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 below to find out what’s happening in Ottawa-Gatineau in the days ahead.
This Tuesday evening, the Record Centre is hosting a special event to send off local future folk musician Bosveld whose soon leaving for South Africa. The night of music will feature live performances by Bosveld and Justice RF and it will also serve as the Velbrand vinyl release party.
At Black Squirrel Books this Wednesday, April 27, there’s a pay-what-you-can show presented by Debaser that’ll feature live sets by Toronto folk pop singer-songwriter LUKA, Toronto alternative musician Omhouse and Ottawa blues newcomers Willow(grace).
Hip-hop heads will want to miss the legendary Mobb Deep live in concert at Ritual this Wednesday, April 27. Prodigy and Havoc will be returning to the Nation’s Capital as part of The Hell On Earth 20th Anniversary Tour and for the occasion, they’ll be getting some support from special guests Bless, Ickarus, Frank Blak, Mace Milly and A-Dub.
The annual Ottawa Timeraiser event is happening this Thursday, April 28 at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. In a nutshell, timeraiser allows you to bid time on art and support great causes. Artists get paid. Nonprofits connect to skilled volunteers. Skilled people put their time to good use. All while having fun!
Local pop/soul group Harea Band will be having an EP release for their new project “All The Hits” this Thursday night. The event, happening at the Kailash Mital Theatre at Carleton University, is an early show set to kick off at approximately 7 pm.
CKCU’s Radioactive Underground series is back this Thursday night at the Mercury Lounge and this latest edition will feature a live performance by Hull’s own FET.NAT. who’ve recently released the new EP “Please Stop Saying it’s so Beautiful”. For the occasion, the experimental band will be joined by DJs Trevor Walker and Chris International, who’ll be spinning before and after the band’s set.
If you’re into indie rock and are looking for an intimate show where you can also grab drinks and something to eat, head over to Pressed Cafe this Thursday night. There, you’ll be able to catch live sets by Saskatoon indie-rock band Close Talker, Ottawa alternative rock group Silver The Young and Ottawa indie rockers Nighttime in Kansas.
Ottawa rock 4-piece Masters of Nothing invite you to join them for a night of live music at Zaphods this Thursday, April 28. For the occasion, Ottawa Yacht-Jazz newcomers Birdies and Columbian sound-art project Latiina Spriinkles will be playing their first shows ever alongside other surprise guests.
Over at Cafe Dekcuf this Friday night, you can check out, In Too Deep, a recurring emo night that features post hardcore, emo, pop punk and metal music. This Friday night, there’s going to be live sets by Ottawa five-piece pop punk band Bearings, Ottawa alternative rock group Missioner and Ottawa emo/post hardcore outfit Rydell.
If you’re a fan of Geddy Lee styled vocals, virtuosic musicianship, wild stage shows & phases of the moon, you’ll want to be at House of Targ this Thursday, April 28 to check out Winnipeg intergalactic space freak prog rockers Moon Tan. The three-piece will be sharing the stage with Ottawa synth grunge band The Haig and Ottawa indie/alternative rock duo Auto Racing.
If you’re in the mood for some live rock n’roll this Friday, head over to Cafe Dekcuf to catch Northern swamp rockers Flamingo Bay as well as local bands Muelkik, The Tenenbaums and Rich Chris.
Zaphods is the place to be this Friday night for an early punk show. If that sounds like it’s up your alley, head over to the market to see Providence political sax party punks Downtown Boys, Ottawa noise-punk band The C.H.U.D.s and Ottawa hardcore/punk group Doxx.
Those of you who enjoy reggae and dancehall vibes will want to go to Ritual this Friday night to dance to the sounds of Miami-based artist Walshy Fire. The Major Lazer/Black Chiney signee will be live in Ottawa alongside Frank Play, DJ Roz, Iggy Smalls and Deleg8. It’s gonna be lit and might sell out so don’t sleep if you plan on going!
Double Barrel, one of Ottawa’s most popular monthly dance parties, is going down inside Mercury Lounge this Friday night. Resident DJ Magnificent will be gracing the 1s and 2s as he does best and this time around he’ll be riding solo. An all-vinyl funk, soul, Motown and vintage reggae dance party you don’t want to miss!
This Saturday night at Origin Studio 57, the new event format called 1NIGHT that brings together, art, community and entertainment is back and this time it’ll feature artist Alanna Stirling live in the studio. The event is a live talk show that aims to highlight the work of performance-based artists from across Canada and it’s an artistic platform at which every special guest engages the audience with their thoughts on their discipline, experience and passion for creativity.
On Saturday, Debaser and Shifty Bits Cult present a pay-what-you-can all-ages show happening at Pressed Cafe. The night of live music will include performances by Fredricton, New Brunswick alternative art rock trio Motherhood, Fredericton, New Brunswick post punk/rock band Cellarghost and Ottawa experimental folk project Heavy Bedroom.
Over at the Minotaure in the Hull sector of Gatineau, there’s going to be a double album release show happening this Saturday night. Gatineau native rapper and slam poet D-Track will be lauching his new project “Message texte à Nelligan” alongside Rednext Level (Alaclair Ensemble members Maybe Watson and Robert Nelson) who are releasing their debut “Argent légal”. It’s bound to be a great night of live RapQueb music!
The long-awaited release of the Atlantis Jazz Ensemble’s debut LP “Oceanic Suite” is being held this Saturday, April 30 at the Mercury Lounge. The Ottawa-based world/soul/conceptual jazz group, which features members of The Souljazz Orchestra, will be premiering the album in front of a live audience, and for the occasion they’ll be joined by none other than selector DJ Trevor Walker.
Want to play pinball and arcades, eat delicious perogies, and enjoy some live music featuring top notch guitar playing? Then House of Targ has the perfect night for you this Saturday. You’ll be able to do all of the above and take in live sets by Toronto rockers Public Animal, Ottawa stoner/rock band Blackbread and dynamic Ottawa rock/metal duo Muffler Crunch.
Montreal-based/Ottawa-born indie folk/rock/blues band Patrick Lac & South Heaven will be making a return to Gatineau this Saturday night to perform live at the Petit Chicago. This time around, they’ll be sharing the stage withSomerville-based five-piece soul/folk group Atlas Lab and Gatineau singer-songwriter Natacha Paquette.
Edmonton rockers Royal Tusk will be performing live at Ritual this Saturday night and for their Ottawa date, they’ll be playing alongside local rock band Eagleson and Ottawa rock group Metronome Jones.