Another week, another round-up of noteworthy events happening in and around the National Capital Region. Take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks to find out what’s happening in Ottawa-Gatineau in the days ahead.
This Wednesday, March 12, Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols and Sylain Sylvain of New York Dolls will be in Ottawa as part of the Sex Doll Tour. The two punk rockers will be performing live acoustic sets at Zaphods alongside local garage rock artist Patrick Shanks. Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the organizers have had to cancel the show. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
Fans of metal will want to head over to Cafe Dekcuf this Thursday, March 13 to check out Abandon All Ships, Palisades, and Skynet perform live. The bands will be joined on stage by Ottawa-based groups Obyrne and Every Legend’s Made.
This Thursday, The Radioactive Series features KC Roberts and the Live Revolution alongside opening group The Hated Sons. The monthly indie music series, taking place at Mercury Lounge, will showcase 8-piece funk, rock, hip-hop band from Toronto as its headliner.
If you’re into garage/punk rock sounds, be sure to make your way to Luneta Cafe this Thursday, March 13. Ottawa Explosion & Finish What You Started bring you a live show with Swearin’, Camp Radio, Dead Weights and Special Noise.
The Algonquin Students’ Association presents Juno-Award winners The Sheepdogs live in concert this Friday, March 14. The performance, taking place at the Algonquin Commons Theatre will feature an opening set by Young Rival.
Dundas punk rock n’roll group The Dirty Nil will be performing live at Pressed Cafe this Friday night. Ottawa-based punk rock bands Carraway and Mnemonics will open the show and take care of warming up the crowd.
This Friday night, Mercury Lounge presents special guests Trackstars featuring live soulful vocals by Natasha. This DJ crew is known to bring nothing but the best in funky, bouncy, underground House and Jack Music with elements of Soul, Disco, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Techno to keep your feet moving all night long. There will also be some free Trackstars memorabilia giveaways for those wearing a tracksuit or any sort of athletic outfit.
Beau’s All Natural Brewery presents Toronto-based Punk/Reggae/Grime band The Flatliners live in concert at the Vankleek Hill location. The fundraising show, taking place on Saturday, will include performances by Crusades and Audio.
If you’re into electronic dance music, head over to City Nightclub this Friday, March 14 to check out a live intimate DJ set by Dim Mak Records’ Andy’s iLL. The producer is sure to get you dancing in no time with his energetic rock-rave style.
The Urban Craft Market is back this Saturday, March 15 at the Glebe Community Centre. Urban Craft provides a great opportunity to browse through 50 local vendors who’ll be selling their crafts at affordable prices. This is the ideal place to find special handmade local goods for gifting and for the home.
Newfoundland comedian Trent McClellan brings his Live Once Comedy Tour to Ottawa this Saturday night. Happening at the Ottawa Little Theatre, the show will have you laughing your heart out with this rising Canadian comedian.
Another metal show happening this week is being held at the Montgomery Legion on March 15. The Listen to the Color North American Tour will be in Ottawa this Saturday and for the occasion, Arsonists Get All The Girls, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Seeker, Beyond The Shore, Edge of The Earth and Minds of Men will be performing live.
At Mavericks this Saturday night, Ottawa alt rock/hip hop group The Second Silverado will be performing live. The local trio will be joined on stage by Kingston alt rock band Driver India, Ottawa alt blues rock project Onionface and Ottawa alt hip hop artist KING.
Over in Wakefield, The Split’s “Can’t Get Enough” Record Release is being held at the Blacksheep Inn. The Ottawa neo soul band will be celebrating the launch of their new EP with a night of live music that’s sure to get you dancing.
The Lunenburg Pub presents Ottawa-based group Ninety Pounds of Ugly live in concert this Saturday night. The Country Psychobilly 4-piece will be playing 2 sets worth of new music alongside special guest James Leclaire.
Hometown favourites The Souljazz Orchestra are performing live at Babylon this Saturday in an effort to promote their new album ‘Inner Fire’. The Ottawa-based six-piece, known for its contagious soul, jazz and afro-latin sounds, will be giving a show in Ottawa as part of their latest international tour.
The prison Ceremony dance party is back for another monthly edition at Mugshots that’s guaranteed to have you dancing the night away inside the old jail hostel. This Saturday night, Ceremony is the place to be for the best dance music offered in the city.