The one and only Jimmy Eat World will be performing live at the Algonquin Commons Theatre this Wednesday, May 10 as part of their Integrity Blues Tour. The world famous rockers from Mesa, Arizona will be sharing the stage with Philadelphia punk rock band Beach Slang.
Western Canadian Music Award winning roots duo Twin Peaks will be playing at Live on Elgin this Wednesday, May 10 as part of their current tour of Ontario. For the occasion, the harmonious folk outfit will be performing alongside Ottawa singer-songwriter Danielle Allard.
The second Wednesday of every month at Bar Robo, DJ Trevor Walker aka Lifeboogie and Chris International bring you Prestige, a new night that explores various grooves with jazz as the common thread. Expect jazz, funk, latin, afro, electronica and more, all on vinyl.
The Viree Blues series is back at the Petit Chicago after a short pause, and they are now sponsored by Moosehead. The 5th show of the new series is happening this Wednesday, May 10 and it’ll feature a live performance by the Kevin Mark Blues Band.
Bleak Life 4 is going down from May 11-13 at Funeral Home, House of Targ and Club SAW and this time around the fest will feature live sets by punk/rock/hardore bands St Ripper, World War, Crude, Parasytes, Omerta, Warsick, Lacerate, Toxic Thoughts and several others.
Sounds of Summer is a night of live local music happening this Thursday, May 11 at Live on Elgin. The show will feature performances by Crystalena, Kimberly Sunstrum, Banjo Scruffs and Dan Kelly.
Ottawa’s Onionface is having a single release party at House of Targ this Thursday night. The raw, dirty, rock & rollers will be sharing the stage with local indie rockers The Tackies and Mississauga rock n’ roll band Jailbirds.
Each month RedLeaf Music presents Travelling Tales, an event that showcases a new artist travelling through Ottawa, bringing their tales from the road. The artists are travelling and the series travels, from venue to venue. The evening of visual arts, spoken word and music hosted by folk artist Christophe Elie, is being held this Friday night at Pressed Cafe with musician Kate Weekes.
Toronto indie rockers Hollerado are travelling the country as part of their Spring Tour 2017 and they’ll be making a stop in Ottawa this Friday, May 12. The show was initially supposed to be at Zaphods, but due to overwhelming demand (and the fact that Zaphods is closing its doors) it was moved to the Bronson Centre. Hollerado are set to play with Kingston heavy pop band PS I Love You and artist Everett Bird.
This Friday, May 12, the Outsider Collective presents an early show at Happy Goat Coffee featuring a night of dark Canadian electronic music including Winnipeg dark synthpop duo Ghost Twin, Ottawa experimental synth/noise project Wychdoktor and Ottawea/Toronto dark synthpop duo Antigen Shift.
If you want to check out one of Ottawa’s best bands live, do yourself a favour and head over to the Rainbow Bistro this Friday night to catch BlakDenim. The hip hop/funk/soul/rock fusion group will be bringing the heat alongside local rapper Drae, hip hop group Poetic Elements and DJ Roc Steady.
Chris Landry and the Seasick Mommas are having their “One Five Fifty” album release party at Irene’s Pub this Friday night. To celebrate, they’ll be playing with Buddy Smiles and Dangereens.
If you’re in the mood for a night of dancing this Friday night, Hottawa is going down at Babylon with DJs Halpo, Mani Pedi, Sportif and VJ Paradise.
Starting this Saturday, May 13 and happening once a month this summer, there’s a flea market being held along Hanson Street near the Ruisseau de la Brasserie in the Hull sector of Gatineau.
The ever-so-charming Ottawa/Gatineau duo Moonfruits will be launching their new album “Ste-Quequepart” with a release show happening at St-Alban’s this Saturday, May 13. To mark the occasion, the bilingual folk band will be joined on stage by folk group Georgian Bay and the Cumberland String Quartet.
Gatineau death/thrash metal band Mortor are having their “Burn Up The Dead” album release party at the Minotaure this Saturday. Also on the bill that night are Gatineau metal/melodic/death group My Shadow, Montreal stoner/sludge metal project Tunguska Mammoth and Ottawa thrash metal act Exo-Vedate.
Toronto punk/post-hardcore band Conversation is rocking Cafe Dekcuf this Saturday night with Ottawa post-hardcore group T-Rex Marathon, Brockville indie punk rockers Project Mantra, local alternative rock/metal project Consequents and Gatineau punks Dawn of the Dodos.
Hobart, Tasmania skuzzpop band Heart Beach will be hitting up Bar Robo this Saturday night. All the way from Australia, the Spunk! label signees will be jamming alongside Ottawa gritty basement pop trio Galapagos.
Legendary Quebec musicians Rudy Caya of Vilain Pingouin and Jeff Dubé of Noir Silence will be joining forces at the Petit Chicago this Saturday night to present the show “Frères d’armes” with an opening act by local rockers Les moindres.
At House of Targ this Saturday night, you can catch Saskatoon indie-rockers Close Talker with Kingston psychedelic soul-rock band Lost Cousins and Ottawa indie project High Waters, which I highly recommend checking out because they sound really really good.
Ottawa-based electro/folk musician Isaac Vallentin was out of the region for a while, and he’s now back in town to bring us some sweet live sounds this Saturday night at Black Squirrel Books. The all-ages show will also feature a set by Halifax indie pop singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren.
When two of Ottawa’s best singer-songwriters team up for a show, it can only mean that it’ll be an incredible night of live music. This Saturday, cease the opportunity to see alternative folk/rock musician Claude Munson at Irene’s Pub with dark folk/soul songstress Keturah Johnson.
Bangarang is going down this Saturday night at Happy Goat Coffee. If you love the sound of Studio One and Trojan Records, then this night featuring music selections by DJs Magnificent and Longshot is definitely for you. The focus is on early reggae, rocksteady and ska from Jamaica’s exciting 1966-1975 period with a heavy focus on 1968-1971.
Afropolitan is a 5-month series of events presented at the Mercury Lounge as part of Canada 150 that features DJs, percussionists and dancers showcasing the strong African, Caribbean, and Latin influences that have shaped today’s house music. The 4th edition, happening this Saturday will feature Don Barbarino aka Godfather D from Montréal alongside the Tribal Threat DJs and Trevor Walker.