Toronto experimental indie band Weaves will be playing live at House of Targ this Tuesday, October 10as part of their Wide Open 2017 Tour . The Buzz Records signees, who were shortlisted for the 2017 Polaris Prize for their “Weaves (LP)”, will be sharing the stage with Ottawa beach punks Bonnie Doon and Ottawa psych garage band Organ Eyes.
If you’re into punk and hardcore, you’re going to wanna head over to Pressed Cafe this Wednesday, October 11 to check out Virginia hardcore rock n’rollers Fried Egg, New York mutant rockers Radiation Risks and Ottawa hardcore project DOXX.
Update: organizers have cancelled the show, citing reasons beyond their control.
Brooklyn duo The Underachievers, made up of members Issa Dash and AK, will be performing live at Barrymores this Wednesday night as part of their The Renaissance Tour. The Beast Coast rappers, who are affiliated to the Pro Era crew, will be giving their third Ottawa show alongside Arizona rappers Injury Reserve, California hip hop trio Warm Brew, Ottawa hip hop aritst Drae and more.
French melodic anti-fascist punks 22 Long Riffs will be performing live at House of Targ this Thursday as part of their Revolution Fest Tour. For the occasion, the Saint-Brieuc natives will be sharing the stage with Ottawa-Gatineau skate punks Sidelines, Ottawa punks L’Animal Mechant and Ottawa anarcho-peace punk newcomers Dogma.
This Wednesday night at the Avant-Garde Bar, Return of the Funk will be bringing the funk live. A five-piece heavy hitting funk combo, Return of the Funk promises to deliver the funkiest of funk jams.
Kamancello, made up of Shahriyar Jamshidi on kamanche and Raphael Weinroth-Browne on cello, is an East-meets-West duo that blurs musical genre conventions and cultural boundaries with their highly evocative improvised performances. Having made waves with performances at Montreal’s Place des Arts and Toronto’s Tirgan Festival, Kamancello is poised to release their debut full-length album this Thursday evening at Pressed Cafe.
Canadian indie rockers The New Pornographers are back in Ottawa this Thursday, October 12 and this time around, they’ll be playing live at the Bronson Centre alongsideToronto indie pop band Born Ruffians.
Halloween is around the corner and there are already thematic events popping up around town. For example, there’s a family-friendly Halloween Roller Disco organized by the Ottawa Roller Derby this Friday in the Hull sector of Gatineau. It’s on Friday the 13th after all!
Toronto pop artist Scott Helman will be going head-to-head with Halifax pop musician Ria Mae in a live performance happening this Friday night at the Bronson Centre. The two singer-songwriters, who vow to break hearts, not bones, will also be joined by Quebec pop artist Jonathan Roy, who’ll be opening the show.
Halifax pop/rockers Alert The Medic will be making a return to Ottawa this Friday night in support of their latest album “Let Them Have Their Fun”. This time around, the guys will be playing at House of Targ with Ottawa pop project KEEK, Ottawa alt/rockers Hearts & Mines and Ottawa rockers Josephine Leone.
Award-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and author Rae Spoon is back in Ottawa this Friday, October 13. The experimental folk electronic project will be live at Pressed with Jewish-Canadian accordion player/singer-songwriter/novelist Geoff Berner.
Vancouver indie rockers The Pack A.D. are touching down at the 27 Club this Friday night as part of their Dollhouse Tour. For the occasion, they’ll be sharing the stage with Montreal powerpop/rockers Sick Things and Ottawa powerpop/punks No Fuss.
Slow Leaves is the project of JUNO Master Class songwriter Grant Davidson. You can catch the Winnipeg country rock project live at Irene’s Pub this Friday night with Ottawa’s Still Winter Hills, Graven and Catriona Sturton.
Sausage fans rejoice: for the second year in a row, Ottawa has its very own SausageFest. No, not that kind, get your minds out of the gutter. On October 14 in the ByWard Market, local butchers and food retailers will serve a variety of samplers for $1 and there will be a sausage party happening at William Square.
This weekend the Freewheeling Craft Market is back at Makerspace North to present Fall For Indie. This two day craft pop-up will feature the best modern makers from the 613 & beyond as well as delicious food, workshops and other fun surprises. Come hungry and support local!
Winnipeg thrash/punks Propagandhi are hitting up the Bronson Centre this Saturday night as part of their Victory Lap Tour. The Epitath Recs signees will be playing live in support of their new album “Victory Lap” and they’ll be sharing the stage with Long Island punk rockers Iron Chic and Spanish punks G.A.S. Drummers.
Inspired by the steampunk aesthetic, Jardin Mécanique is a theatrical music trio that merges sound, theatre and visual arts. The Quebec project will be performing live at the Petit Chicago this Saturday night with Outaouais indie folk rockers Bonhomme Sept Heures.
Mixture 100% locale is an open space concept show happening at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. this Saturday, October 14 that’ll feature live sets by Ottawa-Gatineau musicians and bands. During this 100% local event, you’ll have the opportunity to see Mehdi Cayenne, Laurence Nerbonne, Louis-Philippe Robillard, Kimya, FET.NAT, Outside I’m a Giant, Francis Faubert, Geneviève RB & Alain Barbeau, and Hey, Wow!
This Saturday night at the NAC, Forward Music Group will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special show featuring live performances by Michael Feuerstack, Gianna Lauren, Paper Beat Scissors, and Dan Misha Goldman. This event is part of a series of shows presented in various venues across the country celebrating Forward Music Group’s 10th birthday.
CHUO 89.1 FM, CKCU 93.1 FM & Birdman Sound present the 17th Ottawa Community Record Show this Sunday, October 15 at St. Anthony’s Hall. This is the place to go to find LPs & CDs and dig for rare music gems from every genre. Tons of killer some filler. A must for music collectors!
At this beautiful Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts this Sunday evening, Coco Love Alcorn will be giving a live performance as part of her Invitation To Sing Tour. The Owen Sound based artist will be playing tunes off of her latest album “Wonderland” alongside special guests Big Soul Project.