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Ottawa Bluesfest in Revue – Day 2

Ottawa Bluesfest in Revue – Day 2

Day 2 was a more typical day at Bluesfest than Day 1. There were many different genres in play for you to choose from. The main stages featured quite a bit of country, including local rising star Kira Isabella and mega-star Jason Aldean. But if country was not your thing, there were plenty of options available amongst the other stages. I […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 9th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 9th Gig Picks

For many Ottawa Bluesfest patrons, today is the official start of Bluesfest for them following yesterday’s EDM and hip hop extravanganza. While today’s main headliner is country star Jason Aldean, there are other options available, including a full slate of Ottawa acts and some roots, soul, and Latin music. Here are three acts to check out at the RBC Bluesfest July […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers

Bluesfest is just two weeks away and there are a ton of great performers such as Nas, Simple Plan and The Tragically Hip as well as 49 local acts such as Gold and Marrow, Hilotrons and The Revue’s very own Kristine St-Pierre. In support of Ottawa’s summer music festival we will posting information about the local musicians that will be […]

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Encore – Drink (Episode 2)

Encore – Drink (Episode 2)

Few musical topics will have such reckless abandon as drinking songs. Go to any Celtic-themed pub, and you’ll hear ’em. Go to a wedding, wake, or graduation celebration, and you’re going to hear songs about drinking, and the feelings of power and madness that come along with it. Good or bad, it is an oft-celebrated state in musical terms…so that’s why we chose Drink as a theme for our […]

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In Revue: RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2014

In Revue: RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2014

It’s been three days since the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest ended, and like many festival goers withdrawal is in full force. There’s a part of me that wishes the festival would be re-starting tonight, which is quite the opposite of what I was feeling on Sunday night when exhaustion had overcome me. This was my 11th Bluesfest, and every year I […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue, July 5 – Old Stereo, Kalle Mattson, BlakDenim, Silver Creek, The Split, & Mackenzie Rhythm Section

RBC Bluesfest Revue, July 5 – Old Stereo, Kalle Mattson, BlakDenim, Silver Creek, The Split, & Mackenzie Rhythm Section

Plenty of Ottawa-area performers playing Bluesfest today.   Click on the performers’ name to get a fuller description. You can also check out the full list here. The list below is, as always, in chronological order. 1:30 Old Stereo kick off the Saturday edition of Bluesfest with their spirited funk-soul. See them on the River Stage. 2:00 The alt-country and folk tunes of Kalle Mattson will […]

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Blakdenim release new EP ‘Vanguard(en)’

Blakdenim release new EP ‘Vanguard(en)’

Ottawa’s BlakDenim have released Vanguard(en), a great six-track EP featuring their great blend of hip-hop, funk, and rock music.  As Phil pointed out in the RBC Bluesfest Revue post for BlakDenim, they have some really sharp lyrics and a really awesome sound featuring a whole range of instruments including trumpets and tubas. The EP is available on iTunes, streaming on Spotify, […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: BlakDenim

RBC Bluesfest Revue: BlakDenim

There’s something to be said for artists who take something that’s been done and turn it on its head. BlakDenim, a hip hop band out of Ottawa, is the perfect example of this. While maintaining the tight lyricism and sharp wordplay of many traditional rappers, BlakDenim ups the ante with a vast sound and an orchestra’s worth of instruments (including […]

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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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