Monday, March 25, 2013

Music Monday: Fire and Neon, Loon Choir, Concerts in Old Ottawa South, La Traviata

Photo by Frederic Sune (copyright)

New Releases

Spotlight Ottawa reports that Kemptville's Fire and Neon has released Good Intentions, the first single off their upcoming album.  You can purchase the single for $1 (or more if you wish) from their group's bandcamp page.

Band Reviews

Couch Assassin profiles Ottawa's Loon Choir , a 7 piece indie-rock/art-pop band. According to the review, "2012 featured plenty of highlights for the band, including the release of their second record Fire Poems.  Many great things stemmed from their album release, including a release party at the Rainbow Bistro, two Ontario tours, an East Coast tour and a performance in Ottawa's biggest music festival."

The review goes on to say that the band has received a lot of support from CBC Radio 3, and was in the running for CBC Music's Searchlight contest for Canada's Best New Artist.  Click to the Couch Assassin story for more details.

Upcoming Shows / Concert Reviews

The Old Ottawa South Community Association posts information on the Lenten noon hour concert series for April and May at the Southminster United Church at 15 Aylmer Avenue.  Several exceptional young musicians are scheduled to play, including piano prodigy Suren Barry, star operatic tenor Dustin Hiles, harpist Caroline Leonardelli, and soprano Maghan McPhee.  Concerts will take place at noon on Wednesdays, are free of charge, and will start on April 10.

Spirit of Rasputin says that Ottawa folk trio Finest Kind is playing at the Westboro Masonic Hall at 430 Churchill Avenue on April 20 at 8 pm.  Tickets are $25.

Ottawa Showbox notes that Wednesday is one of the best nights to catch a live music show in town.  The blog goes on to offer up reviews of Wednesday night performances at the Château Lafayette in the Byward Market and Mugshots, the city's only bar located in a former jail.

Finally, Apartment 613 previews and reviews the opera La Traviata at the National Arts Centre.

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