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The Damn Truth

The Damn Truth Deliver a Night of Rock at Mavericks (photo essay)

Get With You | Single by The Damn Truth In the summer of 2017, a last minute schedule change at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival introduced me to The Damn Truth. The band, taking over the River Stage, had a comfortable swagger, as they gave the crowd a solid taste of rock ‘n roll music and attitude and won […]

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Photo Essay: Adam Baldwin at Mavericks

Photo Essay: Adam Baldwin at Mavericks

I first saw Adam Baldwin perform as a solo artist in the Fall of 2013, opening for and then playing with Matt Mays at the Wakefield institution, Blacksheep Inn. Now several years since, I was pleased as punch to see he made his way back here on June 16th with a new album in hand. Though officially available as of June 24th, fans were […]

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Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin brings acoustic show to Mavericks

Jeff Martin is the lead singer of one of Canada’s greatest rock bands, The Tea Party. I only managed to see The Tea Party once before they went on hiatus. During their hiatus I twice caught Jeff Martin’s solo shows and very much enjoyed them. Clearly his solo performance is a completely different experience. Where The Tea Party put on […]

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Ian Fletcher Thornley brings solo show to Ottawa

Ian Fletcher Thornley brings solo show to Ottawa

Ian Thornley is probably best known as the front man and guitarist of Big Wreck, a band he formed in 1993 and enjoyed considerable success with, especially in Canada. They recorded two albums before they broke up in 2002. Ian Thornley formed a new band known simply as Thornley with whom he recorded two more albums. In 2011 Big Wreck reunited […]

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Photo Essay: Iconoclast EP Release Party

Photo Essay: Iconoclast EP Release Party

After a three-year wait, the Ottawa-based band Iconoclast recently delivered its 4th release They Were Right About Us. The EP release party, supported by local acts Crossing Jane and Lemon Cash, was held November 7th at Mavericks. The event drew out a lively crowd of long-time fans, well-wishing friends and the rock & roll curious. Their 16-song set generated lots of love […]

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Concert Review: Danko Jones in full Rock and Roll mode

Concert Review: Danko Jones in full Rock and Roll mode

You need to really bring it for the Tuesday night crowd. They’re hard core! Danko Jones returned to the Capital Tuesday night, and he brought the rock to Mavericks. He always brings the rock! When you go to a Danko Jones concert, there are no surprises – you’re going to get a solid Rock and Roll performance with the and […]

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Gig Pick: Trevor James & The Perfect Gentlemen @ Mavericks Mar 14

Gig Pick: Trevor James & The Perfect Gentlemen @ Mavericks Mar 14

Toronto Roots Folk band Trevor James & The Perfect Gentlemen are making their way to Otown on Saturday, March 14 with their newest album, Huron. Opening the night are Alex R Newman and Silvercreek. Doors open at 9pm, $8 admission. RSVP to the Facebook Event Community EP by Trevor James & The Perfect Gentlemen Princes and Kings by Silver Creek  

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49 Above: The Strumbellas, who Play Mavericks on December 12

49 Above: The Strumbellas, who Play Mavericks on December 12

  The award-winning, Toronto indie band, The Strumbellas, are set to play Mavericks on Friday, December 12. I spoke with lead singer Simon Ward to get some insight on how 2014 was for them and on what we can expect in 2015. KSP: Simon, you just won a Canadian Folk Music Award for contemporary album of the year and earlier this year […]

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Sloan returns to Ottawa, Rocking Mavericks

Sloan returns to Ottawa, Rocking Mavericks

Sloan exploded onto the scene just as I moved to Ottawa from Halifax. It’s almost like I just missed them, but thankfully they quickly became a national sensation. I clearly remember the album Twice Removed being pretty much on regular play for an entire year, I absolutely love that album and it has since achieved the accolades it deserves often […]

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Maylene and the Sons of Disaster rock Mavericks

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster rock Mavericks

I first discovered Maylene and the Sons of Disaster in 2009. I used to make lists of my favourite albums of the year and their third album, logically titled “III” made my list. It was such a great rock album and caught me totally by surprised since I had never even heard of the band before. I had never had […]

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Gig Pick: Larry and His Flask, Good For Grapes and Steamers Sunday October 5

Gig Pick: Larry and His Flask, Good For Grapes and Steamers Sunday October 5

Spectrasonic and punkottawa.com Present Larry and His Flask, Good For Grapes and Steamers on Sunday, October 5 at 8:30pm at Mavericks (221 Rideau Street). Admission is $12 advance + service charge. Tickets are available at tickets available at Vertigo Records and Spectrasonic.  RSVP to this event at www.facebook.com/events/327478704073345. Larry and His Flask Musical anthropologists interested in the study of just how fast a band […]

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Shred Kelly and Shannon Rose & The Thorns June 14 @ Mavericks

Shred Kelly and Shannon Rose & The Thorns June 14 @ Mavericks

Shred Kelly from BC and Ottawa’s own Shannon Rose & The Thorns will be playing Mavericks on Saturday June 14. Tickets are $10 in advance at Vertigo Records and www.spectrasonic.com/event/555149 Shred Kelly is an alternative/folk/pop band based in British Columbia. They are a high energy, foot stomping fun band with an amazing banjo player. Shannon Rose & The Thorns are a folk/pop band […]

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