Hull’s Fet.Nat shortlisted for Polaris Prize

Hull’s own Fet.Nat has been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize for their outstanding album Le Mal, released earlier this


Opinion: Let’s Do It Ourselves

If you’ve spent any time in a local music scene, you’ve probably witnessed a bit of an obsession with DIY.


DIY Spring 3 festivities set for May 10-12

Photo by Nneka Nnagbo DIY Spring is back for its third year, and the organizers have just announced the lineup


NAC Presents announces 2019-20 season lineup

Today the National Arts Centre announced its 2019-2020 programming, and it is unlike any that has come before. Executive Producer


Scott Helman’s Hang Up Tour is Coming to Town

Toronto native Scott Helman has accomplished a lot since being signed with Warner Music Canada when he was 15 years

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Narcy Brings His Message and Music to Ottawa

Queen St. Fare is a new hot spot in town for food, drinks, and, yes you guessed it—live music. Since


Top 18 Local Albums of 2018

2018 was a year of ups and downs. There’s a lot to be upset about in the world these days,


MediaStyle brings women+ to the front for Tenacity initiative

If there’s a word that could define Ottawa’s cultural community, the term “collaborative” comes to mind. For those of us


Holiday Boogie brings the cheer to Babylon this weekend

If there’s one thing we can agree on about the holiday season, it’s that togetherness really brings the cheer. That’s


Ottawa is having an urban music renaissance

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