Category: Ottawa Revue

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Hanging Out with Deltron 3030

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Hanging Out with Deltron 3030

In our continuing series of interviews and other events with artists at this summer Ottawa Bluesfest, we (which includes the gents at Tacklebox Productions and me) had an opportunity to sit down and hang out with Deltron 3030 before their set. What’s not shown in the video is that after the interview, Del hung out with the gang from BlakDenim […]

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Gig Pick: Cooper MacLaren CD Release October 11 @ Atomic Rooster

Gig Pick: Cooper MacLaren CD Release October 11 @ Atomic Rooster

Cooper MacLaren is celebrating their CD Release this Thanksgiving weekend. On Saturday, October 11, 2014 head down to The Atomic Rooster (303 Bank Street) for a FREE concert of old and brand new music from the band. RSVP to the Facebook Event Facebook – facebook.com/coopermaclarenmusic Twitter – twitter.com/CooperMacLaren

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Photo Essay: Beau’s Oktoberfest – Joel Plaskett, Rural Alberta Advantage, Groenland, & Zeus

Photo Essay: Beau’s Oktoberfest – Joel Plaskett, Rural Alberta Advantage, Groenland, & Zeus

Ottawa and surrounds is blessed with a lot of music festivals, and I go to almost all of them. Usually my festival season ends with the Folk Festival in September but I have been hearing great things about Beau’s Oktoberfest for the past couple years. Last year’s lineup looked great, but the day I wanted to go sold out before […]

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ROOM SERVICE: wrath for KAHN

ROOM SERVICE: wrath for KAHN

WELCOME TO NEW YORK   Director: Abel Ferrara   The Mayfair Theatre, October 10 – 17 Spoiler alert: Gerard Depardieu has let himself go. To hammer that point home Abel Ferrara puts him through a strip search ordeal with real cops at Rikers. It’s a powerful bit of realistic fiction, with Depardieu revealing a mammoth Family Guy girth. It’s an […]

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Grapes of Wrath put on a Neat show

Grapes of Wrath put on a Neat show

The Neat Cafe is a venue I have lots of good things about but for some reason I had not yet gone to a show there. For some reason it felt like it was far away but yet I frequently go to Wakefield for shows and I have even drive to Montreal for shows so really it was a pretty weak […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – “What’s His Name” with Mac DeMarco

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – “What’s His Name” with Mac DeMarco

During the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, we walked around with Canadian indie star Mac DeMarco, asking people if they knew his given first name. We even gave hints in our Pick-4 for that day’s Bluesfest lineup. If they responded correctly, they got a hug from Mac (and those who didn’t respond correctly still got to embrace the goofball of indie rock). […]

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Gig Pick: Larry and His Flask, Good For Grapes and Steamers Sunday October 5

Gig Pick: Larry and His Flask, Good For Grapes and Steamers Sunday October 5

Spectrasonic and punkottawa.com Present Larry and His Flask, Good For Grapes and Steamers on Sunday, October 5 at 8:30pm at Mavericks (221 Rideau Street). Admission is $12 advance + service charge. Tickets are available at tickets available at Vertigo Records and Spectrasonic.  RSVP to this event at www.facebook.com/events/327478704073345. Larry and His Flask Musical anthropologists interested in the study of just how fast a band […]

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Gig Pick: Gold & Marrow Album Release Party October 4 @ Black Sheep

Gig Pick: Gold & Marrow Album Release Party October 4 @ Black Sheep

The Black Sheep Inn Hosts Gold & Marrow’s Album Release Party with special guest The Visit on Saturday, October 4 at The Black Sheep Inn (753 ch Riverside, Wakefield, Quebec) at 8:30pm. Admission is $10. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.theblacksheepinn.com. RSVP to the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/1485613605027864. Order a digital copy of Forever at www.goldandmarrow.com/store. Gold & Marrow Gold […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Bands from the YOW (Part II)

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Bands from the YOW (Part II)

This is Part II of a series of interviews with Ottawa-area performance that we did at this year’s RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. In this video compilation, you’ll find: Indie band, Amos the Transparent, who are building a national following Bella Cat, a singer-songwriter with an incredible, soulful voice Indie rockers, Cold Capital Local, blues-rock icons, The Fiftymen The garage rock of […]

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The Watchmen Return to Ottawa

The Watchmen Return to Ottawa

The Watchmen were one of my favourite bands in the 90s. Near the peak of their fame, I saw them perform at Barrymore’s when it still hosted live music. It was so long ago a new young band called Weeping Tile opened for them. Weeping Tile of course was Sarah Harmer‘s band before she went solo. Unfortunately, the Winnipeg band […]

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You Had Me at Joss Stone

You Had Me at Joss Stone

When the Ottawa Folk Festival announced their line-up and I saw Joss Stone‘s name, my tickets were sold. I have been a huge fan of hers since her first album. For awhile, I was wondering if I would ever get a chance to see her. In the fall of 2012, I made the drive to Montreal to see her, and […]

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Concert Pick: O-Town Hoedown Concert Tour 2014

Concert Pick: O-Town Hoedown Concert Tour 2014

The O-Town Hoedown‘s 8th Annual Concert Series was formed in 2007 by Ottawa songwriter, musician and radio personality Lefty McRightly. The music festival starts on September 24th and runs until October 5th at various music venues throughout Ottawa. RSVP to Facebook event pages here: www.facebook.com/otownhoedown/events Incorporating music from a cross-section of country-related genres including alt-country, honky tonk, bluegrass, rockabilly, roots rock and […]

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Adam Cohen Shines in the Rain

Adam Cohen Shines in the Rain

Adam Cohen is the son of a famous artist from Montreal. He likes to joke about that in his act. I will not ruin his joke in case you have not seen him live yet. It has been said that children of famous entertainers may have some doors opened for them, but they still have to have the talent to […]

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Gig Pick: Danielle Allard & Friends September 22 @ Lowertown Brewery

Gig Pick: Danielle Allard & Friends September 22 @ Lowertown Brewery

Stella Luna Gelator Cafe Hosts Danielle Allard and Friends on September 22, September 29 and October 6 at the Lowertown Brewery (75 York Street) at 9:00pm. RSVP to the Facebook event page here: www.facebook.com/events/766893816687959 Danielle Allard Danielle Allard is an award-winning vocalist from Ottawa, Canada. A graduate of the Canterbury music program with a specialization in vocal performance, Danielle has been singing publically […]

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The National Rule Ottawa Folk Festival

The National Rule Ottawa Folk Festival

According to the official reports from Ottawa Folk Festival, the crowd for The National was one of the biggest of the festival.  The National’s albums have always been well received, often making year’s best of lists, but that doesn’t always translate to crowds. Over the years, especially since their breakthrough album Boxer, The National have established a strong following, and this […]

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Gig Pick: Kris and Dee with Special Guest Megan Hamilton – Saturday, September 20 @ Raw Sugar

Gig Pick: Kris and Dee with Special Guest Megan Hamilton – Saturday, September 20 @ Raw Sugar

Raw Sugar Cafe Hosts Kris and Dee with special guest Megan Hamilton on Saturday, September 20 at 8pm at Raw Sugar Cafe (692 Somerset Street West). Admission is $10 at the door.   Kris and Dee Kris and Dee are Kingston, Ontario folk-pop duo Kris Abbott (The Pursuit of Happiness) and Dee McNeil (The Strap-Ons) Intimate. With a contemporary take on a […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Bands from the YOW (Part I)

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Bands from the YOW (Part I)

At this year RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, we had a chance to meet with all 32 Ottawa acts performing at the 10-day festival. Today, we present to you the first of four videos. In this video, you’ll find: Hip hop, producer, and entertainer extraordinaire Atherton Veteran blues-soul band Firebelly Singer-songwriter James Leclaire The alt-country rock of Jonathan Becker & The North […]

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NQ Arbuckle at Ottawa Folk Fest. Wait, where?

NQ Arbuckle at Ottawa Folk Fest. Wait, where?

NQ Arbuckle is a band I discovered when I won a CD from a radio station several years ago. The CD was XOK and I had never heard of the band, but loved the CD at first listen. I noticed that they played the Black Sheep Inn on a fairly regular basis and eventually I was able to sync up to […]

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Serena Ryder Dazzles at Folkfest

Serena Ryder Dazzles at Folkfest

I discovered Serena Ryder soon after her release of If Your Memory Serves You Well. My full blown live music addiction didn’t start until 2009 or so which also coincided with her break for a few years. I did manage to catch her opening for Melissa Etheridge and her performance at the 2011 Folkfest. By the time her next album came […]

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Lorde Packs them in at Ottawa Folkfest

Lorde Packs them in at Ottawa Folkfest

On September 11th, the Ottawa Folk Festival hosted one of the hottest names in music right now, Lorde. This talented young artist from New Zealand is not even 18 years old, yet she has topped the pop charts in several countries and has a massively successful album. Popularity does not always equal quality but in the case of Lorde I think […]

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