If you’re a fan of hip-hop and want to support the local music scene, make your way over to Babylon this Tuesday, September 2 for Bars & Breakbeats. The event will feature a live performance by Army of the Pharaohs artist Reef The Lost Cauze who’ll be in Ottawa as part of the The Hand That Feeds Canadian Tour. The Philly-based rapper will be joined on stage by local hip-hop artists Robbie G, Eddie Quotez, Bastards, Sumo and others.
The Fau Mardi collective has released its programming for the month of September. The weekly gathering, which happens every Tuesday at the Petit Chicago over in Hull, gives a platform to local audio-visual artists in an effort to support the Ottawa-Gatineau electronic scene. This week, the Fau Mardi crew will be featuring special guests Seam and Skizz.
The 2014 Festival Outaouais Emergent, aka the FOÉ, kicks off this Thursday, September 4 and runs until Sunday, September 7 just across the river in the Hull sector of Gatineau. The 7th edition of this eclectic annual festival continues to celebrate local emerging artists and to feature a variety of artistic disciplines. On top of music, visual arts, and film, festival-goers will also have the opportunity to enjoy theatre and slam poetry. This year’s festivities will take place at many locations around the Vieux-Hull neighborhood and feature music headliners Half Moon Run, Les Trois Accords, IllScarlett, Alaclair Ensemble, We Are Wolves and many more. To get the full program, just click on the event poster below.
Starting this Thursday, September 4, Studio Sixty Six presents “The New Photographers”, a photography exhibition featuring the work of artists Brady Simpson, Julie Sent, Jennifer Bouchard, Olivia Johnston, Saleena Weederburn, and Troy Moth.
If you’re into photography, music and local culture, you don’t want to miss The Songwriter, an exhibition of photographs by artist Jamie Kronick being presented at the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex inside City Hall. Kronick’s work will offer a unique look at Ottawa songwriters in the spaces where they write, and act “as a documentation not only of persons, but also as a visualization of the relationships that take place among person, place and process”. The vernissage is being held this Thursday, September 4, and the exhibition will be presented until October 12, 2014.
When it comes to celebrating Ottawa’s urban culture, no one does it better than House of PainT (HoP). The annual festival, which serves as a vehicle to elevate and celebrate urban arts and culture, has become instrumental in bringing forward the four elements of hip-hop to young and old from all walks of life who are curious about the culture or those who simply want to be a part of the movement. For its 11th edition, HoP organizers invite everyone and anyone with a love of hip-hop and community to converge between September 4 and 7, and take in graffiti art, breakdancing, emceeing, slam poetry, and deejaying under Dunbar bridge in Brewer Park as well as other venues. For more information on House of PainT, check out Eventful Capital’s special feature article published on Couch Assassin.
There’s not a lot of r&b artists coming out of the National Capital Region, and musician Ivan certainly stands out as one of them. The Ottawa-based artist invites you to join him at the Atomic Rooster on Friday, September 5 as he premieres his latest project “Series of Adjustments”.
Burlington emo/hardcore group Grade will be performing live at Cafe Dekcuf this Friday, September 5. For the occasion, the 5-piece band will be joined on stage by Ottawa punk/rock project Sidelines and Ottawa punk/hardcore formation Sparrows.
This Saturday, September 6, Capital Vélo Fest brings you Capital Vélo Rally, a fun-filled day of cycling through the streets of Ottawa. Teams of 3 to 6 people will ride together, decipher the route, find answers to quirky clues and quizzes, and undergo skill-testing in a friendly challenge alongside other rally-riders. For more details on how to participate, just click on the banner below.
Metal heads may want to make their way over to Ritual on Saturday to check out Pennsylvania metalcore group Motionless in White perform live. The band will be giving a live show alongside Ottawa post-hardcore/metalcore group Of Reverie, Ottawa metalcore project Of Burning Empires, Ottawa industrial deathcore formation Greylights.
Kway Sway, the host of CKCU 93.1 FM’s Dem Tings Dey will be hosting a special night of music at the Daily Grind this Saturday, September 6. For the occasion, he’ll be playing West Coast beats and 2pac hits all night for your listening pleasure. When it comes to bringing buzz-worthy rising DJs/Producers to Ottawa, Straight Goods Music never disappoints. For the September edition of Frenzy, special guest DJ/Producer Hoodboi will be giving a live set at Babylon. The LA-based Fool’s Gold signee will be receiving local support from residents Iggy Smalls and Foster. Another guaranteed banger.
Fever, the only disco dance party of its kind in Ottawa, is happening at Babylon this Saturday, September 6. 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!
French DJ/producer Tchami will be making in stop in Ottawa this Saturday night. If you’re into house, deep house and future house music, be sure to hit up Ritual to check out the Spinnin’ Records artist do his thing live. Tchami will receive support from DJs So Durand and DELEG8 who’ll take care of warming things up before the headlining set.
Those of you who enjoy documentary films may want to go to the Mayfair Theatre next Sunday for the screening of “German Town: The Lost Story Of Seaford Town Jamaica”, which explores the history of German heritage within Westmoreland Jamaica. For the occasion, there will be an opening presentation and Q&A with the director of the project David Ritter.