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will Richard Branson be parachuting in, I wonder?
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Jonas Brothers?

*shudder*

August 31st looks like. Wondering if the popularity will be big here in Ottawa, though probably not going to be a madhouse like in the States or at MuchMusic.
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Heard Bryan Adams is coming to the NAC on Aug. 12.

Not that I'm a fan.
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Heard Bryan Adams is coming to the NAC on Aug. 12.

Not that I'm a fan.
Tickets start at something like $79 (plus service charge(s))..that is outrageous. To me he is derivative 'cottage rock' at its best/worst. That theme song from Robin Hood was particularly atrocious.
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Just as good as Kevin Costner's olde English.
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Just as good as Kevin Costner's olde English.
I never saw the movie...was it as good an english accent as Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
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They decided to forgo the accent all together.. it was that good!
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http://www.ottawasun.com/Showbiz/Mus...6/8897296.html

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Metallica to rock Scotiabank

By DENIS ARMSTRONG, Sun Media


According to their website, Metallica.com, the monsters of American metal will play Scotiabank Place on Oct. 29.

It's the band's first visit to the capital in five years.

Tickets will go on sale April 4, the same day the veteran band will be inducted into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Metallica's 2008 release "Death Magnetic" is up for a Juno this weekend for Best International Album.
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Rockin’ the Blues

Classic rock will share festival stage with crooners, rappers and, of course, the blues

BY LYNN SAXBERG , THE OTTAWA CITIZENAPRIL 22, 2009 6:24 AM



Ottawa - Get those vacation requests in to your supervisors, people, and make sure you block off a couple of weeks in July. No camping trips, no family reunions. Bluesfest is back to take over the grounds of the Canadian War Museum.

You will require a full 12 days away from your job this summer to absorb the massive injection of live music that is to be delivered at Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest July 8 to 19. Seventies hard-rockers Kiss, Canadian crooner k.d. lang, rap superstar Ludacris and funky soulman Ben Harper are among more than 200 artists headed to this year’s festival. The preliminary lineup is being announced today.

Also part of the 16th annual edition of Bluesfest are Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jackson Browne, Jeff Beck and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. Gravel-voiced Brit Joe Cocker will perform, as will Brian Setzer, the former Stray Cat now swingin’ with his own jump-blues band.

For rock fans, Stone Temple Pilots, Our Lady Peace, Live, Cake and Styx will pound it out, while festival stalwarts Blue Rodeo and Sam Roberts will help prop up the Canadian content.

Close to 60 Ottawa-area acts, including Amanda Rheaume, Lindsay Ferguson and MonkeyJunk, are also confirmed.

There’s worldbeat, indie rock, reggae, country, folk, rap and, hey, a generous amount of blues, including Chicago legend Hubert Sumlin, electric blues-rockers Los Lonely Boys, Doyle Bramhall, acoustic master Chris Smithers, the teen sensations Homemade Jamz Band and the veterans Roomful of Blues.

With six stages in operation, the complete list of artists barely fits on a page. The talent budget has swollen to almost $4 million and two important new sponsors, Subway and the HardRock Café, have climbed on board.

Looking at the schedule, there’s little sign of recessionary spending. Organizers are betting the economy won’t affect the habits of festivalgoers. Their crowd surveys show that most people who go to the festival live in the region, come back every year and attend multiple concerts.

“Our approach to programming wasn’t dramatically different,” said Bluesfest co-founder and executive director Mark Monahan. “We didn’t react, because about 80 per cent of our crowd is local, and if you look at the micro aspect of this whole (economic) thing, Ottawa has been affected but not to the extent of other communities.

“One idea would have been to pull back and not take as many gambles, but we’ve never really done that before,” said Monahan, laughing. “So my idea has been that this is what makes the festival: the artistic programming and the artistic budget. We had a reasonably good year last year, and more sponsorships so let’s put the money into programming. That’s what really drives the event.”

Though it runs later into July than usual, due to the quirky 2009 calendar, Bluesfest actually starts on a Wednesday instead of Thursday this year. It begins July 8 with a mainstage performance by Jeff Beck, the legendary blues-rock/jazz-fusion guitarist.

Thursday, July 9 brings the long-awaited return of Ben Harper, the funky and soulful musical activist who dazzled the Bluesfest troops back at Ottawa City Hall in 2003. He’s on the Bank of America stage, while Canadian songbird k. d. lang will play the Rogers stage that night.

Browne is sure to include the hit song Running on Empty in his mainstage show on Friday, July 10. A full day of programming on July 11 will be topped off by a a Saturday night dance party with the Brian Setzer Orchestra.

Cocker wraps up the first weekend on the mainstage on July 12. Monday, July 13 brings Stone Temple Pilots, and Tuesday features Our Lady Peace and Xavier Rudd.

Kiss will blast their sound out of the park on Wednesday, July 15, and the classic rock band Styx rolls in on Thursday, July 16.

Blue Rodeo returns on Friday,

July 17, but there are still open slots on the mainstage for the final weekend, July 17 and 18. They will be filled soon, Monahan says.

One new feature of this year’s festival is the first concert in LeBreton Gallery, the glassed-in area of the war museum where the tanks are displayed. Set up as a 1,000-capacity venue, jazz saxman Ornette Coleman performs there July 11.


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Festival tickets go on sale Saturday through Capitaltickets.ca.

Day passes start at $35.

Full passports start $225 for 12 transferable tickets, one for each day of the festival.

(The non-transferable wristbands are no longer available.)
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I've got the 'insider' newsletter and can get a pass for $195, if anyone wants the info let me know..
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M83 and Iron & Wine will also be there
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I thought the lineup was a bit of a snoozer, but I will definitely go see M83!
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I thought the lineup was a bit of a snoozer, but I will definitely go see M83!
Was I correct in seeing that the Alan Parsons Project are coming..you better brace yourselves Ottawa Blues Fest and bring on extra security for the mass pandemonium that a concert like that will create...what next, Yanni, James Last, Supertramp (on 2nd thought, being Ottawa that would be a sellout in seconds, with CHEZ plugging that on every 'listener super set'.)
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Talk about keeping dead careers alive (Alan Parsons).

Neko Case is fun.
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Green Day is shown on July 17th but with a TBA for the venue according to Pollstar. I doubt it is for the Bluesfest, but who knows, maybe a late addition?
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Bachman, Cummings to play Ottawa


THE OTTAWA CITIZENAPRIL 29, 2009 1:05 PM


OTTAWA — Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are returning to Ottawa, says their website.

The Canadian music icons will play Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre Aug. 10. They'll also play the K-Rock Centre in Kingston on Aug. 8, says the website, bachmancummings.com.

Bachman and Cummings first gained fame as the heart and soul of the Guess Who, the hugely successful Canadian band of the 1960s and 1970s. The band put Canada on the international rock and roll map with songs such as These Eyes, No Time and American Woman. Each musician survived the end of the Guess Who, with Cummings off to a successful solo career and Bachman finding even more international success with Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Tickets go on sale to the general public through ticketmaster.ca at 10 a.m. Monday. Ticket prices were not yet available.

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THE OTTAWA CITIZENAPRIL 29, 2009 1:05 PM


OTTAWA — Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are returning to Ottawa, says their website.

The Canadian music icons will play Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre Aug. 10. They'll also play the K-Rock Centre in Kingston on Aug. 8, says the website, bachmancummings.com.

Bachman and Cummings first gained fame as the heart and soul of the Guess Who, the hugely successful Canadian band of the 1960s and 1970s. The band put Canada on the international rock and roll map with songs such as These Eyes, No Time and American Woman. Each musician survived the end of the Guess Who, with Cummings off to a successful solo career and Bachman finding even more international success with Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Tickets go on sale to the general public through ticketmaster.ca at 10 a.m. Monday. Ticket prices were not yet available.

© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen
Sorry Waterloo Warrior but are we supposed to get excited about this...you know there is something tragic when these dinosaurs don't know when to stop and just endlessly tour churning out the hits of yesteryear to an audience with little interest in anything new or interesting. Oh wait, those people have a whole radio station devoted to this kind of music...located between 105.3 and 106.9.
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