Bluesfest Day Eight: The Glorious Sons, Anderson .Paak, and a lightning storm

Following a miserable evening featuring mobs and numerous medical emergencies, the eighth night of Bluesfest was back with a much more promising and exciting line up until rain forced the later parts of the evening to be cancelled. Before the first concerts began and the major crowds had arrived, festivalgoers shared their stories about what they witnessed the night before. “Last night was definitely the worst experience at not even just Bluesfest, but any concert [or] festival I’ve ever been a part of,” said Matt Morgan, a fan who had arrived much earlier the night before to get a good spot for Migos. Despite what happened the night before, Morgan was back and feeling more optimistic. “I feel like the […]

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Juno Awards take over Ottawa for the week

Legends were honoured, diversity was recognized and Canadian music was celebrated at the 2017 Juno Awards in Ottawa. The week-long festivities ran from March 27 to April 2 and featured a variety of events and performances to celebrate Canada 150, all culminating in the Juno Awards show at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mayor Jim Watson said he was pleased the Juno Awards were back in Ottawa for the third time. “This is a very exciting time in our city’s history,” Watson told The Charlatan in an interview. “We worked really hard to attract them here, so we’re delighted with all of the programs leading up to the big awards.” The awards helped bring many popular local artists back to Ottawa. […]

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Guide to Ontario 2016 summer music festivals

As the warm weather rolls in and students begin recovering from months of exams, there is nothing better to do than experience the best music has to offer at one of the many festivals Ontario-wide. So grab your sun screen, your friends, and a gallon of water because no matter where you go, you’re in for an unbelievable time. There are tons of local festivals for students who are able to commute around Ontario this season. Festival: Field Trip Location: Fort York and Garrison Common, Toronto Dates: June 4-5 Price Point for Weekend Pass: $125 Field Trip is a quaint, family friendly festival in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core. The venue is really convenient, featuring two main stages and […]

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Former exchange student helps ban headdresses from UK music festival

Indigenous headdresses are now on the vendors’ list of “restricted items” for the 2015 Glastonbury Music Festival, after the efforts of Daniel Round, a former Carleton exchange student. Round, 23, came to Carleton two years ago on exchange from Great Britain to study American and Canadian history. He said it was his first trip outside of Europe. At Carleton he learned more about indigenous issues, culture, art, and history. “I was pretty ignorant about Native American issues before I came here,” he said. “It definitely opened my eyes.” When Round went back to Europe, he realized there was a disconnect when he saw people wearing ceremonial-style headdresses at the Glastonbury Music Festival. “The headdress is the most obvious example of […]

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A Tribe Called Red brightens up New Sun Conference

Electronic beats mixed with traditional pow wow music engulfed Carleton University’s Fenn Lounge March 1 as part of this year’s 13th annual New Sun Conference. A Tribe Called Red, recently nominated for a Juno, was one of the performers. The First Nations Producer and DJ crew consisting of DJ Shub (Dan General), DJ Bear Witness (Bear Thomas), and DJ NDN (Ian Campeau) turned the conference into a dance party. Campeau said the band takes the influences they had when they were young and applies them to their music. “I see A Tribe Called Red like hip hop was coming out of New York, being a product of the situation,” he said. He credits their experiences with how they developed their […]

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