Toronto-based indie folk rock band The Wooden Sky is giving its 7th annual holiday revue at St. Albans Church this Monday night and part of the proceeds will benefit Carty House, a communal residence that provides transitional housing for female refugee claimants and convention refugees.
If you’re into visual arts, especially painting, check out the monthly Art Battle, a unique concept organized across Canadian cities which brings 12 local painters together for a live painting competition. The event is taking place this Tuesday evening at Arts Court and an annual National tournament will eventually take place in the summer to crown the top Canadian painter.
Ottawa instrumental project Flying Hórses will be giving a solo set at the Record Centre this Thursday, December 15 alongside local musician Nathanael Larochette. Flying Hórses, who has been working on their second full-length album, is sure to share some new material for the occasion.
Over at House of Targ this Thursday, you can catch Ottawa blues rock band The Wicked Mercy, Ottawa gypsy rock duo Riishi Von Rex and Ottawa rock n’rollers Wise, Young & King.
The 3rd annual We Wish You a Metal Christmas Fest is going down at Mavericks this Friday, December 16 and this year it’ll feature live performances by Ottawa punk/metal/hardcore bands Obey The Brave, We Were Sharks, Horcrux, Beyond Deviation, WKFLD. Southpaw and Ruin.
Detroit/Toledo indie punks Citizen will be playing live at Zaphods this Friday night and for the occasion they’ll be sharing the stage with Ontario indie punks Safe to Say, Ottawa noisy shoegaze band Kings Quest, and Ottawa emo grunge project Maritime Bleach.
Attention ska fans: The Planet Smashers will be in Gatineau this Friday, December 16 to give a benefit show for the Royal Ottawa Hospital Metal Health Centre. Two decades, seven albums, one million records sold, and countless tours later, the Montreal-based 5-piece known for their feel-good ska/punk party music will be at Minotaure to perform live alongside Montreal celtic punk rockers The Peelers and Ottawa punk rockers The Valveenus.
Local bands Benevenstanciano and Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish have a new split LP coming out and they’ll be celebrating its release at Bar Robo this Friday, December 16. For the occasion, they’ll be sharing the stage with Robots! Everywhere!! and Hot Particles.
Halifax indie rockers Wintersleep are returning to the capital city this Friday night and this time around they’re performing live at the Bronson Centre alongside Toronto noise pop project Fake Palms. It’s bound to be a great show!
For two nights this weekend, Seasons Beatings, Ottawa’s low-culture event of the year is back to help set the bar even lower. Friday night, dubbed Christmas Cacophony, will feature live sets by World War 4, Thunderkok, Canceric and more.
This Friday night, DJs Zattar and Memetic bring you the last Timekode of 2016. The popular funk and soul dance party will be held at D’Afrique restaurant, its new home for the season. Get your dancing shoes ready!
Hardcore emo bands Homesick and In Too Deep are joining forces to present Emo Night Ottawa this Friday at Cafe Dekcuf.
The FAU Mardi crew is going back to basics this Saturday, December 17 and making a return to the Petit Chicago in the Vieux-Hull sector of Gatineau for their Christmas Classic. For this special edition, there will be a live performance by RÉSERVOIR as well as sets by FAU Mardi collective members Glory Hull, Mr. Nolin and Sylv3st3r.
Montreal duo Fire/Works will be making a return to Gatineau this Saturday night to perform live at the Minotaure. For the occasion, the indie folk duo will be sharing the stage with solo folk pop musician Peter Henry Phillips, also known as Pilou. Fire/Works are incredible live and this is sure to be a real treat.
It’s been a while since Ottawa rockers The Kindred gave a live show, but that’s about to change as they’re set to play this Saturday night with Ottawa pop punks Rydell and Ottawa post-hardcore band Halfsleeper. Want to know where the show is happening? Ask a punk.
This Saturday, December 17, Bar Robo is putting on an all-ages show featuring Kingston duo Ten Sleep, Ottawa experimental project Trees and Ottawa indie pop rock band How Far to Mexico.
It’s been a long and trying year so what better way to fight the power of hate with an army of love. Come through to The Origin Arts & Community Centre (formerly know as Origin Studio) this Saturday night and bring food, instruments and friends. Missing LinX and friends will be performing an unorthodox, undocumented and unapologetic set.
Ever heard of Hervana? The all-girl Nirvana cover band from Toronto will be back in Ottawa this Friday night for their third annual December Bash. This time around, the 4-piece will be giving two live sets and sharing the stage with Ottawa bands Sparklesaurus and Blue Cougars. Expect party favours and prizes.
The second night of Seasons Beatings, also happening at House of Targ this Saturday night, will include Remi Royale, Slo’ Tom, Expanda Fuzz and Gandalf.
This Saturday night is the return of Deep Therapy at Mercury Lounge. This dance party showcases the sounds of deep and cutting edge house music in a unique and inviting atmosphere that defies the ordinary. It’s your remedy from the mainstream, so let loose and dance.