|California feat. KNLO and Snail
Toast Dawg – Single
Loud – New Phone EP – Joy Ride Records
|Mon back pack
Sam Faye D-Track – Stereo
|What Time is It feat. Innanet James (produced by Kaytranada)
Lou Phelps – EP 001: Experiments
Yes Mccan – PS. Merci pour le love – Make It Rain Records
Lary Kidd – Contrôle – Coyote Records
Brown – POPLUV EP – 7ieme Ciel Records
|MONET feat. KNLO
Eman x Vlooper – La Joie – 7ieme Ciel Records
Dead Obies – Single – Bonsound
|Il était moins une
Loud – Une année record – Joy Ride Records
|Kesqui_Veulent feat. Dawan & Kevin Na$h
FouKi – Pre_Zay EP – 7ieme Ciel Records
Joe Rocca – French Kiss – Joy Ride Records
Rymz – Mille soleils – Joy Ride Records
Indie City Madness Episode 217: Merry Synthmas!
Hard Science – Dreaming in Stereo
|Make It Better
Cabaal – Failed States
Frayd – Mountain
|thank u/solace ft. Marti
Chanksdaddy – Single
|pull that weight
PIPPA – SWEETLOW
|L’invention du divertissement
Violence – Le théâtre
|No Bottle Service
Tommy Kruise – Single
sbsst – Into Light
|Dubai, Bye Baby, Dubai
Silkken – Not Forever Enough
Cosmo Doris – Boi Womyn Man Gyrl
|Killer Parents (Original)
Intangerines – Intangerines – Killer Parents by Intangerines
|O Come All Ye Faithful
Hard Science – Merry Synthmas
Le Temporaire in the Vieux-Hull sector of Gatineau is reborn in some ways through the new Triple Seven collective which has since taken over the space. Continuing in the same line of work, Triple Seven presents all sorts of events, including a documentary and discussion series meant to stimulate thoughtful exchanges. This Tuesday, December 26, the series will feature a screening of the radical activism film “The East”.
Kapacity Entertainment continues its Ottawa holiday tradition by bringing us its annual Boxing Day party on December 26. This year, it’s going down at Kinki Lounge with Toronto-based DJ Drastik of Thugli, Toronto DJ Techtwelve of the Itzsoweezee crew and some mystery special guests.
For the fourth year in a row, Monster Energy brings you its annual Boxing Day Jam on December 26 at Babylon. This year again, the event will feature a lineup of fan favourites from around the way, including Montreal’s Tommy Kruise, Toronto’s 12AM and Ottawa’s DJ Illo.
This Wednesday, December 27, the Petit Chicago is putting on a solid “in between” party to give you something to do with all that extra post-Christmas energy. For only 5 bucks, you can enjoy a live afrobeat reggae band, as well as a lineup of DJs who’ll be playing a variety of genres from electro house and retro disco to funky jazz and underground pop dancehall.
Toronto noise/experimental band Goth Girl will be hitting up the Avant-Garde Bar this Wednesday, December 27 and they’ll be playing live with Ottawa’s Obsidian Will, London, Ontario’s Shelf, Ottawa’s Hunter Gatherer and Ottawa’s Intangerines.
This Thursday at Live on Elgin, the Tell Em Girl Poetry Showcase is back for a second show. The powerful spoken word showcase will feature another lineup of young women who’s words of truth, wisdom, confidence, and power will leave you standing at your feet.
This Thursday, December 28, the Indie Scene presents the 3rd Annual House of Targ Hoiday Banger featuring Oshawa pop-punks Matlock Expressway, Hamilton indie rockers Run Maggie Run, Nepean party rockers AHRF, Ottawa surf emo band Swim Team, Ottawa alternative rock artist Nojah and Stittsville rock n’roll musician Sam Hickey.
Over at Babylon on December 28, House Party Thursdays brings you Merry Litmas, a party complete with a gaming section featuring beer-pong, a Connect-4 table, decks of cards, a pinball machine and foosball table, as well as wicked giveaways, among other things.
This Friday, Kinki After Dark presents a year-end show featuring a live performance by Ottawa r&b singer-songwriter Rita Carter who’ll be joined by her band for the occasion, as well as by DJ Rocsteady.
This Friday, December 29, Toronto hip hop artist CasperTNG will be live in concert for the first time in Ottawa and he’ll be giving an all-ages NYE pre -party at the 27 Club alongside special uests Neeco PB, Lia Kloud and others.
Montreal/Ottawa band Little Suns is back to play live at Irene’s Pub this Friday, December 29. This time around, the folk/pop fusion four-piece will be sharing the sage with Ottawa dark soul/rock/folk project Shadowhand.
This Friday, December 29, dance your face off to all your fave tunes with House of Targ’s first edition of T.A.R.G. radio: all request, all the time. Dr. Davey will be the on-call resident DJ playing nothing but the hits you want to hear, and there will also be two sets of live music from Montreal’s THE BUFFS, a B-52 tribute cover band. Tune in and get down: it’s a dance party!
When Ottawa’s The Split put on a show, it’s always good times. The local neo-soul band are bringing their stripped down electro sound to the Rainbow Bistro this Friday night for a holiday show. You can expect funked up and spaced out new tunes created with drum machines, synths and guitars.
Strange People, a party dedicated to happiness, good times and curiosity, is back for a holiday celebration at the Mercury Lounge this Friday. Party people are invited to come as they are and enjoy the sounds of house, disco, techno and more as resident DJs Mat Thibault and Teknobrat take you on an eclectic musical journey that will stimulate your imagination and dance moves.
I can never get enough of the Drake Night promo posters – I mean would you look at this? If you don’t know by now, Drake Night is a recurring party dedicated to the 6 God, where you can expect to hear nothing but Drizzy jams and tracks from OVO affiliates all night long. It goes down this Saturday night at Babylon, and it’s the last one of the year.
An entire night strictly filled with music by Céline Dion? Rejoice, because it’s happening! This Saturday night at the Minotaure in the Vieux-Hull, you can get your fill of Céline tunes and sing your heart out in the process.
If you enjoy ska, reggae and rocksteady, be sure to make your way over to House of Targ this Saturday for the last Voice Of The People Ska Night of 2017. This fun party will feature music selections picked out by DJs Snappy and Longshot as well as a live performance by Ottawa ska band The Sentries and Taco Bandits.
Toronto alternative folk/pop musician Royal Wood will be back in Wakefield this week to play a series of shows at the legendary Blacksheep Inn. He’s giving four back-to-back gigs from December 27-30, and they’re all sold out, expect for the show happening this Wednesday, December 27.
And if you’re looking for New Year’s Eve party ideas, head over to Eventful Capital’s NYE 2018 in Ottawa-Gatineau Party Guide. Happy holidays!
Every year I put together this thing called an NYE party guide for Ottawa-Gatineau. New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and chances are you still don’t know what you’re doing to ring in 2018. If you’re attending a house party, you’re set (it’s usually the less-complicated option), but if you’re looking to go out to celebrate, take a look at this list which should help you pick the best event for you. Whatever you end up doing, Eventful Capital wishes you plenty of good times in good company. Enjoy the celebrations and be sure to make necessary arrangements to get home safely. Cheers!
An NYE party before NYE is good for those who like to go out but want to avoid the crazy crowds on December 31. Kudos to the Petit Chicago in the Hull sector of Gatineau for putting on a free show on Saturday, December 30 that’ll feature a live set by rock band The Sociables.
Nimidiwin promises a showcase of Indigenous culture highlighting the many unique communities of Turtle Island in a brilliant New Years Eve event happening at the Canadian Museum of History. The show is free and offers a family-friendly way to welcome the New Year in peace and friendship.
Celebrating on a tight budget? Parliament Hill is offering action-packed outdoor festivities to close-off 2017. There will be programming all day, and in the evening you can catch DJ Shub, formerly of A Tribe Called Red, as well as DJs Carl and Evana Müren. After that, Toronto hip hop artist Kardinal Offishall will rock the mic. and a pyrotechnics and laser show will take place at 9:15 p.m.,10:15 p.m. and midnight. Bundle up!
On the Gatineau side, you can celebrate the arrival of the new year at SHAKER. They’re offering wine and champagne at cost until midnight. There will also be a DJ, red carpet and photographer, as well as a mixologist service at your table and hors d’oeuvres.
Bar Robo is throwing a big party on New Year’s Eve to wave goodbye to 2017 and ring in 2018 with some good vibes courtesy DJ del Pilar who will kick off the night with some sweet disco and funk jams, and count down the last moments of 2017 with you as the night heats up. DJ SeiiizMikk will take over just after midnight and keep the party bumping with some sweet hip hop and R&B grooves until late.
One of Ottawa’s best NYE countdowns is once again happening at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. Back by popular demand, DJ RayRay will be in the building alongside DJ Mace to get the 600+ party-goers dancing the night away and there will be a photo booth, party favours, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a chance to win a bunch of prizes.
New Swears Eve is taking over the 27 Club on December 31st with a live jazz band, mystery loot bags for the first 50 people in, hors-d’oeuvres, complete with a live performance and DJ set by Ottawa garage punks New Swears. Formal dress is encouraged for this one.
An all-you-can-eat mac n’cheese party anyone? That’s what the Minotaure has up its sleeve to ring in 2018. Start the night stuffing your face, then dance the carbs away with DJ Cheese Bacon and enjoy complimentary bubbly at midnight.
House of Targ is having a Planet Boogie NYE Free-Play Party. You’re invited to board the Targ mothership on your way to 2018 as DJ Commander Kjmaxx and his dedicated disco/boogie crew warp you to the good times. Get your space passport at the door and experience the rush of space travel in Targ’s patented space flight simulator (!?) Bonus points to those who show up in sweet space costumes.
DJs Selekta Shellz, Professor Melé and EZ will be playing all the best in Hiphop, r&b, dancehall, trap, old school and everything in between to set off 2018 and keep you moving in the process. The party, going down at the Brig Pub, will include hors d’oeuvres all night long courtesy of Aunt Thelma’s as well as a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight.
If you’re into underground house, tech-house, and techno, Mercury Lounge is the place to be on December 31st. It promises to be an all night dance affair from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (!) with DJs Balu, Trevor Walker, Rick Laplante, Return of the Jaded and more.
Every Sunday for the past three years, A Choired Taste has been bringing people together to celebrate in drink and song. For the very first time, the festivities will be happening at Babylon for an extra special NYE event at which you can expect a wide array of music from Rihanna and The Rolling Stones to Migos and Madonna with a hint of John Denver and a sprinkle of Disney classics.
One of the most affordable NYE parties is going down at Avant-Garde Bar and will feature a nice lineup of live music. $5 will get you in and you’ll get to enjoy performances by Ottawa post rockers Lost Acres and friends.
Year after year, Wakefield’s legendary Blacksheep Inn puts on a festive NYE party that tends to sell out. To ring in 2018, the popular venue has dubbed the event Waked Up! and promises a night of funk and soul grooves with DJ BeatScience.
If you want to spend December 31st dancing the night away to the sounds of Ottawa/Hull/Wakefield experimental funk band Hilotrons, Irene’s Pub is where you’ll want to be. It’s always a good time with Hilotrons!
Indie City Madness Episode 216: Into The Snow
|Lights, Cameras & Actions
Amos the Transparent – Goodnight my Dear
Rich Chris – Teaser Demo 2015
Scattered Clouds – The First Empire
Area Resident – Delano
City Fidelia – Single
|Victims of Habit
Christine Jakel – Satellite Moons
Pépé et sa guitare – Tout le monde veux jouer avec Pépé
|Walk Upon the Waves
Honeyman and the Brothers Farr – I Had You Before Eyes
|Discordant (Stygian Wyrm Part II)
Loviatar – Loviatar
We Were Sharks – Not A Chance
Suits ‘n Toques – FORNO
|Into The Snow
Weird with Cats – Single
If the local music scene is important to you, check out the last Music Monday of the year happening at Bar Robo on December 18. This Monday’s discussion will look at recent changes to the noise by-law and what it means for venues in Ottawa. The event will also Christine Jakel.
This Monday, December 18, the Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle is back at Irene’s Pub along Bank St. Hosted by local singer-songwriter and musician Julie Corrigan, the last edition of 2017 will feature live sets by local artists Krista Hartman and Sarah Howard.
Did you hear? There’s a new jazz series called Supermurgitroid put on by House of Targ and it’s meant to feature modern takes on classic video game console music as interpreted by some of Ottawa’s hottest jazz musicians. This week’s show is happening on Wednesday night with F8-BIT, a local jazz cover band made up of some of Ottawa’s highest-scoring jazz players.
Head For West Records are having a holiday jam this Thursday night at Live on Elgin. Celebrate the holidays with Ottawa indie ska rockers Weird With Cats, Ottawa ambient post rock duo Novusolis, and Toronto’s The Rathburns.
For the final Not Normal of the year, head over to Black Squirrel Books this Thursday, December 21. At this latest installment, you can catch live experimental music sets by Sheehan (loops, sloppy beats & slow burns), Au Vol (ambient, drone, experimentation), and Golden Eyes (beats, experimental tech).
Home For the Holidays is going down at Babylon this Thursday, December 21. The show will feature live performances by Ottawa rapper Drae, Ottawa hip hop artist City Fidelia, Ottawa rap group Black Iri$h and Sudanese hip hop/reggae/alternative artist The Free.
The 27 Club is also hosting hosting a holiday-themed show this Friday night. Presented by We Were Sharks & Spectrasonic, the show will have you dancing and drinking to the sounds of local pop punk/rock bands We Were Sharks, Coldfront, Rydell and Nighttime in Kansas.
This Friday night in beautiful Wakefield, Honeyman and the Brothers Farr invite you to join them at the Blacksheep Inn for their 10th annual Christmas show. For the occasion, they will be performing a variety of material from their repertoire. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as this event tends to sell out.
On December 22, local musicians Suits N’ Toques, Rich Chris, Already Already and The Pawnshops, a Sublime cover band, are teaming up to play live at the Rainbow Bistro and proceeds raised from ticket sales will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank.
For two nights this weekend, Seasons Beatings, Ottawa’s low-culture event of the year is back to help set the bar even lower, gotta love it. Friday night, dubbed Christmas Cacophony, will feature live sets by World War 4, Trapt, Uncooperatives and more. As for Saturday, you can expect live sets by Chainbreaker, Flying Fortress and others. Punk rock ftw.
The Famalam jam holiday party is going down at Kinki Lounge this Friday night. This year, you can expect a live set by Tom Wrecks, who’s part of Thugli and the Itsoweezee crew, as well as support from local DJ Laocapone.
The end-of-year edition of Hip Hop Karaoke is going down this Friday night at the Elmdale with hosts DJ So Nice and Atherton. If you want to perform and impersonate your fave hip hop/r&b artist by doing that track you spent hours memorizing in front of the mirror, it’s your chance to show Ottawa what you’re made of.
Dance the night away to all those 80s bangers this Friday at Babylon while DJ RayRay takes care of selecting the best hits from said decade.
Are you a fan of Joni Mitchell? If so, chances are you’ll want to make it to the next “I Can’t Believe It’s Not: Joni Mitchell: Blue” happening this Saturday, December 23 at the NAC. This time around, members of local bands Fevers, Jon Hynes, Jeremy Fisher, Heavy Medicine Band and others will be performing the popular Joni Mitchell album in front of a live audience.
Ottawa indie folk rock band Amos The Transparent is hosting its annual holiday show at the Blacksheep Inn this Saturday night. The local 6-piece will be performing live alongside special guests Mountaineyes who’ll take care of the opening set.
Want a squeeze in a metal show before Christmas? Head to the Dominion this Saturday for a night of dark and gloomy atmosphere to put you in the true spirit of the season. The bill includes Wolf Lake, Quebec post-metal band Loviatar, Portland, blackened folk group Falls of Rauros and Montreal ambient drone metal project thisquietarmy.
Kitchen Party is going down this Saturday at Pressed Cafe. The monthly dance party presented by DJs Hobo & Sweet Cheeks with guest DJ Jas Nasty, 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.
Bangarang is taking over Happy Goat Coffee this Saturday night. If you love the sound of Studio One and Trojan Records, then this dance party 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.
Still Tippin’ is going down at the 27 Club this Saturday, December 23 and you can expect to hear new rap and southern classics picked out by DJs Laocapone and Foster as part of this holiday edition.
Indie City Madness Episode 215: We Heart Okies
Organ Eyes – **
|Quarter After 9
Okies – Aylmer
|Smokes & Mirrors
Okies – Aylmer
Okies – Aylmer
|Sails and Nails
Auto Racing – Auto Racing EP 2
Mushy Gushy – More Butter
Timal Garnier – Single
|You Wanted What I Wanted
Julie and the Wrong Guys – Julie and the Wrong Guys
|Up from the Ashes
Ivory Knight – Unconscience
Bearings – Nothing Here is Permanent
|Coast (feat. Jon Chandler)
Alex Silas & The Subterraneans – Tunnels: Season Two
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s only natural to be seeing more and more festive events around town. Capital City Community Choir invites you to join them for their annual Christmas carol singalong happening this Tuesday, December 12. Being held at Bar Robo, the event will benefit the Ottawa Food Bank.
The traditional GATINOËL party is back! This Wednesday night, AXENÉO7 and DAÏMÔN invite you to a festive gathering to celebrate the holiday season. There will be performative karaoke, holiday music with a twist, a pop-up exhibition by artist Jeremie Roussel, solo exhibitions by Manon Labrosse and Jillian McDonald, and more.
Canadian alternative multidisciplinary artist Hawksley Worman is bringing his Almost A Full Moon Tour to Ottawa this Wednesday, December 13. For the occasion, he’ll be giving a special performance at First Baptist Church celebrating Christmas, community, family and singing.
The Virée Blues series is having its last edition of 2017 at the Petit Chicago this Wednesday, December 13. For this final installment of the year, there will be a live performance by Angel Forrest and Ricky Paquette, who are no strangers to the Canadian blues scene.
Montreal hazewave guitarist Cam Maclean will be playing live at the intimate Pressed Cafe this Wednesday. As part of the show, he’ll be joined on stage by Ottawa musicians Sarah Bradley (of Fevers) and Adam Saikaley (Adam Saikaley Trio, Telecomo, Silkken).
Ottawa singer-songwriter and pianist Megan Jerome is celebrating the release of her new album with the Together Ensemble this Wednesday night at the NAC’s Fourth Stage. Join the charming musician and her band as they transport you through a night a music drawing from traditional gospel, stoner jazz and meditative classical sounds.
The Mercury Lounge is cooking up another fun event for foodies and music lovers alike. This Thursday night, experience a culinary and musical evening with Guga Rocha, one of Brazil’s finest chefs and TV hosts, as well as great live music by Tatiana Pereira & Band. Sounds amazing!
This Thursday marks the triumphant return of Ottawa delta rock n’roll duo Bearshark. The guys recently put out a new album and they’ll be sharing new material live alongside Montreal powerpop glam rockers The Sick Things and Ottawa rockers Onionface.
This Friday night, dance 2017 away with the TIMEKODE crew as resident DJ Zattar brings you the last TK party of the year. The popular funk and soul dance monthly will once again be held at D’Afrique resto & bar. Get your dancing shoes ready and see you on the dancefloor!
Ontario hard rockers Headstones are giving not one but two shows in Ottawa this weekend with Halifax punk rockers Like A Motorcycle. Happening at Barrymores’ both shows are sold out, but you can probably get your hands on a ticket through people who are selling theirs on the Facebook event page.
Jim Bryson is bringing his “Where The Bungalows Roam” 10th Anniversary mini-tour to his hometown of Stittsville this weekend. He’ll be giving two shows at the intimate Quitters Coffee, with special guest Trails.
Toronto alt pop rockers Nutrients have a new album out and they’ll be playing tracks from their latest record this Friday night at Pressed. This time around, they’ll be performing live with Ottawa duo Triples and local group Plant Legs.
Canadian indie rock super group Julie & The Wrong Guys (Julie Doiron, Eamon McGrath and members of Cancer Bats) will be hitting up the 27 Club this Friday night as part of a mini-tour they’re on. For the occasion, they’ll be playing live with Ottawa indie rockers Mushy Gushy and Ottawa rock n’rollers Saint Clare.
Ottawa six-piece band Nile Groove and local group OM ST are teaming up Friday, December 15 for a double bill show at The Rainbow Bistro. The night of live music will be dedicated to reggae, funk, R&B and blues.
The second annual, first official Flying Hellfish Holiday Hangs is going down at Pressed this Saturday, December 16. The show will feature live sets by Brooklyn’s Freya Wilcox & The Howl, Montreal’s Oh My Snare!, Ottawa’s Tossin’ Socks and Ottawa’s Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish.
Ottawa emo pop punks Bearings are having their “Nothing Here is Permanent” EP release party this Saturday at the 27 Club. To mark the occasion, the guys will be playing live alongside Ottawa indie emo rockers PINE, Ottawa emo band Castlefield and Oshawa punk rockers Letdown.
Ottawa-based singer-songwriter and musician Her Harbour is performing live at the NAC this Saturday night as part of the NAC Presents series. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the dream folk/baroque pop artist’s beautiful sound, in such a beautiful space. It’s bound to be dreamy.
Montréal synthpop trio Paupière are back in Gatineau this Saturday night and they’re hitting up the Petit Chicago in the Vieux-Hull to present their debut album “À Jamais Privé de Réponses”. As part of the show, the retro pop poets will be joined by Gatineau artist Timal Garnier who’ll take care of the opening set.
The Oh My Jam dance party is squeezing in one last party before the new year. Happening this Saturday at Babylon, the inclusive event will feature music selections by Lissa Monet, DJ Justice and DJ Del Pilar
Have you heard of Framework Music? They host Ottawa’s only legal and licensed all-night dance party at City at Night. The latest edition of said party, dubbed White Rabbit, is going down this Saturday, December 16 and it’ll feature back-to-back sets by Toronto DJ Takin and Ottawa DJ Rick Laplante with support by Tone A and Evan K.
The Homesick emo night is back at Cafe Dekcuf this Friday, and this one is the Holiday Bash edition. Come feel all the feels as part of this monthly night of nostalgia and teen angst. Last one sold out, so you may want to grab tix in advance.
Lazy Days Recs and Lifeboogie are having a holiday party at the Mercury Lounge this Saturday. Catch Ottawa resident DJ Trevor Walker and Montreal’s Fred Everything live and spend the night on what’s sure to be a hot dancefloor.
Indie City Madness Ep. 214: Murder at the Circus
Plastic Farm – Plastic Farm
Lovegood – Lovegood
|What Do You Know Of Love
GINNY – Murder at the Circus
Jeepz – Period.
FawnDoe – Bernays Breakfast
Chocolat – Rencontrer Looloo
Casa Lagarto – Demo(n)s
The Fays – 7 of 9
|Hail to the Trash
Bel Ann-Ana – Hello Hoopla
No Fuss – LP1
|Lost in apocalypse
A Scar For The Wicked – Single
The Creeps – All In Vinyl (Split 7″)
|Leave it Behind
Julie Corrigan – The Language
|I Will Be Water
Isaac Vallentin – Hedera
From the badlands of southern Alberta, musician Joe Vickers will be hitting up Bar Robo this Tuesday, December 5 as part of his Cowboy Coffee Tour. For the occasion, the folk musician will be playing live with Ottawa folk/country band Big Neon and Ottawa folk singer-songwriter JD Wilson.
Austrian blackened death metal band Belphegor is performing live at Mavericks this Wednesday, December 6. They’ll be sharing the stage with Montreal tech death metal band Cryptosy, Toronto black metal group Panzerfaust, Ottawa death metal crew A Scar For The Wicked and Ottawa death metal project Gland.
Do you still have any of your childhood or teenage writing? Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is an open-mic evening of book reports, poetry, diary entries, letters from camp, etc. — all read out loud by adults to a room full of strangers. The event is being held this Wednesday evening at the Gladstone Theatre. Sounds like a whole lot of laughter and awkwardness!
Local director Matt Miwa and producer Lesley Marshall invite you to the premiere of their short silent horror film “Murder at the Circus”. The screening, which is a pay-what-you-can event, will be held at the ByTowne Cinema this Wednesday, December 6.
There’s a night of “mega jazz action” going down at House of Targ this Wednesday. The show will feature live performances by Ottawa groovy jazz ensemble Super Awesome Club, as well as the Carleton University Fusion Ensemble, that will perform compositions by Weather Report, Carla Bley, Allan Holdsworth, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Mike Stern, Eric Dolphy, Chick Corea and more.
The Canadian Museum of History is opening a new exhibition that delves into the world of animation. Titled DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, the exhibit reveals the art, technology and storytelling that has made DreamWorks Animation the world’s largest animation studio. This special show is being presented from December 8, 2017 to April 8, 2018.
Montréal rockabilly/hillbilly/rock n’roller Bloodshot Bill is bringing his one-man show to House of Targ this Thursday night. For the occasion, the self-described greasy Canadian that travels on his own, will be sharing the stage with Ottawa rock n’rollers Casa Lagarto and Ottawa alternative country musician Chris Landry.
Montréal indie rocker Little Scream is returning to Ottawa this Thursday, December 7 as part of her current tour. This time around, she’ll be joined by Ottawa indie rockers The Heavy Medicine Band and Ottawa indie band Plastic Farm.
On Thursday at Pressed Cafe, you can catch Ottawa garage rockers The Tenenbaums, Toronto alt punks Blankscreen and Ottawa punk rockers No Fuss.
Anishinaabe MC/singer-songwriter Leonard Sumner will be performing live at the NAC this Thursday, December 7. The hip hop/country/r&b artist, who’s from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation located in Manitoba, will be sharing the stage with Ottawa alternative folk/rock musician Jack Pine.
If you’re up for a little road trip to Wakefield to kick off your weekend, head over to the Blacksheep Inn this Friday night to check out Carleton Place roots/folk/rock singer-songwriter and storyteller Brock Zeman and Ottawa soulful country musician Julie Corrigan.
Ottawa folk/punks The Fays are celebrating 20 years of music this Friday with a show happening at Pressed Cafe. The event will also feature live sets by Ottawa musical poet King Kimbit and Ottawa newcomers Bloody Murder, who’ll be giving their first show ever.
Toronto punk rockers The Flatliners and Massachusetts hardcore punks A Wilhelm Scream are celebrating 10 years of musical existence on the road together. To mark this milestone, they’ll be performing The Great Awake and Career Suicide, each album in its entirety.
Metal heads take note: this Friday at Targ, metal band Norislk is having an album release party and they’ll be playing live with Boston metal band Replacire, Ottawa thrash group Mangler, Ottawa metal project Messora and Montreal tech metal act Pronostic.
Following his appearance at the Mercury Lounge this past August, Kenny Glasgow is back this Friday and he’ll be giving a live set in celebration of DJ Balu’s birthday. You can expect another round of tech house and underground vibes from the Toronto DJ as well as an opening set from the birthday boy and Jeff Dougler.
The Canadian hip hop producer behind numerous hit singles like No Shopping by French Montana and Drake and 4am by 2 Chainz feat. Travis Scott, Murda Beatz will be in Ottawa this Friday, December 8 to give a DJ set at Babylon. This will be his first time in Canada’s capital and it’s sure to be one of the city’s biggest nightclub events of 2017.
New Constellations, a nation(s)wide tour of music and arts featuring Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, is making a stop in Ottawa this Saturday, December 9. The event, which aims to address reconciliation through the arts, will feature a stellar lineup including A Tribe Called Red, Leonard Sumner, Lido Pimienta, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Jeremy Dutcher, Jason Collett, Jim Bryson, STARS, Shad, Narcy, Vera Wabegijig, Tracy Lindberg, and La Force.
Montreal indie rockers Chocolat are back in Gatineau this Saturday night to play at the Minotaure. The 5-piece band who’s been around the Canadian music scene for over 12 years will be presenting its excellent album Rencontrer Looloo alongside Montreal indie punk rockers Corridor.
Ottawa/Toronto duo Kamancello will be playing live at the intimate Pressed Cafe this Saturday night. For the occasion, the East-meets-West band that blurs musical genre conventions and cultural boundaries will be joined by Ottawa instrumental composer and guitarist Nathanael Larochette, a talented member of Musk Ox and The Night Watch.
If you want to play some pinball and check out a show on Saturday night, head over to House of Targ to catch Ottawa punk rockers The Creeps, London, Ontario hardcore band Wasted Potential and Ottawa pop/new wave group The New Calling.
In the Christmas Market department, there’s one happening this Sunday, December 10 at the Moussette Park Community Centre in the Hull sector of Gatineau. This 5th annual market organized by the Marché de l’Outaouais will feature a variety of local artisans, a choir, a craft corner for kids and tasty eats.