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CityFolk 2018 In Photos – Part 2

CityFolk 2018 In Photos – Part 2

 Yesterday, we shared Part 1 of the photo essay of the 25th anniversary of Ottawa’s music festival CityFolk, while today we cover the last two days of the annual event. As with all larger festivals, it’s a logistical challenge to take in every set fully but here are some quick highlights of what we did see.   Day 4 – Saturday, September […]

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CityFolk 2018 in Photos – Part 1

CityFolk 2018 in Photos – Part 1

Like last year, Ottawa’s CityFolk was blessed with wonderful weather. With five unbelievably warm nights, it was perfect to relax outside with a cold beverage and take in some great music. Festivals of the scale of CityFolk run multiple stages. As artists are simultaneously featured on the dual stages, conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every set, here are some quick highlights […]

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CityFolk 2018 – Day 5 Picks (Sept 16)

CityFolk 2018 – Day 5 Picks (Sept 16)

Today brings us to the final day of CityFolk Music Festival, wrapping up the 25th anniversary edition. Here’s our final four suggestions as to which stages to stake out to keep your ears entertained. If you want to go rogue, the full schedule can be found here. If you haven’t gotten your tickets, here’s where you can make you purchase. It’s not too late to […]

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CityFolk 2018 – Day 4 Picks (September 15)

CityFolk 2018 – Day 4 Picks (September 15)

Saturday is here and a swell way to celebrate is with live music. CityFolk Music Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is sure to be the place to be this evening. Head down to Landsdowne for a fabulous night of food, music, and fun! Also, if hanging at Landsdowne isn’t your scene, or you’re still seeking more music, be […]

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CityFolk 2018 – Day 3 Picks (Sept 14)

CityFolk 2018 – Day 3 Picks (Sept 14)

We’ve reached the middle of the last big summer music festival in Ottawa. Fret not! There’s still plenty of talent to take in at CityFolk Music Festival to keep you content through the weekend. Also, if hanging at Landsdowne isn’t your scene, or you’re still seeking more music on a Friday, be sure to check out the musical harvest that is Marvest.  […]

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CityFolk 2018 – Day 1 & 2 Picks (Sept 12th & 13th)

CityFolk 2018 – Day 1 & 2 Picks (Sept 12th & 13th)

  Though the calendar says summer of 2018 is drawing to a close, the final mega-music event in Ottawa is about to hit town. CityFolk Music Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018, spans 5 days (Sep 12-16), and features music spanning genres and decades. It’s a festival with a little something for everyone. As The Revue has done in […]

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Osheaga 2018 in photos

When in Montreal, you are never short of things to see, do, eat, or drink. That said, the weekend of August 3th–5th has something unique, namely the three-day music and visual arts festival, Osheaga. It’s appeal has grown, given the magnitude of the festival and the number of local and international artists it hosts. One of its many attributes is that the […]

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Steel Panther

Montebello Rockfest 2018 Part 2 (photo essay)

 The weather for the final day of Rockfest was perfect, possibly even a little too hot in the afternoon. Concert-goers enjoyed the cooling spray of the fire hose at the day’s most oppressive moments to keep from overheating. The bands on offer for Saturday covered many metal and punk sub-genres as well as a double dose of alternative rock […]

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Montebello Rockfest 2018 Part 1 (photo essay)

The 2018 edition of Montebello Rockfest again hosted an eclectic mix of rock music ranging from comedy rock to thrash metal, somehow taking all these disparate sub-genres and turning it into one gigantic party. The Thursday night crowd had to deal with inclement weather, but when I was able to attend on Friday the weather had turned pleasant. My day started […]

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Preview of Montebello Rockfest 2018

Preview of Montebello Rockfest 2018

Once again, Montebello, Quebec will be hosting one of Canada’s largest rock festivals. A town with a population barely over a thousand somehow manages to host a crowd that is estimated at around 200,000. Rockfest has a well-earned reputation for bringing in many of the world leading Metal and Punk bands, often scoring artists that aren’t even playing other festivals. In […]

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Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 2 of 2

Toronto’s massive Canadian Music Week festival has wrapped up for another year. If you took in all it had to offer, you’re likely still catching up on your sleep. With 35 venues and over 600 artists, choices for how to spend an evening were almost endless. Our Part II of Canadian Music Week is a photographic revisiting of some of […]

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Matt and Kim

Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 1 of 2

Canadian Music Week, the annual Spring festival held in Toronto, has come to a close for 2018. With over 600 artists in over 35 venues, you’re likely still reeling from the fun (we are!). The options were expansive for each evening, but with a bit of bar hopping and pre-planning, you could see a ton of talent. Our Part I […]

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Preview of Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 2 of 2

Preview of Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 2 of 2

Canadian Music Week, the week long festival featuring music, comedy, film, along with both trade/award shows and a conference, is almost here! Now in its 36th year, May 7th through 13th will see Toronto ablaze with musical fire! Held in about 35 venues in downtown, venture out to see some of the home grown and international talent. Grab a bracelet, check […]

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Preview of Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 1 of 2

Preview of Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 1 of 2

Spring has been a long time coming, so we’re all due for some excitement to shake away the Winter woes. With that in mind, consider taking in Canadian Music Week. CMW is a festival intent on entertaining, educating, and featuring music, comedy, and film, and along with both trade/award shows and a conference. Now in its 36th year, the week-long festival […]

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Fortress Fest 2018 Preview

Fortress Fest 2018 Preview

Fort Worth is known for its deep country roots. Cowboys roam the historic stockyards, tourist ride the mechanical bull at the legendary honky-tonk venue Billy Bobs while the locals line dance, and in the past, the city was one of the primary filming locations for Walker Texas Ranger (can’t get more country than that). But there has been a steady […]

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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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Dina’s Picks for Favourite Photos of 2017

Dina’s Picks for Favourite Photos of 2017

This year was a whirlwind of festivals and club shows, both close to home and in cities afar. I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph the final live show at an Ottawa institution, take candid photos of an incredibly personable band during an interview, and had the privilege to return for a second year to photograph a pair […]

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Rodriguez

CityFolk 2017 In Photos – Part 2

Yesterday, we shared Part 1 of CityFolk , while today we cover the last two days of the Festival. Unfortunately, not every show was attended, but here are some quick highlights of what we did see.   Day 4 – Saturday, September 16th Saturday provided us with an incredibly full day of music to take in, and Mother Nature again provided us […]

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Amanda Marshall

CityFolk 2017 in Photos – Part 1

Last year Ottawa’s CityFolk had some unfortunate luck with very rainy weather. However, this year Mother Nature was in a much sunnier mood and gifted the festival with five unbelievably warm nights, perfect to relax outside with a cold beverage and take in some great music. Festivals like CityFolk can be a logistical challenge to navigate with all the talented artists on the lineup. […]

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Float Fest 2017 Wrap Up

Float Fest 2017 Wrap Up

Wet Hot Texas Summer There are constant music festivals and outdoor events going on in the state of Texas throughout the year except during the summer season. Local meteorologist sometimes urge their viewers to stay inside during the day when temperatures can reach up to 105 degrees. But near the end of July, Float Fest braves the heat and invites […]

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