Thu, 18 December 2014
This is the last show of 2014 and we’ve jam packed it with interviews and music this week. To start things off, I interview Fraser Mackay, a guide with the Ottawa Haunted Walk’s special tour this month, The Nightmare Before/After Christmas, which runs for the next two weekends.
Then Trevor Pritchard catches up with the folks at Kichesippi Brewery to talk about their green practices.
Thu, 11 December 2014
This week on Apt613 Live we’re bringing you an interview that speaks to the spirit of the season. Steve Beauchesne is a co-founder of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company: an Ottawa favourite whose ever-evolving flavours can be found on-shelves and on-tap at LCBOs and bars around Ontario. Yet Beau’s is more than just a brewery: they’re working with a creative business model that allows them to give until it hurts-without hurting profits. I chat with Steve about Beaus’ innovative approach to charity that goes beyond writing a cheque.
As if that wasn’t enough I’ll regale you with one of many tales of my Christmas-mishaps past and bring you some music from folks performing around Ottawa in the coming days.
So turn up the volume, get out the nog and enjoy this week’s Apt613 Live!
Thu, 4 December 2014
Hey kids-and welcome to December!
I don’t know about you but I’m very excited to flip that page on my calendar (yeah, I’m kickin’ it old-school with an actual paper calendar hanging on my wall). We've arrived at that magical time of year when smiles seem easier, folks seem friendlier, and when gee whiz it’s okay to let loose your inner child.
This week on Apt 613 LIVE we’re highlighting two very cool events taking place this weekend:
Fryquency is celebrating its one-year anniversary over at Mugshots this Saturday November 6th. They’re the folks behind a regular series of events that shed a well-deserved (and much needed) spotlight on otherwise underexposed experimental and alternative Canadian music. I sat down for a chat with co-organizer Rachel Wheldon to talk about what we can expect to hear and see at this weekend’s celebration.
We also sample a little somethin’ somethin’ from Tale of a Town. Charles Ketchabaw and Lisa Marie DiLiberto hail from the Toronto-based not-for-profit theatre and media company FIXT POINT. This year they’ve decided to pack up their ‘storymobile’ and embark on a cross-country journey: stopping here and there along the way to collect stories from local folks that they then transform into performance installation pieces addressing the heart and soul of each location’s history and ever-evolving identity.
Plus, as always, plenty of music from acts like Cocorosie, Motel Raphaël, Viva Mars and more (much more).
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the smooth dulcet tones of yours truly…and guests. I guess the guests are pretty smooth too.