Ottawa Beat: New local music newsprint thrives The Art House Café: A Creative Hub New Music: Self-Titled by Saint Clare Video Premiere: Bonnie Doon – <em>Pants and a Face</em> Interview: Joel Gibb of The Hidden Cameras New Video: Mushy Gushy – <em>Schemestress</em> Interview: Derek Connely of High Waters

Ottawa Beat: New local music newsprint thrives

In 2012, Ottawa said goodbye to (x)press, its once-homey hub of alternative and independent arts journalism. Since then, a vibrant…

The Art House Café: A Creative Hub

At Somerset and Bay, there was a boarded up former pizzeria that had not seen the light of day in…

New Music: Self-Titled by Saint Clare

Ottawa’s Saint Clare just released their much anticipated debut self-titled EP. The album features great psychedelic and garage rock with…

Video Premiere: Bonnie Doon – Pants and a Face

We are happy to bring to you a brand new video from one of our fave wacky bands in town,…

Interview: Joel Gibb of The Hidden Cameras

I recently spoke with a staple in the Toronto music scene, Joel Gibb of The Hidden Cameras, about their new album…

New Video: Mushy Gushy – Schemestress

One of the new Ottawa bands I’m most excited about this year is Mushy Gushy. Why? Those who know me…

Interview: Derek Connely of High Waters

In the year since their latest album Goodnight Mara was released, Ottawa’s High Waters have enjoyed the success that a…

Reviews

The Wooden Sky & Lowlands at Black Sheep Inn

The Wooden Sky & Lowlands at Black Sheep Inn

Oct 25, 2016 | No Comments

All photos by Elizabeth Durnford/Ottawa Showbox T’was a Saturday like any other… just kidding. It was a lovely combination of...

Interviews

Interview: Joel Gibb of The Hidden Cameras

Interview: Joel Gibb of The Hidden Cameras

Oct 28, 2016 | No Comments

I recently spoke with a staple in the Toronto music scene, Joel Gibb of The Hidden Cameras, about their new album...

New Music

New Music: kinda, actually, sorta (an EP) by Tossin’ Socks

New Music: kinda, actually, sorta (an EP) by Tossin’ Socks

Nov 15, 2016 | No Comments

Tossin’ Socks, a local banjo and guitar duo, recently released their debut five song EP,  kinda, actually, sorta (an EP)....

New Videos

New Video: “Hewing Crowns” by Her Harbour

New Video: “Hewing Crowns” by Her Harbour

Nov 30, 2016 | No Comments

Photo by Jamie Kronick Her Habour‘s new video for “Hewing Crowns,” the first single off of her upcoming album Go...

Festivals

Top Ten Beau’s Oktoberfest Moments

Top Ten Beau’s Oktoberfest Moments

Sep 28, 2016 | No Comments

We think we have finally recovered from another amazing two days out in Vankleek Hill for this year’s Beau’s Oktoberfest....

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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