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…

Top 10: Must-See Non-Headline Performances at RBC Bluesfest 2016

With almost 200 performances over the span of 9 days, figuring out who to catch at Bluesfest can be a bit of a challenge. This year’s festival boasts some phenomenal headliners including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future, Billy Idol, Brad Paisley, and The Lumineers, amongst many others, and with so much to offer from the top of the heap, blink and you just might miss some hidden indie gems. So to help, I looked through the full line-up, crossed off some names, added a few back, lost sleep, grew a few grey hairs,…

The Zolas (w/ Rose Quartz) – October 20, 2015: House of Targ

Pinball machines, and hot dogs. Two vital components to any legendary night at Ottawa’s famous arcade bar: House of Targ. Welcoming out of town acts Rose Quartz and The Zolas for the chilly Tuesday night of October 20th, the enthusiastic crowd warmed up fairly quickly with dancing and arcade games.  In case you missed the show, local photographer and Visual Editor at The Fulcrum Kim Wiens captured the concert for your enjoyment! Rose Quartz Denver, Colorado electro-pop group Rose Quartz have escalated their presence in the indie music scene over the past two…

The Zolas – Wino Oracle EP

Vancouver indie pop group The Zolas have been making sure to keep themselves on the Canadian music radar since their 2009 debut Tic Toc Tic which introduced the world to their infectious piano pop roots, and since then have grown into a brightly-coloured, laid-back indie rock. Their 2012 release Ancient Mars focused their style into a guitar-pop variation, making sure not to leave out the contrasting feeling of positivity and heartfelt longing in their songs. “Knot in My Heart” – the catchy single about moving on from love – proved the west coast group could make you…