Category: Opinion

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...

Concert Wishlist

Since I was so disappointed with the recent festival announcements I though it would be good to review some of the acts I would like to see over the next couple of years.  This is NOT a definitive or static...

Festival Announcements

This post was supposed to be a review of what I hear was a great show by Philip Sayce and Steve Hill last Thursday, but it was not to be. I had not realized (and only found out after the...

Ribtober #Ottawa

Thanks to the amazing late September weather, I managed to visit the fall version of Sparks Street Ribfest twice this year.  I’m sure the great weather played a key role in the large crowds who flocked to Sparks street once...

Ottawa Folk Festival Day 5 – #Ottawa

The sun came out on the closing day of Ottawa Folk Festival and for a short while, kept the crowd nice and warm for a change. I skipped day 4 due to the cold, wet weather and the fact that...

Ottawa Folk Festival Picks

Ottawa Folk Festival is only 11 days away and it’s time to pick which acts to see over the 5 days of the festival.  I’ve already made my choices and they are: September 10: Blues Traveler and Foster the People...

Bluesfest Picks – #Ottawa #RBCBluesfest

As expected, Ottawa Bluesfest has a wide variety of acts again this year.  There are far too many for me to mention, so I’m going to focus on the ones that I’m excited to see (mainly Blues and Classic Rock). July...

Canada Day #Ottawa

I am a big fan of Canada Day activities downtown, but as a general rule I stay away from Parliament Hill as I find it too crowded with little room to escape when needed.  For those who do not mind...