live review

  • 2019
  • November 25, 2019

Dan Mangan and the NAC Orchestra in Ottawa

Photo by Ming Wu (Photogmusic.com) On Saturday night, Dan Mangan performed at the National Arts Centre (NAC), with the NAC’s

  • 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,

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

  • 2019
  • June 20, 2019

Night Lovell’s Raucous Hometown Show at Algonquin Commons Theatre

Photo by Kevin Daly – Algonquin Commons Theatre The first thing I noticed when I arrived at the Algonquin Commons

Review & Interview: Metric

Music scenes can create fascinating ecosystems, with bands cross-pollinating amongst themselves. Seattle’s grunge scene had multiple examples, such as Temple

cedric noel megaphono
  • 2019
  • February 12, 2019

Megaphono: Moonfruits & Cedric Noel

On the final night of Megaphono I took in two side-by-side shows that couldn’t be any more different from each

mother tongues megaphono
  • 2019
  • February 12, 2019

Megaphono: Tallies, Mother Tongues & Empty Nesters

The final day of 2019’s Megaphono festival was packed with shows and panels all over town. My first stop was

  • 2019
  • February 10, 2019

Bad Waitress, Liquid Assets, DOXX, Andy Shauf, and Haley Heyndrickx @ Megaphono 2019

The brisk February evening called for some warmth, which was brought on by Haley Heyndrickx at the Bronson Centre. Straight

  • 2019
  • February 9, 2019

Megaphono: Krief, Louis-Philippe Robillard and Blaze Velluto Collection

The first night of the Megaphono festival which showcases a warmth of talent in town during one of the coldest

  • 2018
  • July 22, 2018

Kyle Ivan, Steph La Rochelle, and Charlie the Kid @ Live on Elgin

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