New Music: Elementals – Mother Nature and Her Bipolar Tendencies New Music: Sills & Smith – Maps — Burned or Lost Got Coverage? Tips on how to get heard Top 17 Local Albums of 2017 Video Premiere: New Swears – Illuminati Knights New Swears do it for the kids this holiday season New Video: Calypso by Squerl Noir

New Music: Elementals – Mother Nature and Her Bipolar Tendencies

Ottawa-area rockers Elementals are at it again, and they’re pulling no punches. The group have just released their follow-up to…

New Music: Sills & Smith – Maps — Burned or Lost

Sills & Smith chose the first day of the first month of 2018 to release their much-anticipated sixth studio album…

Got Coverage? Tips on how to get heard

As music writers, people like me explore our passion for music through words. It’s our way of supporting the music…

Top 17 Local Albums of 2017

Another year in the books for music in the nation’s capital and another year of countless great releases. This list…

Video Premiere: New Swears – Illuminati Knights

Finally, some good news in 2017.  Yesterday New Swears gave the world the greatest gift of all—two brand spanking new…

New Swears do it for the kids this holiday season

Ottawa’s New Swears are better known for their catchy garage rock and crazy partying on and off the stage than…

New Video: Calypso by Squerl Noir

Local Francophone hip-hop artist Squerl Noir recently dropped a new video for his track “Calypso.” The black and white video is…

Reviews

The Flatliners, A Wilhelm Scream & Single Mothers at The Brass Monkey

The Flatliners, A Wilhelm Scream & Single Mothers at The Brass Monkey

Dec 12, 2017 | No Comments

When the cold Ottawa winds start nipping around this time of year, there’s no better way to escape frozen realities...

Interviews

Interview: Neil Bednis of Casper Skulls

Interview: Neil Bednis of Casper Skulls

Nov 22, 2017 | No Comments

Photo by Gabriela Osio Vanden Toronto’s Casper Skulls are currently wrapping up with touring their first full length album Mercy...

New Music

New Music: Elementals – Mother Nature and Her Bipolar Tendencies

New Music: Elementals – Mother Nature and Her Bipolar Tendencies

Jan 16, 2018 | No Comments

Ottawa-area rockers Elementals are at it again, and they’re pulling no punches. The group have just released their follow-up to...

New Videos

Video Premiere: New Swears – Illuminati Knights

Video Premiere: New Swears – Illuminati Knights

Dec 22, 2017 | No Comments

Finally, some good news in 2017.  Yesterday New Swears gave the world the greatest gift of all—two brand spanking new...

Festivals

The Suds and Sounds of Beau’s Oktoberfest

The Suds and Sounds of Beau’s Oktoberfest

Sep 21, 2017 | No Comments

Beau’s Oktoberfest kicks off this weekend, Sept. 22-23, in Vankleek Hill, just under one hour outside of Ottawa. It is...

Features

Rewind: “I Love The Modern Way” by Andrew Vincent & The Pirates

Rewind: “I Love The Modern Way” by Andrew Vincent & The Pirates

Dec 7, 2017 | No Comments

  Album: I Love The Modern Way By: Andrew Vincent & The Pirates Released: March 31, 2003 Chris Page has...

Photo Galleries

Black Oak Decline, Pyrrhon, Yautja, & The Great Sabatini at TARG

Black Oak Decline, Pyrrhon, Yautja, & The Great Sabatini at TARG

Nov 16, 2017 | No Comments

House of TARG, a timeless venue that brings all sorts of people together through pinball, perogies, and concerts, held one...

Ottawa Beat Column

Got Coverage? Tips on how to get heard

Got Coverage? Tips on how to get heard

Jan 5, 2018 | No Comments

As music writers, people like me explore our passion for music through words. It’s our way of supporting the music...

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