Commentary: nine things to look out for at this year’s CityFolk

CityFolk is back this year, taking place from Sept. 13-17 at Lansdowne Park. While there are many things to check out at this year’s festival, here are the top 10 things to see and do. 1) With a range of styles from Post Malone to Ruth B, there’s a sound for everyone. Canadian artists like Rose Cousins, as well as international artists like Tank and the Bangas, will appear at CityFolk. It’s a great place to listen to what you like as well as well as to get exposed to a new kind of sound. 2) Amanda Marshall—who hasn’t released any new material since 2001—will appear at the festival. She’s worked with big names like Elton John, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and […]

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Marvest boosts local acts

Marvest, a free offshoot of the newly-rebranded CityFolk Festival, showcased over 40 local artists around various venues in the Glebe on Sept. 16 and 17 . Coming into its second year of existence, Marvest saw local musicians playing in non-traditional venues including, Whole Foods and Capital Barbershop, to crowds of music fans. The Reverb Syndicate, Average Times, and Telecomo were among many of the artists playing for Friday’s lineup. Meanwhile, How Far to Mexico, Lovegood, and Saint Clare took the spotlight on Saturday at The Clocktower Brew Pub. Part of Marvest’s appeal comes from its unique choice of venues, according to Joe Reilly, a CityFolk media representative. “We create venues in unusual locations where people don’t normally expect to find musical presentations,” Reilly said. “The […]

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UPDATED: McKenna upsets Dewar in Ottawa Centre

Liberal Party candidate Catherine McKenna has defeated New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate and incumbent Paul Dewar in a race for Ottawa Centre that saw McKenna propel to a shocking last-minute win. McKenna won in a riding considered by many to be an NDP stronghold. She had not led in any riding polls in the run-up to the election and on election day. McKenna received 32,111 votes while Dewar received 28,988 votes. It was the tightest election in the riding since 1988. “We knocked on over 100,000 doors, made more than 30,000 calls,” McKenna said at her victory party at the Clocktower Brew Pub on Richmond Road. “I decided to run for two reasons. One, I knew we could win. A […]

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