In No Particular Order – Episode 1. [The Wombats / Wild Child / Son Lux]

Welcome to the first episode of In No Particular Order! You can enjoy the podcast below, and don’t forget to follow the new page on Instagram and Twitter. Of course, Dusty Organ is still around so don’t forget to follow that to keep up to date with all our favourite new music. I know it’s been awhile, but I’m hoping Dusty Organ will find its way to becoming your favourite place for new music once again, and in the meantime, here are some favourite clips from the past week: Wild…

RBC Bluesfest – July 10, 2016

The sun finally decided to make an appearance at Bluesfest on Sunday, making for a beautiful afternoon and evening before heading into the two-day break from the festival. With shows starting early on in the afternoon, Day 4 of Bluesfest was packed tight with exciting and talented acts – three of which made our Top 10 Must-See Non-Headliner Performances. From country pop star Jordan McIntosh, to a surprise visit during Belly’s performance, there was no shortage of action Sunday, and Ottawa photographer Kamara Morozuk was there to capture it. As you…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluesfest 2016 – July 10

Good news: the forecast is clear of rain. After two wet days at RBC Bluesfest, Sunday is expected be on the sunny side of things, and should hopefully serve as better conditions to enjoy the collection of performances before heading into the two day break tomorrow. As per weekend scheduling, the shows start at 1pm this afternoon, and with space for a few extra bands in the lineup, Sunday is set to be a fairly busy and fully loaded Day 4. Browse through our festival guide for our favourite picks of the…

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,…

Wild Child – Break Bones (Official Music Video)

Indie folk pop outfit Wild Child are one of those hidden musical secrets. Existing just below the spotlight, the Austin, Texas septet are one of the most underrated groups of the indie music scene. After the release of their phenomenal third album Fools last year, the band have been busy touring, and sharing their music. From the album comes the passionate “Broken Bones”. Lead by the heart-warming vocals of co-lead singer Kelsey Wilson, and accompanied by resonating piano chords, ticking percussion, and sweeping string arrangements, the song encompasses the band’s organic and…

Top 50 of 2015: Part 3

29. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper Hate it or love it, the music of Animal Collective member Panda Bear (a.k.a Noah Lennox) is wildly artistic. Lennox’s psychedelic musical tendencies give his music an unpredictable and soul-touching spirit. Lennox touches base with his emotions on Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, giving his neo-psychedelic creations an added dimension. (P.S. Animal Collective are releasing a new album in 2016) 28. The Underachievers – Evermore: The Art of Duality Sure, they smoke a lot of weed, might even consider themselves a pair of potheads;…

Wild Child – Fools

When the moment is right, it can foster the perfect circumstances for a connection to grow; the right place and time make all the difference. While on tour supporting indie act The Migrant, Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins were killing time in the tour van, writing songs in the backseat. With only their voices, thoughts, and a ukulele, the right place had been established, and as both were going through breakups during the tour, the right time showed itself. They connected through song writing, realizing they proved to be a…