Vancouver literary pop singer-songwriter Kele Fleming will be making a stop in Ottawa this week as part of her No Static Spring Tour. Catch her live at Bar Robo this Tuesday night.
Over at Pressed Café this Tuesday, May 15, you can check out Vancouver pop artists Kellarissa and Devours live as part of their Eastern Canadian Tour. They’ll be playing alongside Ottawa synth-laced dream pop project Hard Science.
Also this Tuesday night, there’s an all-ages show happening at Triple 7 in the Vieux-Hull sector of Gatineau and it’ll feature live performances by New York bogo beat band Pollens, Ottawa indie electro/pop rock band Quantum Boogie and Gatineau-based DJ Cougar Flex.
West Coast folk/punk rocker Jesse Lebourdais and his band The Long Winter are on their way to Pouzza Fest in Montréal, but before that they’re playing a show at Bar Robo this Wednesday, May 16 with Ottawa folk punk musician Jonathan Becker and Ottawa alt country group Omni Jane.
Rosie & the Riveters are a Saskatoon-based, vintage-inspired folk group with a feminist twist. Their video and song I Believe You recently made headlines, striking a chord with many in light on the #MeToo movement. The band will be at the NAC this Wednesday night and it should be quite a show.
Thunder Bay indie rock/rock and roll band The Honest Heart Collective is playing live at the 27 Club this Wednesday night as part of their Grief Rights Release Tour. For the occasion, the guys will be performing alongside Halifax pop rock artist Natalie Lynn.
There’s s pre-Pouzza Fest show going down at House of Targ this Thursday night and the bill includes Orlando punks Debt Neglectors, New York post-college punk band Timeshares, Ottawa pop punks Dead Weights and Ottawa high-energy garage punk group Positive Charge.
Wine Lips are currently touring across Canada and the tour includes a show in Ottawa at Live on Elgin. Catch the Toronto garage band this Thursday alongside Ottawa musician Sheehan and artist Annie Soccoria who’ll be doing live interactive visuals.
Ottawa bilingual folk duo Moonfruits are marking the one-year anniversary of their debut full-length album “Ste-Quequepart” this Friday night. For the occasion, they’ll be performing live at the Blacksheep Inn with Montréal-based folk rock collective Cheshire Carr.
Petal Pedal is an Amsterdam-themed bicycle-inspired tulip party happening this Friday, May 18 as part of the Ottawa Tulip Festival. Head over to the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park for an epic spring party featuring art by Dems & Doll, a high-energy performance by The PepTides and lots more.
Rap Queb super group Dead Obies are back in Gatineau this Friday, May 18 as part of the event Le Cégep débarque au centre-ville. The last time the guys were in town, they sold out the Minotaure, and this time around they’re giving a free, outdoors show on Laval St in the Vieux-Hull.
TIMEKODE, Ottawa’s longest-running monthly dance party, is going down this Friday, May 18 at D’Afrique, the usual spot, and the latest edition will feature music selections by resident DJ Zattar and special guest Greg Reain, who’s a staple of the Ottawa music scene.
If you haven’t been to a Souljazz Orchestra show yet, you’re missing out! The hometown faves are back at the Petit Chicago this Saturday, March 24. The Ottawa-based six-piece, known around the world for its contagious soul, jazz and afro-latin sounds, always deliver solid performances, so if you plan on going, get there early as their shows usually sell out.
Ottawa-based singer-songwriter and acoustic musician Danielle Allard invites you to join her for her “Passing Notes” CD release party happening this Saturday night at Collabspace.
As part of the Music X Maker series, there’s an all-ages show taking place at Makerspace North this Saturday, May 19. The latest concert from this new series will feature live performances by Vancouver indie musician David Beckingham (of Hey Ocean) and Vancouver indie folk project Twin Bandit.
In terms of instrumental music shows this week, there’s one at Mavericks this Saturday, May 19 that is definitely worth checking out. It’s with violin-fronted progressive metal band Cydemind, instrumental progressive metal group The Night Watch, cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne and post rockers Forgotten in the Woods Again.
Ottawa-based alternative folk musician Claude Munson is finally releasing his highly-anticipated sophomore album “The Silence Came After” and the album launch is being held this Saturday night at the NAC with special guest Trails.
Montréal boom bap hip hop duo Seba et Horg are giving a free show at Le Troquet in the Vieux-Hull this Saturday, May 19 in an effort to promote their debut album Grosso-Modo released this past February. Fun fact: Horg used to be on the popular Quebec TV series Watatatow and Seba is a member of the group Gatineau.
This Saturday, Deep Therapy is back at the Albert Island warehouse with special guest DJ Rodriguez Jr. For those unfamiliar with the concept, Deep Therapy showcases the sounds of deep and cutting edge house music in a unique and inviting atmosphere that defies the ordinary.
Canadian punks This Is A Standoff have taken to the road for a reunion tour across Canada dubbed Be United. They’re making a stop at Mavericks this Sunday, May 20 to play live alongside Edmonton punk rockers Fire Next Time, Gatineau rockers Dancing On Fire, Ottawa punks Mute City and Ottawa punks The Fly Down.
Make the most of your long weekend by catching some live music this Sunday. There’s a cool all-ages show going down at Makerspace North that’ll feature sets by Victoria indie-rockers Frog Eyes, post-punks Fotocrime and Vancouver indie project Hello, Blue Roses.