I came, I saw Kanye West and had a blast at Ottawa Bluesfest

Photo of Kanye West performing on stage at Bluesfest.
It is almost a week after the concert I attended occurred, but I am sure many of us can agree with this equation: Summer time + Ottawa = Bluesfest (and it also means an obligatory visit to patronize the annual music festival). I have been the last 4 years, seeing mostly hip hop and RnB artists. This year, Kanye West was the biggest headliner but also drew lots of controversy when it was announced. ... >
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A Kanye Jack-o-Lantern Kind of Night

When a pumpkin + a love for hip hop + fall + good knife and some patience are all added together, it produces a Kanye West Jack-O-Lantern. As a bonus, a healthy snack can result from the byproduct of the labour (more details on that later in the post). For the longest time, I had been saying that I wanted to carve and create a really cool jack-o-lantern. And while my idea is not the most original ... >
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The Weeknd in Toronto for King of the Fall Tour

As I write this post, it is the day after The Weeknd concert in Toronto and I am taking the train en route back to Ottawa. Back in early July, the day tickets went on sale, Harris and I decided with complete certainty that we were going to make this concert happen and attend together. And I am really happy we made the executive decision to do. At the time we were not sure where each of us were goi ... >
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House of PainT is Pretty Hip for Ottawa

Picture this: some great beats being dropped, break dancing and pop and lock dancing happening, people cheering when the dancers execute an awesome trick, underground rappers performing on stage, and everyone having a great time. This doesn’t quite sound like an Ottawa event. Easily identifiable with Toronto, New York City, Chicago, LA, etc. Don’t underestimate the urban and hip hop sc ... >
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A Weekend with Grand Groove DJs

Grand Groove DJs were in Ottawa a couple of weeks ago. I am a couple of weeks late in posting this, but better late than never, right? If you haven’t heard of them, then you need to take a listen, literally. Grand Groove DJs is comprised of DJ Big Jacks and DJ Royale. Both of these hip and cool dudes are from my favourite city: Toronto. The Grand Groove DJs and Bozack Way back when I used to ... >
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