In Conversation with Chilly Gonzales An intimate night with John K. Samson in Ottawa mewithoutyou, Joan of Arc, and Hurry @ Babylon Lonely Parade, BBQT, Sad Baxter at Black Squirrel Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls Serenaded the Capital in Recovery Interview: The Weather Station Beau’s Oktoberfest Must Go On: Cancer Bats, Flatliners and more

In Conversation with Chilly Gonzales

It’s not every day you get to have a phone call with a Canadian composer who has dabbled in the…

An intimate night with John K. Samson in Ottawa

John K. Samson—known best as the lead-singer and guitarist of The Weakerthans, and also considered by many as an unofficial…

mewithoutyou, Joan of Arc, and Hurry @ Babylon

Ev has synesthesia, and they incorporate their sensory experiences into music reviews. Synesthesia is a condition in which the brain…

Lonely Parade, BBQT, Sad Baxter at Black Squirrel

Photo by Ming Wu/Photogmusic On a humid and muggy day like this one, arriving early to a show at Black…

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls Serenaded the Capital in Recovery

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls put on an excellent nearly two hour-long performance in Ottawa in the wake of…

Interview: The Weather Station

Photo by Shervin Lainez The Weather Station is the modern folk project of  Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman, whose music and voice…

Beau’s Oktoberfest Must Go On: Cancer Bats, Flatliners and more

Beau’s 10th annual Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, got off to a rocky start as a pair of tornadoes ripped…

Reviews

An intimate night with John K. Samson in Ottawa

An intimate night with John K. Samson in Ottawa

Oct 15, 2018 | No Comments

John K. Samson—known best as the lead-singer and guitarist of The Weakerthans, and also considered by many as an unofficial...

Interviews

In Conversation with Chilly Gonzales

In Conversation with Chilly Gonzales

Oct 21, 2018 | No Comments

It’s not every day you get to have a phone call with a Canadian composer who has dabbled in the...

New Music

Track Premiere: Area Resident – It’s the Way I Am

Track Premiere: Area Resident – It’s the Way I Am

Sep 23, 2018 | No Comments

Doug Hempstead’s project Area Resident is back with another full-length release called Echolette, slated for release through Record Centre Records...

New Videos

New Video: Death Monster by Black Galaxy

New Video: Death Monster by Black Galaxy

Oct 3, 2018 | No Comments

Ottawa heavy-metal “supergroup” Black Galaxy recently released an explosive new video for their track “Death Monster” with footage that will...

Festivals

Gallery: CityFolk 2018

Gallery: CityFolk 2018

Sep 20, 2018 | No Comments

This year’s CityFolk festival was full of stellar performances by both veteran and emerging acts. Whether it was the delicate...

Features

Ottawa is having an urban music renaissance

Ottawa is having an urban music renaissance

Aug 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Kevin Bourne is the co-founder and Editor of SHIFTER Magazine, a hub for people with strong ideas, discerning tastes in culture,...

Photo Galleries

Gallery: Dear Rouge, Modern Space & Ellevator

Gallery: Dear Rouge, Modern Space & Ellevator

Oct 17, 2018 | No Comments

Last week Vancouver electronic rock wonders Dear Rouge hit the Bronson Centre here in Ottawa, playing to a packed house...

Ottawa Beat Column

Breaking Down the Ottawa Music Strategy

Breaking Down the Ottawa Music Strategy

May 10, 2018 | No Comments

Last month, the City of Ottawa’s city council unanimously voted in favour of adopting the first-ever official music strategy in...

Francoville

Francoville: Osheaga débarque en ville

Francoville: Osheaga débarque en ville

Jul 18, 2018 | No Comments

D’emblée, j’ai toujours ressenti un mélange d’amour et de haine pour le festival de musique et d’arts Osheaga qui se...

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