I run a blog called The Ottawa Sound which aims to promote Ottawa Canada based musical artists, venues and any other aspect of the local scene. I'm also in two bands Rebel Reload and Batavia.
A Chat With: Aestrid
We caught up with Ray Murphy, the drummer for Dutch band Aestrid, for another chat. We caught up with as they just got back to Ontario for another tour and we wanted to see what they've been up to, music, and of course hockey.
History of Sound Recording
The Beginning The history of audio recording is divided into eras; the first of which is called The Analogue Era (AE for short). The AE focuses on the time from 1854 to about 1930.
Why Don't Big Acts Come to Ottawa?
If you live in Ottawa you are no doubt used to having your favourite acts skip our beautiful city on their tours, and you may have asked yourself, why? Why won't they come and play here? There isn't any single correct answer to that question. Part of it has to do with location; it also has to do with our lack of large venues, and believe it or not, we're viewed as a small market.
2017 OPSEU CAAT Strike
Well I'm back again to complain about the strike. Today is 19/11/2017 and, after six weeks, the strike has officially ended. 12,000 faculty and 500,000 students will be filling the halls at Ontario's 24 public colleges again.
2017 OSEU Strike: Refund
If you read my previous article, you will know that I'm a student in Ontario who is unable to attend class because the profs are on strike. I briefly mentioned in the article that there is a petition for students to get a tuition refund making the rounds on the internet, and I have seen many people confused as to what the petition is all about and why students are signing it, so I decided to write out a little explanation.
2017 OPSEU Strike
I'm a student at Algonquin College's Woodroffe campus in Ottawa, Ontario, and I, along with 200,000 other full-time students, have been unable to attend class for a week. Starting at 12:01 AM on Monday, October 16, 2017, 12,000 college professors walked away from their jobs and went on strike.
'The Spark' Isn't Enter Shikari's Worst Album
On September 22nd, 2017, Enter Shikari released their most ambitious and personal album ever, The Spark. However, many of the dedicated fans seem to think that The Spark is the end, worst album ever, going to end their career, and I am here to prove those doubters wrong!
Lees Avenue Interview
Kyle Stumpo: I caught up with the guys in Lees Avenue for an interview just before their EP release show at Ask A Punk yesterday. They gave me some tips and tricks to share with you on dealing with stage fright and also explained how they made their EP and Music video!