Jessa Runciman is an associate producer with CBC Ottawa, and an avid music fan and show-goer. You can follow her on Twitter @jessarunciman.
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Collector's rare finds span 15,000 years of skating history
Most of us have boxes of knick-knacks and old photographs stored in the corners of our basements, but one Ottawa man has a very Canadian collection that spans thousands of years and is worth thousands of dollars.
Trying to decide which Juno shows to see? Here are some highlights
Getting your head around the JUNOfest schedule can be a little daunting. Over the span of a couple of days, more than 100 artists will be playing on local stages. With that in mind, here's a handful of highlights.
Mountain Dust, The Acorn play local stages this weekend
It's all on the table at local venues this week: from minimal folk, to gloomy synth-punk, to bluesy metal.
The Kents, The Falling Birds play Ottawa stages this weekend
This weekend, Brooklyn folk-punks and small-town up-and-comers put pop and twang front and centre.
Lora Bidner, The Split bring holiday cheer to local venues
Before the gifts and Christmas dinner, you can be merry around town with performances by Amos the Transparent, The Split and more.
Flying Hórses and Future PEERS play wintry weekend gigs in Ottawa
The best antidote for a cold weekend is warming up at a packed local show. Jessa Runciman rounds up a few to look forward to in the coming days.
Ottawa venues host DIANA, The Wooden Sky in coming days
There are more — and less — conventional shows coming up on Ottawa stages. That includes local hip hop, a Talking Heads tribute show and a Toronto indie-folk band's annual holiday charity concert.
Peaks, Colleen Brown perform this weekend
From modular synth to bluesy guitar, there's something for everybody on Ottawa-Gatineau stages in the coming days.
Weekend concerts bring Tasseomancy, Slim Cessna to town
Witchy electro-pop, Aussie garage, gothabilly, and avant-garde classical: this weekend's live shows in Ottawa-Gatineau sure do offer a mixed bag.
Pif Paf, Brendan Canning among shows to watch in Ottawa this weekend
There's lots of music to be found on Ottawa stages in the coming days, from francophone pop to walls of guitar.
Face to Face, Jean-Michel Blais perform in Ottawa-Gatineau
Punk, bluegrass and instrumental piano make up Jessa Runciman's best bets for new music hitting local stages in the coming days.
Duchess Says, KROY bring synth to local stages
Punk, pop and old-school country abound this weekend, from Ottawa record shops to bars in Vieux Hull.
Halloween weekend shows feature The Hidden Cameras, TUNS
Whether you're hitting the town in costume or not, there's plenty of live music to put the "treat" in your Hallo-weekend.
Ottawa-Gatineau weekend music lineup features Listener, Birds of Paradise
There's lots of live music on the radar in Ottawa-Gatineau, from a folk music conference to the goodbye soirée of a local DIY venue.
Smokes, 24th Street Wailers play shows this weekend
There's many a rock show to be taken in around Ottawa-Gatineau venues this weekend — from violin-laden rock, to raunchy vintage blues. Jessa Runciman rounds up a few of her faves.