It may be Halloween week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other unrelated events happening around our National Capital. If you are looking for Halloween-related events, please visit Eventful Capital’s 2014 Guide to Halloween Parties. Otherwise, take a look at the weekly picks below to help plan the days ahead.
First up this week, Ohio metalcore trio The Plot In You will be performing live at Mavericks this Tuesday night. The group will be joined on stage by Chicago metal band Barrier, New Orleans nu-metal formation Cane Hill, Ottawa metal project Skies Beneath and Gatineau metalcore 5-piece Standing On Oblivion.
This Tuesday, October 28, Megaphono presents HAMBURGER HELPER: Biting into the German Music Market at the Novotel Hotel – Albion A. Germany boasts the 3rd largest music market in the world. With scads of huge cities short distances apart and rabid fans with a reverence for music who don’t mind paying for it, Germany is as close as it comes to paradise for a touring band or artist. At this event, you’ll get to meet a couple of key German music industry players along with two Ottawa artists with recent German touring under their belts, and learn some tips on how to prepare for and take a bite out of one of today’s most exciting musical markets.
Avant Garde Bar is hosting an art sale this Wednesday night. Support local and come check out some great artwork by a dozen artists from the region and get your hands on unique prints, jewellery, zines, ceramics, hand-painted t-shirts and more.
This Wednesday, October 27, join Don Chow and Jennifer Lim, bloggers for Food Prints, for the “Ottawa Food, A Hungry Capital” book launch happening at the West End Well. This book on the evolution of food in Ottawa, tackles an array of topics including our local food system, sustainability and local farming.
The Viree Blues Boreale, which is celebrating 10 years with its 20th edition, will be at the Petit Chicago this Wednesday, October 29. For the occasion, the team that has been sharing its passion for the blues in the National Capital Region, presents a live performance by Angel Forrest & Denis Coulombe and also with Andree Dupree and Jean Millaire, accompanied specially for this very occasion by the Outaouais kid prodigy, Ricky Paquette. If you’re a blues lover, there’s no better place to go this week.
This Thursday, October 30, Victoire presents Welcome To Twin Peaks as part of Support Local Month. This collaborative group art show, presented for one night only, celebrates the cult hit series Twin Peaks. Curated by Barbara Ochman and Meaghan Isaacs, the event will have various pieces for sale from illustrations, to cross stitch, all created by Ottawa-based artists.
Canadian indie rock supergroup The Mounties, comprised of Hawksley Workman, Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat, Ryan Dahle of Limblifter, will be giving a live performance at Mavericks this Thursday, October 30. For the occasion, the guys will be joined on stage by Vancouver indie band Gay Nineties and Wakefield indie electro/pop/rock group and winners of the 2012 Big Money Shot competition, The Strain.
There’s a special edition of Fryquency, the pay-what-you-can series that exhibits emerging and experimental Canadian music, being held this Saturday, November 1 at Mugshots in support of CKCU FM’s Annual Funding Drive. For this instalment, there will be live sets by Ottawa bands Organ Eyes, Paterson Hall and V Infernalis. Help keep commercial-free radio alive and give generously!
Over at Pressed Cafe this Saturday, November 1, all the way from Sarasota, Florida check out Teach Me Equals live. The scrape rock band will be giving a show alongside Ottawa metamorphic rock groud The Haig and Ottawa psych/folk musician Dynamite Motel.
UK-based DJ/Producer Hucci is making his Ottawa debut this Saturday night. The trap/hip-hop producer will be giving a live set at Babylon with Ottawa’s own Warptone, Foster, and Unlikely Futures.
At the Manx this Sunday night, there will be a Cramps cover band performance featuring members of Roberta Bondar, The Flaps, Neck, and Remi Royale. The band, called the Goo Goo Mucks, will be playing live renditions of the gravest hits from the kings and queens of spook themselves: The Cramps.