Marking its 25th anniversary, the Carleton University Art Gallery presents Open Edition, a new exhibition inspired by the gallery’s rich collection of prints by Canadian and international artists. The exhibition, presented until August 20, is being launched this Monday, June 5 with artists Ciara Phillips, Mohamed Thiam, Étienne Tremblay-Tardif, Guillermo Trejo, and Melanie Yugo and TIMEKODE’s DJ Memetic who’ll be spinning live.
Philadelphia rock trio CKY will be playing live at Babylon this Monday night alongside BC rock n’rollers The Wild, Ottawa rockers Old James and Ottawa progressive rock band The Aphelion.
At Mavericks this Monday night, there’s a metal show featuring Norwegian black metal band TAAKE, Norwegian black metal group Helheim, and Ottawa black metal project Endemise.
At Bar Robo this Tuesday night, Debaser presents an intimate night of live music featuring sets by Toronto experimental folk project Anamai, Montreal indie chamber pop band Inland Island and Willow.
This Wednesday night, Ottawa’s Valois returns to their hometown to present a rock n’ roll show at Live on Elgin with support form local musician Robbie Rigg, a guitarist with The Lionyls who’s debuting a new project, and Keturah Johnson from The Heavy Medicine Band who’ll be giving a loop-oriented set.
If you’re into experimental electronic sounds, be sure to make your way over to Avant-Garde Bar this Wednesday night to check out Lethbridge, Alberta’s An Ant And An Atom. The project that crafts slow burning melodies atop hazy vocal samples will be joined by Ottawa ambient pos-rock duo Novusolis, ambient electronic project Intangerines and local newcomer Wellington Sanipe.
Beer lovers take note: the Gatineau Summer Beer Fest, better known as the Festibière, is just around the corner and will be held from June 8-10. The event is once again happening at the Canadian Museum of History, outside as well as in the Grand Hall. On the menu: lots of craft brews to try out from all over the country, workshops, tasty eats and live shows featuring DJ Champion, the Mackenzie Rhythm Section, Coleman Hell and more.
This Thursday night, Debaser presents an all-ages show at The Record Centre that’ll feature live performances by minimal ambient project Slow Attack Ensemble, Nova Scotia experimental artist chick white, Ottawa electronic artist Bucko and Ottawa DJ Pink Veil.
If you want to rock out at a punk show this Thursday night, House of Targ is where you’ll want to be to see Paris, France post-punks Frustration, BC post-punks Spectres, Montreal post punk band Palissade and Ottawa punk/rock n’rollers Durs Coeurs.
Ottawa funk fusion, neo-soul pop group Harea Band will be performing live at the Mercury Lounge this Thursday night. The show promises to be a sonic safari through the minds of this dynamic six piece as they create an auditory fusion between funk, soul and modern pop at one of the best dance clubs in the city.
The Festival Folk et guitares d’Aylmer is having its third edition from June 8-11 at various restaurants and bars alongside the Main Street in Aylmer. This free festival that celebrates folk music and guitar-playing will feature live performances by Ali McCormick, Adam Karch, Outside I’m A Giant, Malak, John Carroll and more.
Ottawa’s largest theatre festival, the Fringe, is back for its 20th season from June 8-18. The 2017 edition will feature 361 performances of 57 shows in 12 venues centred around Arts Court, the University of Ottawa, and Downtown Rideau. The Fringe is one of the city’s most accessible festivals with tickets for performances priced at a ridiculously affordable price. What’s more, 100% of ticket sales go directly to the performers, and that alone is seriously amazing and worth supporting.
The ever-so-charming Ottawa/Gatineau duo Moonfruits will be presenting their new album “Ste-Quequepart” at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this Friday night. To mark the occasion, the bilingual folk band will be joined on stage by folk group Georgian Bay.
Ottawa garage rockers Telecomo are having their “For Sale” debut LP release party this Friday, June 9 over at Babylon and for the occasion the guys will be sharing the stage with Montreal’s Silver Dapple, Toronto’s Bond Girls and Montreal’s Corridor. Stick around after the show for the dance party with DJs Sarita and Ohjay.
Welland indie/folk/country musician Spencer Burton is making a return to Ottawa this Friday night. He’ll be playing live at Bar Robo alongside Ottawa indie folk singer-songwriter André M. Bluteau, who hasn’t performed live in a while and who recently came out with a new album, so it’s sure to be a real treat.
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 grand finale happening this Friday, June 9 will feature DJ Jeff Afrozila of Portugal alongside the Tribal Threat DJs.
This Saturday, June 10, Friends of Laurier House present WWII Homefront: Canada’s Kitchen – An Interactive Exhibit Kitchen and Swing Dance Party celebrating Canada 150. Meet with actors in era-costume and immerse kids into the full historical experience of a WWII Canadian homefront kitchen. Try small rations of food invented in that time and listen to live big band music. Try the photo booth dressed in WWII costume, play games of that era on the front lawn, enjoy performances by swing dancers and more. It’s free, go nuts.
This Saturday, June 10, in collaboration with the House of PainT, festival, the Vanier neighbourhood invites you to a community event to celebrate the unveiling of the tallest mural in Ottawa painted by local artists Mique Michelle and Kalkidan Assefa. To mark the occasion, the TIMEKODE’s DJs will be spinning live, there will be a performance by Nile Groove, as well as several local food vendors and more.
Thee Day Party, a new bi-weekly day party happening from 2-8 p.m. on the Kinki Lounge Kitchen patio, is having its debut this Saturday, June 10. Organizers promise to bring you an onslaught of heavy hitting DJs, kicking it off with one of Ottawa’s favourite party rockers Laocapone, followed by headlining DJ Freeza Chin, from Toronto.
Vultures will be making a stop in Ottawa this Saturday night as part of the Death By Exposure Cross-Canada Tour. The BC technical hardcore metal band will be playing a house show with Ottawa progressive death metal group The Thirteenth Floor, Ottawa melodic hardcore project WFKLD. and Ottawa-Gatineau metal outfit Accretion.
Ottawa-based alt-folk singer-songwriter Mark Fossen will be giving an intimate live show at Pressed Cafe this Saturday night. The artist originally from Port Moody, BC, who’s currently working on a new record with Canadian producer/musician Jim Bryson, will be sharing the stage with indie folk/pop musician Colin Bullock.
This Saturday night at Bar Robo, you can catch Montreal indie pop/punk/rock band Le Trouble live. The high-energy five-piece will be playing the Ottawa venue alongside Montreal alternative pop/punks Laureate and Ottawa punk rockers No Fuss.
Local bands Chariots of the Gods, Inire, Life on Trial and Project Mars have teamed up to put on a fundraising show to help out those affected by the Gatineau floods. The show is happening at the Minotaure this Saturday, June 10.
Did you love attending the Latin Sparks outdoor dance party in past years? Well this summer, organizers are only presenting one edition of the popular event on Saturday, June 10 on Albert Island. The latin-themed party promises to offer a night of dancing under the stars with complimentary workshops, music, cuisine and live percussionists and entertainment. Again, there’s only one being held this year, so don’t miss out if this is your thing.
Ottawa indie emo band PINE are celebrating the release of their album “Pillow Talk” this Saturday night at House of Targ. For the occasion, the local five-piece will be joined on stage by Ontario indie punks Safe to Say, Niagara emo/alt rockers Heavy Hearts and Ottawa newcomers Kamen.
International reggae sensation Christopher Martin will be in the capital city for the first time ever this Saturday night at the Bourbon Room in an effort to present his debut album #BigDeal.