Spotlight Series: Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar Interview: Cody Coyote talks music, growth, & new video “Northern Lights” Top Local Albums of 2016 Ottawa’s best do it again with ICBIN: Talking Heads Interview: The Wooden Sky’s Gavin Gardiner talks about their Holiday Revue Contest: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Talking Heads Ottawa Beat: New local music newsprint thrives

Spotlight Series: Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar

Some of the best things come unexpectedly, and grow to hold an importance you wouldn’t have expected. That’s how I…

Interview: Cody Coyote talks music, growth, & new video “Northern Lights”

Cody Purcell, a.k.a. Cody Coyote has reached new heights in his musical evolution as an aboriginal hip hop artist in…

Top Local Albums of 2016

Another year come and gone, and many of us are chomping at the bits while we anxiously wait for 2016…

Ottawa’s best do it again with ICBIN: Talking Heads

Featured image by Ming Wu/Photogmusic On Saturday night, Arboretum Festival presented their 6th edition of I Can’t Believe It’s Not……

Interview: The Wooden Sky’s Gavin Gardiner talks about their Holiday Revue

The Wooden Sky have consistently shown why they’re a staple in Canadian music, having come a long way since their…

Contest: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Talking Heads

The series that we all know and love is back this Saturday, December 10. The I Can’t Believe It’s Not…

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…

Reviews

Ottawa’s best do it again with ICBIN: Talking Heads

Ottawa’s best do it again with ICBIN: Talking Heads

Dec 14, 2016 | No Comments

Featured image by Ming Wu/Photogmusic On Saturday night, Arboretum Festival presented their 6th edition of I Can’t Believe It’s Not…...

Interviews

Interview: Cody Coyote talks music, growth, & new video “Northern Lights”

Interview: Cody Coyote talks music, growth, & new video “Northern Lights”

Jan 7, 2017 | No Comments

Cody Purcell, a.k.a. Cody Coyote has reached new heights in his musical evolution as an aboriginal hip hop artist in...

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: “Rapids” by The Acorn

New Video: “Rapids” by The Acorn

Jan 5, 2017 | No Comments

Ottawa’s beloved son The Acorn, aka Rolf Klausener, just released a mesmerizing video for the song “Rapids” off his 2015...

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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