Looking for fun and exciting things to do around Ottawa-Gatineau this coming week? Look no further, you’ve come to the right place! If you’ve got some time on your hands and would like to check out local events in the days ahead, browse through Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below for a glimpse into what’s happening.
The Canadian Tulip Festival has launched a music series called Tulip Tuesdays. Featuring live local bands, the series, happening at the Lunenburg Pub, will give centre stage to Ottawa-Gatineau based musicians starting off with grunge/folk singer-songwriter Tariq Anwar who’ll be performing this Tuesday, September 30.
Lindsay acoustic musician SayWeCanFly will be performing live at the Rainbow Bistro this Wednesday, October 1. For the occasion, the one-man act fronted by Braden Barrie will be joined on stage by St.Catharines Post-Hardcore group Bitter Kids, Montreal Pop Punk band By The Glory, Ottawa Pop Punk formation Bearings and Ottawa rock project Lees Avenue.
Italian goth-metal/rock group Lacuna Coil will be making a stop in Ottawa this Wednesday night as part of the Broken Crown Halo Tour. The 4-piece will be giving a show at Mavericks alongside LA metal band Devil You Know, Columbus cinematic rock formation Starset and Vancouver rock project Incura.
Halifax mean-spirited rock and roll trio Slumlord is going to be in Ottawa this Wednesday night to kick off their East Coast Tour at House of Targ. For the occasion, the band will be joined on stage by local punk rock group Four Stroke and local dark country/punk project Ain’t No Grave.
The Not Your American Idols Tour is making a stop in the National Capital this Thursday, October 2. If you’re into hardcore/screamo/metal/rock, then chances are you’ll want to check out the show to catch For All Those Sleeping, Capture The Crown, Ice Nine Kills, Myka, Relocate, and Youth In Revolt live.
This Thursday night at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield, join Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State for the vinyl release of their new album “Late At Night”. The alt-country/folk formation will be getting support from Toronto country, delta blues, bluegrass group Lowlands and Ottawa alternative folk musician Justice R.F. who’ll take care of opening the show. Over at Leaky B’s LaVa Lounge this Thursday night, Montreal’s Of Temples will be giving a live show as part of The “Tour” Tour. The technical deathcore group will be performing alongside Quebec deathcore group Obliterate, Ottawa metalcore band Greylights, Gatineau melodic/deathcore project Greta Knights, Ottawa metal formation Grace The Sea and Montreal metalcore 5-piece Dead Elegance. That’s a lot of bang for your buck!
Halifax indie electro/pop artist Rich Aucoin will be giving a live performance at House of Targ this Thursday night. The musician, who’s known for his uniquely engaging live shows, will be in Ottawa in an effort to promote his latest album “Ephemeral”. The show should be sold out by now, so if you’re one of the unlucky people who didn’t react quick enough for tickets, you may be able to score one at the door the night of.
Legendary Metal pounders Anvil tear through Ottawa this Friday, October 3 with special guests Ottawa progressive metal group Elevenstar, Ottawa hard rock band Soul in Stone and Stittsville hard rock/metal project Raekon. If you like raw, old school metal, don’t miss this opportunity to relive the good ol’ days with Anvil.
Dubstep and bass fans will want to make their way over to Ritual this Friday night to catch DJ Hatcha. The UK DJ and Producer, who’s been a big influence on the genre, will be giving a live set alongside special guests Kemist, Disco-Nekt, and Sticks & Stones.
One of the most popular dance parties in the city, Frenzy is going down at Babylon this Friday, October 3. The last Frenzy instalments of the past year have been crazy fun and featuring some of the best upcoming and established music producers out there. This time around will be no different as Straight Goods brings back rising NYC producer Branchez for the second time in 6 months. As per usual, local DJs Iggy Smalls and Foster will warm up the dancefloor for the up and coming American producer. Plus, the price is more than right.
The Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais (IMOO) are proud to present the third improvised music festival, IMOOFEST 2014. Taking place on October 3rd and 4th at Club SAW, the festival will feature six acts over two days. This year’s edition will showcase iconic Canadian improvisors Jean Derome, Joane Hétu, Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot, the Craig Pedersen Quartet, Mark Molnar, David Broscoe and the IMOO Chamber Orchestra.
Attention Ottawa foodies: this Saturday, October 4, head to the Ottawa Convention Centre to attend the International Food & Drink Soirée for a chance to taste the flavours of the world. This tasty event will feature dozens of ethnic restaurants, private caterers and crafty chefs and finger-licking foods from the Indian Subcontinent, South Asia, Latin America, South-East Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. As part of the event, there will also be travel exhibitors, ethnic art and craft, a DJ playing all-night international music, cultural performances and global fashion.
Porter Robinson has released his debut album and he’s coming to Ottawa in an effort to promote it this Saturday, October 4 as part of the Worlds North American. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina electronic DJ and Producer will be will be at the Ernst & Young Centre and he’ll be joined by Oslo electronic/pop duo Lemaitre and Washington D.C. DJ/Producer Lindsay Lowend for the occasion.
House of Targ presents Pop Concert in the City this Saturday October 4. As part of the show, NYC power pop titans The Jeanies will be performing live alongside Ottawa mean streets rockers Mother’s Children and Montreal power pop/rock n’ roll trio Dany Laj and The Looks.
For those of you who enjoy shoegaze-grunge-punk music, the Petit Chicago in Hull has got just the show for you on Saturday, October 4. The venue presents a live show featuring Montreal alternative punk rock/grunge group Solids and Haze also of Montreal. There are two other bands that remain to be confirmed.
Fever, the only disco dance party of its kind in Ottawa, is happening at Babylon this Saturday, October 4. The now-monthly night promises all the glits and glam of the 70s & 80s and tons of disco hits provided by DJ Illo. An awesome way to dance the night away!
CHUO 89.1 FM, CKCU 93.1 FM & Birdman Sound present the 11th Ottawa Community Record Show this Sunday, October 5 at St. Anthony’s Hall. This is the place to go to find LPs & CDs and dig for rare music gems from every genre. A music lovers dream!
The popular Baltimore indie/dream-pop band Beach House will be performing live at the Bronson Centre next Sunday, October 5. Skyler Skjelset and Steve Strohmeier, both of Bella Union Records, will be opening the night to warm up the crowd for the headlining set. There are still some tickets left, but don’t sleep if you plan on attending or you might find yourself unable to get in.