• Montreal Guitar Trio I made it back to the NAC just in time for the set. After experiencing the control and chaos of Mouse on The Keys, I had to quickly run home to switch out my filled notebook. The last concert of Ottawa’s Winter Jazz Fest was hosted by local newscaster Lawrence Wall, who praised the band, […] Griffin J. Elliot 4 min read
  • Mouse On The Keys The city of Ottawa blesses her citizens with festivals all year-round. Of course, she is notorious for her two-week-long summer extravaganza, Bluesfest, and anyone else who has visited the city is sure to have heard tales of summer’s Tulip and Dragon Boat festivals, and our beloved Folk Fest, aptly renamed CityFolk after a change of […] Griffin J. Elliot 3 min read
  • Love/Hate Relationship With Music Can I leave? It would probably be rude…Let’s check the time. Ughwe, it’s only been 30 minutes. OK, five more minutes. Just slowly, put, on, my, jacket, and when this song ends I can slip out…. . … . … …….OH MY GOOD GOD it’s never going to end! Just get up and go. Do […] Emily Kennedy 3 min read
  • Bottoms Up With Tim Tamashiro When I was a bachlor(ette), every night, around 9 o’clock, I would pour myself a drink, and tune into Tonic. The evening jazz radio show on CBC was a dependably cool evening companion that turned an otherwise lonely apartment into a lively lounge. No longer single, I still tune into Tonic, but now it’s whenever […] Emily Kennedy 7 min read
  • Swimming in the musical mosaic of Gypsophilia Let’s talk about pigeon holes. It can be hard not to use categories to describe musical genres. Some categories are tight while others are quite broad. No one would accidently file, say, Diana Krall under “thrash metal.” At the opposite end of the scale is “world music.”  There’s a pigeon hole large enough to fit […] Anne-Marie Brugger 3 min read