Last week Vancouver electronic rock wonders Dear Rouge hit the Bronson Centre here in Ottawa, playing to a packed house of excited fans. The band keeps bringing out larger audiences every time they swing through the capital, and this night was no exception. Also rounding out the bill was Toronto’s Modern Space and Hamilton’s Ellevator, playing energetic sets to warm up the crowd.
Our photographer Els Durnford was there to get some stunning shots throughout the night. Have a look at the gallery below.
The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival returned to Monney’s Bay June 21 to 24 for its 25th Anniversary with its annual great lineup of free concerts.
Photographer Aidan Thatcher took in the sights and sounds of the first three days which featured Wintersleep, Broken Social Scene, Sam Robert, Hollerado and many more. Check out photos of each performance below.
Day one featuring Sam Roberts Band Sam Roberts Band, Crown Lands, Amos the Transparent and M.T. Walker
Day two featuring Broken Social Scene, Dizzy, Ellevator and Gianna Lauren
Day three featuring Wintersleep, Hollerado, Fast Romantics, Rebelle and Old Man Grant
The headliners that will grace the stage at Mooney’s Bay include Sam Roberts Band (21st), Broken Social Scene (22nd), Wintersleep and Hollerado (23rd), and Matt Mays (24th). If all those Juno award winners and Polaris Prize nominees aren’t enough to get you excited for these free concerts, note that they will also be joined by Crown Lands, Amos The Transparent, M. T. Walker, Dizzy, Ellevator, Gianna Lauren, Fast Romantics, Rebelle, Old Man Grant, Birds of Bellwoods, Midnight Vesta, Rory Taillon and Craig Cardiff.
So mark your calendar, stock up on sunscreen and get ready to head down to Mooney’s Bay in late June to cheer on some racers and take in some most excellent performances.