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Track X Track with Midnight Shine’s High Road
I’ll never forget the first time I heard of Midnight Shine. I was sitting at my computer browsing through social media when I came across a posting from a friend […]READ MORE >
The Old Smugglers – Hard Pan to Chaos
They look like gangsters from the 1940’s, they sing about the salty sea, they play instruments that look like they were scavenged from a shipwreck, and on November 10th, 2017, […]READ MORE >
Montebello Rockfest announces Sum 41 as the first band for this year’s edition!
Montebello Rockfest’s first sneak peek was announced tonight to be Sum 41! The band will be back due to popular demand following their triumphant reunion with Brownsound 2 years ago inREAD MORE >
Area Resident’s sophomore album ‘Delano’ comes out Nov. 10 on limited-edition vinyl and through digital download worldwide on Record Centre Records. The album is named after American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Like the first Area Resident album, it was written and recorded by Doug Hempstead between his split shifts as a traffic reporter for CBC radio in Ottawa. The tracks are augmented, mixed and produced by Jordon Zadorozny of Blinker The Star at his Pembroke-based Skylark Park studio. Zadorozny also performs on almost all the songs.
Hempstead also brought in players from his live band, including guitarists John Higney (of the Flaps, Two Minute Miracles) and Paul Jensen. Acclaimed Ottawa artist Andrew King again provided the album’s cover art. Hempstead’s 13-year-old daughter provided the artwork for the liner notes and lyric sheet. Many of the songs are based on Eastern Ontario news stories, some of which Hempstead himself covered.
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River Town SaintsOttawa, Ontario
.River Town Saints released their debut single “A Little Big Goes a Long Way”, landing them on many “Artists to Watch Lists” for 2016. They released their highly anticipated second single, “Cherry Bomb” in the spring of 2016. Their most recent single, “Bonfire” is currently climbing the charts... CLICK FOR MORE
.Stoneskull is the brainchild of Mike Graham and Dave Trudels years of Jamming and playing in multiple bands (AM Radio, CORE, Alternator, Buckshot Ritual). After so many years we have honed our shared vision into actual songs and are ready to unleash our Sonic Madness upon the unsuspecting Public... CLICK FOR MORE
Sandi SkyeOttawa, Ontario
.If you haven’t heard of the name Sandi Skye yet then it’s about time you do. This young dynamic and multi-talented fiery redheaded country rock singer was born to be on stage and entertain. Since the tender age of 11 Sandi Skye has been wowing audiences with her soulful voice and energetic performances... CLICK FOR MORE
John AllaireOttawa, Ontario
.Playing an average of 140+ shows per year around the world, John Allaire is easily one of Canada’s top independent road warriors. He has won many awards, including the American Songwriters’ Association award in Nashville for “best lyricist” in 2009 and the Toronto Independent Music Award for “best live show”... CLICK FOR MORE
Danny SylvestreOttawa, Ontario
.For Danny Sylvestre, music has always been a part of his life. At the age of two, Danny was dancing and singing to “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley. At seven years old, he was the lead actor and singer of his school play. At ten years old, he was writing his own music and lyrics... CLICK FOR MORE
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