Kane Brown Bridges Musical Gaps at Ottawa Bluesfest 2019

“If you come to my shows, there’s all kinds of different races, all kinds of different people. Now, I feel accepted.” - Kane Brown Photo by Chelsea... more

Ottawa Bluesfest Week Recap

Editorial by Tom Mt Pleasanthidden-beats.com Photo by Tom Mt Pleasanthidden-beats.com The Garçons duo had a very interesting stage kit set up with a plant and... more

Ottawa Bluesfest Opening Weekend Recap

Photos and editorial by Tom Mt Pleasant hidden-beats.com Photo by Tom Mt Pleasanthidden-beats.com We started out the day with the lovely NAO at the... more

Snoop Dogg and Wu-Tang Return for Ottawa Bluesfest 2019

It's that time of year again! The ice has finally thawed and everyone's wondering who they're going to see pop up on the roster for Ottawa's 10-day festival known as... more

Machine Gun Kelly Bluesfest 2018
Bluesfest Day Five: Machine Gun Kelly, City Fidelia, & Roland Prince

Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly is the wild child of hip hop so it's no surprise when he goes full-throttle for his performances; Bringing everything from confetti... more

Ghostface Bluesfest 2018
Bluesfest 2018 Opening Weekend: Ghostface Killah, Shawn Mendes, & More

Opening weekend of Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 promised to be an unforgettable one, as always. With acts like Bryan Adams just for the pre-game to the weekend, there were some... more

Ottawa Bluesfest Full Lineup Was Announced and it’s a Banger

The most anticipated list in Ottawa has just been released: the Bluesfest lineup. Every year, we twiddle our thumbs for a whole year in hopes that we're going to see who... more

Post Malone
Post Malone Makes His First Appearance in Ottawa at CityFolk Festival

As the only hiphop act in the lineup this year, Folk Malone (lol) had a big void to fill for the rap fans heading to the first night of Ottawa's CityFolk Festival. A... more

Drake OVO Fest 2017
Drake Announces Album, Squashes Beef with Tory Lanez at OVO Fest

It's been 8 years since OVO Fest became a staple for Caribana weekend in Toronto. Last night, Drake placed another successful one at Budweiser Stage under his... more

Migos Ottawa
Migos Sparks Debates and Questions About Hip Hop’s Place at Ottawa Bluesfest

Usually rappers are late, it's just the nature of artists in general, so it wasn't a shocker that 30 minutes had passed and Migos were still not on stage. Much to... more

Fetty Wap
Fetty Wap and Monty Take Trap Music to Ottawa Bluesfest

Festival season is in full swing and Fetty Wap has been making his rounds; Performing at London's 'Wireless' Festival, then Michigan's 'Common Ground' festival, followed... more

50 Cent
50 Cent Brings Out Tony Yayo and Uncle Murda at Ottawa Bluesfest 2017

While you would think  that a 50 Cent concert would draw out all the 30-something year olds wanting to re-live their high school '21 Questions' days, night two of... more

OVO Fest
Drake Announces Lineup for 8th Annual OVO Fest in Toronto

Since Drake wants to keep putting out announcement after track after collaboration, we're soon going to rename Envy Magazine to "alldrakeeverything.com". Just today, the... more

NXNE 2017 Most Notable Performances to Watch

From June 23rd - 25th, Toronto will be hosting it's 23rd year of NXNE Festival in the Port Lands. Aside from live performances-- which is a large part of why people do... more

Ottawa Bluesfest 2017
Ottawa Bluesfest 2017 Acts You Need to See

Every year, the anticipation builds for the Ottawa Bluesfest lineup to be announced and, every year, a heavy list is dropped on us. Digging through the dozens of acts... more

Nelly Ottawa Bluesfest 2016
Nelly Brings Country Grammar Back During Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

If you're in the 25 and up age group then a Nelly show is the perfect place to be if you want to feel 15 years younger again. It was a day of nostalgia at Ottawa... more

Future Ottawa Bluesfest 2016
Future Creates Pandemonium at Ottawa Bluesfest; Doesn’t Bring Drake

Sardines. If asked to describe the massive crowd that packed in for Future on the 8th day of Ottawa Bluesfest, the word "sardines" comes to mind. Amidst rumours that... more

Travis Scott and Belly Ottawa Bluesfest 2016
Belly Returns to Ottawa; Has the Antidote for Bluesfest

It was a spectacular return for Ottawa's own, Belly, on day four of Ottawa Bluesfest 2016. The prodigal son has been off making hit records with The Weeknd and being... more

Earl Sweatshirt Doesn’t Go Outside, Except for Ottawa Bluesfest

If you like Earl Sweatshirt and getting caught in the rain, day three at Ottawa Bluesfest was the perfect setting for you. Another young crowd, similar to ScHoolboy Q on... more

The Lionyls
Dope Canadian Talent You Should Support at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

There are many big-name acts that people look forward to every year at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. But what about the ones bred in our very own hometowns? They get tons of... more

Schoolboy Q - Ottawa Bluesfest
ScHoolBoy Q Performs Ottawa Bluesfest in Midst of Album Release

A sticky, 35-degree opening day of Ottawa Bluesfest had security already pulling out hoses to cool down a slew of concert-goers. Despite the heat, the Claridge stage... more

REVIEW: OVO Fest 2015 w/ Drake, Kanye, Pharrell + more

While the dust has settled in Toronto from the buzz of last weekend's events, we're finally here to relive some of the memorable OVO Fest 2015 moments. This is the 6th... more

Bluesfest 2015: Fans Get Tragically Dropkick(ed) In the Rain

"In 20 years, we've never had a bad show because we play for the best god damn people in the world", said Ken Casey, as a sea of fans packed in to the Claridge stage... more

Bluesfest 2015: Run the Jewels and Flight Distance

July 15th was a rather 'laxed day at Bluesfest for us at Envy Magazine; Nevertheless, we did catch a few note-worthy performances. Following the biggest disappointment... more

Bluesfest 2015: Skynyrd’s In The House

Photo Credit Chizzle Photography | IG: @chizzlephotodesign Despite our reputation of shooting the Wu-Tang's of the music scene, every now and then an act comes... more

Bluesfest 2015: CeeLo Green, red, and leopard print

Photo Credit Chizzle Photography | IG: @chizzlephotodesign In one of the most interesting performances we've seen thus far at Bluesfest, CeeLo Green took the... more

Bluesfest 2015: Nasty Nas Not An ‘Opening Act’

Photo Credit Chizzle Photography | IG: @chizzlephotodesign Despite not being the headliner of night four at Bluesfest, Nas was certainly the highlight of the... more

Bluesfest 2015: Ottawa Gives Kanye West a Chance

It was back in 2007 that Kanye first appeared on the Ottawa Bluesfest stage, one of their first ventures into featuring hip hop acts at the festival. Despite the... more

Bluesfest 2015: ASAP Ferg Does Canada via Trap Train

This tour was so unmissable that the Bluesfest directors added an entire extra day just to accommodate it. "The Full Flex Express" tour rolled into Ottawa with a boat... more

NXNE 2015: Day Four ft. Rae Sremmurd and Jazz Cartier

Written by Drew Yorke for Envy Magazine Check out: Day One ft. Tink, Dillan Ponders, and more & Day Two ft. Vince Staples, Heems, and Raz Fresco NXNE 2015, The... more

NXNE 2015: Day Two ft. Vince Staples, Heems, and Raz Fresco

Written by Drew Yorke for Envy Magazine Check out: Day One ft. Tink, Dillan Ponders, and more NXNE 2015 Presents: Heems and Raz Fresco at The Drake Hotel... more

NXNE 2015: Day One ft. Tink, Dillan Ponders, and more.

NXNE Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Tink at Adelaide Hall feat. Bishop Nehru, Kate Tempest, Allie and Dillan Ponders. Dillan Ponders Photos shot by Drew Yorke... more

FESTIVAL: House of Paint OG500 Poetry Slam

Author: Andrea Desjardins Have you ever seen a slam poet do their thing? Even better, have you ever seen twelve slam poets competing against each other in an audience... more

Ottawa Folk Fest 2014: Day 3 ft. J. Cole and Lee Fields

Photo Credit: Chizzle Photography The show began with an homage to Tupac's "Hail Mary" in J. Cole's Friday Night Lights (2010) track, "Enchanted". The energy was... more

Ottawa Folk Fest 2014: Day 2 ft. Lorde

Photo Credit Chizzle Photography Standing in the media pit, waiting for an artist to begin, we tend to overhear many conversations from anxious fans. While waiting... more

Ottawa Folk Fest 2014: Day 1 ft. Blues Traveler & Foster the People

Day one of Ottawa's 20th annual Folk Festival was a different palette of music for us here at Envy Magazine; Luckily, hip-hop culture is all about expanding outside the... more

Snoop Dogg Lights Up Bluesfest’s 2014 20th Anniversary

Written by Alex Brazeau This was one of the big shows we’d really been waiting for here at Envy. On a day that had been stacked full of hip hop performances, it was... more

Childish Gambino Cranks up the Energy at RBC Bluesfest 2014

Written by Alex Brazeau Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover (or, if you still aren’t sure who we’re talking about, Troy from NBC’s hit comedy Community), the... more

Action Bronson Gets Turnt Up at Bluesfest

Written by Alex Brazeau On a day with a stacked hip hop lineup, having to take the stage early and still remaining at the end of the night as the evening’s most... more

An Emotional Time with Yung Lean at RBC Bluesfest 2014

Written by Alex Brazeau Have you heard of Yung Lean yet? If you have, that’s probably about all you could say… that you’ve heard of him—though it probably... more

Gettin’ Weird with Tyler the Creator at RBC Bluesfest

Written by Alex Brazeau One of the most anticipated acts among this year’s Bluesfest hip hop heads had to be the leader of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (but to... more

RBC Bluesfest Gets Smoked Out with Cypress Hill

Written by Alex Brazeau In what seemed like a bit of a warm-up to the hip hop heavy day planned for later in the week, Cypress Hill was on deck as the second rap... more

Rocking with BlakDenim on Day 3 of RBC Bluesfest 2014

Written by Alex Brazeau There wasn’t a whole lot of hip hop happening on day two, but day three brought us a real gem. If you aren’t yet familiar with Ottawa’s... more

Making Old New Again: Ottawa Bluesfest 2014 Day 1 ft. Danny Brown

Written by Alex Brazeau Truth be told, I didn’t know a whole lot about Danny Brown’s music until recently… but anyone who ends up on as many end-of-year lists... more

RBC Bluesfest 2013: Killer Mike, El-P, Mariana’s Trench, & Solange (Photos)

Last Wednesday at RBC Bluesfest was like a marathon for us at Envy Magazine; Running from stage to stage in the blistering heat was worth it to see some of the... more

RBC Bluesfest 2013: Wu-Tang Clan (Photos)

After hours of torrential downpours and chants of "WU-TANG CLAN AIN'T NOTHIN TO (you know)", 7 out of the army of rappers that is the Wu-Tang Clan finally made it to... more

RBC Bluesfest 2013: Zac Brown Band (PHOTOS)

"A cold beer on a friday night..." Bluesfest has become a sole way for many of us in Ottawa to see artists that we've loved forever and waited forever to see live;... more

RBC Bluesfest 2013: Flogging Molly [PHOTOS]

With a "lively Canadian beer" in his hand and some crazy Irish anecdotes, Dave King and his band, Flogging Molly, gave their audience an unforgettable performance on... more

RBC BLUESFEST 2013: Jimmy Eat World [PHOTOS]

On opening night, all of us 20-somethings had the chance to relive our junior high years when bands like Yellowcard, Blink-182, and of course Jimmy Eat World were the... more

RBC BLUESFEST 2013: Highlights of what’s to come!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS TO OTTAWA'S 2013 RBC BLUESFEST  Ottawa RBC Bluesfest is finally upon us for another year and we couldn't be more stoked! This will be Envy... more

OTTAWA FOLK FESTIVAL: Full Lineup Announced

Ottawa's annual folk festival has just announced their, again, incredible lineup-- adding to our excitement around this year's summer festivals! We're seeing names... more

CARIVIBE: Beach Fesitval, Sat. June 15th

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NXNE: Ludacris to Perform at YDS, Sun. June 16th

NXNE and NOW Magazine present this Grammy award winning rapper and actor who’s going from the big screen to the big stage. LUDACRIS headlines Yonge-Dundas... more

Ottawa Bluesfest 2013: FULL LINEUP

From FUN. to B.B King, Bluesfest's array of different artists is no shock as they announced their lineup for 2013. We at Envy are excited to see all the hip hop acts... more

PHOTOS: Lollapalooza 2012 Coverage

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PHOTOS: Ottawa Bluesfest 2012 Coverage

Envy Magazine had a blast covering Ottawa Bluesfest for the second year in a row. We all got to see some amazing performances and meet incredible people. We would like... more

PHOTOS Lollapalooza 2011 coverage

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PHOTOS: Ottawa Bluesfest 2011 Coverage

The Roots Photo Cred: Deejay So-Nice Girl Talk Photo Cred: Chizzle Photography Erykah Badu Photo Cred: Chizzle Photography Classified Photo... more