Tag: Phantogram

Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

The music scene has become “girly” in Bono’s opinion. The U2 frontman bemoans the lack of “rage” in rock in this month’s Rolling Stone cover story: “I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that’s not good. When I was […]

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Xavier Rudd
Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa, Ontario

Darren’s favourite photos from 2017

Another year and another opportunity to photograph some amazing bands. Whether it was a world famous artist or a rising indie band, it was my privilege to capture some of the essence of the live performance. I was able to cover multiple festivals: Canadian Music Week, Dragonboat, Montebello RockFest, Ottawa Bluesfest, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, CityFolk, and Beau’s Oktoberfest as well […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.34

Weekend Showcase 3.34

On this first weekend of September – a long weekend for some around the world – let the sparks fly with the Weekend Showcase 3.34 edition. This mega-playlist features 52 fantastic new songs, including a few song-of-the-year candidates. So sit back, grab a cold one, and play these sweet tunes by artists representing 12 countries. They are Australia, Canada, Denmark, […]

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Saturday Sampler September 2nd

Saturday Sampler September 2nd

Since it is the long weekend in many parts of the world, the Saturday Sampler September 2nd edition has ten songs. Nine of them are new, and one is from a few years ago and a remix at that. We’re sharing it today because it’s one of the great remixes of all-time and features two of indie’s great bands. The […]

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July Talk

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – In Photos, Part 2

Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge thanks to all the talented artists on the lineup. With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the first four days of the fest. Day 5 – Thursday, July 11th […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 6 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 6 Picks

Day Six of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is, in our mind, the best day. Conflicts abound right from the start until the very end. We’re not sure what we’ll be doing, but we’ll definitely try to catch as much as we can. If you’re wondering what else is on tap, check the full schedule here. Follow the Ottawa Bluesfest on social […]

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Pick-3 for RBC Bluesfest, July 9 – Phantogram, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Bombino

Pick-3 for RBC Bluesfest, July 9 – Phantogram, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Bombino

In the ongoing goal to promote indie and global music, here are three more to see on this great night. We only list three here, but you may also wish to check out Royal Canoe (6:00 in the Barney Danson Theatre) and The Districts (7:00 on the Black Sheep Stage). More on these two great, young bands tomorrow (both have […]

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Mundo Musique: Phantogram and Bleeding Rainbow

Mundo Musique: Phantogram and Bleeding Rainbow

PHANTOGRAM For Those Who Like: Porcelain Raft, The Naked and Famous, Blonde Redhead Phantogram was probably the first synth-pop band that got me hooked on the genre over five years ago with their superb self-titled EP and first full-length, Eyelid Moves in 2009. At the time, they were an unknown duo from somewhere in northern New York state, who drew […]

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