Tear it down and build it back up – An OurBasement Playlist

By Nick Jean It's been a week, a month, a year of upheaval around these parts, and today's playlist theme has been chosen to reflect upon this. The bedroom is being renovated, the highway is [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Playlists|Tags: |43 Comments

Imaginary Cities teaches us how to say good-bye – for now

By Regina Sienra and Tiffany Leeson Imaginary Cities, the powerful band from Winnipeg, MB has announced their new - and sadly, last for the foreseeable future - EP Leftovers, which is out August 12th. . The band had been [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: New Music, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |73 Comments

Two Nova Scotia festivals announce their lineups

By Nick Jean While we're in the heights of summer, getting over the hangover of the past weekend's peak summer festivals, it's hard to believe it's already time to be thinking about the next season. [...]

Canadian Indie Week – Taking Submissions NOW

By Tiffy Leeson So like, I'm in a band: Indie Week Canada, which boasts having 300 acts take over 20 venues in Canada’s largest city, is now taking submissions for artists to perform at their [...]

John K. Samson at Brandon Folk Fest. 7.24.16

By Regina Sienra Brandon, Man., just witnessed the closest thing to a The Weakerthans reunion there has been since the split of the staple Winnipeg band was made official. John K. Samson was joined by [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Show review|Tags: , , , |155 Comments

OurBasement Playlist: Landmarks

By Regina Sienra Whether you live in a big city or small town Canada, there’s always a feeling of pride, belonging or representation when a building, a street, a station or any other landmark you [...]

The biggest weekend for music festivals in Canada

By Regina Sienra The sun is shining, everyone is wearing shorts, slurpees are a key to survival and heat warnings are on. The heart of summer is here! Not so coincidentally, the weekend of July [...]

Chixdiggit surprises Italian fans at their wedding

By Regina Sienra No one can really measure the spectrum of the fanbase a band can gain, and sometimes the less palpable aspect can be one of geography: Where is your music being played and [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Radiation Exposure

By Nick Jean A part of what we wanted to do when we started OurBasement was to help draw your ears to new acts we think you'll love but may not yet have had the [...]

Canadian indie fights cancer

By Nick Jean It seems 2016 is the year of the epic tour. As we previously announced, Lauren Mann is working on a 50-date tour with stops literally all across the country. Not to be [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |95 Comments