Listening to a band’s first release is a lot like the aftermath of a first date. Best case scenario you find yourself in total bliss, eagerly wanting more, worst case scenario you feel bitter and betrayed. With that being said, Wild Love’s debut self-titled release falls very much in the first of those scenarios.
Dives tend to garner a bad rep. For some the term ‘dive’ may recall images of a tacky, forgotten hole-in-the-wall where an over-rambunctious, bleached-blond, spikey-haired Food Network star is perturbing the chef in the kitchen. If you’re one such antagonist, it is time to throw your misguided perception into the deep end.
On April 4th, 2015, I made my way to Ottawa’s well established jail-turned-hotel. Located across from the Rideau Centre, the Ottawa Jail Hostel’s haunting shadows lurked over the city streets. I walked around to the back of the building, through an eerily quiet parking lot, and to a dead end. Confused, I spotted a man outside one of the back entrances.
Ottawa festival goers can now make their summer plans a reality, as RBC’s Bluesfest has officially announced their line-up! With Kanye West joining notable artists such as, Diplo & Skrillex, NAS, Iggy Azalea, Flight Distance, Keith Urban, Interpol, De La Soul, Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros, The Gaslight Anthem, Paul Oakenfold, Marianas Trench, Lynard Skynard, Charles Bradley, The Tragically Hip, and Weird Al Jankovic, this years festival promises to give fans some of the best from every genre, past and present.
Evolution is a fact of nature. Everything, from the smallest molecule to the tectonic plates of the Earth’s innards, is in constant motion forward. Time is the main cause that allows for such shifts to occur. As time crawls, things change. Human beings are only mere examples of all our worldly changes.