Vancouver rockers Theory of a Deadman have a new album out called “Wake Up Call” and for which they’re currently touring. They’ll be making a stop in Ottawa this Monday, May 7 to give an all-ages show at the Bronson Centre.
Canadian folk/roots/country duo Sugar Crush are celebrating the release of their EP “En français S.V.P.” this Tuesday, May 8 at the La Basoche in the Aylmer sector of Gatineau. A great opportunity to support emerging French talent!
Slowly but surely, more women artists, Indigenous artists, artists of colour, and those working in disciplines previously classed as “craft,” are entering the spotlight. This walkthrough will explore works that speak to local histories of resistance and the fight for inclusion. On May 9, the Ottawa Art Gallery presents the Art of Inclusion, a free curator tour with Michelle Gewurtz that will explore the works of such artists.
Berlin/Montreal dream synthpop project Foundling, Montreal-based musician Nick Shoefield (Saxsyndrum, Best Fern, Rêves Sonores), Ottawa experimental pop-noir project Merganzer and New Zealand contemporary musician Dean Roberts are joining forces this Wednesday, May 9 to present a delicate evening of music at Pressed Café.
Hailing from Victoria BC, Fortune Killers (formerly Isobel Trigger), are back in Ottawa as part of their current cross-Canada tour, and they’ll be playing at Live on Elgin this Wednesday, May 9. For the occasion, the synthpop rockers will be sharing the stage with Ottawa hip hop artist Aspects and Montréal alternative rock band Venus Furs.
Montreal/Ottawa alternative rockers Règlement17 are launching a new series of live music this Wednesday, May 9 called #RockOn, and it has for objective to put forward artists and bands from the alternative and rock music scenes. The inaugural event will feature live performances by Règlement17, Ottawa-based alternative hip hop artist Squerl Noir and Ottawa post hardcore/pop punks The Great Diversion.
Transistor, the festival that celebrates digital radio, is having its second edition from May 10-13 in the Vieux-Hull sector of Gatineau. This four-day event will feature roundtables on podcasts, live recordings in front of an audience, and lots more.
Toronto-based band Tallies (previously known as Ottawa’s Thrifty Kids) is playing Makerspace North this Thursday, May 10 as part of the Music X Maker series. For the occasion, the indie rockers will be sharing the stage with Ottawa garage rock group Curl and Ottawa power pop project Sweet Rocket.
Winnipeg electro-soul artist Rayannah is back in the capital city this Thursday, May 10 and this time around she’s performing at Live on Elgin alongside Ottawa pop soul singer-songwriter Marie-Clo.
There’s a funk night going down at House of Targ this Thursday with Already, Already bringing you a memorable live guitar and sax looping experience, Jool & The Gang playing Kool & the Gang tunes, and DJ Lord Snappy spinning songs to get you feeling funky.
A collage of electro-pop and global influences, Montréal’s CHANCES offers revelatory performances. The trio’s English, French and Ojibwe vocals make for beautiful harmonies, while the percussions combine rhythms that are both ancient and contemporary. You can catch them this Thursday night at the NAC.
If you’re into heavier sounds, there’s a metal show happening at Mavericks this Friday, May 11 featuring Vancouver’s 2 Shadows, Ottawa melodic death metal group Projekt, Gothenburg as well as local bands OOLUU and Transmit.
There’s an all-ages show being held at Pressed Cafe this Friday and it’ll feature live sets by Vancouver surf pop rockers Winona Forever, Toronto alternative dream pop/rock project Lunali and Ottawa indie pop rock duo Velvet Vanilla.
Montreal’s Bellflower blends jazz, orchestral pop and soaring harmonies to deliver an unforgettable musical experience. Don’t miss them as they take the stage this Friday, May 11 as part of the NAC Presents series.
Idioteque is Canada’s finest Radiohead tribute band and the group is taking over the 27 Club this Friday night to perform Radiohead’s iconic “Ok Computer” album live alongside Ottawa indie pop project Scary Bear Soundtrack.
Switched On Synths, one of the coolest monthly events in town, is going down at House of Targ this Friday night. The latest edition of this electronic music series dedicated to all things synth will focus on synthpop and feature Toronto synthpop project Parallels, Toronto synthpop/new retro wave project Mecha Maiko and Ottawa techno/live P.A. artist PH.
Stockholm/Washington DC Producer/DJ Pleasurekraft is giving a live set inside City at Night this Friday and for the occasion, you can expect a journey into cosmic techno courtesy of the Kraftek/Drumcode-affiliated artist and guests Steve P and Sherm.
Sault Ste Marie experimental singer/songwriter Jackson Reed is currently on tour with Montreal alternative rock singer/songwriter Mike Mikus and together they’ll be playing live at The Record Centre this Saturday afternoon.
As part of the Music X Maker series this Saturday, May 12 you can check out an all-ages show happening at Makerspace North with Halifax dream folk artist Jon Bryant and Ottawa-based musician Jacs, formerly of The Balconies, who’ll be giving her very first solo performance as part of this new project.
Calling all air heads: Saturday, May 12 marks the 4th Annual Ottawa Air Guitar Championships at House of Targ featuring post-competition performances by Onionface, Monobrow, and Muffler Crunch. The Ottawa Air Guitar Champ will go on to the National Championships in Toronto for their chance to be crowned the Canadian Champ, who will go on to Finland for the 23rd Air Guitar World Championships on Aug. 22-25.
Ottawa indie rockers Amos The Transparent are celebrating the release of their new album “Anniversaries” this Saturday night at the 27 Club and to mark this milestone they’ll be playing live with Ottawa indie pop legends The Love Machine and Toronto indie artist Rumfit Mosey.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and House of Targ is offering a family-friendly all-you-can-eat brunch buffet and arcades between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. No reservations, first-come first-serve, guys.
If you want to end your week by checking out a soul and r&b show this Sunday, make your way over to the Rainbow Bistro to catch the Ottawa debut of Carla Cooke who’ll be performing the Same Cooke Experience.
At Live on Elgin this Sunday, May 13, Road Waves are celebrating the release of their second album “Red Sun Rising”. The Niagara Falls progressive rockers will be performing the album in its entirety with special guests The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band and Spence Charles.