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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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Friday night at Café Dekcuf with Wild Planes (photo essay)

Friday night at Café Dekcuf with Wild Planes (photo essay)

 I first discovered Wild Planes at a late-night show during Canadian Music Week in 2017 at The Painted Lady. It was crowded, it was late, but no one left early as the band entertained into the wee hours. When I saw they were playing Ottawa, I made sure to go out and see them. The band played Café Dekcuf […]

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Matt Mays

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2018 (photo essay)

Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2018 was recently held in the Nation’s capital. Having been in existence for a quarter century, the Festival has cultivated quite a following, drawing 200 teams from across North America. The sporting event hosts races in competitive, corporate, and community categories, and the Foundation raises funds to support local charitable organizations. The event is family […]

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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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The Foreign Resort bring Canadian tour to the House of Targ (photo essay)

The Foreign Resort bring Canadian tour to the House of Targ (photo essay)

After playing several shows during SXSW, The Foreign Resort headed north for an 11-date tour in Canada, starting in Quebec City and driving across to Vancouver. On March 21st, the Danish post-punk/darkwave trio brought the show to the House of Targ, giving people a great excuse to bundle up and go out on a Wednesday night. The band was one of […]

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Our Lady Peace

Matthew Good & Our Lady Peace Delight on Double Bill (photo essay)

On March 8th, a double dose of Canadian music makers stopped at TD Place in Ottawa. Matthew Good and Our Lady Peace, currently on a co-headlined, 20-date cross-country tour, gave the arena attendees a solid 2.5-hour performance. The wedding tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue seems a bit fitting to describe their collective sets.   Good […]

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The Balconies

The Balconies’ Last Lunge at The 27 Club (photo essay)

If you’ve been following live music in Ottawa for the past ten years, it would have been difficult to not have run into The Balconies and impossible to have forgotten them. They were regulars in several of the local festivals as well as frequent performers in clubs, both as headliners and as an opening act for some international bands. They […]

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Big Wreck

Big Wreck’s ‘In Loving Memory Of’ Anniversary Tour, Ottawa (photo essay)

 Big Wreck exploded onto Canadian radio stations in 1997, instantly proving themselves to be a new force with their debut LP, In Loving Memory Of… The album enjoyed success on both sides of the border, though in Canada the band was especially embraced. The record spawned four singles, several of which are still staples on Canadian rock stations. With […]

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John Jacob Magistery

John Jacob Magistery perform Harmoney at Cafe Dekcuf

John Jacob Magistery first came to our attention in 2016 when they impressed us during a late-night set at The Rainbow. Their engaging lyrics and bursts of spontaneous energy on stage made them an obvious recommendation as a band to catch later that year at CityFolk Festival. The Montreal natives recently completed an EP, Harmoney, prompting a return visit to […]

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Alert The Medic

Alert the Medic : Sick fun at the House of Targ

Alert the Medic formed in Nova Scotia in 2006 and wasted no time in releasing their self-titled debut album later that same year. Soon after refining their lineup and sound, the band gained recognition with multiple nominations at the 2008 East Coast Music Awards. Their follow-up album in 2009,called We, the Weapon,  spawned four radio-played singles. Last month, they released their […]

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METZ’s Faustian ‘Strange Peace’ (album review)

METZ’s Faustian ‘Strange Peace’ (album review)

“I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, ‘Faust: First Part’ In his classic tale, Faust, German writer Goethe tells the story of a scholar who, unhappy with his life, makes a deal with the devil. He exchanges his soul in return for unlimited knowledge and pleasure. Faust uses these […]

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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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CityFolk 2017 – Day 5 Picks

CityFolk 2017 – Day 5 Picks

It’s finally here, the last day of CityFolk 2017. If Bluesfest is Ottawa’s marathon of music, CityFolk is the half-marathon. As the concert withdrawal sets in in a few days, The Revue will alleviate some of the symptoms for you by providing photo essays to help you re-live some of your favourite moment. As always, follow the Ottawa CityFolk on […]

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CityFolk 2017 – Day 4 Picks

CityFolk 2017 – Day 4 Picks

As always, follow the Ottawa CityFolk on social media as they tend to have contests during the day and to be informed of any schedule changes. Also, remember to check out Marvest, the musical harvest bringing artists to unique venues in the city! Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Saturday, Sep 16th Picks Matt Mays – 10:15, Ravenlaw Stage […]

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