Category: Gigs

Ottawa Race Weekend Concert Series

Ottawa Race Weekend Concert Series

Ottawa Race Weekend is  the biggest multi-distance race event in Canada and has the largest marathon in Canada. 48,000 people will run to help generate fundraising dollars for participating charities such as The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association and The Isaac Foundation Hope. Whether you’re a runner or part of a cheer squad, make sure to check out the […]

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Phil Motion & Blakdenim at Black Sheep Inn May 24th

Phil Motion & Blakdenim at Black Sheep Inn May 24th

Up & Up Music Presents Phil Motion and BlakDenim at the Blacksheep Inn on May 24th at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. Phil Motion & The Easy LO-Fi take what’s old and make it new again. Their inspiration comes from one-offs and one-hit-wonders that many of us have never even heard of until now. Their energy is contagious and they […]

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Gig Pick: Kalle Mattson with The Strain and The Wind and The Wild – Tonight at The Blacksheep Inn

Gig Pick: Kalle Mattson with The Strain and The Wind and The Wild – Tonight at The Blacksheep Inn

There is a lot of great music happening in the city and surrounds tonight. One such gig is Ottawa resident Kalle Mattson, who will play at The Blacksheep Inn tonight. Mattson was one of our first Revue sessions, joining us prior to the release of his critically acclaimed debut LP, Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold – an album dedicated […]

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Musical Underground Offers Up A Free Guitar

Musical Underground Offers Up A Free Guitar

Walk through the Byward Market and you’ll see a handful of street performers entertaining in exchange for a little change. Kent from Music Underground Ottawa came up with the idea of “reverse busking” which involves asking passers-by to play a song while being recorded in exchange for a chance to win a guitar and a public stage. At the end of the […]

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Art In The Alley Westboro

Art In The Alley Westboro

JOIN ARTISTS Alison Fowler, Ross Rheaume and Andrew King As they display new art work on the walls of an alleyway on Wellington Street West in this edition of Art In The Alley. OPENING NIGHT Friday May 23rd 7-10 pm 1395 Wellington Street West ALSO OPEN ON MAY 24-25 11-5 PM Alison Fowler – alicatartart.com Andrew King – andrewkingstudio.com Ross Rheaume – […]

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The Split @ Babylon May 23

The Split @ Babylon May 23

The Split play Babylon Friday, May 23rd at 9:30pm $8 at the door This region’s most exciting new soul band featuring all-star musicians; highest recommendation possible… – The Black Sheep Inn (Wakefield, QC)

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The Loft Board Game Lounge – Grand Opening, Thursday, May 22

The Loft Board Game Lounge – Grand Opening, Thursday, May 22

The Loft located at 14 Waller Street is a lounge with a library of over 700 board games to play. For a $5 ‘Stay-and-Play’ charge, you will be able to choose from a variety of different board games with staff on hand to help you with playing instructions or game recommendations. During the grand opening on Thursday, May 22nd, all proceeds […]

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Capital Revue: Arboretum Arts + Music Festival Announces Lineup

Capital Revue: Arboretum Arts + Music Festival Announces Lineup

The latest festival to hit the National Capital Region announced its lineup today, and it is quite spectacular. Some of the acts playing at the Arboretum Arts + Music Festival are Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene, Constantines,  Chad VanGaalen, Ought, and wtchs. Ottawa-area acts include the exotic electronic-dance of The Hilotrons, the fresh synth-pop of Pony Girl, the psych-folk melodies […]

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Farewell Davidson & Andrew Cassara close the Tulip Festival on May 18, 2014

Farewell Davidson & Andrew Cassara close the Tulip Festival on May 18, 2014

This years Canadian Tulip Festival comes to an end on Monday, May 19. Each May for the past 61 years Ottawa celebrates the symbolic tulip with stunning tulip displays and entertainment for all ages. One of my favorite parts of the Tulip Festival is Capital Sounds, a series of free shows performed by local and touring artists. Farewell Davidson will […]

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Capital Revue Westfest: A Tribe Called Red Perform on June 15, 2014

Capital Revue Westfest: A Tribe Called Red Perform on June 15, 2014

I had only just heard about this band a few weeks ago and with over 43 thousand Facebook likes I decided to give this unique sound some extra attention. A Tribe Called Red mixes traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. ATCR brings the aboriginal culture to those who have not been exposed to it with their colorful performances and club […]

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Mundo Musique: My Shaky Knees Festival Experience

Mundo Musique: My Shaky Knees Festival Experience

Last weekend I attended the second annual Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA.  It’s a relatively new festival, and this year they had some fantastic artists for what really was one of the best lineups of any North American festival.  Last year’s was a rain soaked and muddy affair, but this year moved to a new larger location and thankfully did not rain […]

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Gig Picks: Six Nights with Singer-Songwriter Marta Pacek

Gig Picks: Six Nights with Singer-Songwriter Marta Pacek

If you have yet to make your plans for the long weekend, let me offer a suggestion – go see Marta Pacek. Pacek – the Polish-born, Australian resident who lives part of the year in Canada – will be spending the next week in the National Capital Region, performing six shows over nine nights before heading to Montreal, Hamilton, and […]

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Gig Pick: Souljazz Orchestra @ Blacksheep Inn on May 10

Gig Pick: Souljazz Orchestra @ Blacksheep Inn on May 10

Ottawa’s finest purveyors of afrobeat rhythms, cosmic jazz modes and soulful thump: $12, a steal at twice that price.

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Gig Pick: Secret Broadcast and FEVERS on May 9 @ Zaphod’s

Gig Pick: Secret Broadcast and FEVERS on May 9 @ Zaphod’s

It’s my birthday, so go see these two bands and you can buy me a soda pop. All the info is here on the Facebook Event page. Watch Secret Broadcast kill Nirvana’s Breed: Watch FEVERS get groovy (which is the only thing they know how to do):

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Gig Pick: Ninety Pounds of Ugly & Muffler Crunch and Ginger St. James, May 2 @ The Rainbow

Gig Pick: Ninety Pounds of Ugly & Muffler Crunch and Ginger St. James, May 2 @ The Rainbow

It’s tonight! Check out the details here. Check out Ninety Pounds on The Revue: Check out Muffler Crunch on Couch Assassins: And of course, check out Ginger St. James:

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Gig Pick: Orienteers and Tilda on May 3 @ Irene’s

Gig Pick: Orienteers and Tilda on May 3 @ Irene’s

All details here! Watch Orienteers on our Revue super show: Listen to Tilda and their slow country groove:

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Gig Pick: MANPOWER (with Flying Fortress and The Unknown Wrestler) on May 3 @ Zaphod’s

Gig Pick: MANPOWER (with Flying Fortress and The Unknown Wrestler) on May 3 @ Zaphod’s

Get your metal on this Saturday night. (Details here)

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Gig Pick: THE REVERB SYNDICATE + MONOBROW + DEAD WRESTLER @ House of Targ, Friday April 25

Gig Pick: THE REVERB SYNDICATE + MONOBROW + DEAD WRESTLER @ House of Targ, Friday April 25

Tonight you can see three of Ottawa’s best instrumental bands putting Ottawa’s newest live venue through it’s paces. While each band is instrumental, each band has their own specific take on the genre. From the teen trash style of Dead Wrestler to the surf-go-go of The Reverb Syndicate and the stoner riff-wizardry of Monobrow, there is enough there to keep everyone’s […]

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Gig Pick: Slo Tom and Lynn Jackson @ The Manx on Sunday April 20

Gig Pick: Slo Tom and Lynn Jackson @ The Manx on Sunday April 20

You love Tom. You love Lynn. Show them the love on Sunday night. For details, click here! To hear some of Lynn’s beautiful country sounds, check out http://www.lynnjackson.net/ And to hear some of Tom’s (less beautiful, but still awesome) country mania, check out http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/SloTomandtheHandsomeDevils    

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Gig Pick: Laurent Bourque @ BlackSheep Inn on April 5

Gig Pick: Laurent Bourque @ BlackSheep Inn on April 5

Get yourself over to the Black Sheep Inn on Saturday night to check out Laurent Bourque as he celebrates the release of his brand-new record, Pieces of Your Past. Laurent has a wonderfully whispery vocal style, and composes some beautiful songs. Here’s a sample from the new record: The album features some beautiful production, rich strings and instrumentation. It’s bold, […]

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