Category: Opinion

#Ottawa Bluesfest Picks

It’s almost time for Ottawa Bluesfest and this year they have a jam packed lineup (from my perspective at least).  In fact, there are so many great acts this year, I have had to choose one act over another on...

Canada Day Picks

For this year’s sesquicentennial celebration, there are a lot of great events planned for the next three days so it’s going to be really difficult to choose which ones to attend. While some of the Canada Day acts on Parliament...

June Festival Picks

I can’t believe that peak music festival season (for me) is almost here!  This year I plan on attending Dragon Boat Festival, Jazz Festival, RCMP Sunset Ceremony, Bluesfest and Kemptville Live before taking a break until CityFolk in September. I’ll...

Concert Season

The veil of winter is finally starting to lift, which means it is time to start thinking about some great concerts, festivals and 2017 Canada 150 events that are happening this year. I did manage to catch three great bands...

2016 Concert Wrapup

It was a pretty good year for local festivals and I had the opportunity to enjoy many acts at Westest, Jazz Festival, Bluesfest and Kemptville Live festival in addition to some excellent shows at The Rainbow Bistro, NAC, Centrepointe and...

Ottawa Bluesfest Picks

Ottawa Bluesfest is only 3 days away so it’s time to highlight my picks for the blues/rock acts I want to see (and there are lots to choose from this year so it’s going to be difficult to decide which...

Ottawa Jazz Festival Picks

Vacation time is almost here which means it’s time to reveal my choices for this year’s Ottawa Jazz Festival.  First, I have to give major kudos to the festival organizers this year as it’s the first time as there are...

@matt_andersen #Ottawa

Matt Andersen came to town yesterday with his new release and some local friends and blew the doors off the NAC Southam Hall.  It has been amazing watching Matt grow and progress over the past 6 years.  I first saw...

2015 Concert Wrapup

I only managed to see 38 Shows this past year due to budget and time constraints, but the ones I did see were fantastic. Acts included 24th Street Wailers (twice), ABBA Tribute, AC/DC, Amy Helm and the Handsome Gentlemen, Angel...

Long Time, No Music

Sorry for the long gap, but I’ve been busy lately and haven’t had much opportunity or energy for going out to a live show even though festival season is in full swing in Ottawa.  I did see great shows by...