MUSIC, Uncategorized

THIS OTTAWA BAND WANTS YOU TO SEE MORE LOCAL MUSIC

words + pictures / KEEGAN HUGHES “Electric honey.” “Kitten storm cloud.” “Glitter-infused jelly on toast.” Do these phrases speak to you? If you’re intrigued, consider checking out Sparklesaurus. The four-piece Ottawa-based band has been pumping out tunes best described by the above phrases for the past couple years. Felicity DeCarle and Shamisa Schroeder, the lead singer/guitarist […]

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MUSIC

JYDN: OTTAWA’S R&B UP-AND-COMER

words/ MEGAN SIBLEY Few stories can better describe Jayden Henry’s hectic schedule than the one about the making of his first music video. The production for his song “IDNY” consisted of an early morning road trip to Toronto, three hectic hours of shooting around the city, and a late night trip back to Ottawa so […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE, MUSIC

The Vinyl Boom: Real Dynamite?

words / DAVID MONK pictures / KEEGAN HUGHES We’ve all been there. Head down, smiling, furiously flickering through a stack of records at your local shop. You finally find the one LP you have been looking for. A euphoric wave of enjoyment followed by a rapid double take on the steepened price tag results in a […]

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ART, MUSIC

A Sparkling First Effort: Luna Li’s Opal Angel

words / KEEGAN HUGHES pictures / ANDRÉ VARTY + EMMA ROBINSON Following a productive songwriting summer, Hannah Bussiere faced a conundrum.  As the lead in the Toronto garage rock outfit Luna Li, she wanted to produce a full-length album.  With the help of bandmate Braden Sauder, along with his studio known as Marquee Sound, this […]

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MUSIC

NOVEMBER PLAYLIST 2017

curation / KEEGAN HUGHES   Officially, Halloween has been over for two weeks. However, I refuse to ever let it go.  Something about crisp autumn air paired with flickering candle-lit pumpkin sculptures just gets to me.  There’s something peculiarly provocative about the spooky season between summer and winter.  Streets (and Instagram feeds) flood with people in […]

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