If you’re into hardcore music, start your week with this all-ages show going down at Mavericks this Tuesday, March 6. It’ll feature live sets by NYC hardcore giants Madball. NY metal/hardcore band Brick by Brick, Ottawa hardcore project Life On Trial, Ottawa hardcore group CONTEMPT and Ottawa hardcore/metal four-piece Inherent.
Halifax indie-folk musician Jon Bryant will be making a stop in Ottawa this Tuesday, March 6 as part of a series of shows he’s giving in Eastern Canada. For the occasion, he’ll be sharing the stage with Vancouver indie-folk artist Joshua Hyslop.
Jared Keeso (Wayne), Nathan Dales (Daryl), K Trevor Wilson (Dan), and Mark Forward (Coach) of Canadian TV sitcom Letterkenny have hit the road for a cross-Canada tour and they’ll be at the Alongquin Commons Theatre this Wednesday, March 7 performing original sketches and stand-up comedy sets.
Montreal garage rock n’roll duo Les Deuxluxes are back in the National Capital Region this Wednesday night and this time around they’re playing live at the Minotaure in the Vieux-Hull. For the occasion, the power couple will be rocking the stage with Ottawa desert rockers Casa Lagarto. A guaranteed good time when Les Deuxluxes are on the bill!
Florida emo/rock band Dashboard Confessional is in Ottawa this Wednesday, March 7 as part of their We Fight Tour. The Dine Alone Recs signees will be hitting the stage with Keswick indie-pop group The Elwins and Providence indie-folk-pop musician Gabrielle Shonk. The show is almost sold out, but you may be able to get limited tickets at the door.
This Wednesday, March 8, join the Ottawa Art Gallery for an all-day updating of Wikipedia entries on female and non-binary artists based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Tutorials will be offered for beginners, as well as a list of suggested articles, and reference materials. Bring your laptop and power cord. Stay as long or as little as you would like, all participation is welcome. No background knowledge required!
Canadian alternative rock veterans Our Lady Peace are on a cross-Canada tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their classic album “Clumsy” and they’ll be making a stop at TD Place this Wednesday, March 8 to play live alongside Matthew Good and Ascot Royals.
Australia indie-pop artist Amy Shark has embarked on a North American tour and it includes a date in Ottawa. If you want to check her out and LA pop/soul project MILCK, head over to Babylon this Wednesday night.
For anyone looking to learn the ins and outs of digital music making and production, there’s an intro to beatmaking workshop being given at the Origin Centre of Arts & Community this Thursday and Friday. It’s free, but space is limited so RSVP a spot by emailing Dredda23@gmail.com.
Kick off your weekend with Toronto pop singer-songwriter Emma Cook who’ll be performing live at the NAC as part of the NAC Presents series, in support of her fourth studio album “Living Proof”.
Calling all popo punk and oi! fans: Toronto oi punks Dirty Work are playing live at the Montgomery Legion this Friday, March 9 with Ottawa pogo punk champs Alcohol Fueled, Ottawa punks Ataxia! and Ottawa punk/rock and rollers Honour Guard.
This Friday, March 9, head over to Kinki Lounge for a Notorious B.I.G. tribute night meant to celebrate the music and legacy of the legendary East Coast rapper who was killed on March 9, 1997 at the age of 24. DJs Kam and Mace will be on the decks providing the music and setting the vibes proper.
Beau’s Brewing Co. and the Irish Society of the National Capital Region present Beau’s 2018 St. Patrick’s Party & Parade this Saturday, March 10. Happening at Lansdowne Park, the event will feature live music from The Real McKenzies, Carotté, Danny Rebel & The KGB, The Hallions, and Mountain Tay, as well as 12+ Beau’s beers (plus guest taps), Irish-inspired eats & themed music and dance.
As part of the Showbox Concert Series, the good folks at Ottawa Showbox present the Ottawa ambient folk rock band Shadowhand, Ottawa folk noir project Heavy Medicine Band and Ottawa experimental synthpop group Merganzer live at St. Alban’s Church. For the occasion, Shadowhand will be celebrating the release of their debut full-length album “Through The Fog”.
Ottawa pop punks We Were Sharks are celebrating the release of their new album “Lost Touch” this Saturday, March 10 and to add to the festivities, they’ll be playing live at the 27 Club with Ottawa indie emo band PINE, Montreal hardcore project Kennedy and Ottawa rockers Elementals.
Gros Big, a hip hop duo from Quebec made up of J7 and Adamo (yes the guy who won Occupation Double Bali for those who know that reality TV show), will be hitting up the Minotaure this Saturday night as part of their current tour. For the occasion, they’ll be joined by Montreal’s Jay Scott x Smitty Bacalley and Ottawa’s J2XF.
Quebec-based multidisciplinary artist King Abid blends rhythms, cultures and languages perfectly with his unique and contagious brand of dancehall reggae. He’s definitely an underrated Canadian artist to watch for and you can do just that by checking him out live this Saturday night at the NAC. Trust me, it’s worth it.
Quebec post punks Victime have a brand new album out and they’ll be playing some of that fresh material at Triple 7 this Saturday night alongside Ottawa experimental electronic project Intangerines and Hull/Ottawa experimental project H. de Heutz.
Montreal punk rockers BOIDS are back in Ottawa this Saturday night and they’ll be rocking House of Targ with Ottawa punk rockers The Valveenus and Ottawa psych grunge project Blve Hills.
There’s another introductory music-making/experimenting workshop being given at the Origin Centre of Arts & Community this Sunday afternoon geared towards girls. RSVP a spot by emailing Dredda23@gmail.com.