2021

vertigo records

The Vinyl Frontier: Vertigo Records Relocates

The tone arm releases, the stylus touches the spinning record, and a sound so raw and authentic teleports the listener

Reykjavictim

Reykjavictim: Nostalgic For What?

Adam McRae, the musician known as Reykjavictim, rode his bicycle on Nanchang Lu, met his wife and learned a language

Mia Kelly and Neha Sin: Lost opportunities & hopeful futures

You’d be hard-pressed not to feel charmed after listening to the heartfelt folk-rock sounds of up-and-coming Ottawa artists Mia Kelly

The Finely Tuned Elephant in the room: How three friends formed a jazz trio

For Ottawa jazz trio Finely Tuned Elephant, the year 2020 had been booked with shows after the release of their

radmore

Opportunity from Isolation: Radmore makes the most of time

While many of us live paycheck to paycheck, gig artistry defies the nature of the full-time job and lends to

cevilain - cole lewis photography

Cevilain: “On Death & Dying”

Photo by Cole Lewis Photography Grieving is more like a roller coaster than a straight line. Having all found themselves

akeem-oh

Akeem Oh creates to connect

The subtle kickdrum mimicking a heartbeat is one of the many sounds singer-songwriter and producer Akeem Ouellet uses to create

Not a moshpit in sight: Pandemic takes the wheel at RBC Bluesfest drive-in concerts

Going from loud cheers and a roaring mosh pit to experiencing 2020’s RBC Bluesfest a little differently, musicians were met