Category: RBC Bluesfest Revue

RBC Bluesfest July 15th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 15th Gig Picks

We’re halfway through the 11-day Bluesfest. Yesterday’s performances were spectacular and today promises to be another great day, especially the under card (hopefully the weather will cooperate). Here are the RBC Bluesfest July 15th Gig Picks. The Ottawa performers are included, and you can check out the Ottawa Soundmakers series for more info. CHVRCHES – 8:00 PM, Claridge Homes Stage At long last, Scottish trio CHVRCHES […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 14th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 14th Gig Picks

This day sucks not because it’s suppose to rain but rather there are so many conflicts today. These conflicts are what I love and dislike about Bluesfest. And no, I’m not talking about Lynyrd Skynyrd (9:30, Bell Stage) and The John Butler Trio (9:30, Monster Energy Stage) performing closing sets (although those two do present a conflict). The 7:00 slot, in particular, has some tough […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2015 – Fave Shows from the First Five Days

RBC Bluesfest 2015 – Fave Shows from the First Five Days

Well, the first five days of the RBC Bluesfest 2015 has come and gone. Today is mercifully an off day, where the festivalgoers get to recharge their batteries. It’s also been fairly hot and the past few days humid, so the reprieve is most welcome (thanks Mark Monahan and gang!). It’s also a good opportunity to reflect back on the […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 12th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 12th Gig Picks

Maybe it was a good idea for the Bluesfest organizers to move the time slots a couple hours later. After a fantastic few days of music, the little bit more rest was needed. Fortunately, tomorrow is an off day! Tonight, Bluesfest favourites Blue Rodeo are the headliners. As such, prepare for one massive campfire outing with the Canadian legends. But […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 11th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 11th Gig Picks

In most years, Bluesfest would start at 1:00 on the weekends, but they’ve pushed the times back to 3:00. As such, festival goers can sleep in a bit, enjoy a nice brunch, and come fully charged for eight hours of solid music. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone today. Our RBC Bluesfest July 11th Gig Picks, though, stray […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 10th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 10th Gig Picks

It’s Day 3 of the RBC Bluesfest, otherwise known as Kanye West day. But if you’re not in the mood to see Kanye or Chance the Rapper, we’ve got some recommendations for you. Here are our RBC Bluesfest July 10th Gig Picks, which includes some awesome local acts. For more information on the Ottawa bands, check out the Ottawa Soundmakers […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 9th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 9th Gig Picks

For many Ottawa Bluesfest patrons, today is the official start of Bluesfest for them following yesterday’s EDM and hip hop extravanganza. While today’s main headliner is country star Jason Aldean, there are other options available, including a full slate of Ottawa acts and some roots, soul, and Latin music. Here are three acts to check out at the RBC Bluesfest July […]

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Q&A with the charismatic Danielle Caruana aka Mama Kin

Q&A with the charismatic Danielle Caruana aka Mama Kin

In 2011, Danielle Caruana – a.k.a. the woman behind Australian band Mama Kin – graced the Ottawa Bluesfest for the first time. It was an early afternoon time slot, and the sun was blazing down on her and and her band. It was one of those rare scorching days, but Mama Kin was unfazed. Caruana and her band seemed to be at home, […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 8th Gig Pick: Tycho

RBC Bluesfest July 8th Gig Pick: Tycho

So the Ottawa Bluesfest – excuse me – the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest kicks off today. If you’re looking for a variety of music that has come to characterize the annual ten-day festival, well, tonight isn’t that night. Instead, Bluesfest kicks off with an EDM and hip hop showcase as the “Full Flex Express” arrives. Organized by EDM megastars Skrillex and […]

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Let it fall, let it go: Into Failure’s dark heart

Let it fall, let it go: Into Failure’s dark heart

Article written by Steven Fouchard (retired) Failure’s The Heart is a Monster ends with “Segue 9”, the last of six sound pieces interspersed throughout. It takes you into an oppressively industrial (post-apocalyptic?), dank space. It’s almost unbearably nightmarish. Until the beat kicks in. It would be foolish to try and reduce this album, and this band, down to any one thing […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (9)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (9)

Check back tomorrow to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Local Performers The Jivewires Jazz July 17 @ 6:00pm – Calridge Homes Stage The Lucas Haneman Express Blues, Jazz July 14 @ 6:00pm – Monster Energy Stage The Reverb Syndicate Surf Rock July 11 @ 3:15pm – Canadian Stage The Superlative […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (8)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (8)

Check back tomorrow to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Local Performers Saint Clare Rock, Pop, Psychedelic July 9 @ 6:00pm – Claridge Homes Stage Silvergun and Spleen Alternative Rock July 12 @ 3:00pm – Canadian Stage Slimmoore and TheNewSoulProject Soul July 10 @ 6:00pm – Monster Energy Stage Tara Holloway […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (7)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (7)

Check back tomorrow to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Local Performers Ray Harris and The BSOBs Alt-Country, Americana, Folk July 19 @ 8:00pm – Barney Danson Stage Renee Landry Pop, Jazz, Blues July 19 @ 630pm – Barney Danson Stage Riishi Von Rex Rock, Blues, Folk July 18 @ 4:00pm […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (6)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (6)

Check back tomorrow to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Local Performers Musk Ox Progressive Chamber Folk July 18 @ 5:00pm – Barney Danson Stage Myers Brothers Band Blues, Americana July 18 @ 3:00pm – Myers Brothers Band New Swears July 14 @ 6:00pm – Canadian Stage Ornaments Rock July 16 […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (5)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (5)

Check back tomorrow to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Local Performers HILOTRONS July 16 @ 8:15pm – Canadian Stage Joe Gaspar Band July 12 @ 3:30pm – Monster Energy Stage Kaleigh Watts July 10 @ 6:00pm – Barney Danson Stage Lynne Hanson and The Good Intentions July 9 @ 6:00pm […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (4)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (4)

Check back tomorrow to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Local Performers Moroccan Sun July 18 @ 3:30pm – Bell Stage Flight Distance July 15 @ 8:15pm – Monster Energy Stage G. Grand July 11 @ 4:00pm – Claridge Homes Stage Gold and Marrow www.goldandmarrow.com Folk, Pop July 14 @ 7:15pm […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (3)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (3)

With so many great Ottawa local perfomers, who are you most excited to see? Share your picks in the comments below! Local Performers Drew Nelson www.drewnelson.ca Blues, Rock, Alt Contemporary July 17 @ 6:00pm – Monster Energy Stage Eddie Quotez www.eddiequotez.com Rhythm and Poetry July 11 @ 3:00pm – Bell Stage Ella Berman July 19 @ 5:00pm – Barney FET.NAT […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (2)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (2)

We’re continuing our list of local Ottawa performers with BONE, Bosveld, Brandon Allan, Brea Lawrenson Band and Buck N’ Nice. Check back daily to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Complete list of all performers can be found at www.ottawabluesfest.ca/lineup/ or by date at www.ottawabluesfest.ca/lineup/by-date/ www.ottawabluesfest.ca Local Performers BONE July 12 @ 9:30pm – […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers

Bluesfest is just two weeks away and there are a ton of great performers such as Nas, Simple Plan and The Tragically Hip as well as 49 local acts such as Gold and Marrow, Hilotrons and The Revue’s very own Kristine St-Pierre. In support of Ottawa’s summer music festival we will posting information about the local musicians that will be […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (10)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (10)

Here’s the last list of local performers at this year’s festival. Stay tuned for gig picks, photos and interviews with Ben and Darren! Local Performers The Yips Rock July 17 @ 6:00pm – Canadian Stage AIR LOOM by THE YIPS Thrifty Kids. Pop July 9 @ 6:00pm – Barney Danson Stage Winchester Warm Folk July 15 @ 6:00pm – Barney […]

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