Highlights: Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017 Ottawa Bluesfest 2017: Top Picks CBC Searchlight winner The Long War to play NAC July 2nd Gallery: Montebello Rockfest 2017 10 Highlights of Montebello Rockfest 2017 Top 10 Picks: Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017 Girls+ Rock Ottawa continues to empower through mentorship

Highlights: Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

The Ottawa Jazz Festival saw its 37th year in downtown Ottawa this June. The festival, which takes place between Confederation…

Ottawa Bluesfest 2017: Top Picks

Featured photo: Anderson .Paak by Julio Enriquez It is that beautiful time a year again where Lebreton Flats transforms into…

CBC Searchlight winner The Long War to play NAC July 2nd

If you’re a fan of Canadian music and follow CBC, you’ve probably heard of the CBC Searchlight contest. It’s a…

Gallery: Montebello Rockfest 2017

The twelfth edition of Montebello Rockfest had everything you’d expect—long lines to get in, circle pits, sunburns, and a lot…

10 Highlights of Montebello Rockfest 2017

This past weekend Rockfest in Montebello, QC, turned 12 years old and I was there to take it all in….

Top 10 Picks: Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

Featured image by TDMusic “Where’s the jazz?” I heard someone comment recently about this year’s TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. I…

Girls+ Rock Ottawa continues to empower through mentorship

Featured photo by Jessica Deeks Tiffanie Tri is almost a typical Ottawa bureaucrat—she studied Political Science at Carleton, lives downtown, and…

Interviews

Interview: Spencer Tweedy of The Blisters

Interview: Spencer Tweedy of The Blisters

Jul 20, 2017 | No Comments

Chicago’s The Blisters are rolling through Ottawa on their way to the River & Sky Music/Camping Festival which is taking...

New Music

New Music: More Butter by Mushy Gushy

New Music: More Butter by Mushy Gushy

Jul 13, 2017 | No Comments

Ottawa’s one and only butt rock band (self-described) Mushy Gushy just released their second EP called More Butter, which also...

New Videos

Video Premiere: Eerie Loom drop summer jam “Wakened”

Video Premiere: Eerie Loom drop summer jam “Wakened”

Jun 8, 2017 | No Comments

Just when you thought winter 2.0 was here for good, the fresh new electronic group Eerie Loom have brought some...

Festivals

Gallery: Bluesfest Day 10 w/ Tom Petty, Claude Munson & more

Gallery: Bluesfest Day 10 w/ Tom Petty, Claude Munson & more

Jul 18, 2017 | No Comments

  The final day of Bluesfest saw a lot of local groups, including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Claude Munson,...

Features

Shot in the Dark Sessions Document Local Talent

Shot in the Dark Sessions Document Local Talent

Apr 19, 2017 | No Comments

This article appears in the April Edition of Ottawa Beat newsprint in the OSBX column. Photo: Malak performs at Shot In...

Ottawa Beat Column

A Brief History of Ottawa Explosion Weekend

A Brief History of Ottawa Explosion Weekend

Jun 14, 2017 | No Comments

Photos by David Forcier The Beginnings: Rock n’ Roll Pizza Party Let’s rewind to the mid-2000’s, a time when Ottawa...

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