Go to prom with Jumpin’ Joel Flash & The Magic Machine New Music: Tunnel Vision by Castlefield Petra Glynt vs. The World In Conversation with Protomartyr’s Joe Casey Contest: Win tickets to Shad + TAPAS Nov. 22 Contest: Win tickets to Tanika Charles at NAC Nov. 23 Film & Music Submissions open for Mirror Mountain

Go to prom with Jumpin’ Joel Flash & The Magic Machine

Most album releases happen in a bar or club, with the usual merch station and a few opening bands. Not…

New Music: Tunnel Vision by Castlefield

Ottawa’s upstart pop-punk band Castlefield recently released their second EP, Tunnel Vision, and it is everything a fan of the…

Petra Glynt vs. The World

Photo by Alana Devito If there’s one thing Petra Glynt is not, it’s subtle. Her thunderous sophomore album My Flag Is…

In Conversation with Protomartyr’s Joe Casey

Detroit post-punk outfit Protomartyr are in town this Saturday, November 24, supporting Calgary’s Preoccupations at The 27 Club. Protomartyr are…

Contest: Win tickets to Shad + TAPAS Nov. 22

Shad is back in the game, and he’s returning to the nation’s capital on November 22nd alongside local hip hop…

Contest: Win tickets to Tanika Charles at NAC Nov. 23

*Note – This contest is now closed.  Polaris-nominated artist Tanika Charles is making her return to the capital on November…

Film & Music Submissions open for Mirror Mountain

Mirror Mountain Film Festival is once again accepting proposals from musicians and media artists for the live music and visual portion of…

Reviews

The Wonder Years, Have Mercy, & more at The Brass Monkey

The Wonder Years, Have Mercy, & more at The Brass Monkey

Nov 12, 2018 | No Comments

Words by Michelle Heenan Photos by Aidan Thatcher The night started off early with Roxbury, a three piece rock band from...

Interviews

Go to prom with Jumpin’ Joel Flash & The Magic Machine

Go to prom with Jumpin’ Joel Flash & The Magic Machine

Dec 6, 2018 | No Comments

Most album releases happen in a bar or club, with the usual merch station and a few opening bands. Not...

New Music

New Music: Tunnel Vision by Castlefield

New Music: Tunnel Vision by Castlefield

Nov 29, 2018 | No Comments

Ottawa’s upstart pop-punk band Castlefield recently released their second EP, Tunnel Vision, and it is everything a fan of the...

New Videos

New Video: “Ghosts and Flowers” by Expanda Fuzz

New Video: “Ghosts and Flowers” by Expanda Fuzz

Nov 1, 2018 | No Comments

Photo by Petr Maur Ottawa’s lo-fi garage rockers Expanda Fuzz just released a new video just in time for Halloween, for...

Festivals

Gallery: CityFolk 2018

Gallery: CityFolk 2018

Sep 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

This year’s CityFolk festival was full of stellar performances by both veteran and emerging acts. Whether it was the delicate...

Features

Ottawa is having an urban music renaissance

Ottawa is having an urban music renaissance

Aug 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Kevin Bourne is the co-founder and Editor of SHIFTER Magazine, a hub for people with strong ideas, discerning tastes in culture,...

Photo Galleries

Gallery: The Dreadnoughts, Crash ton Rock, Riishi Von Rex and Bastards and the Buzzards

Gallery: The Dreadnoughts, Crash ton Rock, Riishi Von Rex and Bastards and the Buzzards

Dec 3, 2018 | No Comments

Vancouver’s folk punk rockers The Dreadnoughts rolled into town with Jonquiere, Quebec’s Crash ton Rock and were supported locally by...

Ottawa Beat Column

Breaking Down the Ottawa Music Strategy

Breaking Down the Ottawa Music Strategy

May 10, 2018 | No Comments

Last month, the City of Ottawa’s city council unanimously voted in favour of adopting the first-ever official music strategy in...

Francoville

Francoville: Osheaga débarque en ville

Francoville: Osheaga débarque en ville

Jul 18, 2018 | No Comments

D’emblée, j’ai toujours ressenti un mélange d’amour et de haine pour le festival de musique et d’arts Osheaga qui se...

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