Morning Music Notes: Summer festival season kicks off (for us)

Festival 1 on the docket for this summer is Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest. Hardly a festival for just blues, the strength of this festival is the wide array of different acts music nerds like us get to experience.

Check back here for notes on each night’s performances. We’ll try to be a bit critical, but we tend to love everything when under the influence of the outdoor-music-beer-buzz – ye be warned!

Tonight: Jimmy Eat World, DVBBS, The Cat Empire, Grand Funk Railroad, Adventure Club, and some band called ‘The Black Keys’. Should be fun.

More Music News:

MGMT: “Our new album won’t shock like the last one.” That’s good. Getting shocked sucks. (Via Gigwise)

Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail: This promo circus is almost over. Can we start talking about the music yet, or do we still need to plug Samsung? (Via NME)

50 Cent facing domestic violence charges: Innocent until proven guilty and all that… but you’re asking for trouble in the court of public opinion when you’ve got Don’t Push Me, Outta Control and My Gun Go Off in your back-catalogue. (Via NME)

Rita McNeil Inducted into Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame: Threw this story in here simply for the page views it will generate. (Via Cape Breton Post)

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