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Weekend Showcase 4.13

Weekend Showcase 4.13

From amusing stories to face-melting rockers to breathtaking ballads, the Weekend Showcase 4.13 edition is the one stop to review some of the best new music of the past week or so. Forty-three (43) songs occupy the mega-playlist, featuring artists from just ten countries this week. They include: Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 5th

The Matinee ’18 April 5th

The Matinee ’18 April 5th features nine songs that will either take your breath away or melt your face – even if you cannot speak the language. There are artists and bands capturing the spirit and energy of bygone eras and others taking music to new places. Some of the songs will also entertain you for their lyrics while other […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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Dragonette

Dragonette kick off “Royal Blues” tour (photo essay)

November is a big month for Canadian electro-pop band Dragonette, who have not only become one of Canada’s marquee groups but internationally their star has also been quickly rising. The group kicked off their North American tour last week while simultaneously releasing their fourth album, Royal Blues. Their tour sees the Toronto-based trio surprisingly playing in smaller, more intimate venues, including […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.31

Weekend Showcase 2.31

The dog days of August are upon us. To help you through these steamy days, the Weekend Showcase 2.31 features 47 scintillating tunes that will only add to the heat.  Ten countries / regions are represented, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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The Matinee August 9th

The Matinee August 9th

The Matinee August 9th has a selection of eight sumptuous tunes. You might recognition a few of the names on the list while many will be brand new. The songs range from dark and mysterious to fun and whimsical. So whatever your mood is today, this mini-playlist likely has it. Andrew Judah – “Blue” (Kelowna, BC, Canada) RIYL: Why We […]

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Yukon Blonde
Dragonboat Festival
2015-06-25

Dina’s Top Photos from 2015

As 2015 wraps up, a rough count suggests I’ve seen over 150 artists perform in intimate theatre venues, grungy hole-in-the-wall bars, and gigantic outdoor summer festivals. Though not always with camera in hand, where there was an opportunity to photograph, I snapped it. Here’s a glimpse of a few of my favourite photos taken at shows I’ve attended this year. See […]

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Ottawa Bluesfest in Revue – Day 9

Ottawa Bluesfest in Revue – Day 9

I went in early for Day 8 of  Ottawa Bluesfest to see The Yips. I was first introduced to The Yips last year at the Arboretum Festival so I knew they were a a great live band and wanted to see more of them. Last year at the Ottawa Folk Festival I was caught completely off guard by a band called Dear […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 17th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 17th Gig Picks

We’re down to the final three days. While I’ve avoided naming headliners, this one cannot be passed up. There’s also a slew of local artists performing tonight, so get there early to see them. For more information on the Ottawa artists, check out the Ottawa Soundmakers series. Without anymore delay, here are the RBC Bluesfest July 17th Gig Picks, which […]

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Photo Essay: GlowFair lights up downtown

Photo Essay: GlowFair lights up downtown

I found my original plans for the weekend dashed but it didn’t take long for me to find alternative plans. Late in the week I had heard about some great acts that were playing GlowFair and I decided to go check some of them out on Saturday. The first act I made it to was The Peptides. If you have not […]

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Concert Revue: Lowell all fun and games at House of Targ

Concert Revue: Lowell all fun and games at House of Targ

Rising Canadian talent Lowell brought her combination of performance art and music to the House of TARG on Jan 29th. She performed with the confidence of a seasoned performer in front of a sold out crowd. We even managed to meet up with her before the show for a few photos of her enjoying The House of TARG’s other speciality […]

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Mundo Musique: Lowell, “We Loved Her Dearly”

Mundo Musique: Lowell, “We Loved Her Dearly”

When Vancouver’s Claire Elise Boucher – better known as Grimes – exploded on the indie scene in 2012 with her critically-acclaimed Visions, her success helped pave the way for several, young women artists to share their electronic-infused synth-pop music. Earlier this year, Caila Thompson-Hannant of Montreal, a.k.a. Mozart’s Sister, shared her terrific debut album. Now Calgary-born, Toronto- and London-based Elizabeth Lowell […]

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Weekend Stream (September 12): My Brightest Diamond, Lia Ices, The Juan MacLean, Lowell, & Moon Hooch

Weekend Stream (September 12): My Brightest Diamond, Lia Ices, The Juan MacLean, Lowell, & Moon Hooch

Here’s the weekly Weekend Stream feature. While it lacks the star power of this week’s releases, which was put over the top with U2’s surprise drop of Songs of Innocence, there is no shortage of great songwriters this week. My Brightest Diamond, the project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sharon Worden, takes us on a sonic journey with This is My […]

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