Coeur de Pirate Brings Treasured Performance to Ottawa

January 28, 2016 11:04 am
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Photo by Etienne St. Denis. Béatrice Martin, better known by her stage name Coeur de pirate, will set sail on her global tour beginning with a show in Ottawa at the Bronson Centre on February 5. After growing up in Montreal, the young singer-songwriter brought a new face to Canada’s francophone music industry […]

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Speaking the Language with Julie Corrigan

January 6, 2016 10:52 am

Photo courtesy of Jen Squires Born and raised in Shawville, Quebec, to a family of musicians, it’s no surprise that Julie Corrigan took easily to strumming the guitar. With a fiddle-playing grandfather, a guitarist for a father and a mother who’s a natural on the piano and mandolin, music is in Julie’s […]

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Mike’s 2015 Photo Roundup

December 23, 2015 1:16 pm
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Allie X, RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, July 2015 – © Ottawa music photographer Michael Wing from MIKE’S MEDIA saw everyone from Ed Sheeran to Rob Zombie onstage this year. His 2015 slideshow will make you feel like you’re standing right on the stage, no earplugs required.

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Wallis Giunta: Ottawa’s Opera Star

December 14, 2015 2:13 pm

Photography by Paul Couvrette, Makeup by Leslie-Anne Barrett and accessories by Leeann Lacroix. It was a pivotal moment in her life, when as a teenager, Wallis Giunta realized the power of opera. “I used to sit in the wings every night after my part was done and watch the finale of the opera,” […]

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Fiddle Feast for your Ears

December 10, 2015 12:27 pm
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Natalie MacMaster needs no introduction. Over a recording career now spanning 25 years, this Order of Canada recipient has released 11 albums that have notched sales of over 200,000 copies. She has won two JUNO and eleven East Coast Music Awards and been nominated for a Grammy. Starting tonight, she […]

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The Secret Side of Ian Fletcher Thornley

December 9, 2015 1:58 pm
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Ian Fletcher Thornley is best known as the lead singer and guitarist for multi-platinum selling hard rock band Big Wreck. On December 11, he will be stepping on stage as a solo act for what is sure to be a captivating performance at Mavericks. Thornley’s first independent album Secrets was released on […]

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Lloyd Frost Provides Social Commentary with a Groove

October 30, 2015 11:55 am
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Photo courtesy of Ben Dionne © Blue Plazuela Music. Lloyd Frost has many tales to tell. Frost is a Montreal-born singer/songwriter and musician who lives and plays his songs in Ottawa. Lloyd has recently released The Sun Is Rising and Other True Stories, an 11 track album. People have told Frost that it […]

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Sam Roberts is Coming to the TD Place

October 27, 2015 4:09 pm
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The group behind ‘Brother Down’ is teaming up with the union who supports public servants like our health inspectors and librarians this November to put on an enormous, free concert at the TD Place. To be more specific, November 14 the Sam Roberts Band will take over the TD Place […]

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One Giant Step for the Tourist Company

October 21, 2015 1:50 pm
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L to R: Swindells, Parry, Levey and Quezada. All photos by Brian Chan photography.  Vancouver’s own The Tourist Company formed in 2013 after camp friends Taylor Swindells (singer/songwriter/multi instrumentalist), Jillian Levey (vocalist) and Brenon Parry (drummer) began playing folk music together. After recording the trio’s first album, Brother Wake Up, […]

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Giant Paper Heads: Who Wore it Better? Arcade Fire or WOTE?

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Yesterday, Burlington ON band Walk Off the Earth released a new video celebrating trans youth and the importance of accepting ourselves and others. The video, ‘Alright,’ features a young girl named Ellie who is forced to wear boy’s clothes and just wants to be herself. The video also features Walk […]

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Levi Hart Kicks Off ‘My Kind of Night’

October 19, 2015 11:05 am
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‘THAT is My Kind of Night!’ are the words roaring from radios across Canada, since Levi Hart released his new country hit on September 25. Recorded in June in Nashville, Tennessee, Hart’s new hit ‘My Kind of Night’ has made great headway, quickly landing airplay on international radio broadcasting networks, and has been […]

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Get Starstruck with Kodaline

October 1, 2015 12:20 pm
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Vincent May (drums), Jason Boland (bass guitar), Steve Garrigan (lead vocalist), Mark Prendergrast (lead guitar). Photo courtesy of Ben Johnson. Kodaline has made a splash in the indie rock scene. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, the group has performed together since 2005 (as 21 Demands). In 2011, Jason Boland joined and Kodaline was […]

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CityFolk Impressions

September 22, 2015 3:52 pm
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Ewan Currie from The Sheepdogs plays at CityFolk. Photo by Michael Wing.  This year’s CityFolk festival swept into the new venue at Lansdowne Park on the perfect weekend. It was warm and sunny most days, with as little rain as anyone could have hoped for. The festival line up was […]

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Folk in the City: The Big Bands

September 17, 2015 2:48 pm
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Walk off the Earth plays CityFolk’s Telus Stage tonight. On Tuesday OLM looked at some of the amazing Canadian bands playing the CityFolk stages this week. Now we’re turning our attention to the big bands, the must-see acts from at home and abroad. Chances are you know them, maybe you even […]

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James Leclaire: The Sing-a-Long Sounds of Storytelling and Sorrow

August 31, 2015 11:00 am
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Album cover by Brett Clarke. James Leclaire’s fourth album, These Weights, combines the soulful storytelling of folk and country music with the anthemic energy of punk, to create a sound he calls ‘dirt country.’ “There is a country twang to it but it’s got an edginess that is a little […]

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Ariana Grande Lights Up the CT Centre

August 17, 2015 10:06 am
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The Ariana Grande show started with a bang, or more precisely, a “Bang Bang.” The hit song by Jessie J, nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015, was the opener for Grande’s Honeymoon Tour in Ottawa, on August 7th. Screaming young girls, accompanied by […]

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The Journey of ‘Five Crooked Lines’

August 5, 2015 2:00 pm

Finger Eleven has made a bold return to the Canadian music scene with the release of their sixth studio album, Five Crooked Lines. For the new record’s launch, the band has lined up a full summer tour across North America which includes a stop in Ottawa on August 13. Five Crooked […]

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