Preview: Arboretum Festival 2016 Review/Interview: Alex G + Nicole Dollanganger, Heron’s Wake Interview: Harry James Angus of The Cat Empire Track Premiere: Stay Classy – <em>Gentleman</em> Top 10 Non-Local Bluesfest Picks Premiere: Mushy Gushy – <em>Tight Snake</em> New Music: Sons of Pluto – <em>The Age I’m In</em>

Preview: Arboretum Festival 2016

Photo by Rolf Klausener Ottawa is buzzing once again in anticipation of this year’s Arboretum Festival happening August 17–21. Going…

Review/Interview: Alex G + Nicole Dollanganger, Heron’s Wake

Photo by HungerTV After months of anticipation the show of the summer finally arrived! On July 30th, Casual Hex organized…

Interview: Harry James Angus of The Cat Empire

The Cat Empire formed in 1999 and have since been touring the world with their unique and eclectic scope of…

Track Premiere: Stay Classy – Gentleman

We’re stoked to be premiering Stay Classy‘s brand new single “Gentleman” right here on Ottawa Showbox. After taking an 18-month…

Top 10 Non-Local Bluesfest Picks

Big festivals can be pretty overwhelming, and seeing as how Ottawa Bluesfest is one of the largest in North America,…

Premiere: Mushy Gushy – Tight Snake

It’s that time of year – bands are in full bloom for the summertime. We’re very excited to premiere the…

New Music: Sons of Pluto – The Age I’m In

Feature photo by Kristina Vogel These days, it’s pretty normal for bands to form and dissipate in relatively short timespan. Sons…

Reviews

Arboretum 2016: Sloan, Fet. Nat and Sloan again

Arboretum 2016: Sloan, Fet. Nat and Sloan again

Aug 20, 2016 | No Comments

Arboretum‘s Festival Village was in full swing when I showed up Friday night to watch Sloan and Fet.Nat play. Sloan...

Interviews

Review/Interview: Alex G + Nicole Dollanganger, Heron’s Wake

Review/Interview: Alex G + Nicole Dollanganger, Heron’s Wake

Aug 5, 2016 | No Comments

Photo by HungerTV After months of anticipation the show of the summer finally arrived! On July 30th, Casual Hex organized...

New Music

New Music: Slack Bridges <em>EP1</em>

New Music: Slack Bridges EP1

Aug 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

If you were to explore the depths of Ottawa’s music scene, it wouldn’t take long to run into your fair...

New Videos

New Video: “Nightmare” by DRAE

New Video: “Nightmare” by DRAE

Jun 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

Local producer and hip hop artist DRAE just dropped a video for the lead single, “Nightmare,” of his upcoming debut...

Festivals

Arboretum 2016: Sloan, Fet. Nat and Sloan again

Arboretum 2016: Sloan, Fet. Nat and Sloan again

Aug 20, 2016 | No Comments

Arboretum‘s Festival Village was in full swing when I showed up Friday night to watch Sloan and Fet.Nat play. Sloan...

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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