Classified & SonReal (w/ JD Era) – March 11, 2016: Algonquin Commons Theatre

The Algonquin Commons Theatre is a fairly elegant venue. Comfortable chairs, a well-sized stage, and crisp sound system provide an ideal setting for, perhaps a theatre production, a school orchestra, or even a professional speaker to discuss politics or motivational behaviour tactics. But when hosting three Canadian Juno-nominated hip-hop artists for a packed show on … More Classified & SonReal (w/ JD Era) – March 11, 2016: Algonquin Commons Theatre

Radio Radio (w/ Alex Silas & the Subterraneans) – March 4, 2016: Ritual

I hope you brought your dancing shoes. Acadian hip-hop duo Radio Radio certainly wore theirs Friday night, setting off a wild dance party at Ritual Nightclub in Ottawa. From the front of the stage to the back bar, the room was packed with energetic and excited fans ready to go all night long. Having just released their … More Radio Radio (w/ Alex Silas & the Subterraneans) – March 4, 2016: Ritual

Wintersleep (w/ Walrus) – March 3, 2016: Ritual

Donair anyone? It was Halifax night at Ritual Nightclub in Ottawa, with East Coast indie psych-pop rock quartet Walrus opening for Canadian alternative rock veterans Wintersleep – both of which originate from the Nova Scotia capital – as the headliners promoted their newly released sixth record The Great Detachment. Check out the Concert Gallery below from K.NE – you can follow him … More Wintersleep (w/ Walrus) – March 3, 2016: Ritual

Sights & Sounds – Megaphono: Feb 5, 2016

Empty art galleries make surprisingly excellent rock concert venues. The minimalist design from the contemporary building leaves plenty of room for equipment, bands, audiences, and most importantly: noise. Ottawa’s Megaphono hauled the festival across the bridge into Hull for the final day of shows, including the closing event at AxeNÉ 7. How were the shows? … More Sights & Sounds – Megaphono: Feb 5, 2016

Sights & Sounds – Megaphono: Feb 4, 2016

Ottawa’s west end played host on Thursday for the third day of Megaphono. 12 different performers took over various record stores and cafés, as people sipped on lattés, browsing through shelves of vinyls while Ottawa indie acts entertained listeners. But the real party started later that night at Babylon Nightclub… You can head to http://www.megaphono.tvMore Sights & Sounds – Megaphono: Feb 4, 2016

Sights & Sounds – Megaphono: Feb 3, 2016

If you haven’t head of Megaphono, that’s alright. Only in its second year, the indie festival supports the local Ottawa music scene with concerts scattered across the city in the evening, and informative panel discussions every morning and afternoon. From February 2nd to 5th, Megaphono showcases some of the best music Canada’s capital has to … More Sights & Sounds – Megaphono: Feb 3, 2016

The Bright Light Social Hour – November 4, 2015: Mavericks

Wednesday November 4th marked the end of a three-year drought; the last time Austin, Texas psychedelic band Bright Light Social Hour made their way to Ottawa was 2012, which was around the same time their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album was released. Taking to the compact, yet explosive stage at Mavericks Bar on Rideau street, the four members … More The Bright Light Social Hour – November 4, 2015: Mavericks

The Zolas (w/ Rose Quartz) – October 20, 2015: House of Targ

Pinball machines, and hot dogs. Two vital components to any legendary night at Ottawa’s famous arcade bar: House of Targ. Welcoming out of town acts Rose Quartz and The Zolas for the chilly Tuesday night of October 20th, the enthusiastic crowd warmed up fairly quickly with dancing and arcade games.  In case you missed the show, local … More The Zolas (w/ Rose Quartz) – October 20, 2015: House of Targ

Sights & Sounds: Beau’s All Natural Brewery Oktoberfest – October 2nd, 2015

Oktoberfest is Wunderbar! Pretzels, sauerkraut, beer, and more beer were plentiful Friday evening at Beau’s Oktoberfest. Spanning over two nights in the beautiful town of Vankleek Hill, the beer festival has become a popular right of passage into the fall months. And what else to pair with the stellar local beer than Canadian musicians? Enjoy … More Sights & Sounds: Beau’s All Natural Brewery Oktoberfest – October 2nd, 2015

Alabama Shakes (w/ July Talk) – September 24, 2015: TD Place, Ottawa

History in the making. Thursday September 24, 2015 was the first visit from southern rock band Alabama Shakes to Ottawa – we can only hope it won’t be the last. Playing to a lively crowd of just over 3,000, the Athens, Alabama natives may seem like an unlikely combination for a rock band, but their ability to … More Alabama Shakes (w/ July Talk) – September 24, 2015: TD Place, Ottawa