Tag: The Rainbow

John Jacob Magistery brings their Busy Dying tour to Ottawa (photo essay)

John Jacob Magistery brings their Busy Dying tour to Ottawa (photo essay)

About a week ago I had a conversation with a friend which went somewhat like this: Friend: have you seen John Jacob Magistery? Montreal band. Me: no, that I haven’t. Why? Friend: Saw them a few days ago at The Sheep. They were pretty frickin (yes, I said frickin) amazing. At the time I was unfamiliar to their music, never mind seeing them […]

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The Aristocrats Tres Caballeros Tour At The Rainbow

The Aristocrats Tres Caballeros Tour At The Rainbow

Informed mainly by word-of-mouth, instrumental rock-fusion fans lined up around the block awaiting the chance to participate in a rare event… experiencing first-hand the artistry and talents of the three premier musicians who are The Aristocrats – Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann and Bryan Beller – and their tour-mates, The Travis Larson Band, as they trek across North America on their […]

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Gig Pick:  FOLK IT ALL: Ottawa’s Heaviest Folk, Country and Celtic Music Festival

Gig Pick: FOLK IT ALL: Ottawa’s Heaviest Folk, Country and Celtic Music Festival

Folk It All is a brand new festival of the loudest and proudest independent folk, county and Celtic artists in Ottawa. The event takes place at The Rainbow (76 Murray Street) on Saturday, March 21. Tickets are available at Compact Music Inc. (206 Bank St), Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank St), Antique Skate Shop (9 Florence Ave) or online at www.universe.com/folkitall. Get […]

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Gig Pick: The 24th Street Wailers @ The Rainbow Mar 7

Gig Pick: The 24th Street Wailers @ The Rainbow Mar 7

The 24th Street Wailers are a Juno nominated Rock’n’Roll/Blues/Vintage R&B band from Toronto. When Waterloo’s local radio station 570News asked the band what fans can expect from their show, they responded: “You are going to see a real Rock n’ Roll show, one that Little Richard may have done in his early career.  It may get a little bit crazy […]

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Gig Pick: Elder Sister Plum and The Sun Harmonic @ The Rainbow on June 5

Gig Pick: Elder Sister Plum and The Sun Harmonic @ The Rainbow on June 5

You dig yourself some low-key folk music? Yes? This is going to be your gig to check out at The Rainbow on June 5. The Sun Harmonic (aka Kaleb Hikele) is one of those not-too-well-known-but-really-prolific artists and producers. He has released a whack of albums on his Moon Melody label (some good, some not so much). One of the big […]

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