Category: Gig Picks

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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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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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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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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Gig Pick: Claude Munson @ Raw Sugar Cafe November 7

Gig Pick: Claude Munson @ Raw Sugar Cafe November 7

Before Claude Munson departs to Europe for a few months he’s making one last stop at Raw Sugar Cafe this Friday night. Along with Justice R.F. and Brandon Wint, Claude promises an unforgettable night! Show starts at 9pm, doors open at 8pm. Although there is no cover charge for this event, donations are greatly appreciated. RSVP to the Facebook Event […]

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Jeff Tweedy

Mundo Musique: 3 Nights of Wilco

There’s always that one band that I love that I always seem to miss whenever they come around. For example, before this year, the only time I ever saw St. Vincent was in Tennessee, five years ago.  My attempts to see Wilco over the year have been a series strange stories. I’ve always managed to show up late, or miss […]

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Gig Pick: Halloween Party @ Rainbow w/ Bearshark, The Wicked Mercy, Cody Allen, Miss Polygamy and Sick Sick Sicks Oct 31

Gig Pick: Halloween Party @ Rainbow w/ Bearshark, The Wicked Mercy, Cody Allen, Miss Polygamy and Sick Sick Sicks Oct 31

Miss Polygamy, The Wicked Mercy, Cody Allen and Sick Sick Sicks Halloween Party at the Rainbow (76 Murray Street) on Friday, October 31st at 9pm. Admission is $10 at the door, $7 if you wear a costume — It’s Halloween after all! RSVP to the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/246946035491460/ Miss Polygamy Dirty indie rock with a textured folky elegance. […]

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Gig Pick: Saturnfly Album Release Party @ Gallery Recording Studio October 18

Gig Pick: Saturnfly Album Release Party @ Gallery Recording Studio October 18

The Gallery Recording Studio Hosts Saturnfly is celebrating their Sci-fi Album Debut, Cyborg’s Lament, with special performances by author and radio host Dorianne Emmerton and drone artist Shane Whitbread on Saturday, October 18 at 7:30pm sharp at Gallery Recording Studio (2 Monk Street). Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are available in advance only by contacting Saturnfly at saturnflymusic@gmail.com with your name and […]

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Gig Pick: Cooper MacLaren CD Release October 11 @ Atomic Rooster

Gig Pick: Cooper MacLaren CD Release October 11 @ Atomic Rooster

Cooper MacLaren is celebrating their CD Release this Thanksgiving weekend. On Saturday, October 11, 2014 head down to The Atomic Rooster (303 Bank Street) for a FREE concert of old and brand new music from the band. RSVP to the Facebook Event Facebook – facebook.com/coopermaclarenmusic Twitter – twitter.com/CooperMacLaren

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Gig Pick: Larry and His Flask, Good For Grapes and Steamers Sunday October 5

Gig Pick: Larry and His Flask, Good For Grapes and Steamers Sunday October 5

Spectrasonic and punkottawa.com Present Larry and His Flask, Good For Grapes and Steamers on Sunday, October 5 at 8:30pm at Mavericks (221 Rideau Street). Admission is $12 advance + service charge. Tickets are available at tickets available at Vertigo Records and Spectrasonic.  RSVP to this event at www.facebook.com/events/327478704073345. Larry and His Flask Musical anthropologists interested in the study of just how fast a band […]

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Gig Pick: Gold & Marrow Album Release Party October 4 @ Black Sheep

Gig Pick: Gold & Marrow Album Release Party October 4 @ Black Sheep

The Black Sheep Inn Hosts Gold & Marrow’s Album Release Party with special guest The Visit on Saturday, October 4 at The Black Sheep Inn (753 ch Riverside, Wakefield, Quebec) at 8:30pm. Admission is $10. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.theblacksheepinn.com. RSVP to the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/1485613605027864. Order a digital copy of Forever at www.goldandmarrow.com/store. Gold & Marrow Gold […]

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Concert Pick: O-Town Hoedown Concert Tour 2014

Concert Pick: O-Town Hoedown Concert Tour 2014

The O-Town Hoedown‘s 8th Annual Concert Series was formed in 2007 by Ottawa songwriter, musician and radio personality Lefty McRightly. The music festival starts on September 24th and runs until October 5th at various music venues throughout Ottawa. RSVP to Facebook event pages here: www.facebook.com/otownhoedown/events Incorporating music from a cross-section of country-related genres including alt-country, honky tonk, bluegrass, rockabilly, roots rock and […]

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Gig Pick: Danielle Allard & Friends September 22 @ Lowertown Brewery

Gig Pick: Danielle Allard & Friends September 22 @ Lowertown Brewery

Stella Luna Gelator Cafe Hosts Danielle Allard and Friends on September 22, September 29 and October 6 at the Lowertown Brewery (75 York Street) at 9:00pm. RSVP to the Facebook event page here: www.facebook.com/events/766893816687959 Danielle Allard Danielle Allard is an award-winning vocalist from Ottawa, Canada. A graduate of the Canterbury music program with a specialization in vocal performance, Danielle has been singing publically […]

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