Category: Gigs

SXSW Recap #2

SXSW Recap #2

Let’s not waste any time – this is a recap of the first rounds of bands I was able to catch at a few different places. First off, there was a great day showcase that kicked off the Sunday before the official festival put on by an awesome group of ladies that are behind Beats Delicious. If you are in the Austin area […]

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SXSW Festival – Recap #1

SXSW Festival – Recap #1

The SXSW Festival is a music festival that is hard to describe if you have never attended before. It is quite massive. Over 2,000 bands descend upon Austin, TX, and it is a challenge to search and find all of the unofficial parties or events that are happening and to plan the almost week long schedule. It is overwhelming at times […]

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Gig Pick: Rock On Spring with Doldrum Music Festival March 27 & 28

Gig Pick: Rock On Spring with Doldrum Music Festival March 27 & 28

The 2015 Doldrum Music Festival is here! Two nights, two venues and eight Ottawa musicians. Sounds like a great way to beat away winter! Line-up Day 1 – Friday, March 27 at 8pm @ Pressed $8 adv. / $10 at the door Winchester Warm Tindervox Black Dogs Quarter Life Crisis by Black Dogs Riishi Von Rex RSVP to the Facebook […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/20

SXSW Picks – 3/20

We are nearing the end of the festival. We are choosing our picks for today Friday – 3/20 although the festival continues through the weekend. The schedules for Sat/Sun can be found here. By far the best part of today are the day shows – it’s very possible the majority of the best names played last night (Friday also seems […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/19

SXSW Picks – 3/19

We are nearing the tail end of the week for the SXSW Festival. The music continues through the weekend and we will highlight two of our favorite day shows today along with some suggestions for the evening. We have seen some great music the past few days and we can’t wait to share a nice recap with you all next […]

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SXSW Picks – Wednesday 3/18

SXSW Picks – Wednesday 3/18

Today is where the daytime shows start becoming very competitive and overwhelming. We are highlighting only a few – it is very hard to decide where you want to spend most of your day. We are sharing 3 of our favorite day showcases that are definitely worth checking out and quite a few bands in the evenings, as the quality […]

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“An Introduction of Myself to You” An Evening with Amanda Cottreau

“An Introduction of Myself to You” An Evening with Amanda Cottreau

Amanda Cottreau was the eighth to perform RedLeaf Music’s acoustic music series called Simple Sounds at A Thing For Chocolate in Ottawa. Every Thursday evening from January 22 to May 14, one local indie musician has a two hour spotlight surrounded by delicious sweet and savoury crepes and chocolate drinks. A very emotional Amanda, thankful for the chance to spend the […]

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Concert Revue: The Box return to the Brass Monkey

Concert Revue: The Box return to the Brass Monkey

My brother first introduced me to The Box when I was still quite young. He borrowed a copy of their second album, All the Time, All the Time, All the Time, from a friend. I was quite intrigued, so much so that when they released their next album, Closer Together, in 1987, I made it one of the few albums I had […]

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SXSW Picks – Tuesday 3/17

SXSW Picks – Tuesday 3/17

We shared our top-20 SXSW picks two weeks ago, which is definitely a hard task with how many great bands are in Austin this week. Today, we look at some bands to see as well as some very awesome day and night showcases that you do not want to miss. We decided on a few choice bands in the evening to […]

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Gig Pick:  FOLK IT ALL: Ottawa’s Heaviest Folk, Country and Celtic Music Festival

Gig Pick: FOLK IT ALL: Ottawa’s Heaviest Folk, Country and Celtic Music Festival

Folk It All is a brand new festival of the loudest and proudest independent folk, county and Celtic artists in Ottawa. The event takes place at The Rainbow (76 Murray Street) on Saturday, March 21. Tickets are available at Compact Music Inc. (206 Bank St), Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank St), Antique Skate Shop (9 Florence Ave) or online at www.universe.com/folkitall. Get […]

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Concert Revue: Introducing Aqua Alta at Zaphods

Concert Revue: Introducing Aqua Alta at Zaphods

Aqua Alta is a new band made up of Jenn Grant, Graeme Campbell (Buck 65) and Charles Austin (Superfriendz). They recently released their first album and kicked off their tour with Ottawa being the second gig of their national show. Taking place at Ottawa institution Zaphod Beeblebrox on March 5th, the show was well attended and, like me, many were […]

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Concert Revue: AllNew Live’s Folk It Friday Launch at Georgetown Pub

Concert Revue: AllNew Live’s Folk It Friday Launch at Georgetown Pub

There’s a new monthly music series in town featuring indie-folk bands such as The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Moonfruits and JBKD, who were the performers at the launch event last month at The Georgetown in Old Ottawa South. Old Ottawa South is a small neighbourhood that runs between the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River. This compact area shares a strip of […]

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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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