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CM On The Ground For POP Montreal 2014 – Day 1

Friday, September 19th, 2014
Young Paris performs during POP Montreal 2014

Young Paris performs during POP Montreal 2014

Once again, Canadian Musician‘s sweet and stylish correspondents Candice Dugas and Melanie Cheung are on the ground in Montreal to cover POP Montreal. This year’s bill is as diverse as ever and features a heap of Canadian and international headliners performing around the city. Words are by Candice, shots are by Mel. For more from the ladies, check out The Run In.

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Canadian Musician @ The Ottawa Folk Festival 2014, Day 2

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
The National onstage at the 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival

The National onstage at the 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival

Samantha Everts, founder of YouRockRed, represented Canadian Musician at this year’s edition of the Ottawa Folk Festival, with an impressive lineup of performers that included the likes of Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Foster the People alongside Canadian talent like Blue Rodeo, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta! and many other acts. Here are Sam’s thoughts on the Sept. 12th bill and some more great photos.

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Canadian Musician @ The 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival

Monday, September 15th, 2014
Serena Ryder at the 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival

Serena Ryder at the 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival

While the weather may no longer be conducive to T-shirts and tank tops, that doesn’t mean summer festival season has ended for 2014. Samantha Everts, founder of YouRockRed, represented Canadian Musician at this year’s edition of the Ottawa Folk Festival, with an impressive lineup of performers that included the likes of Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Foster the People alongside Canadian talent like Blue Rodeo, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta! and many other acts. Here are Sam’s thoughts on the event’s second day (her first) and some great shots of the performers.

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Canadian Musician Does Arboretum 2014

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Constantines at Arboretum Festival

Constantines at Arboretum Festival

Samantha Everts, founder of YouRockRed, was on the ground in Ottawa covering the 2014 Arboretum Festival for Canadian Musician. The lineup was stacked for indie and alt fans, with a recently-reunited Constantines joining the likes of Kevin Drew, Chad VanGaalen and Julie Doiron as headliners. Check out a selection of Sam’s shots…

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More From Heavy Montreal 2014

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Matt Walst of Three Days Grace

Matt Walst of Three Days Grace

Canadian Musician had contributor Kristian Partington and photographer Bart Nowak of NowakImages.com onsite for Heavy Montreal 2014. You can read our initial post by clicking here, and for your viewing pleasure, here’s another heap of awesome shots courtesy of Nowak Images.

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Canadian Musician Does Heavy MTL 2014

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Metallica's Kirk Hammett onstage at Heavy MTL 2014

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett onstage at Heavy MTL 2014

Canadian Musician writer Kristian Partington and photographer Bart Nowak of NowakImages.com were in Montreal for this year’s edition of Heavy Montreal, featuring a stacked lineup of hard-edged bands from the metal, punk, hardcore, and hard rock worlds. In addition to headliners like Metallica, Slayer, and Three Days Grace, the bill also included Canadian outfits like Protest the Hero, Monster Truck, and Fucked Up. Thanks to Kristian for the words and Bart for the images.

About three quarters of the way through Metallica’s two-and-half-hour set at the end of Heavy Montreal’s first day, iconic frontman James Hetfield spoke of the “Metallica family” – the fans who’ve helped the band become a global heavy metal institution. Though Hetfield’s exact words escape me, the gist of that quick, blurry moment between songs in my memory was this: he thanked the old members of this worldwide family, those millions who’ve seen the band live in countless venues over the years, and he welcomed those for whom this pulsing Montreal show at Parc Jean Drapeau was an initiation. (more…)

Big Names Out For Big Music Fest 2014

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Bryan Adams onstage at Kitchener's Big Music Fest 2014

Bryan Adams onstage at Kitchener’s Big Music Fest 2014

Canadian Musician‘s Bart Nowak (www.nowakimages.com) was onsite in Kitchener, ON for the 2014 edition of Big Music Fest. This year’s festival featured monster headliners like Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, Styx, Slash, Big Wreck, Moist, and more. Check below for some great shots of this year’s performers, and congratulations to The Modern Hearts for winning the 2014 Breaking Bands contest. The band has earned a spot on the main stage for Big Music Fest 2015, and one can only guess as to who else will be featured on that stage…

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Canadian Musician Does Ottawa Bluesfest – Final Stretch

Monday, July 14th, 2014
Toronto's July Talk with a top-shelf showing at Bluesfest

Toronto’s July Talk with a top-shelf showing at Bluesfest

All good things must come to an end… For the past week-plus, Samantha Everts, founder of YouRockRed, has been covering RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa for Canadian Musician. Fresh from the fest’s final weekend, Sam has some great shots of the likes of Blondie, July Talk, Childish Gambino, and others in this post. Check some of the previous posts as well for more great shots blurbs about some of this year’s performer. Can’t wait for 2015…

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Busy Weekend For Festivals…

Monday, July 14th, 2014
Bryan Adams at Big Music Fest in Kitchener by Bart Nowak, NowakImages.com

Bryan Adams at Big Music Fest in Kitchener by Bart Nowak, NowakImages.com

It was a busy weekend for Canadian Musician staff and contributors. Bart Nowak was out at Kitchener’s Big Music Fest, snapping great shots of the likes of Moist, Big Wreck, Bryan Adams, and many more. Meanwhile, Sam Everts was on the ground in Ottawa at RBC Bluesfest, and I, Andrew, was in Quebec City for the tail end of the Quebec City Summer Festival.

We’re scurrying to sort through all of the shots and content and will have some treats for your eyes up in no time. Stay tuned!

Canadian Musician Does Ottawa Bluesfest 2014 – Days 5-8

Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Tokyo Police Club frontman Dave Monks

Samantha Everts, founder of YouRockRed, is on the ground at RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa for Canadian Musician. Check out some of her shots from this week’s shows, and check back during and after the weekend, as we’ll have a chance to take in a lot more music – Canadians especially. Click below for some great shots of Tokyo Police Club, Brody Dalle, and the almighty Queens of the Stone Age.

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