Guide to RBC’s Ottawa Bluesfest: July 12, 2015

After the mesmerizing performance from Porter Robinson and short-but-sweet appearance from Iggy Azalea on Saturday, the expectations are high as the week progresses into Sunday. But before the break on Monday, Day 5 has your daily dose of energetic, dance-inducing music with stellar punk, reggae, and rock n’ roll bands scattered across the festival. For more details on the festival, check out the Bluesfest website, but before that, have a look at today’s recommendations: Scott Helman  3PM: Bell Stage  Toronto singer-songwriter Scott Helman spent his high school years honing his song writing skills,…

Guide to RBC Ottawa Bluesfest: July 11, 2015

Day 4 of Ottawa Bluesfest is set to bring festival goers a full day of performances starting at 3pm and with the temperature expecting to reach over 30’C today, it is sure to be a perfect day for live music (don’t forget to stay hydrated). But if you’re still reminiscing over last night’s compelling performance from Kanye West, there are plenty more artists to cure your Yeezus-hangover. To buy tickets or scope out the rest of the line-up for the festival, head to the Bluesfest website. Eddie Quotez 3PM: Bell Stage  Eddie…

Guide to RBC’s Ottawa Bluesfest – July 10, 2015

It has been a solid and successful first few days of Bluesfest – headliners like Jack Ü and Jason Aldean drew in large crowds of enthusiastic music lovers. Day 3 is set to be equally as exciting, especially since there has been a growing anticipation for hip-hop’s biggest name headlining. But before Kanye West hits the Bell Stage, there are plenty more talented and fantastic artists to catch. Rydell 6PM: Claridge Homes Stage  Ottawa pop punk group Rydell have had their high-energy music compared to the likes of Fall Out Boy, Four Year Strong,…

Guide to RBC’s Ottawa Bluesfest – July 9, 2015

All five stages are in full function this evening, giving festival goers plenty of talent to explore, especially with the number of local artists sharing the stages. If you’re having trouble planning out your musical journey, or just curious about who will be performing tonight, here’s a helpful head start to make sure you don’t miss out on the best shows of the evening! There are some tough decisions to make so scroll down at the bottom so see all the other performers for the night. For the full festival lineup…

Guide to RBC’s Ottawa Bluesfest – July 8, 2015

Music festival season has officially arrived! Canada’s capital city hosts a number of star-studded festivals across varying genres from Jazz Festival, punk Explosion Weekend, Canadian music-oriented Dragon Boat Festival, and of course: Bluesfest. With 11 days and over hundred performers, the line up can look fairly intimidating (especially since the name can be a tad misleading). Fortunately, Dusty Organ can help make your experience the best one possible and help you play catch up on all the new music with our daily guide! Of course, these are only recommendations; wandering the grounds and…