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Capital Alt-Rock Fiends Missioner Premiere Self-titled EP

Capital Alt-Rock Fiends Missioner Premiere Self-titled EP

For your aural pleasure, we present the new Self-titled EP from Ottawa’s Missioner, now available for public consumption across the World Wide Web. Recorded at Shoebox Studios in Ottawa by Jonathan Chandler (Amos The Transparent) and Bryan Ruckstuhl, the four tracks follow up the band’s 2014 debut, The Loneliest Place EP. The new release displays [...]

July 29, 2016 Griffin Elliot Album Releases, Alternative Rock, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Uncategorized 0

Ottawa’s Halfsleeper dropping fire in the capital

Ottawa’s Halfsleeper dropping fire in the capital

Today is a good day where I am! The sun is shining, my sciatica pains are in remission, and the new Halfsleeper joint is blaring, T-G-I-F am I right? After playing a few shows last fall Halflseeper are hitting Spring full-force, and today you can finally hear their debut self-titled EP in it’s entirety. They’ve been [...]

May 27, 2016 Griffin Elliot Album Releases, New Tracks2, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Post Rock, Progessive 0

High Waters – Goodnight Mara – Album Review

High Waters – Goodnight Mara – Album Review

Experimentation is a tricky game, but less so if you know your craft. Ottawa’s High Waters’ debut LP Goodnight Mara, is an album that changes tone not only song-to-song but verse-to-verse. The indie sound mixes bits of Hey Rosetta, First Aid Kit and others with their own experimentation. The album opens frantically on “Up To The [...]

January 22, 2016 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Ottawa, Ottawa bands 0

PREMIERE: Ottawa’s Bearings release ‘Home Is…‘ EP

PREMIERE: Ottawa’s Bearings release ‘Home Is…‘ EP

The second release from the Capital City Quintet, Home Is… plays with an interesting pop punk composite, falling somewhere between the hair-flip days of the Mayday Parade generation and the newer finger-pointing, air-punching TSSF/Neck Deep sound. It’s aggressive yet understanding with an aired connotation of new wave lazy rock reminiscent of bands like Turnover and other Run [...]

January 12, 2016 Griffin Elliot Album Releases, New Tracks2, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Punk 0

Daisy announces ‘The Ones We Leave Behind’ debut LP

Daisy announces ‘The Ones We Leave Behind’ debut LP

Governmental greed, post screamo revival and lots of anxiety. Daisy’s debut album is a homogeneous mixture of musical ingenuity and bodily discomfort, and they would not have it any other way. Slated for an October 16 release, the album is titled The Ones We Leave Behind. Listen to a new track called “Hell” and preorder [...]

September 28, 2015 Griffin Elliot Album Releases, New Tracks, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, What's Hot 0

A Skylit Drive at Ritual – Ottawa Live Review

A Skylit Drive at Ritual – Ottawa Live Review

Saturday, August 8, 2015 Ritual’s energy was pure insanity Saturday night as Ottawa welcomed A Skylit Drive’s Michael Labelle back home. Spectrasonic put on a hell of a show as usual with locals Vesuvius (playing their first show), Violent Tides and Of Reverie opening the night and getting the crowd ready. Vesuvius opened the show [...]

August 12, 2015 Griffin Elliot Live Music Reviews, Metal, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews 0

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Seven

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Seven

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Seven Lebreton Flats was bathed in a pleasant shade of orange as the seventh day of Bluesfest began. Gone were the rainstorms and humidity, replaced with a cool breeze and cloudless skies.  Perfect blues weather. And in a rare occurrence, the early goings of Wednesday’s Bluesfest was dominated by acts [...]

July 16, 2015 Griffin Elliot Blues, Festivals, Hip Hop, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews 2

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Three

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Three

Friday, July 10, 2015 One of my favourite parts of Bluesfest is arriving. From the city, as you descend towards LeBreton Flats your ears are granted an auditory preview of the festival by whichever band is playing at the time, this year it was Rydell. I borrowed a pen from my cab driver because I [...]

July 11, 2015 Griffin Elliot Blues, Festivals, Funk, Griffins Groove, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Punk, R&B 2

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Blakdenim

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Blakdenim

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Blakdenim The set began with a quiet, sparsely populated crowd, country music bleeding over onto their stage. But it ended with an electric crowd dancing, shouting and calling for more. Blakdenim’s Thursday night Bluesfest set didn’t come easy, but it proved that Ottawa is more than capable of putting out truly [...]

July 10, 2015 Griffin Elliot Festivals, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews, R&B 2

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Two

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Two

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Two Midway through his Thursday night set at Bluesfest, Hoodie Allen stopped to address the crowd. “I have no doubt,” he announced, “that there is someone in this crowd that will be on this Bluesfest stage in 3 years.”  There’s a good likelihood that he had no idea how accurate [...]

July 10, 2015 Griffin Elliot Country, Festivals, Jazz, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa live music reviews, Uncategorized 2

Pokey Lafarge at Ritual – Ottawa Live Review

Pokey Lafarge at Ritual – Ottawa Live Review

Pokey Lafarge Live Review  Friday July 3, 2015  Americana revivalist Pokey Lafarge returned to Ottawa, Friday, July 3 at Ritual, bringing with him the best songs he has ever written. For those that think old blues and Americana are dead, Lafarge not only refutes these claims but demands a second coming. With excellent support from [...]

July 8, 2015 Owen Maxwell Country, Live Music Reviews, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews 0

Coldfront and Take Heart at Pressed – Pick Of The Week Ottawa

Coldfront and Take Heart at Pressed – Pick Of The Week Ottawa

Who: Coldfront and Take Heart with local support from Tensile and Crack Mansions When: Tonight! 8pm doors on Friday, June 12th Where: Pressed (750 Gladstone Ave.) Price: $9 advanced 905’s Coldfront will be rolling through Ottawa tonight on their tour with Take Heart from Vancouver, and you can be sure there will be many jokes being made about [...]

June 12, 2015 Griffin Elliot On Tour, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa pick of the week, Punk, Uncategorized, Vancouver bands 0

Stooki Sound at Ritual Nightclub – Pick Of The Week Ottawa

Stooki Sound at Ritual Nightclub – Pick Of The Week Ottawa

Stooki Sound at Ritual Nightclub – Pick Of The Week – April 4, 2015 Who: Appearances by Foster, Jelanie Lewis, HVYHNDS and Stooki Sound What: The fourth Canadian stop in Stooki’s Infinity Tour When: Saturday April 4, 2015 — Doors open 10pm Where: Ritual Nightclub (137 Besserer St.) Price: $15, tickets available at Ticketfly or NRML on [...]

April 2, 2015 Griffin Elliot Electronic, Hip Hop, International Bands, London England Bands, On Tour, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa pick of the week, UK Bands, Uncategorized 0

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 reveals lineup, pre-sale starts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 reveals lineup, pre-sale starts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 reveals lineup, pre-sale starts Pre-sale tickets for RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 go live on the festival’s website today at 10:00 am. Festival organizers were unpleasantly surprised earlier this week when the 2015 lineup was leaked online. But apparently it was not really that big of a deal. “It did force our hand [...]

March 26, 2015 Griffin Elliot Blues, Festivals, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Top News, Uncategorized, What's Hot 2

The Ven Dreddies and Muffler Crunch at House of Targ – Pick Of The Week Ottawa

The Ven Dreddies and Muffler Crunch at House of Targ – Pick Of The Week Ottawa

The Ven Dreddies and Muffler Crunch at House of Targ – Pick Of The Week – Friday, March 20,2015 Who: The Ven Dreddies and Muffler Crunch with Criticull What: Three local bands, one night, more pinball than you can handle. When: Friday, March 20, 2015 — Doors open 9pm Where: House of Targ (1077 Bank [...]

March 19, 2015 Griffin Elliot Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa pick of the week, Rock, Uncategorized 0

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