If you’re an Algonquin College student or alumni, you get to see a free outdoor concert being presented on campus this Tuesday, September 6. The show will feature sets by Canadian acts Walk Off the Earth, Dear Rouge, Featurette and DJ Katrella.
There’s an all-ages show happening at Pressed Cafe this Tuesday night and the bands playing are Ottawa power pop group Creep Wave, Portland, Oregon project Honey Bucket and Ottawa band Shoe Blog.
The fans and supporters of Canadian hip hop will want to be at the Bourbon Room thisTuesday night to check out East Coast rapper Classified live. The Juno Award-winning Halifax-based hip hop artist will be performing with Ottawa rapper Prehistoric as part of his The Beautiful Escape Tour.
Local musician, artist and photographer Jamie Kronick is releasing a book of photos taken on the road while on tour and to mark the occasion he’s having a book launch and vernissage of said photos this Thursday at Arlington Five.
The Festival Outaouais Emergent, affectionately called the FOÉ, kicks off this Thursday, September 8 and runs until Sunday, September 11. The 9th edition of this eclectic annual festival continues to celebrate local emerging artists and to feature a variety of artistic disciplines. On top of music, visual arts, and comedy, festival-goers will also have the opportunity to enjoy dance, theatre and slam poetry. This year’s festivities will go back to their initial headquarters and take place at a few different locations in the heart of the Vieux-Hull neighbourhood of Gatineau. Festival-goers can expect to pay a ridiculously cheap $2 admission fee to see performances by VioleTT Pi, Pandaleon, La Bronze, Okies, Maggie’s March, Alex Silas & The Subterraneans and many others. To get the full program, just click on the event poster below.
At Boar Robo this Thursday night, Casual Hex, Fan Club & Debaser present an all-ages show featuring Montreal/Edmonton garage punks Renny Wilson Punk Explosion, Ottawa punk newcomers DJ Smoke Weed Guy and Ottawa punk band Dark Plains (instead of Walrus who had to cancel).
Vertigo Records is celebrating its 13-year anniversary this Thursday, September 8 with a birthday party at House of Targ. The event will feature live performances by UK Subs, Ape City and more.
From Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11, the Ottawa Asian Festival presents another edition of the Night Market, this time in Chinatown. This outdoor event will feature the best in Asian cuisine and allow attendees to enjoy classic and creative cuisine from some of the best chefs from both Ottawa and Toronto. Come hungry!
Ottawa garage surf band The Boreds are having an album release party this Saturday at Zaphods for the their debut Saved By The Boreds. Ironically, it’s also going to be the band’s last show ever since the members recently decided to disband. Last chance to see them play live!
Over at Venus Envy this Saturday, there’s going to be a vernissage for One Last Ride: An Erotic Bicycle Themed Art Show. The exhibition, by visual artist Cute Kink, brings together the artist’s love of biking with her love of beautiful women.
The 4th annual 7 Inches of Pleasure Tour will be making a stop at Kinki this Friday night and this time around the lineup will include DJ Scratch from EPMD, DJ Illo, Mat the Alien, and Vinyl Ritchie. This is a strictly vinyl only dance party and it’s a guaranteed good time.
Ontario rock n’roll band Big Jeezus Truck will be performing live at the Rainbow Bistro this Friday night as part of the Dirt Road to Hell event. This time, the classic/old-fashioned rockers will be sharing the stage with Ottawa’s Lucky Ron and the Hillbilly Hepcats.
Ottawa’s colourful and lively The PepTides will be having an EP Launch at Live on Elgin this Saturday, and they figured they’d go big or go home by having not one but two shows to release their new album. The first will be a matinee at 3 p.m. and the other an evening show at 8 p.m.
The Garden Party, a one-of-a-kind outdoor patio event, is taking over Kinki this Saturday from 3 p.m. to late. The free party, that will turn the Kinki patio into a lovely garden, will feature music by DJs Ryan Labelle, Joe Juarez Paulo Cardoso and more.
Over at Bar Robo this Saturday, Ottawa bands Holy Christopher, Sparklesaurus and Gravelines will be playing a small show. Check it out if you’re in the mood for some live music.
Local indie rock n’roll duo Riishi Von Rex will be making a return to the House of Targ stage this Saturday after being absent for a little while. The gypsy rock band will be sharing the stage with Ottawa indie garage pop/rock band Saint Clare and Ottawa post punks Coastal Pigs.
If you’re feeling up for some live afro-latin percussion and balkan brass section with some choreography dance thrown in, head to Mercury Lounge this Saturday night to see Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra. The high-energy group that’s very interactive with the crowd will be joined by resident DJ Trevor Walker who’ll be spinning music before and after.
This Saturday Deep Therapy takes you Deeper by exploring the potential of an all new unique location, St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. For this special edition, the Floorplay crew bring you a dance party that 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 get your prescription, let loose and dance.