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.