Blushing Brides and The Fenton Brothers at The Brass Monkey
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The Blushing Brides invaded The Brass Monkey this past Saturday night. More on that later. The Brass Monkey is Ottawa’s best kept secret. Do these guys know how to run a live venue! Big and spacious with pool in the back they sport a huge…

Ottawa CityFolk 2016: Friday Sept. 16 Roundup 2
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With GUIDED BY VOICES, THE LAST WALTZ, OLD MAN GRANT It was ‘Hip-Hop Night’ on the Friday main stage of Ottawa CityFolk 2016 (which begs the question to be debated at another time – do you really need a hip-hop night at a folk festival?…

Sarah Smith - September 14 - LIVE on Elgin
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Sarah Smith is a woman who loves her job. Why? Because it’s what she lives and breathes. Sarah loves music. On September 14 Sarah will bring this love to Ottawa when she makes her debut on the LIVE on Elgin stage. “Music is everything for…

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” …The Box Tiger are going to be big. Broken Social Scene big… ” – Toro Magazine “…extremely alluring and highly dynamic…” – Indecent Xposure The Box Tiger is a female-fronted indie/rock band based out of Toronto and Portland, Maine (lead by singer/guitarist Sonia Sturino),…

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                                                                           (Max Carl, Grand Funk Railroad) For many people,…

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Article by Roch Parisien Opening for The Doobie Brothers at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival on Wednesday evening (June 23), THE JAMES HUNTER SIX was a ‘black and white’ proposition. The British band scrapes the cream off the top from all the best vintage black…

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The skies were looking ominous last Monday and I was afraid that I would miss my first visit to the Ottawa Jazz Festival. But Mother Nature smiled on me and, just like the movies, the sun came out just before Nikki Yanosky was due to…

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The SoulJazz Orchestra are no strangers to Ottawa’s biggest clubs and bars, and no strangers to the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, but the Dominion-Chalmers United Church was certainly a unique venue for the local act. Stained-glass windows on the sides of the domed ceiling bathed…