This Monday night at Bar Robo, fulfill your rock star fantasies by singing along to Ottawa’s Special K Band. With hundreds of songs in their playbook from Adele and The Cure to Daft Punk and Bob Marley, Special K will make you sound like a superstar on the mic.
On Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., Ravenswing presents Handmade Holiday happening at the Pour Boy on Somerset. It’s a great occasion to make some holiday crafts in a festive atmosphere. $15 will get you three holiday crafts and there will be holiday tunes & more.
Toronto pop-punk/rockers Like Pacific will be playing live at Zaphods this Wednesday night and for the occasion they’ll be sharing the stage with Ottawa pop/punks Bearings,Ottawa alt-rockers Fragile Figures and Ottawa emo-rock project Swim Team.
Winnipeg mod/post-punks Duo Tang are making a stop in Ottawa this Wednesday night to play live at House of Targ as part of their New Occupation Tour. Ottawa post-punks No Fuss will be supporting them as openers with others, who haven’t been announced yet.
Ottawa indie folk rock band Lost to the River will be performing live at Bar Robo this Thursday, December 8 alongside Toronto indie pop/folk group Midnight Vesta and Ottawa folk trio Artichoke Hearts. Perfect if you’re in the mood for an intimate show.
Toronto stoner psych/blues/hard rockers High Life will be performing live in Ottawa for the very first time this Thursday, December 8. They’ll be playing at House of Targ alongside Ottawa metal/rock band Thunderuncle, who don’t often give live shows, so it’s a good occasion to catch them.
Local hip hop/funk/rock band BlakDenim has been pretty quiet lately, so it’s nice to see that they’ll be hitting the stage again this Friday night at Bar Robo. The group, which used to be a seven-piece, but recently lost a lead vocalist, will be sharing the spotlight with DJ Dsound. Should be good!
If you’re into a mix of new disco, electro funk, hip hop, you might want to check out Kayko live at the Rainbow Bistro this Friday, December 9. The Toronto electro pop five-piece will be playing with Ottawa alt rock band Tribe Royal and Ottawa brassband The Bank Street Bonbons.
If you’re into synthpop, you’re gonna want to make your way over to House of Targ on Friday night to catch Toronto synthpop project Diana live, as well as Montreal synthpop artist Mozart’s Sister and Montreal experimental electronic artist Cabaal.
This Friday night, Kinki After Dark presents special guest JT Donaldson all the way from Dallas, Texas for the first time in Ottawa. The internationally renowned DJ/Producer from New Math, Josey, OM Records & APT, will be joined by DJs RayRay, Scott Morter and Brian Thomson.
What better place to complete your holiday shopping than at the old fashioned, European-style Christmas market taking place in the beautiful village of Wakefield this Saturday, December 10? In addition to the local vendors, you can expect music, bonfires, twinkle lights, delicious food, mulled wine, hot chocolate and more!
This Saturday night, KingSackeyMgmt x Arboretum x Pressed present RADAR, a night featuring two Ottawa hip hop artists that should be on your radar before the year is over: rappers (BTG) Henchman and Morris Ogbowu.
Local indie folk rockers Winchester Warm have a bunch of new songs to share as does Toronto lo-fi/pop band Culture Reject, and they invite you to join them in the cozy confines of Bar Robo this Saturday, December 10 to hear all this new material.
Are you a fan of Talking Heads? If so, chances are you’ll want to make it over to the next “I Can’t Believe It’s Not: Talking Heads” happening this Saturday night at St. Albans Church. For this 6th edition, members of bands The Luyas, Fiver, Jon Hynes, The Acorn and more will be performing some of the new wave pioneers’ most popular songs in front of a live audience.
Toronto-based filmmaker Shane Belcourt will be at Club SAW this Saturday night as part of a retrospective screening of short films from his repertoire. This event is free, there will be a cash bar and the screening will be followed by a Q&A period with Belcourt.
Quebec punk rockers Dance Laury Dance will be making a return to the National Capital Region this Saturday, December 10 and this time around they’re playing live at the Minotaure in the Vieux-Hull alongside local metal rockers Inire, Montreal skate punk band Code 40-11 and Quebec City stoner rockers GÄZ.
Hometown faves The Souljazz Orchestra are performing live at the Petit Chicago in the Vieu-Hull this Saturday, December 10 for their last home show of 2016. The Ottawa-based six-piece, known around the world for its contagious soul, jazz and afro-latin sounds, always deliver solid live performances. If you’ve never been to a Souljazz show, you’re in for a treat, but get there early as their shows tend to sell out.
Over at the Dom this Saturday, you can catch Montreal punks Boids, Ottawa punks Neck and Hamilton garage punk rockers Flesh Rag playing live. It’s bound to rock hard.
In the Christmas Market department, there’s still time to check one out happening this Sunday, December 11 at the Moussette Park Community Centre in the Hull sector of Gatineau. This 4th annual market organized by the Marché de l’Outaouais will feature a variety of local artisans, a choir, a craft corner for kids and even the possibility to buy a real Christmas tree.