*** CONCERT REVIEW *** A taste of the Illinois metal scene at the Brass Monkey in Ottawa Tuesday night. We have this review and photos from Lucy Sky: Making their way across Southern Ontario on the North American leg of their tour in support of The Simulation, Born of Osiris stopped off in Ottawa at … Continue reading Concert Review: Born of Osiris At The Brass Monkey, Ottawa
The Dirty Nil tore the roof off of Babylon Nightclub Friday night Crass, loud, and untamed is not just what you hear when you get your first taste of The Dirty Nil's music, but it's how you'll come out of one of their shows. The Rock Source is happy to bring you a review you … Continue reading The Dirty Nil @ Babylon Nightclub, Ottawa
THE LAZYS CANADIAN HALF MAST BLUES TOUR A lot of Ottawans were heartbroken when The Bear left the airwaves, but what they didn’t know was that it was going to make way for a brand new ‘real rock’ radio station – Rebel 101.7. The independent station has taken over the airwaves in the nation’s capital … Continue reading The Lazys, Inire & Taming Sari @ The Brass Monkey
The first night of Riot Fest 2019 set a high bar for the rest of the festival, just for it to be repeatedly jumped right over throughout the weekend, with no hesitation. The festival was celebrating its 15th birthday and it made sure to do so in style. blink-182 headlined the opening night, backlit by … Continue reading Riot Fest Celebrates 15 Years!
Ottawa’s festival season has been growing rapidly over the last decade and Mill Street’s Hopped & Confused festival is just one example of how with this growth, the city and festival organizers have not lost sight of keeping Ottawa’s festival standards top-notch. DINE ALONE RECORDS & MILL STREET BREWERY Dine Alone Records, in partnership with Mill Street Brewery really … Continue reading Hopped & Confused 2019
Putting on a music festival in a small town in Ontario is quite the challenge. To do so as gracefully as Kemptville Live Music Festival has is also quite the feat. George Thorogood The fifth year of this ever-growing festival brought in top-tier acts George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Steve Earle and the Dukes. Past … Continue reading Kemptville Live turns five!
Alexisonfire The last days of a festival always leave the attendees with a bittersweet feeling, especially when the lineup is jam-packed with an eclectic mix of acts throughout its 14-day run. The final weekend of RBC Bluesfest 2019 was truly varied, genre-wise. There was everything from old-time blues, to new age pop-funk, both classic and … Continue reading Bluesfest 2019 – Closing Weekend
Although it was almost rained out, some acts were cancelled, and the ground was wet from a very heavy storm passing through the city just in time to steal the spotlight from some very talented young acts opening up the night, the show went on tonight at RBC Bluesfest’s 25th year anniversary. The festival-goers were … Continue reading Bluesfest 2019 – Kane Brown/Shakey Graves
After a much-needed break from the heat, the Bluesfest acts and fans came back in full force Tuesday night. There are always nights where you have to make a choice between stages because there are acts playing at the same time and you, unfortunately, can’t be in two places at once, let alone three. Tuesday … Continue reading Bluesfest 2019 – Sue Foley, Buddy Guy, The Trews, Kygo
This festival season has really seen its ups and downs with the cancellations of huge festivals like Roxodus and the re-branding of what was Montebello Rockfest, now Montebello Rock not coming back nearly as strong as expected. RBC Bluesfest is a saving grace for many that depended on those festivals to get their summer fix … Continue reading Bluesfest 2019 – Opening Weekend