This Wednesday, April 11, check out the latest installment of Robo Harb at Bar Robo. This laidback hangout featuring music curated by Ali Harb is being held between 7 p.m. and midnight, giving you the chance to enjoy a night out without having to worry about losing sleep. Score!
Montréal four-piece band Avec pas d’casque are back in the region to give a live performance at the NAC this Thursday, April 12 in support of their latest album “Effets spéciaux”. The group’s unique brand of atmospheric folk promises to make for a laid-back, mind-bending concert.
Yuri’s Night commemorates the day Yuri Gagarin became the first human to go to space in April 1961. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is marking the milestone this Friday, April 13 by throwing an event featuring music, free appetizers, a cash bar and a Science Slam during which professional scientists will be given five minutes and a mic, with the goal to both educate and entertain. Think poetry slam, but for scientists!
Studio Sixty Six invites you to join them at their new location for the exhibition opening of Balacing Act, a show featuring the works of artists Troy Moth and Yvonne Wiegers, whose works both center around the instability of the world and its’ environment. The vernissage is being held from 6-9 p.m. this Friday, April 13.
Ottawa-based indie duo Paragon Cause are playing live at Pressed Café this Friday night and for the occasion, the newcomers to the local music scene will be sharing the stage with Toronto folk/progressive rock band Century Thief and Ottawa artist Sol The Violinist.
Switched On Synths, one of the coolest monthly events in town in my humble opinion, is taking over House of Targ this Friday night. The latest edition of this electronic music series dedicated to all things synth will focus on synthwave and feature Toronto synthwave project Dana Jean Phoenix, Galsgow, UK synthwave artist Michael Oakley and Ottawa analog synth dream pop artist Hard Science.
The Homesick emo night is back at the 27 Club this Friday, April 13 and this one is a special Covers Night edition. Come feel all the feels as part of this monthly night of nostalgia and teen angst. This tends to reach capacity, so get there early if you’re planning on going.
Wanna check out some live local music this Saturday night? Head over to Live on Elgin to catch Ottawa indie bands Swim Team, Elementals and Plastic Farm.
This Saturday, April 14, there’s a spring vintage pop-up shop happening at the Bronson Centre. You can expect a charity raffle prize and a bunch of local vintage goods from a diverse group of vendors, makers and crafters.
Ottawa native Pat Maloney will be giving a homecoming show at Pressed Cafe this Saturday, April 14. For the occasion, the folk musician will be playing alongside Ottawa folk rock musician Cody Allen and Ottawa country/folk artist Simon Beach.
RapQueb artist Joe Rocca, who’s a member of Montréal super group Dead Obies, released his debut solo album “French Kiss” this past December, and he’s taking his project on a mini-tour of Quebec, with a show at the Minotaure this Saturday night. Opening the show will be Montréal hip hop artist Cape Tula, who’s featured on two of Joe Rocca’s tracks.
UK alternative pop band BANNERS are currently on tour, and they’ll be making a stop in Ottawa this Saturday night to play live at the 27 Club. You can catch them performing alongside Hamilton experimental pop project Ellevator. Tickets are almost sold out, so get on it if you plan on going!
Ottawa’s first soul music festival, Bangers and Mash is back for a second year this Saturday, April 14 at House of Targ and Black Squirrel Books. Pass holders will be able to go back and forth between the two venues to catch eight bands and two DJs during five hours of live music. Performers include the Bank Street Bonbons, Eru-Era, Harea Band, Slack Bridges, and DJ Trevor “Lifeboogie” Walker, among others. Last year this sold out, so don’t sleep!
This Saturday at City at Night, it’s the White Rabbit party and organizers are welcoming Toronto-based DJ and musical curator juSt b, an artist who mixes dark, sexy, deep, chunky, progressive, fierce, melodic sounds with a touch of techno. White Rabbit is Ottawa’s only legal and licensed all-night dance party, going from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
DJ Atherton is bringing Beat The Clock back to Babylon this Saturday. He’ll be playing the best each era has to offer, from the Beatles to Beyonce and everything in between, bringing you on a memorable musical trip from the 1970s to 2018.
Pietro Amato and Jessie Stein, long-time collaborators and members of The Luyas, present “After Language”, an expansive album of improvised music. The two artists will be sharing their new project live at The Record Centre this Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m.
For the metal fans, there’s a show on Sunday at Café Dekcuf featuring live performances by Ottawa metalcore band Horcrux, Quebec City metalcore group Feels Like Home, Toronto metalcore project Loyalist, Ottawa melodic metalcore formation, Ottawa-Gatineau metalcore outfit Hybridreams and Ottawa hardcore metal four-piece The Courier.