has won two tickets to see PUP in Ottawa, Ontario on Dec. 9, 2016! Stay tuned for more giveaways and contests from Bytown Sound! www.facebook.com/bytownsound/ www.twitter.com/bytownsound/  

Feature Friday: BB Cream

If you are already fans of BB Cream, I’m sure you are aware that their show at Pressed tonight will be their last. While that news may be a bummer, there is a silver lining: they leave us with a brand new album, “Rose Petal Pie”, released today. In anticipation of their sophomore release, I spent […]

Feature Friday: Nighttime In Kansas

With last week’s break to focus on the launch of our giveaway for PUP tickets (still over a week to enter!), we’re back on track with our Feature Friday this week on Nighttime In Kansas. The indie rock trio first caught my eye at a sold out show last month at Pressed when they opened for […]

CONTEST TIME! Win 2 tickets to see PUP!

This week we’re foregoing a Feature Friday to launch a contest! WIN TWO TICKETS TO SEE PUP IN OTTAWA! We’re giving away TWO tickets to PUP’s sold out show at Zaphod Beeblebrox on December 9, 2016. That’s right both of PUP’s Ottawa shows are SOLD OUT. We’re giving you another chance to get tickets to […]

Feature Friday: Saint Clare

Even after 3 months and 14 Features here at Bytown Sound, I’m still continuously amazed at how many incredibly talented bands and musicians we have in our own city. Ottawa’s very own Saint Clare is absolutely no exception: I was totally blown away. Overflowing with indisputable talent, Saint Clare pulls no punches with their debut […]

Feature Friday: Slo’ Tom and the Handsome Devils

Slo’ Tom and the Handsome Devils released their fourth full-length album, “Down in a Government Town,” last week. The album is deals with some of the trials and tribulations of living in a city like Ottawa, executed with hilarity and fantastic songwriting. Tom Stewart, the band’s frontman, is a fixture in the Ottawa music scene: player […]

Feature Friday: Renée Landry

Renée Landry uses her super power for good: bringing amazing music to audiences with her dynamic vocal work and compelling songwriting. She’s the music hero Ottawa needs. Channeling artists like Amy Winehouse and Etta James, Landry’s voice is robust and driving, but she can pull back in a moment for a muted flourish. On Chin […]

Feature Friday: The Chocolate Hot Pockets

With The Chocolate Hot Pockets’ latest release “The Feast” being celebrated and performed live tomorrow at Mercury Lounge, Bytown Sound wanted to join in on the excitement: so we dove into the newest videos for tracks off of the release in hopes of catching a glimpse of what kind of awesomeness we’re all in for.               […]

Feature Friday: Merganzer

Ottawa violinist Mika Posen delights us with her most current project: solo experimental  “Merganzer”. You may recognize her from her work with other Canadian acts such as Timber Timbre, Forest City Lovers, and Wooden Sky, just to name a few. Her undeniable talent is immediately present the second you sink your teeth into the exquisitely crafted instrumental […]

Feature Friday: Sleepy and the Noise

Even upon first listen to their track “Mountains and Valleys”, I was convinced that I needed to hear more from this Ottawa Indie Rock trio. They really nail the radio ready tune by having a great blend of Pop, catchy hooks, and clever lyrics. Christian Pasiak’s clear vocals teeter on the edge of smooth and gritty in complete balance, […]