Episode 148 of Indie City Madness, hosted by Elly, featured the following tracks and artists:
Bye August 2016, it’s been real. On to September, which is still technically summer. Here’s what’s up over the next seven days in and around Ottawa-Gatineau. Get out there and enjoy all the fun stuff happening this week!
Saint John and Fredericton garage bands Motherhood and Little You Little Me are touring across Canada together and they’re making a stop in Ottawa this Tuesday night. They’ll be playing live at House of Targ alongside Ottawa garage rock band Mushy Gushy and Ottawa ouija rock group The Yips.
Over at Kinki this Tuesday, Barristers is holding a special edition featuring a Top of the World x HUF x Chocolate Skateboards pop-up shop. Shop around while you listen to hip hop selections courtesy of resident DJ Jon Deck and DJ Laocapone. For the occasion, Vancouver DJ Nick Bike will be giving a live set as well.
The 29th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival is once again being held at Bay Park in Gatineau and this year it’s happening over 5 days from September 1-5. This annual event, which celebrates hot air balloons of different colours, shapes and sizes, also offers a slew of on-site activities for everyone including shows, a classic car exhibition, buskers, fireworks and an amusement park.
On September 1, the DAÏMÔN artistic centre invites you to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The event will be an opportunity for members and friends to meet new people, see familiar faces and renew ties with all those who have contributed to the organization’s growth over the years. The evening will feature the launch of “PRÉSENCES” a major outdoor exhibition presented in the streets of Vieux-Hull this fall that will feature works created by 30 artists members of DAÏMÔN over the past 30 years.
Over at Targ this Thursday night, you can catch Montreal genre-bending party punks Vulgaire who’ll be playing live alongside French punk rock band Putavelo and Ottawa glam rock faves In Heat. Plus, don’t forget there’s always delicious perogies, entertaining pinball games and refreshing beverages at House of Targ.
If you’re looking for an intimate show to check out on Friday night, make your way over to Pressed Cafe. There’s going to be a night of live music featuring Ottawa folk rock band Black Dogs, Ottawa musicians Paul Ross & Friends and Toronto folk singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Kruchak.
If you’re looking for heavier music to kick off your long weekend, don’t miss The Night of the Witch at House of Targ this Friday night. The bill will feature Montreal doom metal band Cauchemar, Ottawa black thrash metal group Occult Burial and Quebec City instrumental doom rockers The Death Wheeler, who’ll be giving their first live show in Ottawa.
This Friday, September 2, Our House is back at the Mercury Lounge beat kitchen, and time around, the good people at Floorplay Group are spicing things up with Toronto guest DJ Jonathan Rosa. Rosa will be sharing the chef’s hat with resident DJ Ryan Labelle for a night of cutting edge house music.
Every time Québec Redneck Bluegrass Project make an appearance in the region, they end up giving crazy shows that turn into solid parties. This Saturday promises to be no different as the folk/rock/bluegrass/punk hillbillies take over the Minotaure for what’s sure to be a rocking good night.
Want to rock out to some punk this Saturday night? Then do yourself a favour and make your way over to the Dom to check out Hamilton punk rippers Flesh Rag, Montreal hardcore band F.I.T.S. and Ottawa franco punks Durs Coeurs.
There’s a great lineup of bands you should catch this Saturday at House of Targ. Sudbury garage pop rock band The Almighty Rhombus will be in town to play live with Ottawa alternative garage rockers Elementals, Ottawa lo-fi psych surf rock project Blve Hills, and Ottawa garage rock outfit Average Times. It’s bound to be lots of fun!
Rescheduled because of rain, the Studio Fundraiser for Interval House Block Party is now being held this Sunday on Bank St in the Glebe and all proceeds will go directly to Interval House of Ottawa, a local women’s shelter. The fundraiser will include a Makers Market, live music, face painting, a BBQ, live art and hair cuts, braids and hair tattoos by donation from Studio B stylists.
Looking for a fun beach party in the city on a Sunday? Look no further than Pozativ Vibrationz By Da Beach, a family-friendly outdoor event happening at Petrie Island this Sunday, September 4. This is the final edition of the summer so it’s your last chance to attend this free jam by the beach featuring top notch DJs, tasty eats & refreshing beverages provided by Banana’s Beach Grill & Rum Shack.
Riverside is back for a 4th year this Sunday, September 4 outside the Canadian Museum of History in the Vieux-Hull sector of Gatineau, just across the bridge from downtown Ottawa. This year’s edition will feature live electronic dance music courtesy of guest DJs Borgeous, Quintino, and Dallas K along with a few others.
This week is the Labour Day long weekend, so if you’re looking for a club party to hit up on Sunday, look no further than City for the Rewind Sundays party featuring DJ Magnificent, who’s guaranteed to get the club bumping by playing a mix of old school hip hop and r&b and new club anthems and bangers.
Episode 147 of Indie City Madness, hosted by Elly, featured the following tracks and artists as well as the newly-introduced Out-of-Town Track:
So it’s basically the last week of August. I don’t know about you, but it feels as though summer has just gone by in a flash. That alone should be enough to get you out of the house and into some of the coolest events happening over the next few days in the National Capital Region. Here’s a selection of fun things to check out in Ottawa-Gatineau in the days ahead.
If you’re in the mood to start your week with some loud music, check out Brazilian metal band Hibria live at House of Targ this Tuesday night. The heavy metal group, who’s currently on a 20th Anniversary World Tour, will be performing live in Ottawa alongside local metal band Death Wish and local glam rock band Thruster.
Mi’kmaq hip hop artist Shift From Tha 902, from the We’koqma’q First Nation in Nova Scotia, will be performing live at the Rainbow Bistro this Wednesday night. For the occasion, the up and coming rapper, producer and DJ will be sharing the stage with L’Nu Joker, Devon Paul and Kloud n9.
Over at Avant-Garde Bar this Wednesday, dance the night away with Charlie The Kid, Balaclava, The Nighttime, Right Shitty, and Holy Christopher.
Not Normal, the new experimental music series launched this Spring, is going down this Thursday night at Pressed Cafe. For this latest instalment, there will be a live set by Intangerines as well as DJs Jason Skilz of Low Noise Productions and Pierre Richardson of Bruised Tongue Recs.
On Thursday, August 25, head out to Bar Robo for an intimate night of live music. Presented by the good folks at Ottawa Showbox, the show will feature sets by Ottawa synth pop collective Scary Bear Soundtrack, Regina electro pop band Moonriser and Kingston folk project Slow Man Tofu.
If you enjoy experimental sounds, be sure to make your way over to House of Targ on Thursday to catch Toronto dark industrial post gaze project Odonis Odonis, Ottawa bedroom r&b artist PIPPA and Ottawa analogue techno musician Ruth Grader. It’s bound to be different and perhaps a bit unsettling, all in a very good way of course.
When it comes to celebrating urban culture in the Nation’s Capital, 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 audiences who are curious about the culture and for those who simply want to be a part of the movement. For its 13th edition dubbed “Decolonize”, HoP organizers invite everyone and anyone with a love of hip-hop and community to join together between August 25-28, and take in graffiti art, breakdancing, emceeing, slam poetry, deejaying and more under Dunbar bridge in Brewer Park as well as other venues across the city. Legendary hip hop duo EPMD will be headlining this year and we’ll be giving away a pair of VIP festival passes this week on Indie City Madness so be sure tune in to tomorrow’s show on CKCU 93.1 FM for your chance to win.
The 2016 Canadian DMC Battleground is presenting the Ottawa regional DJ competition in partnership with and as part of House of PainT this year. Going down at Brewer Park under Dunbar Bridge this Friday, the competition will see some of Ottawa’s top DJs battle it out for a chance to represent the Nation’s Capital in the next DMC rounds.
Beer lovers won’t want to miss the 5th Ottawa Craft Beer Festival taking place this weekend at the Aberdeen Pavillion at Lansdowne Park. The annual festival, which has grown into the largest craft beer festival in Ontario, allows you to discover the wide selection of craft brewed beers available across the National Capital Region. The programming also features culinary creations prepared by artisanal eateries, a speaker series focusing on craft beer and artisanal food, and live musical entertainment presenting regional talent.
Montreal garage rock/rock n’roll duo Les Deuxluxes will be making a return to the National Capital Region this Friday night and this time around they’ll be playing live at House of Targ. For the occasion, the power couple will be rocking the stage with Boston garage rock band Muck & The Mires and Ottawa folk punk solo artist Patrick Shanks. A guaranteed good time when Les Deuxluxes are on the bill!
The August edition of Hip Hop Karaoke is going down this Friday night at the Elmdale with your usual hosts DJ So Nice and Atherton. If you want to perform and impersonate Eve by rapping that track you spent hours memorizing in front of the mirror, now’s your chance to show the world Ottawa what you’re capable of.
An urban beach in the heart of downtown Gatineau? That’s essentially what LaVolley promises to deliver this weekend in the Vieux-Hull. The free annual event will feature outdoor sports like beach volleyball and dodgeball as well as games, contests, and DJs in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Check it out if you’re in the area!
This Saturday, August 27, Makerspace North is having an open house that’ll take the shape of a community showcase of makers. The all-ages free event will highlight the projects, interest groups, tech, tinkering and creative happenings that abound in the National Capital Region in an effort to celebrate the local community of makers, shakers, creators and innovators. Makerspace North is opening its doors and will also be launching a new Community Membership as well as announcing new programming.
Montreal/Ottawa Brazilian musician Rommel Ribeiro is back in the region following a year studying abroad and travelling and he’ll be performing live at the Mercury Lounge this Saturday night. The composer/singer-songwriter, who’ll be joined by a full band, will be presenting music from his latest album “Nada Direito” as well as other material from his repertoire. Phil Motion will be warming up the night with a special DJ set featuring rare Brazilian grooves.
Over at Pressed Cafe this Saturday night, there’s going to be a pretty sweet bill of live music presented by Debaser. You ca catch Victoria experimental electronic/ambient noise project Psychic Pollution play alongside Ottawa garage noise formation Slow Dawn, and Ottawa synthpop project Lovecraft.
Monday I Retire invites you to join them as they celebrate the release of their new EP this Saturday night. The Ottawa-based pop/blues/jazz/soul 5-piece will be playing new material live at the Rainbow Bistro and they’ll be sharing the stage with local pop/soul group Harea Band.
Kitchen Party is bringing the fun to a new location this month: Bar Robo. The monthly dance party presented by DJs Hobo & Sweet Cheeks will feature nothing but the best in funk, soul, disco, hip hop, electro, techno, house and everything in between. A little bit of this and a little bit of that for your dancing pleasure.
If you’re into electronic music, don’t miss the Outdoor Electronic Music Festival happening this weekend at the Parc des Portageurs in the Vieux-Hull sector of Gatineau. It’s a great occasion to check out free electronic music live. Friday will feature a vinyl DJ party, Saturday will be all about the dance party and Sunday is reserved for an experimental picnic.
Ottawa-based soul-infused pop duo leMeow will be performing live at the Blacksheep Inn in beautiful Wakefield this Sunday and they’ll be sharing the bill with local rockabilly surf/country band Dang Guilty. It’s an afternoon show and a great way to end the weekend.
Ottawa garage punk/psych/lo fi project Pet Defective will be live at Pressed this Sunday night and they’ll be playing alongside local alternative folk rock musician Claude Munson and Halifax synthpop/r&b/soul band Loveland. So what if you don’t know any of these bands, get out there and discover something new.
Episode 146 of Indie City Madness, hosted by Julie and Elly, featured the following tracks and artists as well as the newly-introduced Out-of-Town Track:
Evening Hymns – Quiet Energies
Casa Lagarto – Single
|Pants and a Face
Bonnie Doon – Pentagon Black Compilation No. 1
Rabid Flowers – Single
Nighttime in Kansas – Single
Suits ‘n Toques – FORNO
FET.NAT – Please Stop Saying It’s So Beautiful
METZ – Eraser
Average Times – Average Times s/t
|What’s Best For You
Bearings – Home is…
Trentia – Divinity
|Go Go Go
Ornaments – Blood Vessels
Lisa LeBlanc – Lisa LeBlanc
Indie City Madness is a weekly radio show that airs Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. on CKCU 93.1 FM and features everything local that Canada’s National Capital Region has to offer.
Summer is slowly slipping away so before it’s over, make sure you enjoy the rest of the outdoor festivals and events before they’re long gone. If you’re in Ottawa-Gatineau this week and have time to check out some events, there’s no shortage of things to do. Take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below for ideas on what to do.
Capital Pride, Ottawa’s annual LGBTQ pride celebration, is taking place from August 15 to August 21 this year. The 31st edition of this important community celebration will feature live performances by Jade London, Kiki Coe, Deko-ze, Sofonda Cox, Nefe, Eva Darling, Markida Brown, Rae Spoon, the Ottawa Stilt Union and several others. On the program this year, there will be the traditional flag raising ceremony at City Hall, an Alt Queer Art/Fashion Swap, a family picnic, a youth movie night, a human rights vigil, a Queer Con event and of course the pride parade. There’s a slew of other events being held in conjunction, so be sure to check out the full programming by clicking below for complete details.
This Tuesday night at Pressed Cafe, there’s going to be an all-ages show with Pittsburgh’s Brightside and Detroit’s Mover Shaker. Joining them on stage will be local indie/emo band Nighttime in Kansas and Ottawa indie lo-fi rock project Sparklesaurus.
Also on Tuesday night, you can check out one-man blues/rock project Bob Log III who’ll be playing live at House of Targ. This time around, the artist will be sharing the stage with Ottawa lounge lizards Casa Lagarto and tour mates The Kevin Dowling Fitness Hour who promise dancing good times.
The Arboretum Music Festival returns with a bigger and better 5th edition that runs from August 17-21 at various locations across the city. For 2016, Ottawa’s festival of new music and best kept secrets is back in full force with an eclectic programming spread out over 5 days that includes industry events and talks, BBQs, late night parties, and live music by Metz, Sloan, Mykki Blanco, Junglepussy, Hooded Fang, Safia Nolin, Nap Eyes, Evening Hymns and many others. Grab all the details by clicking below and support the local greatness that is Arboretum.
This Wednesday starting at 5 p.m., House of Targ presents the second Wizard Werks Craft Show featuring some of Ottawa’s craftiest vendors selling unique and handmade and repurposed items. Check it and support local craft wizards!
This Thursday, August 18, Queers & Beers is having a glitter hoppy edition at the 3 Brasseurs. For those unfamiliar with the concept, this monthly event is for those who love craft beer but not the sexist & heteronormative culture that sometimes comes with it. It’s for those who like getting together over interesting conversations and meeting new friends in a different atmosphere.
Montreal power pop/rock & roll band Dany Laj & The Looks are making their return to House of Targ this Thursday night and for the occasion they’ll be performing live with Edmonton alt country/rockers Altameda and Ottawa indie power pop/rock band Ornaments.
If you’re into punk and hardcore, you should make your way over to Cafe Deckuf this Friday night to catch Ottawa pop punks Bearings. The guys will be playing alongside Ottawa post hardcore band T-Rex Marathon and Gatineau/Ottawa post hardcore project Fractures & Outlines.
If you’re a fan of fibre, as in the kind that’s spun into yarn, then you’ll want to check out the Twist Festival happening this weekend in Saint-André-Avellin, a municipality located about 45 minutes away from Ottawa-Gatineau. The two-day annual event serves as a showcase for the fibre world and is intended for the general public, fibre enthusiasts, producers, fleece animal breeders, transformers, artists, artisans, professionals and semi-professionals. It’ll feature dozens of workshops, activities, a textile art exhibit with a modern twist and over 80 exhibitors from all trades of the fibre industry.
Barnstorm 2016 is being held this Saturday, August 20 at the usual spot in Finch, Ontario. This year’s edition of the annual music festival will feature live performances by The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Julie Corrigan, Harea Band, James Lecaire and Muffler Crunch among others. Free camping is available and encouraged for those who want to get their party on.
Something You Whisper will be making a stop in Ottawa this Saturday night as part of the Scream My Name Tour. The Cambridge post-hardcore band will be performing live at Cafe Dekcuf with Ottawa metal group Vesuvius, Ottawa melodic hardcore formation WKFLD, Ottawa progressive metal outfit Trentia and Ottawa metalcore project Eyes Over Sea.
If you’re into francophone hip hop, head over to the Minotaure in the Hull sector of Gatineau this Saturday night to check out Manu Militari live. The Quebec rapper will be performing live in an effort to promote his latest album Océan and he’ll be sharing the stage with Gatineau hip hop artist L’entracte.
The OhMyJam monthly is having a special pride x anniversary edition this Saturday, August 20. The dance party, which takes place at Babylon, will feature sets by DJs Lissa Monet, Sammy Rawal and D-Luxx Brown + Dae.
This Sunday, Somerset Street will turn into a block party dubbed the Community Love Project. A benefit for Ten Oaks, For Pivots Sake, Nishgonkoz and Around the Rainbow, the event will feature outdoor fun including DJs, a patio, beer, a BBQ, a photobooth, a youth stage, a family area and more.
Apparently, block parties are a hot trend these days, cause there’s another one happening this Sunday, this one on Bank St in the Glebe for which all proceeds will go directly to Interval House of Ottawa, a local women’s shelter. The fundraiser will include a Makers Market, live music, face painting, a BBQ, live art and hair cuts, braids and hair tattoos by donation from Studio B stylists.
This Sunday at Pressed, there’s a sweet lineup if you’re looking for an early all-ages show. There’s going to be live sets by Toronto new wave band Century Palm, Ottawa garage punks Average Times, Calgary garage pop group Feel Alright and Calgary psych project Fever Feel.
Episode 145 of Indie City Madness, hosted by Julie and Elly, featured the following tracks and artists as well as the newly-introduced Out-of-Town Track:
Indie City Madness is a weekly radio show that airs Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. on CKCU 93.1 FM and features everything local that Canada’s National Capital Region has to offer.