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Ottawa RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest : Ottawa, 4/7/2013...7/7/2013 - Live Reviews
In the first week of Ottawa's annual Bluesfest, Andrew Carver watches performances from acts including the Black Keys, Grand Funk Railroad, Sharon Van Etten, the Joy Formidable and Wu-Tang Clan...

Ottawa RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest : Ottawa, 8/7/2013...14/7/2013 - Live Reviews
and in its second week the Waterboys, the Specials, Rush, Alice in Chains, Los Lobos and BB King

Ottawa Explosion : Ottawa, 20/6/2013,,,23/6/2013 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver is impressed by five day festival the Ottawa Explosion which, spread across ten venues, saw performances from over a hundred rock, punk and garage acts

Chains of Love, Zebrassieres and the Ketamines : Pressed,Ottawa, 9/6/2013 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver at Pressed in Ottawa watches 60's girl group-influenced act Chains of Love, with everything to prove, hold up their weight against the other two acts on a three band bill, explosive garage/new wave bands the Ketamines and Zebrasieres

Kylesa : Mavericks, Ottawa, 12/6/2013 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver is impressed by Georgia-based band Kylesa's unique blend of psychedelia and metal at a show at Mavericks in Ottawa

Deniz Tek and the Bad Men : Dominion Theatre, Ottawa, 18/5/2013 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver watches former Radio Birdman guitarist Deniz Tek with his curent grorup the Bad Men play a fantastic set of both his classic and new material at the Dominion Theatre in Ottawa

Woe : Mavericks, Ottawa, 16/5/2012 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver watches Philadelphia-based black metal band Woe tear through a physically punishing set at at Mavericks in Ottawa

Titus Andronicus : Mavericks, Ottawa, 1/5/2013 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver watches an exhilarating, if chaotic performance from New Jersey punks Titus Andronicus at a gig at Mavericks in Ottawa

Purity Ring : Ritual, Ottawa, 2/4/2013 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver watches Edmonton-based electronic duo Purity Ring play a low-key, but crowd-pleasing gig at Ritual in Ottawa

Garbage and The Flowers : Eyes Rind As If Beggars - Favourite Album Reviews
Andrew Carver examines New Zealand noise duo the Garbage and The Flowers's 1997 debut album 'Eyes Rind As If Beggars', which has been re-released in a new double CD edition

Profile : Motorpsycho - Profiles
Andrew Carver reflects upon the history of Norwegian psychedelic act Motorpsycho and their classic fifth album, 'Blissard', which has recently been re-released in a four CD box set

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan : Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, 10/1/2013 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver finds Toronto group Yamantaka // Sonic Titan's fusion of dreampop, psychedelica, krautrock, doom metal and Japanese theatre gripping and compelling at a show at the Zaphod Beeblebox in Ottawa

F**ked Up : Ritual, Ottawa, 4/5/2012 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver watches hardcore band play an inflammatory set in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Ritual in Ottawa

The Blood : Zaphod Beeblebox, Ottawa, 29/11/2012 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver watches 80’s punk The Blood play a storming set at sandwich shop-turned venue Pressed at their first ever gig in Ottawa

Halloween is Doomed! : Cafe Dekcuf, Ottawa, 27/10/2012 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver enjoys a night of heavy metal headlined by Portland, Oregon-band Witch Mountain at mini festival Halloween is Doomed! at the Cafe Dekcuf in Ottawa

Ottawa RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest : Ottawa, 4/7/2012...8/7/2012 - Live Reviews
At this year's Ottawa Bluesfest Andrew Carver watches in is first week sets amongst many others from Alice Cooper, the Melvins, Fishbone, Billy Bragg, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Orgone...

Ottawa RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest : Ottawa, 9/7/2012...15/7/2012 - Live Reviews
...and in the second week performances from Lauryn Hill, Pack AD, the Cowboy Junkies, the Hold Steady, Bettye Layette and Balconies

Ottawa Explosion : Ottawa, 13/6/2012...17/6/2012 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver enjoys five day featival the Ottawa Eplosion which, spread across everal venues, saw performances from an extensive range of rock, pop and garage acts

All That is Heavy II : Mavericks, Ottawa, 12/5/2012 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver attends one-night-only metal-metal festival All That is Heavy II, which includes sets from the popular Blood Ceremony and Baltimore-based band Iron Man

Lee Fields and the Expressions : Ritual, Ottawa, 4/5/2012 - Live Reviews
Soul man Lee Fields asks Ritual in Ottawa if it's ready to party. Andrew Carver slips on his dancing shoes and gets ready

White Lung : Babylon, Ottawa, 17/4/2012 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver finds Vancouver punks White Lung to be on breakneck, furious form at a show at Babylon in Ottawa

Jozef Van Wissem : Mercury Lounge, Ottawa, 22/3/2012 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver watches Dutch lutenist and minimalist composer Jozef Van Wissem play an entrancing set at an unfortunately poorly attended gig at the Mercury Lounge in Ottawa

JEFF the Brotherhood : Babylon, Ottawa, 6/2/2012 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver watches Nashville garage rock duo Jeff The Brotherhood play a memorable set at Babylon in Ottawa

Profile : Stretch - Profiles
Andrew Carver looks at the career of under-rated 70's rock outfit Stretch, who have a new compilation out, 'That's the Way the Wind Blows', and who have also released their first album in thirty four years, 'Unfinished Business'

Red Fang : Mavericks, Ottawa, 24/112011 - Live Reviews
Andrew Carver enjoys an increasingly feverish set of high-energy heavy rock from Portland, Oregon-based band, Red Fang, at Mavericks in Ottawa

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