Episode 177 of Indie City Madness, hosted by Rick and Elly, featured the following tracks and artists:
Episode 175 of Indie City Madness, hosted by Rick and Julie, featured the following tracks and artists:
Episode 172 of Indie City Madness, hosted by Rick, featured the following tracks and artists:
Another week, another blog post featuring a bunch of great events happening in and around Ottawa-Gatineau this week.
This Wednesday at House of Targ, the Indie Scene presents a night of live music featuring some solid American alternative bands as well as a couple locals. The bill includes Columbus, Ohio emo/alt rockers Everyone Leaves, Oklahoma emo/grunge rockers Fossil Youth, Ottawa/Toronto alt rock/emo group PINE and Ottawa emo project Castlefield.
Ottawa punk rockers GOAT are having an album release party this Thursday, January in celebration of their fourth studio album titled TUFF. The show is going down at House of Targ and will also feature live sets by Ottawa punks War Fair and Ottawa five-piece punk band The Lindbergh Babies.
Little Suns are having their first show of 2017 this Friday, January 27 at Bar Robo. For the occasion, the Montreal/Ottawa folk pop band will be playing live alongside Montreal’s St. Lawrence Warehouse Company and Ottawa folk singer-songwriter Jon Hynes and his band.
Korean-Canadian, folk-roots musician, poet and theatre artist Janice Jo Lee will be performing live at Origin Studio this Friday, January 27. The Kitchener-based artist will be sharing the stage with Ottawa singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Lowe.
For the second year, there’s going to be a tribute to Lemmy at House of Targ this Friday, January 27. Local bands and musicians Loviatar, In Heat, Barrow White, MotorMouth, Hot Snake Handlers, Remi Royale, Pisser, Lycanthro will be doing Lemmy covers, so you can expect to hear stuff from Motorhead, Hawkwind and The Rocking Vickers.
Over at the Rainbow Bistro this Friday night, you can catch Toronto rockers Mark Band Sanders play live with Ottawa dance punk trio PEAKS, Ottawa lo-fi pop/sci-folk project Fire Antlers and Ottawa rock n’rollers Riishi Von Rex.
Ottawa/Toronto DJ Drastik will be touching down at Kinki Lounge this Friday night. The producer, who’s one half of the duo Thugli, will be giving a live set at the Famalam jam alongside resident DJs Iggy Smalls and Laocapone.
The new monthly dubbed Strange People dedicated to happiness, good times and curiosity is back this Friday night inside Mercury Lounge. Party people are invited to come as they are and enjoy the sounds of house, disco, techno and more. For the latest edition, guest DJs Mat Thibault and Teknobrat will be on the mix, and together they’ll take you on an eclectic musical journey that will stimulate your imagination.
If you’re getting sick of the cold and need to warm up with a good dance session, the dance floor at Shameless always gets hot. The January edition of this monthly cheesy guilt-free dance party is going down on Friday at Babylon and it should have you covered with nothing but cheap dance floor bangers courtesy of DJs Matty and Skid Vicious.
Québec City indie folk rockers Harfang will be giving a live performance at the Petit Chicago this Saturday, January 28. The up and coming group who’ll be release its first full-length album this winter, will be giving an intimate show alongside Quebec trip-hop/pop project De la Reine.
Atlanta, Georgia hip hop artist T.I. will be making a stop in Ottawa this Saturday night as part of his “Us Or Else” Canadian Tour. The American rapper will be performing live at the Liquor Store with opening act Maurice Moore and Frank Blak, DJ Jon Deck, Prehistoric and more.
Are you a fan of ska, reggae and rocksteady? If so, be sure to make your way over to House of Targ on Saturday night for the Voice Of The People Ska Night. This fun party will feature music selections courtesy of DJs Longshot and Magnificent as well as a live performance by K-Man & The 45s and The Taco Bandits.
If you’re looking to boogie down to disco this weekend, head over to the Mercury Lounge this Saturday night for the Disco Lab party featuring mad scientists Trevor Walker and Greg Reain who’ll be taking care of the beats. If you attend, you’re encouraged to dress in your best 80s look to get in for free.
Bangers & Mash: Ottawa Soul Music Festival is taking place on March 18, but in the lead up, organizers need the help of the public to make it the funkiest night of the year. As a result, this Sunday, January 29, they’re putting on an afternoon fundraiser at The Record Centre that’ll feature live sets by Ottawa soul/r&b band Slack Bridges, soul/jazz musicians Mack & Ben (of Monday I Retire) and The Full Time Groove spinning heavy soul and funk.
If you want to end the week on an experimental note, head over to Live on Elgin this Sunday night to check out eclectic electronic project Devesceri, Ottawa atmospheric/electronic musician sbsst, synth pop trio Electric Tree and hazy synth pop/ambient project Church of Trees.
Episode 153 of Indie City Madness, hosted by Elly and Rick, featured the following tracks and artists:
For the haters who say nothing fun happens in Ottawa-Gatineau, I’m here to prove you wrong one blog post at a time. Here’s what’s up this week in and around town. You can thank me later.
Genevieve RB and Alain Barbeau, a duo musically and romantically, will be releasing their debut album On est les deux this Tuesday evening at the Cabaret La Basoche in the Aylmer sector of Gatineau. The two folk pop singer-songwriter and musicians will be presenting the 11 original songs that make up the project in front of a live audience for the first time.If you’re into visual arts, especially painting, check out the monthly Art Battle, a unique concept organized across Canadian cities which brings 12 local painters together for a live painting competition. The event is taking place this Wednesday evening at Arts Court and an annual National tournament will eventually take place in the summer to crown the top Canadian painter.
French metal band Mass Hysteria will be performing live at the Minotaure this Wednesday, September 28. The band, who’ll be playing in the region as part of their Matière noire tour, will be joined on stage by local punk/rock/metal groups Aarsen and Fractures & Outlines.
At House of Targ this Wednesday night, you can check out Oakville indie punks Dead Broke live. The band will be playing alongside Halifax indie rockers Beauts and Ottawa punk rock group The Valveenus. Plus, there’s a special on perogies that night so, yeah, solid deal.
The One World Film Festival, Ottawa’s longest-running annual documentary film fest, is back for a 27th year and happening from September 29 to October 2 at Library and Archives and Saw Gallery. With an aim to raise awareness on social justice, human rights and environmental issues through thought-provoking documentaries, the festival will feature films on global issues as well as engaging discussions, workshops, and a festival fair.
There’s a new collective in town lead by Phil Motion and it’s called Tropikombo. The 5-piece conjunto will be giving a live performance at the Mercury Lounge this Thursday, September 29 and for the occasion, Ottawa’s The Lionyls will be opening the show with a hot set of their own. To top it off, DJ Trevor Walker will be on hand to provide some sound selections.
If you’re a fan of metal you might want to make your way over to House of Targ this Thursday night to catch Ottawa metal band From The Deep as well as metal group Gone in April, and Montreal progressive metal outfit Unbeing.
Montreal indie rock musician Krief of The Dears fame will be making a stop in the capital city this Thursday evening. He’ll be playing an early show at Zaphods and he’ll be sharing the stage with Ottawa ambient post rock newcomers Novusolis, a project created by local singer-songwriter Amanda Lowe.
There’s a new monthly kicking off this Thursday at the Ministry of Coffee dubbed Live Sessions that aims at showcasing the best in local urban art. The inaugural event will feature a pop up gallery and live visuals from Thomas Tangle, a musical performance by percussionist Jonny Henry aka Circa Beats and more. The event will also be airing live in direct on CHUO 89.1 FM.
Over at Arts Court this Thursday night, Arcadia: the Bloodstorm Paradise edition is going down and promises to bring you a night of music, art and entertainment. The night will include performances by Kenja, Yashavelli, Luke Flywalker and a DJ set by Chanksdaddy.
Over at Bar Robo this Friday night, Ottawa’s Sleepy and the Noise will be having a release show for their debut EP. The indie pop rock trio will be playing live alongside Ottawa garage rock band Mushy Gushy and Ottawa garage surf group Bonnie Doon.
If you’re in the mood to check out some bluesy rock this Friday night, be sure to head over to House of Targ to see Ottawa rockers The Red Rails, Toronto rock band Bloody Diamonds and Ottawa blues/rock n’rollers The Wicked Mercy.
Kitchen Party has been hopping around venues and this month it’s going down at Bar Robo. The monthly dance party presented by DJs Hobo & Sweet Cheeks 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.
Tropikalo has also been hopping around lately and it looks like this month’s vibes are moving to the new Pure Kitchen on Elgin. This super fun dancefloor affair is the perfect dance party if you’re looking for afro-latin caribbean vibes. Just put your dancing shoes on and let DJs Zattar and Trevor Walker take care of the rest.
If you’re up for a Saturday afternoon show, head to Bar Robo this weekend for a mix a blues, folk and jazz courtesy of some local musicians. Stefan Jurewicz, who’s known for his project Onionface and for producing music for several local bands and musicians, will be playing a live set with jazz/pop/funk/rock singer-songwriter Dynamite Motel and grunge/folk guitarist Tariq Anwar.
The last time Reuben and the Dark played Ottawa, it was as part of the Jazz Festival’s After Dark Series. The Calgary indie folk band will be back this Saturday, October 1, and this time they’re performing at the lovely St. Alban’s Church with Toronto indie folk artist Charlotte Cornfield.
The Soul Motivators’s will be returning to the Mercury Lounge this Saturday, October 2 for the first time since they welcomed a new lead singer to the group. For the occasion, the Toronto-based soulful funk 9-piece will be joined by DJ Trevor Walker. If you’re looking to combine live music and a night of dancing, this is a sure bet.
CHUO 89.1 FM, CKCU 93.1 FM & Birdman Sound present the 15th Ottawa Community Record Show this Sunday, October 2 at St. Anthony’s Hall. This is the place to go to find LPs & CDs and dig for rare music gems from every genre. A must for music collectors!
To finish off the week in metal, head out to Mavericks for Norwegian progressive metal band Leprous who’ll be in the national capital as par of their current North American Tour. The Century Media recs signees will be sharing the stage with American rockers Earthside, Chicago progressive metal group Binary Code, Ottawa black death metal project Dissentient and Ottawa vioce and cello duo The Visit.