Staple of ByWard Market Music Scene is Closing its Doors

Mercury Lounge, a long standing music venue in Ottawa’s downtown core, is closing up shop after providing entertainment for more than 20 years. Owner John Criswick announced the closure on his personal Facebook page. The Mercury Lounge ran as a not-for-profit and they, just like many other businesses, were never able to recover from the […]

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Fireworks Set Off at Dua Lipa Concert in Toronto; Three People Injured

Toronto Police are actively investigating an incident at Scotiabank Arena where fireworks were set off during pop star Dua Lipa‘s concert last night. Three people are reported to be dealing with mild injuries. The incident occurred during the last song of the evening, and concert-goers have noted that Dua Lipa appeared startled when the fireworks […]

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Ruby Waters on Her Rise to Stardom and What’s Next

Métis Pop Superstar Ruby Waters headlined the Pub Stage on Night One of last weekend’s Mariposa Folk Festival (July 8). Waters drew a massive crowd to the stage, with fans dancing along to big songs like Blow, Good Recipe, and Sweet Sublime. Despite the Rogers Network outage affecting communications before the event, ELMNT FM’s Matthew […]

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Laura Niquay Receives TD Indigenous Songwriter Award

The SOCAN Foundation announced that Attikamek artist Laura Niquay is this year’s winner of the TD Indigenous Songwriter Award. She is being honored for her songs “Moteskano” and “Nicto Kicko”, both of which showcase her folk-grunge sound. Niquay will receive $10,000, as well as opportunities for career development. Additionally, five special distinction awards were given […]

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