Episode 170 of Indie City Madness, hosted by Rick and Elly, featured the following tracks and artists:
Another week, another exciting lineup of events happening in Ottawa-Gatineau in the days to come. Check out Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below for a glimpse into the number of events taking place in and around the National Capital Region in the next few days.
To kick it off with poetry, there’s a spoken word evening called “When The Flower Moon Falls” being held at The Daily Grind this Monday, May 19. There will be an open mic starting around 7pm followed by feature spoken word artists V, Brad Morden, Mary Pinkoski, and Nathanael Larochette.
There’s a punk rock show happening at Avant-Garde Bar this Monday night. Boston punk rock group Trophy Lungs will be performing live alongside Winnipeg punk rock band Elder Abuse (Ex Daggermouth), Ottawa/Gatineau hardcore project Spaz Out, and Ottawa hardcore punkers Sketchy Poutine.
This Wednesday, May 21, join Fet.Nat as the group celebrates the release of its debut full-lenght album Poule Mange Poule. The Hull-based project will be performing live at the new House of Targ and for the occasion the musicians will be joined by Grime Kings and Toronto Homicide Squad.
If you’re into metal, you may want to head over to Ritual this Thursday, May 22 to check out New York deathcore group Emmure live. The 5-piece will be performing alongside San Antonio metal band Upon A Burning Body, Calgary metal/hardcore group Fall City Fall, Ottawa metal/hardcore project Abraxas and Ottawa metalcore formation Greylights.
Carleton University’s community radio station CKCU FM presents a Vinyl Night this Thursday, May 22 at Raw Sugar Cafe. Show hosts Rocky LaLune of Debaser, Lefty McRighty of Friday Night Truck Stop, and Bill Guerrero of Crimes Against Music among others, will bring some of their favourite records for a night of diverse musical waxing. Starting at 7pm, a rotating roster will play some of their fave vinyls for the love of music and your listening pleasure.
East-Ontarian Francophone group Pandaléon will be releasing its EP “À chacun son gibier” this Thursday, May 22 at the Mercury Lounge. The album launch, presented by BRBR, will feature a live performance with new material from this rural industrial rock trio.
The Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls fundraising launch party is being held this Thursday night at the House of Targ. This annual three-day program where girls aged 13 to 17 get to learn and practice an instrument, form a band, and perform at a Showcase Concert is run entirely on support from the communitLiz McDermott y. The fundraising event will feature live music by Liz McDermott, Catriona Sturton, Keturah Johnson, DJs Gina Vinelli & Jas Nasty as well as a silent auction, guest speakers, and CBC host Jessa Runciman. And of course there’s also perogies and pinball.
Local hip-hop group Poetic Elements is releasing its first project The Diamond Life EP. To celebrate, their throwing a launch party at The Daily Grind this Thursday night featuring live performances by Hyf The GypsySun, Nakiem, Atherton and music selections courtesy of DJ2creamz.
As part of this year’s Ottawa Race Weekend, there will be a free concert series between May 23 and May 25 at the Ottawa City Hall Festival Plaza. On Friday night, the lineup includes Jim Bryson, Amos The Transparent and By The Lights. On Saturday, there will be live performances by Hawksley Workman, Furious Gord, Brant Pethick, Billy Love Band, and Farewell Davidson and on Sunday the concert will feature sets by Eric Eggleston, Fridays Deadline, Destiny, and Circus Delights. Gotta love all these free music shows!
The last Nature Nocturne of the season is happening this Friday night at the Museum of Nature. The theme of this edition being glow-in-the-dark, the event will feature Cityscape Sessions Live, stunning visuals and cutting-edge house music courtesy of Blake Sutherland and Return of the Jaded, the NYC blockbuster show Creatures of Light, programming under the stars with Bioni Samp and his unique fusion of live DJ music and recordings from his beehive, and a main dance floor under an illuminated jellyfish. Glow-in-the-dark clothing and accessories are encouraged.
This Friday, May 23, You’ve Changed Records is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a Revue Concert happening at St. Alban’s Church. The show, presented by Arboretum Festival, will feature live performances by Shotgun Jimmie, The Weather Station, Baby Eagle, Richard Laviolette and Marine Dreams.
Over in Wakefield at the Blacksheep Inn this Friday, May 23, Ottawa-based musician Kalle Mattson will be performing live in an effort to promote his latest full-lenght album “Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold”. The artist will be joined by Wakefield’s own The Strain and Montreal acoustic folk rock project The Wind and the Wild.
Double Barrel is heading to Hintonburg this Friday night for a one-off party taking place at the popular Elmdale Oyster House and Tavern. For the occasion, resident DJ Magnificent will be joined by special guest DJs General Eclectic and Splattermonkey Y’all of Toronto’s Shindig! party, which is voted one of the best nights out dancing in that city. Both have been featured at Double Barrel before and they’ll be bringing classic 45s to keep the dancefloor bumping all night.
There’s a Space Jam in town, and it’s happening over at Ritual down in the lounge this Friday night. The first instalment of this new event, fittingly dubbed the Michael Jordan edition, will feature live graffiti art by Alien Iverson, music selections courtesy of DJs Max Zims and Jelani Lewis and the chance to win a NRML giftcard for a pair of Jordans of your choice.
The Mercury Lounge presents the return of DJ Mari Rossi this Friday night, May 23. The internationally renowned Brazilian DJ will be giving a live set complete with jazzy drum and bass, nu jazz, broken beats and house music. What’s more, she’ll be celebrating 15 years on the road along with her birthday!
The dancefloor affair that is Tropikalo is going down this Friday night, May 23. Now happening at Mugshots, it’s the perfect dance party if you’re looking for afro latin caribbean vibes. Just put your dancing shoes on and let DJs Zattar, Lance Baptiste and Trevor Walker take care of the rest.
Straight Goods, DNA Presents and Bydek have teamed up to bring you Motion, Ottawa’s newest monthly dedicated to featuring rising international DJs/Producers. The inaugural launch event will be happening this Friday night at Babylon with up and coming special guest DJ/Producer Stwo all the way from Paris, France.
New Hampshire post-hardcore/metalcore group Our Last Night will be performing live at Ritual on May 24 as part of their Canadian Tour 2014. The 4-piece will be joined on stage by Ottawa pop-punk band Remember The Fire, Ottawa post-hardcore/metalcore project Obyrne and Ottawa hardcore/rockers Daisy who will be giving their debut show.
If you’re looking for a place to rock out this Saturday night, make your way over to Avant-Garde to see Insufficient Funds play live with guest bands Los Ninos Flamingos, Alex Robshaw, and Celery Troff.
Silk, the best R&B dance party in the capital city, is moving to Mugshots starting this Saturday, May 24. Resident DJs Matty McGovern, Matt Tamblyn and Eric Roberts are getting ready to play your favourite R&B hits and rare jams to keep you dancing all night. Weather-permitting, the party will be held outdoors in the courtyard.
For an intimate indie show this Sunday, May 25, hit up Pressed Cafe to see Vancouver slacker-pop trio The Courtneys perform live. The all-female group will be giving a show alongside Ottawa ouija rock favourites The Yips and Ottawa indie-rock project Dreamphone.
Here’s to hoping Mother Nature cooperates this coming Sunday, May 25 for the Ravenswing Art & Music Fair. The 8th edition of this annual DIY event which celebrates creativity in Centretown Ottawa, is taking place at Minto Park and will feature live music by Her Harbour, StillNative, Fire Antlers, Just Jamall the Poet, Gary Franks and Jas Nasty. On top of that, there will be free skill-sharing workshops on social media, leather earrings, stencil printing along with 80 local vendors selling all sorts of handmade goods.
With only a few days left before summer is officially over, the National Capital is gearing up for several big events set to take place in the days ahead. Wether you’re looking for music shows, festivals, artistic events or craft shows, Eventful Capital has got you covered. Check out the carefully-selected event suggestions below for ideas on what’s happening this week in Ottawa-Gatineau.
The 2013 Ottawa International Film Festival is being held from Wednesday, September 18 to Sunday, September 22 at various locations in the downtown core. This annual festival, which is the largest of its kind in North America, will feature a great lineup of screenings, workshops, presentations and panels for film buffs, art lovers and cartoon fans alike.
On Wednesday, September 18, Her Harbour, Michael Feuerstack and Paper Beat Scissors will be performing live at Le Temporaire located in the Old Hull sector of Gatineau. If you’re into indie folk then you might just want to check out this intimate show.
If you prefer indie rock perhaps you should head over to Luneta Cafe this Thursday, September 19 to check out Billie Dre & The Poor Boys perform live. The Halifax rock n’ roll trio will be joined on stage by Ottawa’s own StillNative and Yuma County for an all-ages show presented by Spectrasonic.
Also on Thursday, September 19, Indie City Madness and CKCU FM present a live performance by Toronto bands The Scarlet Fever and Cadillacs and Cadavers along with a debut set by UBV76. This show, taking place at Avant-Garde, is perfect for those of you who enjoy edgy rock n’ roll.
The Mercury Lounge presents Aestrid live in concert this Thursday, September 19. This indie/alternative/rock/pop trio from the Netherlands will be performing live in Ottawa as part of 12-day tour of Eastern Canada. For the occasion, the group will be joined by opening performer Julian Brown.
Do you often wish you were still in the 90s because you just can’t get enough of Jurassic Park, Lip Smackers, Beverly Hills 90210 re-runs and reading Goosebumps? Do you often reminisce about the good old days of 90s music by listening to TLC, Puff Daddy and Aqua? Then you definitely want to hit up 90s or Bust this Friday, September 20 at Babylon. Nuff said.
The inaugural edition of the E.L.E. Music Festival is being held this Friday, September 20 in front of Tabaret Hall at the University of Ottawa. Presented by The University of Ottawa Community Life Services, this one day-festival is meant to showcase young local musicians while also serving as a fundraiser for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs. The lineup features The Lionyls, Monday I Retire, StillNative, Go Long (!), and Neegus among others.
Uncorked, the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s wine-tasting series is back this Friday, September 20. This time around, the evening will focus on wines of the old continent including some from Spain, Italy, Germany and Portugal. Space is limited for this event so if you’d like to attend, be sure to purchase tickets as soon as possible.
Pecha Kucha is an event for creatives of all kinds to meet, show work and share ideas spontaneously and casually. On Friday, September 20, over 100 Pecha Kuchas worldwide will be elaborating on the theme of “Hidden Heroes.” Pecha Kucha Ottawa will be participating by featuring Aaron Cayer, Owner of Antique Skate Shop, Melody McKiver, Co-Founder of Niigaan: In Conversation, Liam Mooney, Creative Director of Jackpine and Daniel Spence, Co-Founder of Couch Assassin among others. The event is taking place at the Mercury Lounge from 7 to 10pm.
If you’re into Electronic Dance Music, you probably want to be at the Ernst & Young Centre this Friday, September for Life in Color. The EDM event will feature live DJ sets by Sandro Silva, Oliver Twizt, and Ariyan.
The September edition of Hip Hop Karaoke Ottawa is happening this Friday at the Mugshots Courtyard. Hosts DJ So Nice and Atherton invite you to sign-up to perform or to encourage the performers as a spectator. If you want more info, click on the banner below and check out Eventful Capital’s Special Feature on the monthly hip hop karaoke night.
Fans of indie experimental and post-punk will want to head to Ritual this Friday, September 20 to catch Braids and Mark Webber live in concert. Grab all the details on this show by clicking on the event poster below.
Ottawa favorites Jokers of the Scene, also known as JOTS, will be back at the Mercury Lounge this Friday, September 20 for a live DJ set. The Montreal-based duo, who often plays in Ottawa, will be accompanied by resident DJ Lance Baptiste.
From Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22, head over to Gatineau for the city’s Festival of World Cultures previously known as Festival Molokai. This 3-day festival, now in its 6th year, presents a variety of shows and exhibitions for all. Highlights this year include performances by Brazilian group Bombolessé, singer-songwriter Sylvie Desgroseillers, and musician Mamzelle Ruiz.
The National Capital Region’s second annual Nuit Blanche is taking place this Saturday, September 21 at various central locations. This year’s cultural event, which has for theme Supernova, will include downtown Gatineau in its programming along with expanding to Sparks and Rideau Street. With a bigger and better lineup than last year, the sky is the limit for Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau!
The Red Bull Thre3 Style Regional Qualifiers are going down this Saturday, September 21 at Ritual. This year, DJs Acro, Bnutz, Brains4brkfst, Cam B, Dlux, Ken L Jones and Kid SL are competing head to head to determine Ottawa’s best party rocker which will represent the city at the National Finals in Calgary. This event is a guaranteed good time.
The Urban Craft Market is back this Sunday, September 22 at the Glebe Community Centre. Urban Craft provides a great opportunity to browse through over 40 local craft vendors who will be selling their crafts at affordable prices. This is the ideal place to go to find special hand-crafted gifts and goodies.