Live Music Reviews

  • 2019
  • October 18, 2019

Love, Last Minutes and Lost Evenings with Frank Turner at Algonquin Commons Theater

Frank Turner swung through Ottawa on his No Man’s Land tour on Wednesday night playing two sets at the Algonquin

  • 2019
  • October 8, 2019

Ratbones, School Damage, NECK + The Creeps at The Dom

Toronto’s gritty punk rock trio School Damage returned to Ottawa’s Dominion Tavern on October 4 to cap off a brief

iron chic
  • 2019
  • September 12, 2019

Iron Chic, Big Nothing and Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish @ The 27 Club

Iron Chic from Long Island, New York rolled into town at The 27 Club on their tour with Philadelphia’s Big

  • 2019
  • August 28, 2019

Cody Coyote reemerges with Ma’iinganag

Ma’iinganag, which translates to “Wolves” in Anishinaabemowin, is Cody Coyote’s second full-length album which he released on August 16 at

  • 2019
  • August 19, 2019

Mike Krol & Swearin’ with Average Times at Dominion Tavern

On Saturday night Mike Krol and Swearin’ rolled through Ottawa on their double headline tour with some solid local talent,

adamyk band
  • 2019
  • July 26, 2019

Side by Side Day 1: Steve Adamyk Band, Flaws, Sad Baxter, Bug Bites and The Offers

The inaugural night of Side by Side Weekend in Ottawa kicked off with a bang Thursday night with Steve Adamyk

the roots
  • 2019
  • July 23, 2019

Review: A look back at Ottawa Jazz Festival 2019

Friday, June 21 Friday night marked Judith Hill’s second concert at the OJF, and like the first time it was

pussy riot
  • 2019
  • July 19, 2019

Bluesfest Day 9: Pussy Riot Steals the Show on the Side Stage + Gallery

The unapologetic rainbow-balaclava-chic politics behind Pussy Riot’s fame are unlike any group in recent memory. And beneath a cloudy, yet

alexisonfire els durnforc
  • 2019
  • July 14, 2019

Bluesfest Day 8: Alexisonfire Rises Again

Since they parted ways back in 2011 to chase peripheral passion projects—including a firefighting career for lead singer George Pettit—the

  • 2019
  • June 25, 2019

Transmit, Blood Club, Science Man, and The Thrill @ Black Squirrel – SOTO Day 4

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