Tag: Kelly Sloan

Weekend Showcase 2.14

Weekend Showcase 2.14

On the Weekend Showcase 2.14 edition, we recap the five premieres, seven albums, one concert, and 42 singles featured from the past week. The mega-playlist has, in total, 53 songs from artists based in or originally from: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. Each of the articles are listed below; just lick on […]

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The Matinee April 12th

The Matinee April 12th

Like yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, The Matinee April 12th features a number of emerging singer-songwriters who will dazzle you with their poignant storytelling and intimate sound. Then there are a handful of bands who will help put a spark into your day.   Basement Revolver – “Johnny” (Hamilton, Canada) When Alvvays released their debut album two years ago, they opened the […]

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Artists to Watch in 2016

Artists to Watch in 2016

We’ve shared our favorite EPs and LPs of 2015 and recently our Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. It’s now time to list 25 artists we think will become embedded in the ears of music listeners around the world. Whether they achieve mainstream success is unknown, but we think at the very least they will be among the most talked-about bands […]

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CityFolk Day 3 Preview

CityFolk Day 3 Preview

Before we look at some of the artists performing at CityFolk today, just some things to remind you about the festival. All performances at CityFolk, which take place on the Great Lawn, require a ticket or a festival pass. If you don’t have a ticket, you can purchase one at the gate. Alongside CityFolk is Marvest, a celebration of the […]

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Sunday afternoon with Kelly Sloan (audio)

Sunday afternoon with Kelly Sloan (audio)

As I drove up to the Old Mill at Ashton just off Highway 7 southwest of Ottawa, I didn’t know what to expect. The building is reminiscent of England’s pubs with its black and white siding. The Ashton Pub, as it’s commonly known, is actually the first original English pub in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. That afternoon, the room […]

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Mundo 5: Five Non-Jazz Acts at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, June 20-July 1

Mundo 5: Five Non-Jazz Acts at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, June 20-July 1

Today kicks off another year of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, which began way back in 1980 as, like with many festivals, a small, niche gathering of musicians and artists. Entering its 34th year, the Jazzfest has grown in duration, scope (it focuses primarily on jazz but also includes non-jazz performers), and ambition. This year’s lineup is once again a […]

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