Monday I Retire – Monday I Retire EP

For a band that found their start as a middle school talent show performance almost ten years ago, Ottawa soul-jazz pop group Monday I Retire have come a long way. Fronted by brother-sister duo Ben and Mackenzie Di Millo, and rounded out by guitarist MJ Heney, bassist Andre Morrill, and drummer Stephen Adubofuor, the Ottawa five-piece have been hard at work to complete their latest EP. The eponymous 6-track record is the follow-up to their 2010 debut Worn & Reeling EP (although the two albums seem to come from two entirely different bands –…

RBC Bluesfest – July 17, 2016

Time flies when you’re having fun, and the nine days of RBC Bluesfest flew by. Sunday evening was one of the smaller crowds all festival, but after a fully loaded two week event like Bluesfest, not everyone has the stamina to last all nine days. Regardless, the vibe of the final day was relaxed, care-free, and just the right temperature. Although the line-up on Sunday was slightly lacklustre, there were still a handful of gems to help send off another edition of RBC Bluesfest with a strong finish. Ottawa photographer…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluefest 2016 – July 17

Well, Day 9 of 9 is here. And after a successful two weeks of music, fun, and excitement, another year of RBC Bluesfest is almost at its end. If you have any energy (and money) left and plan on heading out for the final day of the festival, check out the Festival Guide below to discover the best picks for Sunday’s performances. For more information on the festival, head to the official Bluesfest website. The PepTides City Stage: 3:00 – 4:00 The always colourful PepTides have become a top pick…