The Dears make their triumphant return to Ottawa Peach Kelli Pop, Nightshades, & Toxic Thoughts at TARG New Music: Telecomo – <em>Promo Only EP</em> Protomartyr reassert themselves in Ottawa once more Amanda Rheaume discusses her new album <em>Holding Patterns</em> Interview: Downtown Boys talk Springsteen, US immigration, & more Ottawa Invades POUZZA FEST: A Documentary

The Dears make their triumphant return to Ottawa

The Dears are something of a simmering phenomenon in Canadian music. While they never really “exploded” during the early 2000’s…

Peach Kelli Pop, Nightshades, & Toxic Thoughts at TARG

Photos by Ming Wu/Photogmusic. When the matching jackets come off you know it’s Peach Kelli Pop time. It was a…

New Music: Telecomo – Promo Only EP

One of the newest additions to the Ottawa music scene is Telecomo, a three-piece garage rock band that are set to release…

Protomartyr reassert themselves in Ottawa once more

All photos by Ming Wu/Photogmusic This past Wednesday, Detroit post-punkers Protomartyr visited Babylon, along with Hull’s Scattered Clouds and Ottawa’s…

Amanda Rheaume discusses her new album Holding Patterns

There’s a good reason why Amanda Rheaume has become one of Ottawa’s most revered and respected musicians. If you’ve had…

Interview: Downtown Boys talk Springsteen, US immigration, & more

Photo by Christopher Grady Consider yourself warned – you’ve never heard a band like Downtown Boys before. Who knew so…

Ottawa Invades POUZZA FEST: A Documentary

In May of 2015, Eric and I had a crazy idea. We joked about going to Pouzza Fest – a…

Reviews

Islands Close a Mediocre Tuesday Night at Ritual

Islands Close a Mediocre Tuesday Night at Ritual

May 24, 2016 | No Comments

A bad concert can be enjoyable. Like with a cheesy B-movie, there is pleasure to be found in watching a...

Interviews

Ottawa Music Spotlight: Shoebox Recording Studio

Ottawa Music Spotlight: Shoebox Recording Studio

May 30, 2016 | No Comments

A music city is built on more than just bands playing live. Yes, live music is an integral feature of any...

New Music

New Music: Cry Baby by Thrifty Kids

New Music: Cry Baby by Thrifty Kids

May 7, 2016 | No Comments

The new EP, Cry Baby, by local surf rock group Thrifty Kids contains one of the early contenders for song of the...

New Videos

New Video: Harea Band – <em>Drop and Dance</em>

New Video: Harea Band – Drop and Dance

Apr 2, 2016 | No Comments

Harea Band are back with a brand new video for the single “Drop and Dance” off their upcoming EP All...

Festivals

Ottawa Invades POUZZA FEST: A Documentary

Ottawa Invades POUZZA FEST: A Documentary

Apr 16, 2016 | No Comments

In May of 2015, Eric and I had a crazy idea. We joked about going to Pouzza Fest – a...

Throwback Thursdays

Throwback Thursday: Ottawa Gaga Compilation (2009)

Throwback Thursday: Ottawa Gaga Compilation (2009)

Jan 21, 2016 | No Comments

Over two weekends in March, 2009, 15 bands got two hours each to lay down one track live off the floor....

Thirsty Thursdays

Thirsty Thursday: Saint Patty’s Edition – Lone Wolf McAle from Nita Beer Company

Thirsty Thursday: Saint Patty’s Edition – Lone Wolf McAle from Nita Beer Company

Mar 17, 2016 | No Comments

Beer: Lone Wolf McAle from Nita Beer Company Style: Ginger Spice Ale ABV: 5.5% Pairing: A  playlist featuring red heads...

Hip Hop Column: Off The Mix

Off The Mic: March Edition

Off The Mic: March Edition

Mar 1, 2016 | No Comments

A lot of hip-hop heavyweights dropped music over the last little while (e.g. Kanye, Rhianna, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Drake) so you might...

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