Hidden in the corners of Ottawa are passionate and talented musicians and crowds, and it doesn’t take much digging to find great music.
Women have only received nine nominations for producer of the year over the past ten years, and no nominations at all for engineer of the year. Men won 53 and 55 respectively.
This student-run organization was founded in 2012, and specializes in playing a wider variety of music than your typical classical music program.
The University of Ottawa’s School of Music is abuzz with its revamped Corus Artist Mentorship program, which features prolific musicians aiding students in perfecting their techniques through sessions called master classes.
The attention to detail and the variety in instrumentation that Ocean curates on the album is unparalleled, and his maturity shines bright in his songwriting, experimentation, vocal performance, and overall artistry.
KÄSE is a three-piece jazz-fusion rock band, but Cam Buie, fourth-year piano performance student and the group’s pianist, says that he would describe their sound more as “punk rock for sissies.”
Irving and his bandmates have gained a lot of experience touring since their 2012 performance at Bluesfest, and as much as he says they love the intimate shows that they have been performing at, Irving says that “nothing can match hordes of screaming fans.”
Weezer (2016), or The White Album, picks up where Everything Will Be Alright in the End left off, and continues to build upon the progress by delivering one of the most consistently strong records in the band’s massive discography. Opening with a trio of instantly classic, alt-rock anthems, the LP immediately exemplifies all of Weezer’s strengths, both reassuring long-time fans and creating new ones.
Mind of Mine is far from the toe-tapping, innocent, and catchy music One Direction has been producing since Malik left. The 18-track album, which came out March 25, is a very different sound from the almost-bubblegum pop music that made Malik famous and instead falls into the R&B genre, taking his talents in a new direction.