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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,

  • 2019
  • August 19, 2019
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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
  • July 19, 2019
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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

  • 2019
  • June 20, 2019
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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

  • 2019
  • May 16, 2019
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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

  • 2019
  • February 12, 2019
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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 12, 2019
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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 10, 2019
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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

  • 2019
  • February 9, 2019
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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

  • 2018
  • July 22, 2018
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Megaphono: Trails, Luka and Keturah Johnson at the NAC

With the snow lightly descending on the nation’s capital, the NAC’s Fourth Stage was a perfect setting for a Friday

  • 2017
  • February 12, 2018
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