So the outdoor festival season is officially under wraps for this year and that’s alright cause it’s getting sort of cold in the National Capital Region so all the more reason to enjoy indoor events! Here’s a glimpse into what’s happening in and around Ottawa-Gatineau in the next few days. Enjoy, ok?
The Young Arts Leaders Collective of Ottawa is excited to share their progress, plans, and ideas with the public at a Launch Mixer being held this Tuesday, October 6 at Club SAW. With a mission, strategic plan, and dedicated members, the YAL will present how they plan to support the professional development of young, emerging artists and arts administrators in Ottawa. Young emerging arts professionals are encouraged to come and share their own feedback and ideas so the Collective can continue to understand the community’s professional needs. All artistic disciplines, ages, and individuals in varying stages of their careers are welcome to this free event.
If you’re into pop music, you should make your way over to Pressed Cafe this Tuesday night to check out Colorado pop singer-songwriter Alex G who’ll be performing live in Ottawa for the first time in an effort to promote her debut EP Share Your Story. For the occasion, she’ll be sharing the stage with Tennesee pop band The George Twins and Ottawa pop artist Katherine Innes.
Thunder Bay psychedelic folk project Sunshine & The Blue Moon will be stopping by The Record Centre this Thursday, October 8 around 4 pm to give a live set. Kai Davey-Bellin (formerly of S.P.E.C.T.R.E) will be joined by psychedelic shoegazers BEDS and Ottawa psychedelic lullaby solo project Trails.
This Thursday at Mavericks, the Touring You Apart will be in the building and for the occasion, France Electronic Metal band The Algorithm will be performing live with New Jersey InstruMetal group Angel Vivaldi, and Pennsylvania Experimental Metal formation Save Us From The Archon. They’ll be getting support from Ottawa Industrial Metal project Greylights, Ottawa Death Metal band Dissentient and Ottawa metalcore outfit Trentia.
The Ottawa Fringe Fest is bringing back two hit shows presented at this year’s festival that sold out world premieres: “I Think My Boyfriend Should Have An Accent”by Emily Pearlman and “Moonlight After Midnight” by Martin Dockery. The plays, being presented at Arts Court, will have representations held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and there will be talkbacks after each presentation on Friday only.
The Haig are having a video release party this Thursday night at Cafe Dekcuf. The Ottawa synth grunge band will be performing live and they’ll be joined on stage by Toronto folk/rock n’roll group The Pick Brothers, Ottawa surf rock formation Blve Hills and Ottawa progressive drum n’ bass duo Auto Racing.
Over at the Blacksheep Inn in beautiful Wakefield this Friday night, Luther Wright & The Wrongs will be giving a live performance as a special pre-release show of their new album “Hearts & Lonely Hunters”. For the occasion, the country/bluegrass band will be joined by special guest Zachary Lucky.
Metal heads will want to head over to House of Targ this Friday night to headbang with Montreal metal band Metalian. The group, who released their latest EP ‘Metal, Fire, and Ice’ earlier this year, will be sharing the stage with Montreal metal group Cauchemar and Ottawa black metal/punk project Black Tower.
The 2015 edition of Acoustics for Cancer Awareness is taking place this Friday, October 9 at the Rainbow Bistro. This year, the headlining performance will be offered by none other than talented Ottawa-based folk singer-songwriter and musician Craig Cardiff. Goodnight Boy and Carla Hartsfield will also be performing at the event for which all proceeds will go to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Maplesoft Centre.
Are you born in October like Canada’s favourite hip hop/r&b superstar Drake? How does free entrance to Ritual and a complimentary bottle of champagne sound? If you want to celebrate your day dancing the night away to October’s Very Own sounds, then be sure to hit this party up on Friday, October 9.
Fritz Lang’s 1927 expressionist epic sci-fi drama film Metropolis will be presented at Le Temporaire over in the Hull sector of Gatineau this Saturday night. The screening of the silent film will be accompanied by an original soundtrack performed “live” by Voloski. Clips of the music can be previewed here: www.voloskiband.com.
Gatineau’s own Fuck The Facts is having their hometown album release show for Desire Will Rot this Saturday, October 10 at House of Targ. The bastardized grindcore metal band will be performing live alongside Quebec City grinding crust ‘n’ rollers Fistfuck and Gatineauold school death metal band Cruel Fate.
This Saturday night at Live on Elgin, there’s going to be a show hosted by Jonathan Becker & The North Fields to help raise funds to cover some of the costs for their upcoming full-length album. The Ottawa rock n’ roll/folk/country/post punk band will be performing live alongside Gatineau power folk group Steamers, and a personal favourite of mine who hasn’t played live in ages, local alternative folk/pop singer-songwriter André M. Bluteau.
This Saturday night, the Mercury Lounge invites you to Felabration!, Ottawa’s 4th annual tribute to Fela Kuti put on by the venue. The event includes a special drumming circle from 8 to 11pm followed by a night of dancing to the sounds of DJ Trevor Walker who’ll be be spinning originals and remixes of Fela Kuti’s afrobeat music.