Category: Gigs

UnChained Preview: Amnesia Rockfest

UnChained Preview: Amnesia Rockfest

The Little Festival That Could: Rock lives on in Montebello Good old fashioned rock is becoming a dinosaur on the festival circuit. In an industry dominated by folk rock, indie, EDM and other genres, the days of big guitar riffs, live heavy drums and overpowering vocals seem to be a fading memory. Thankfully, for those of us that need to […]

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Shred Kelly and Shannon Rose & The Thorns June 14 @ Mavericks

Shred Kelly and Shannon Rose & The Thorns June 14 @ Mavericks

Shred Kelly from BC and Ottawa’s own Shannon Rose & The Thorns will be playing Mavericks on Saturday June 14. Tickets are $10 in advance at Vertigo Records and www.spectrasonic.com/event/555149 Shred Kelly is an alternative/folk/pop band based in British Columbia. They are a high energy, foot stomping fun band with an amazing banjo player. Shannon Rose & The Thorns are a folk/pop band […]

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Rock & Blues: Joe Gaspar and Crunchy Flower at Irene’s June 6

Rock & Blues: Joe Gaspar and Crunchy Flower at Irene’s June 6

What happens when Joe Gaspar comes across a crunchy flower? You get an explosion of rock and blues madness! The Joe Gaspar Band and Crunchy Flower play Irene’s Pub on Friday, June 6, starting at 9:30pm. The Joe Gaspar Band | Website: joegasparband.ca | Facebook: facebook.com/joegasparband Crunchy Flower | Website: crunchyflower.com | Facebook: facebook.com/crunchyflower

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Mugshots Tea Light Concert Series ft Little Suns, Ash & Bloom and The Visit on June 5th

Mugshots Tea Light Concert Series ft Little Suns, Ash & Bloom and The Visit on June 5th

This is the third monthly edition of The Tea Light Concert Series presented by Mugshots located at 75 Nicholas Street in the Byward Market. The line-up includes  The Visit, Ash & Bloom and Little Suns. Show is on Thursday, June 5th at 9pm, doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. Click here to to to Facebook Event […]

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Gig Pick: Elder Sister Plum and The Sun Harmonic @ The Rainbow on June 5

Gig Pick: Elder Sister Plum and The Sun Harmonic @ The Rainbow on June 5

You dig yourself some low-key folk music? Yes? This is going to be your gig to check out at The Rainbow on June 5. The Sun Harmonic (aka Kaleb Hikele) is one of those not-too-well-known-but-really-prolific artists and producers. He has released a whack of albums on his Moon Melody label (some good, some not so much). One of the big […]

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Gig Pick: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Algonquin Commons Theatre, Tuesday, June 3

Gig Pick: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Algonquin Commons Theatre, Tuesday, June 3

The amazing and entertaining Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings will be stopping in Ottawa on Tuesday night, performing at the Algonquin College Commons Theatre. Despite recently recovering from cancer treatment, the 58-year old soul singer continues to perform at a high level, and the shows on this tour have received excellent reviews. If you have never seen her, this is […]

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Crowded Room Concert Series Presents The Split and Moonfruit

Crowded Room Concert Series Presents The Split and Moonfruit

If you’ve ever wanted to be in a music video, here’s your chance! There is a brand new concert series at the Gallery Recording Studio called The Crowded Room Concert Series. Bands and audience are mixed together in the old chapel of the recording studio and will be recorded by the Dan Rascal crew. The Split and Moonfruits will be […]

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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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