Category: Gigs

Gig Pick: Trevor James & The Perfect Gentlemen @ Mavericks Mar 14

Gig Pick: Trevor James & The Perfect Gentlemen @ Mavericks Mar 14

Toronto Roots Folk band Trevor James & The Perfect Gentlemen are making their way to Otown on Saturday, March 14 with their newest album, Huron. Opening the night are Alex R Newman and Silvercreek. Doors open at 9pm, $8 admission. RSVP to the Facebook Event Community EP by Trevor James & The Perfect Gentlemen Princes and Kings by Silver Creek  

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Concert Revue: Screaming Females ‘Rose Mountain’ Release Show

Concert Revue: Screaming Females ‘Rose Mountain’ Release Show

Screaming Females have been one of our favorite bands to cover on The Revue, and we were stoked to be invited to their Rose Mountain record release show in Brooklyn this past weekend. It was the first of two sold-out shows at The Knitting Factory. Both had a fantastic Don Giovanni Records Showcase lineup of Vacation, Tenement, Priests, and Screaming […]

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Aqua Alta – “Dreamsphere”

Aqua Alta – “Dreamsphere”

This album is the product of a unique collaboration between some of the East Coast’s finest talents. The voice is Jenn Grant (Juno-nominee and keeper of one of Canada’s finest voices) along with producers Charles Austin (Super Friendz, Al Tuck, Buck 65) and Graeme Campbell (Buck 65, Jerry Granelli). Even as a side project, it comes off really well. The […]

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Concert Revue: Barstool Prophets celebrate Crank

Concert Revue: Barstool Prophets celebrate Crank

I may have been late to the Barstool Prophets bandwagon in Ottawa only becoming a fan at the time of the release of Crank. In my defense, I only moved to Ottawa in 1995. However, I did love what I heard on Crank and was instantly a fan. Crank is now one of my favourite albums, so I was excited to be […]

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Gig Pick: The 24th Street Wailers @ The Rainbow Mar 7

Gig Pick: The 24th Street Wailers @ The Rainbow Mar 7

The 24th Street Wailers are a Juno nominated Rock’n’Roll/Blues/Vintage R&B band from Toronto. When Waterloo’s local radio station 570News asked the band what fans can expect from their show, they responded: “You are going to see a real Rock n’ Roll show, one that Little Richard may have done in his early career.  It may get a little bit crazy […]

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Gig Pick: The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Moonfruits, JBKD @ Georgetown Pub Feb 20

Gig Pick: The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Moonfruits, JBKD @ Georgetown Pub Feb 20

AllNew Live launches a brand new concert series called Folk It Friday at Georgetown Pub located at 1159 Bank Street. Live performances by The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band (9pm), Moonfruits (10pm) and JBKD (11pm). Cover is $5 or $4 for students. RSVP to the Facebook Event. Keep an eye out for us at the event as we may ask for your comments and feedback about […]

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Gig Picks: Share Your Love with Ottawa’s Musicians on Valentine’s Day

Gig Picks: Share Your Love with Ottawa’s Musicians on Valentine’s Day

What is Valentine’s Day? February 14th was once dedicated to Saint Valentine of Rome, but now it is a romantic date in which we are all familiar with. Card shops stock cards with poems that tell your lover how you feel. Special floral arrangements are arranged and special gifts are packaged and marked “To My Valentine”. On this day special […]

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Concert Revue: Lowell all fun and games at House of Targ

Concert Revue: Lowell all fun and games at House of Targ

Rising Canadian talent Lowell brought her combination of performance art and music to the House of TARG on Jan 29th. She performed with the confidence of a seasoned performer in front of a sold out crowd. We even managed to meet up with her before the show for a few photos of her enjoying The House of TARG’s other speciality […]

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A Raw Sugar Experience with Jordan Thomas, Doug Wallace and Jay Carson

A Raw Sugar Experience with Jordan Thomas, Doug Wallace and Jay Carson

It’s Friday night and I did not expect to be in the center of a full house at Raw Sugar Cafe with a chilling outside temperature of -32 degrees Celcius and three guys I’ve never heard of performing acoustic folk/country sets. Raw Sugar is located in Ottawa’s Chinatown, right beside the Royal Arch that was built in the latter part […]

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Gig Pick: Onionface, Tindervox. Sans Foulard @ Avant Garde Sat Jan 24

Gig Pick: Onionface, Tindervox. Sans Foulard @ Avant Garde Sat Jan 24

Tindervox will be at Avante Garde this Saturday with Onionface and Sans Foulard! Doors open at 8:30pm, $5 cover. RSVP to the Facebook Event. Demos by Onionface SILENCE -EP- by Sans Foulard Tindervox is one of my favorite newly discovered bands of 2014. They describe themselves as a love child between the Pixies and Arcade Fire. Born in 2011, Tindervox […]

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Gig Pick: Gold & Marrow @ Black Sheep, Fri Jan 16

Gig Pick: Gold & Marrow @ Black Sheep, Fri Jan 16

The Black Sheep Inn hosts: Gold & Marrow with John Jacob Magistery from Montreal on Friday, January 16. Show starts at 8:30pm, admission is $10. RSVP to the Facebook Event Gold & Marrow “…an Ottawa-based indie pop band that revels in the darkness and light that are integral to the human experience.” – Where.ca John Jacob Magistery  

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Gig Pick: Showcase Mondays @ Zaphod Beeblebrox

Gig Pick: Showcase Mondays @ Zaphod Beeblebrox

Zaphod Beeblebrox presents Showcase Mondays hosted by Eric St-Cyr of Archy and Mehitabel. This is a FREE show. Yes, I said free. There are so many great people in this city who are volunteering their time and offering free events so that everyone can enjoy what Ottawa has to offer. “We are pleased to re-launch this great event and continue to be […]

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Gig Pick: Please Spring! with The Visit and Musk Ox

Gig Pick: Please Spring! with The Visit and Musk Ox

Pressed (750 Gladstone Ave) hosts: Please Spring! with guests The Visit and Musk Ox on Friday, January 9. Show starts at 8:00pm, admission is $10. Please Spring! is from Berlin, Paris and are currently doing their Canadian Tour making a stop in our great city! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Ottawa’s The Visit numerous times and can bet you’ll be amazed […]

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Gig Pick: The Ven Dreddies, Dirty Sheep, Animal Confession @ House of TARG, Thu Jan 8

Gig Pick: The Ven Dreddies, Dirty Sheep, Animal Confession @ House of TARG, Thu Jan 8

House of TARG hosts: The Ven Dreddies with Animal Confession and Dirty Sheep on Thursday, January 8. Show starts at 9pm, admission is $5. RSVP to the Facebook Event The Ven Dreddies  Animal Confession Dirty Sheep

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Concert Revue: Jenn Grant nails it at the Fourth Stage

Concert Revue: Jenn Grant nails it at the Fourth Stage

I am really more of a photographer than I am a writer. My concert reviews are usually light on words and heavy on photos, but I arrived too late to get a good spot for Jenn Grant so I just took some photos from the back of the room. Unfortunately a bit too far for the equipment I had with […]

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Gig Pick: Craig Cardiff @ Black Sheep Inn Saturday December 6 & 7,

Gig Pick: Craig Cardiff @ Black Sheep Inn Saturday December 6 & 7,

The Black Sheep Inn hosts: Folk artist Craig Cardiff with special guest Ken Yates on Saturday, December 6 at 8pm and Sunday December 7 at 4pm. Doors open a half hour prior to show times. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To purchase tickets go to: http://www.agentless.ca/craigcardiff?dGlja2V0cz0yNDk1. RSVP to the Facebook Events: December 6 – https://www.facebook.com/events/674813932599626/ December 7 – https://www.facebook.com/events/791328324232851/ […]

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Gig Pick: Dear Blackwolf, Brandon Allan, Cougars in America @ Lunenburg December 6

Gig Pick: Dear Blackwolf, Brandon Allan, Cougars in America @ Lunenburg December 6

Dear Blackwolf from Toronto and Cougars in America from Brussels join Ottawa’s own Brandon Allan & The Bad Decisions at Lunenburg Pub & Bar on Saturday, December 6. Doors open at 9pm, cover is $5. RSVP to the Facebook Event Brandon Allan & The Bad Decisions a and b by Brandon Allan Dear Blackwolf Safe At Home by Dear Blackwolf […]

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Sloan returns to Ottawa, Rocking Mavericks

Sloan returns to Ottawa, Rocking Mavericks

Sloan exploded onto the scene just as I moved to Ottawa from Halifax. It’s almost like I just missed them, but thankfully they quickly became a national sensation. I clearly remember the album Twice Removed being pretty much on regular play for an entire year, I absolutely love that album and it has since achieved the accolades it deserves often […]

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Jarvis Church brings soul to Orleans

Jarvis Church brings soul to Orleans

Jarvis Church and the Soul Station brought their soul inspired show to Orleans last week. You may remember Jarvis Church as the lead singer of The Philosopher Kings. The current project is a beautiful tribute to soul music, mostly inspired by the legendary Sam Cooke. He played the Shenkman Arts Centre which is a beautiful little theatre in Orleans. The […]

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Rising star Kandle plays Zaphod’s

Rising star Kandle plays Zaphod’s

I first heard of Kandle in 2012 when a song of hers was the free download of the week on iTunes. It led to me catching her set at Osheaga that year. She was very good but she only had an EP under her belt at that time. Fast forward two years, and a fantastic new album and she was […]

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