Category: Opinion

2017 Concert Wrapup

Happy New Years everyone! I Wish you a safe, healthy, happy and fulfilling 2018. Another great year of live music has come to a close with an amazing total of 110 acts thanks to Canada150 festival funding and events along...

Angel Forrest @ le Petit Chicago

What a great end to this year’s Viree Blues Moosehead series last night. Angel Forrest, Ricky Paquette and Denis Coulombe put on another amazing show for a packed le Petit Chicago that kept everyone warm and hopping on a cold...

#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...