Another week, another exciting lineup of solid events happening in and around the National Capital Region that are worth checking out. Take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below to help organize your plans for the days ahead.
If you’re into the metal and metalcore genres, why not start your week at Cafe Dekcuf this Tuesday, September 9? You’ll get to see live sets by Indianapolis Hardcore/Metalcore/Emotional group Conquerors, Toronto metal band Weston, Ottawa Hardcore formation Contempt, Ottawa Hardcore/Metal project Harbors and Ottawa Alternative group Below 6.
If you have an interest in Canadian music and the Polaris Music Prize, then you definitely want to head to the National Arts Centre this Tuesday, September 9 at to check out the Polaris Salon Shortlist Salon with panelists Ryan Bresee of CKCU 93.1 FM, Roch Parisien of Rocon Communications, John Sekerka of CHUO FM and moderator Steve Jordan. To know more about the event, just click below. The pop/punk fans out there will be happy to know that Philly pop-punk/emo band Modern Baseball is performing live at Mavericks this Tuesday night. For the occasion, they’ll be joined on stage by New York pop-punk/rock group I Am The Avalanche, Philly indie/punk formation Beach Slang and Ottawa pop-punk project Neighbours. This Thursday, September 11, One World Arts presents the Ottawa premiere of Shield and Spear, an astounding documentary by director Petter Ringbom that follows some of the most recognized artists in South Africa today, exploring what it means to live and work in the new democracy. The screening, taking place at the ByTowne Cinema, is a fundraiser for the One World Film Festival happening later this month.
Ottawa/Montreal party grind group Killitorus is currently on an Eastern Canada Tour, and will be giving a hometown show at Mavericks this Thursday night. For the occasion, the 4-piece band will be performing live with Vancouver party experimental/improv group Pinkbrown, Ottawa progressive-metal formation Antlion and Ottawa death metal project Accursed Creation.
The Lunenburg Pub presents Free Acoustic Thursdays each week to give a chance to indie and starting musicians to perform in front of a receptive live audience. This week will feature live performances by acoustic pop/folk musician Tina Wallace, folk-bluegrass outfit The Side Street Nobodies and surf-rockers Gallagher.
The 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival is happening from Wednesday, September 10 to Sunday, September 14 at Hog’s Back Park under the theme “The Great Escape”. The annual music festival, which is also managed by Bluesfest Artistic Director Mark Monahan, will feature headliners Lorde, Foster The People, The National, Serena Ryder, Adam Cohen, J.Cole, and Lee Fields & The Expressions along with a slew of talented local artists like The Wicked Mercy, The Strain, Pony Girl, Laurent Bourque and Craig Cardiff among others. Along with the ticketed shows, Folk Fest organizers are also offering an interesting series of free shows on site. If you’d like to obtain more info, just click on the below poster for details and the full lineup.
The September edition of Hip Hop Karaoke Ottawa is happening outdoors this Friday at Parliament Pub with hosts DJ So Nice and Atherton. If you want to perform and impersonate your favourite rapper by doing that track you spent hours memorizing in front of the mirror, or if you just want to support a friend and be a member of the audience, click below for everything you need to know.
Kitchen Party 00038 is taking over the Rochester Pub & Eatery this Friday night. The monthly dance party presented by DJs Hobo & Sweet Cheeks promises nothing but the best in funk, soul, disco, hip hop, electro, techno, house and everything in between. A little bit of this and a little bit of that.
For the photography lovers: From September 12 to September 18, Patrick Gordon Framing presents the SPAO 7th Annual A+ Exhibition, a yearly celebration of excellence from part-time students. This year’s exhibition will feature the following categories: Landscape/Architecture, Portraiture/Nude, Abstraction/Conceptual, and Photojournalism/Documentary.
The Urban Craft Market is back this Saturday, September 13 at the Glebe Community Centre. Urban Craft provides a great opportunity to browse through 50 local vendors who’ll be selling their crafts at affordable prices. This is the ideal place to find special handmade local goods for gifting and for the home.
This Saturday night, join rising Ottawa/Toronto hip-hop duo Philly Moves at Zaphods to celebrate the release their new album “Olga”. The boys will be giving a live show to present their new material and for the occasion they’ll be joined by local hip-hop artists Buck N’Nice, Jutes and King.
Over at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this Saturday night, you should check out Canadian pop noir sensation The PepTides for the official video release party for the song Love Lead Us To Sanctuary from their album “Love Question Mark”. The group will be giving two live sets and premiering the video throughout the night. The Ottawa-based 9-piece band offers a super energetic performance high in colour and contrasts. Definitely worth seeing live!
Oakland, California post punk/anarcho punk group Crimson Scarlet will be performing live at House of Targ this Sunday, September 24 as part of Toughen Up. The unapologetically loud 5-piece group will be joined by DJ KMAXXX spinning stone cold jams before and after the set. What’s more, you get to play free arcade games all night.