This Wednesday, November 9, the Ottawa Jazz Festival is presenting a special fall event showcasing Jill Barber in concert. The two-time JUNO nominee singer-songwriter will be performing live at Southminster United Church in Aylmer and all profits raised form the show will go to supporting the upcoming 2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival.
For the first time, the Celebrity Marauders are bringing the party to Ottawa this Wednesday night. The guys are bringing that house party vibe to Kinki and it’s bound to be one for the books. Music from all eras & genres courtesy of DJs Kardinal Offishall, Scratch, Mace and several others. A guaranteed good time!
SoCal punks Face to Face will be hitting up the Bronson Centre this Thursday, November 10 and for the occasion they’ll be performing live with Ottawa punk/metal band Crusades, and Ottawa punks The Valveenus.
Edmonton folk/punks Audio/Rocketry are playing live at Bar Robo this Thursday night as part of their 2016 Tour. The band will be sharing the stage with Ottawa folk/punks Jonathan Becker & The North Fields and Ottawa folk/punk musician Jon Creeden.
This Thursday, November 10, Nashville emo rockers Secret Stuff will be making a stop at Live on Elgin and they’ll be giving a show alongside New Jersey indie band Hodera, Ottawa semi-aquatic surf emo project Swim Team, Ottawa emos Castlefield and Ottawa alt/indie/rock/soul artist Paul Crupi.
Ottawa valley indie rock/soul band The Acorn will be playing live at Babylon this Thursday night and this time around these local faves will be joined on stage by Toronto power pop/rock musician Taylor Knox and Ottawa experimental pop project Trails.
The Ottawa-Gatineau tattoo expo is back for the 8th year in a row and this time it’s being held from November 11 to 13 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in the Hull sector of Gatineau. Dubbed “Gathering Of The Titans”, this edition will feature live performances and novelty acts, side show entertainment, burlesque as well as a bunch of tattoo artists and vendors.
The metal heads who are looking for a show to check out this week should head over to Mavericks this Friday to catch Swedish melodic death metal legends Dark Tranquillity as well as Finnish doom metal band Swallow the Sun, Swedish thrash metal group Enforcer and American metal outfit Starkill.
Welland indie/folk/country musician Spencer Burton is bringing his The One Before The Next One Fall Tour to Ottawa this Friday night. He’ll be playing live at Bar Robo alongside Ottawa indie folk singer-songwriter André M. Bluteau, who hasn’t performed live in a while and who recently came out with a new album, so it’s sure to be a real treat.
This Friday night, Ottawa hip hop artist DRAE invites you to join him for his E/scape album release show happening at the Mercury Lounge. For the occasion, the Ottawa rapper be joined by special guests FTRSL, Yusso and Aron The Alien. Support local hip hop ♥
The 12th Annual Remembrance Day Canadian Legion Benefit Show will be held at the Dominion Tavern this Friday, November 11 with live performances by In Heat, Ape City, A Staggering Pace, and Sons of Scotland . As always, proceeds raised from the event go to helping veterans in need along with their families.
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year (!): Kinki After Dark Fridays are celebrating their 1st birthday this November 11 with a party that’ll feature a set by special guest DJ Jayemkayem who’ll be down from Toronto, as well as resident DJs Mace, RayRay, and Eazy El Dee. Come celebrate the one-year anniversary and congratulate the crew behind the successful After Dark Series.
Electronic music lovers will want to hit up City this Friday night to catch a rare Ottawa appearance by Amsterdam DJ/Producer Technasia. The Parisian-born beat-maker will be joined by DJs Shalbeats, Saa Andjelic and Aga.
Quebec rap super group Alaclair Ensemble will be back in Gatineau this Saturday, November 12 to kick off L’Osstidtour in an effort to promote their latest album Les Frères Cueilleurs that came out this past September. The collective who seems to only be getting more and more recognition and support will be sharing the stage with Ste-Eustache rapper Koriass and Montreal hip hop newcomers Brown, who’ll be in the region for the very first time. It’s going to be epic, no doubt.
Toronto pop band Dragonette is currently on tour and making a return to the national capital this Saturday night in support of their brand new album Royal Blues that’s out November 11. The Universal Records signees will be sharing the stage with Toronto/London dance pop artist Lowell.
This Saturday night at Mavericks, it’s the third instalment of Capital Punishment, which will showcase some of the best battle rappers in the country. Capital Punishment will be an epic night featuring seven rap battles with two main events that have the potential to be classics. There will also be live performances and special guests.
Ottawa punks New Swears have reason to celebrate: they recently signed to Dine Alone Records and just released a new EP called Brand New Spot/Sugar Heavy Metal. Catch them at Zaphods this Saturday night alongside Montreal doom pop project NOBRO and Ottawa garage rockers Puffs.
Over at Bar Robo this Saturday night, there’s an all-vinyl party dubbed Get On Up. DJ Breakthru will be spinning a mix of funk, soul, rock, Motown, hip hop, disco and whatever makes you move and groove.
Ottawa swamp roots rock band MonkeyJunk will be celebrating the release of their fifth album Time To Roll with not one but two hometown release shows happening at the Rainbow Bistro. The first show will be held on Saturday night and the other one is this Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. It’s always a fun time with this trio of talented musicians!
Members of local activist and artist collective Babely Shades are having an art show at Pressed Cafe and the vernissage is being held this Sunday evening. If you can’t go to the launch, but want to check out the show, the artworks will be up until the end of December.
Fans of EDM will want to head over to Barrymores this Sunday, November 13 for The Journey Tour, which will feature live sets by DJ/Producer Seven Lions as well as Grum and Unlike Pluto.