Starting today at Black Squirrel Books, and for the entire month of August, you can check out a small series called Celtic Tree Astrology by Jennilee Murray that the local artist created this spring. The exhibit features 13 works celebrating Celtic and Druid influences in the celestial world.
This Wednesday evening, there’s going to be an outdoor latin fiesta at the Imagier Exhibition Centre in Aylmer in celebration of latin american culture. The fundraising event in support of the artistic centre will feature a picnic style dinner with delicious latin food, a piñata and tombola, traditional dances, a performance by a local choir, mariachis Los Paisanos and more.
Julie Doiron, the Queen of Sackville, New Brunswick, will be performing live at Bar Robo this Wednesday, August 3. This time around, the indie rock musician will be playing alongside Vancouver-based band Adrian Teacher & The Subs and Port Grenville, Nova Scotia duo Construction & Destruction.
São Paulo, Brazil thrash metal band Nervosa are back in Ottawa this Wednesday night and for the occasion they’ll be performing live at House of Targ with Gatineau thrash metal group Mortor, Ottawa metal formation Venator and Ottawa metal project Exo-Vedate. The headliners are looking for a place to sleep for 4 people, if you can help out, see the Facebook event page by clicking below.
If you can’t get your fix of metal on Wednesday, make your way over to Mavericks on Thursday to catch black metal band Necronomicon live. The Montreal-based band who’s on a cross-Canada tour, will be sharing the stage with Florida death metal group Abiotic, Toronto epic metal formation Vesperia, Ottawa black metal project Endemise and more.
The Record Centre is a fun spot to check out live music because the shows are usually short, pay-what-you-can and people are there for the music. This Thursday, there will be an intimate gig with Hamilton, Ontario pop musician Marie Avery, Hamilton, Ontario quirky pop artist Hanna Bech and Ottawa pop folk singer-songwriter Amanda Lowe.
Philly indie rock band Nothing will be making a stop in the capital city this Thursday night and they’ll be playing live at Zaphods with Ottawa indie rock group PINE and Ottawa/Toronto rock project Wild Love.
This Thurday, August 4, the Troquet will be welcoming Quebec band Anatole for a live performance. The Montreal-based art rock/synth pop project will be playing alongside Quebec disco rock ambassadors Beat Sexü and DJ Glory Hull, who’ll play before and after the live sets.
Vancouver pop artist Jay Arner will be giving a live show at Pressed Cafe this Friday. The Mint Records signee will be sharing the stage with Supermoon, another Mint Recs Vancouver-based pop band, and Ottawa post pop project Herons Wake.
Toronto chamber folk quintet Places Erupt are playing at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this Friday night in support of their new album Breathe A Storm. For the occasion, Ottawa progressive instrumental quartet The Night Watch and Ottawa genre-defying cello/voice duo The Visit, will join them on stage. An evening of enchanting progressive sounds for those who are open to discovering new music.
If you’re a fan of punk music, you’re probably going to want to check out the Dom this Friday night to rock out to Ottawa’s Crusades, Montreal’s Complainers, and Ottawa’s Doxx while drinking tasty beverages. Thank me later.
Over at Club Saw this Friday night, there’s going to be an all-ages show for those who enjoy punk/rock and hardcore. The show will feature live sets by Ottawa Grunge punks, Lee’s Avenue, Toronto post-hardcore band Conversation,Ottawa prog-rock/post-hardcore group Fall in a Day,Gatineau post-hardcore project Fractures and Outlines and Ottawa hardcore outfit The Courier.
This Saturday, August 6, the Ottawa Footy Street Festival will take over the ByWard Market. The first of its kind in our Nation’s Capital, the festival happening on the corner of Sussex and Byward is a multi-cultural event at which soccer players, attendees and their families can participate in a fun, respectful, and community-driven day. Entertainment will also be running throughout, including live street art, street dancers, DJs, and other performances.
JAMDAY is a one-of-a-kind event happening every year in August featuring the rich culture of Jamaica including live reggae music, folk dances, songs, traditional food, a children’s village, crafts and much more. Hosted by the Jamaican Community Association, this year’s edition will be held on Saturday, August 6 at Mooney’s Bay and will feature live performances by headliners Baby Cham, Tiger and Glen Washington among others.
Over at Zaphods this Friday, there’s going to be an early all-ages show with Victoria, BC ambient post punks Freak Heat Waves, Toronto devotional band New Fries and Ottawa newcomers Spell live.
Ottawa-based artist Anndy Negative is having an EP Release show for his album Negative One this Saturday night at Cafe Dekcuf. For the occasion he’ll be joined by local rock/punk bands Holy Christopher, Shootin’ Blanx and more to be announced.
The Smiffs is a tribute band dedicated to The Smiths, and they’ll be making a stop in Hull at the Minotaure this Saturday, August 6. Be sure to check out the show if you’re a fan of the English alternative rock band formed in 1982.
Local alternative hip hop artist Alex Silas and his band The Subterraneans have been busy preparing their new project Tunnels Season One released at the end of June and to celebrate they’re throwing an party this Saturday night at Saint Brigid’s with special guests Ghettosocks, Drae, Geisterhaus, E.On and A. Charter.
Montreal’s Vinyl Love collective in collaboration with Vanguard Pulse are taking over the turntables at Mercury Lounge this Saturday night. Music lovers, partygoers, beer drinkers and cocktail fanatics, are invited to get drunk with music and bumping beats under the good vibrations.
Switched On Synths, the electronic music series dedicated to all things synth is having its August edition this Saturday night. Happening at House of Targ, the event will feature a set by Icelandic minimalist tech noir project Dada Pogrom, Canadian synth pop vets Rational Youth, and Toronto dark synth project Error 144.
Queens, NYC’s own Kranium will be touching down in Ottawa for the first time this Saturday night to perform live at the Bourbon Room. The r&b/dancehall/reggae will be giving a show and he’ll be getting support from a lineup of local heavyhitters including DJ Tytus, DJ Roz, DJ P and others.