The Lonely Parade turn a page with The Pits Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars take the stage once again Top acts to see at CityFolk 2018 Gallery: Sam Roberts Band, Birds of Bellwoods, The Riot Police Win passes to CityFolk 2018 Weekend Music Picks: Aug 24-26 Ornaments, Saint Clare and Lost Acres rocked House of Targ

The Lonely Parade turn a page with The Pits

Intro by Matías Muñoz | Interview by Eric Scharf | Photo by Colin Medley Shedding the past and moving forward from…

Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars take the stage once again

I called Julie Tuesday evening around 7:00 PM, Ottawa time. She had just gotten home from a busy day and…

Top acts to see at CityFolk 2018

2018 is the year that CityFolk celebrates its 25th anniversary, and this year’s lineup pulls no punches. There’s a mix…

Gallery: Sam Roberts Band, Birds of Bellwoods, The Riot Police

Last week, the Sam Roberts Band returned to the capital and played a big set at an outdoor stage on…

Win passes to CityFolk 2018

*Note — This contest is now closed.  It’s that time of year when we realize that summer is winding down…

Weekend Music Picks: Aug 24-26

Friday, August 26 2018 DMC Ottawa, Ontario Regional DJ Battle Liz Hogg and Death Metal Witch at Bar Robo Cloud…

Ornaments, Saint Clare and Lost Acres rocked House of Targ

The House of Targ stage was rocked by three great local bands last week. Headlining the night was Ornaments, an…

Reviews

BIB, Scorpio Rising, DOXX, and TORPOR @ House of TARG

BIB, Scorpio Rising, DOXX, and TORPOR @ House of TARG

Aug 28, 2018 | No Comments

Ev has synesthesia, and they incorporate their sensory experiences into music reviews. Synesthesia is a condition in which the brain...

Interviews

The Lonely Parade turn a page with The Pits

The Lonely Parade turn a page with The Pits

Sep 14, 2018 | No Comments

Intro by Matías Muñoz | Interview by Eric Scharf | Photo by Colin Medley Shedding the past and moving forward from...

New Music

The Lonely Parade turn a page with The Pits

The Lonely Parade turn a page with The Pits

Sep 14, 2018 | No Comments

Intro by Matías Muñoz | Interview by Eric Scharf | Photo by Colin Medley Shedding the past and moving forward from...

New Videos

New Video – Justice by Scattered Clouds

New Video – Justice by Scattered Clouds

Jun 21, 2018 | No Comments

Hull post-punk group Scattered Clouds recently released an incredibly well animated and intense video for their new single “Justice.” The song is...

Festivals

Top acts to see at CityFolk 2018

Top acts to see at CityFolk 2018

Sep 12, 2018 | No Comments

2018 is the year that CityFolk celebrates its 25th anniversary, and this year’s lineup pulls no punches. There’s a mix...

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,...

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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