If you want to start your week checking out emo rock bands, make your way over to Pressed Cafe this Tuesday, July 4 to catch Nashville emo group Secret Stuff, Ottawa emo project Castefield, Ottawa alternative rockers Fragile Figures and Ottawa acoustic artist Nojah.
Gatineau’s first-ever Festival d’Humour (comedy festival) is happening July 6-8 at the Place De La Cité, in Gatineau. For this inaugural edition, you can expect shows by Rachid Badouri, André Sauvé, Philippe Bond, Mélanie Ghanimé and up-and-comer Jay Du Temple.
The 2017 RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest is just around the corner and this year’s edition, being held July 6-16, is bound to welcome another record-setting number of festival-goers eager to take in all the live music. This summer’s lineup includes acts like Muse, Pink, LCD Soundsystem, Flume, 50 Cent, Gary Clark Jr., Tegan and Sara, Migos, Sam Roberts Band, July Talk, RL Grime, Xavier Rudd, Phantogram, A Tribe Called Red, Dead Obies and many others.
David R. Elliott will be playing live in Ottawa this Thursday, July 6 as part of his Strawberry Grass Tour. For the occasion, the Halifax-based country/pop/folk will be sharing the stage with Chris Landry, Keturah Johnson and Ryan Prueter.
Halifax experimental pop band Mauno are hitting the road as part of their Sled Run 2017 Tour and they’ll be playing live at Bar Robo this Friday, July 7. This time around, they’ll be playing an all-ages show alongside Winnipeg electronic psych pop project Lev Snowe, Winnipeg alternative group Ivory Waves and Ottawa lo-fi noise outfit Masters of Nothing.
Over at House of Targ this Friday night, you can catch Wakefield, Quebec indie rockers Rebelle live with Ottawa indie garage band Nightshades, Toronto indie garage rock group Mad Ones and Ottawa lo-fi garage outfit The Vile Bodies.
Double Barrel, one of Ottawa’s most popular monthly dance parties, is going down inside Babylon this Friday night. Resident DJ Magnificent will be gracing the 1s and 2s with selector Trevor Walker, and Detroit Soul Food will also be back to provide tasty eats. An all-vinyl funk, soul, Motown and vintage reggae dance party you don’t want to miss!
This Saturday, July 8, Rewind, dubbed Canada’s premiere old school & throwback party, celebrates Canada 150 at both Petrie Island and Kinki Lounge. First up: enjoy a free beach party throughout the day until 8 p.m. and then make your way over to the Market to keep the party going at Kinki with DJs Mace and Lifeboogie.
Ottawa singer-songwriter Matt Powell will be performing live at City at Night this Saturday, July 8. The indie blues/rock/soul musician will be playing with LJ Drums and friends. Support local talent!
This Saturday night, the Mercury Lounge and the NAC present the next instalment of Wolf Gang Sessions, a night of music with a wild side where classical meets funk. For this special series, the NAC takes part of its orchestra out of its traditional space and puts a special spin on DJ Trevor Walker’s set. This promises to be a great night of live music.
This Saturday, the Ready Steady Go Mod Nite is going down at House of Targ. DJ Emmett will host a night of live music followed by a swinging 60s dance party, which will feature live performances by a The Clash tribute band and Ornaments, who’ll pay tribute to The Buzzcocks.
New Jersey folk/blues musician Sammy Kay will be making a stop at the Petit Chicago in the Vieux-Hull sector of Gatineau this Saturday. Burlington, Ontario punk rockers The Penske File, Ottawa-Gatineau punk rockers Sidelines and Ottawa-Gatineau ambient post rock duo Novusolis will be joining Sammy Kay for the show.
Toronto’s Yung Bambii will be making an appearance at Open Air Social Club this Saturday night. The globe-trotting DJ is returning to the summer party patio for what promises to be another formidable set.
Long Island punk Jeff Rosenstock will be hitting up Babylon this Sunday, July 9 as part of his summer tour. He’ll be sharing the stage with Brooklyn indie rocker Laura Stevenson and Toronto punk rockers DEFORESTERS.