Canadian trash metal vets Agression will be playing live at Cafe Dekcuf this Monday, November 13. For the occasion, they’ll be celebrating 30 years of “The Full Treatment” with Ottawa thrash metal band Mortor, Ottawa power/thrash metal group Lycanthro and Ottawa thrash metal project Domination.
This Wednesday, November 15 there’s a Mexico City Disaster Relief benefit show happening at House of Targ. For the occasion, you can check out live sets by Ottawa alt pop-rock band Lessons In Crime, Ottawa melodic hardcore group Rebel Reload, Ottawa indie emo project Batavia, as well as Ottawa artists Joshua Salt and Jannelle Rose, while supporting a good cause that certainly needs the help.
Victoria, BC’s Jesse Roper will be making a stop in Ottawa this Wednesday night as part of his current Access to Infinity Tour. The blues/soul/rock and country funk musician who’s making a name for himself for his charismatic approach, will be playing live at the legendary Rainbow.
Montréal-based indie pop singer-songwriter Klô Pelgag will be performing live at the NAC this Wednesday, November 15 as part of her L’Étoile thoracique tour. The artist, who has received awards and critical acclaim for her latest album, will be joined in the Azrieli Studio by Montréal pop/folk rockers Mon Doux Saigneur, who’ll take care of the opening set with their sound at times reminiscent of Jean Leloup. A must-see show!
Walrus, a Halifax-based psych pop/rock band, is currently on tour in support of their debut LP, Family Hangover, and they’ll be hitting up Live on Elgin on November 15 to play live alongside Guelph experimental group WHOOP-Szo and Ottawa folk/soul rockers Shadowhand.
Montreal electrosoul/r&b/funk band Busty and the Bass are returning to the capital city this Wednesday in an effort to promote their latest album Uncommon Good. The show is happening at Babylon and it’ll also feature an opening set by Boston r&b artist Caye.
CHUO FM is throwing four parties in a row at The Record Centre in celebration of great radio starting with a show happening this Thursday, November 16 featuring Ottawa-Gatineau ambient post rock duo Novusolis and Ottawa experimental electro-synth project Fire Queen.
If you’re into post punk rock, head over to House of Targ on Thursday to check out Newfoundland nowave/post punks Incredible Woman. The band will be playing live alongside Ottawa psych project Slow Dawn and Ottawa experimental rockers Soft Life.
But if power punk rock is more your thing, the 27 Club is where you’ll want to go to catch Ottawa power garage rockers Steve Adamyk Band and Cincinnati experimental pop punks Vacation live.
This Friday at Pressed Cafe, there’s a show scheduled with Ottawa noise punks The Tenenbaums, Montreal garage rock n’rollers Frisky Kids and Toronto garage rockers All Day Breakfast.
Montreal’s talented Nomadic Massive are hitting up the NAC this Friday, November 17 as part of their current Konba Tour. The hip-hop fusion group of premier performers and skilled musicians will be giving an early, free show that you should definitely check out if you can.
For more punk rock to kick off your weekend, you can go to House of Targ to see Oakville melodic punks The Fullblast, Ottawa punk rockers Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish, and Ottawa punk rock band Positive Charge
On Friday, Canadian veteran lyricist, Dan-e-o will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of his now-classic debut single “Dear Hip Hop” at Kinki Lounge. To mark the occasion, Dan-e-o released the deluxe version of his fourth album “Dear Hip Hop: 20 Years Later” and he’ll be performing live with artists Eternia, G.B. (God Bless), Poetic Elements, Majic Mike, as well as DJ Ducats. A must event for fans of Canadian hip hop!
TIMEKODE, Ottawa’s longest-running monthly dance party turns 12 and resident DJ Zattar is throwing a celebration this Friday, November 17 to mark the occasion. The festivities are going down at the D’Afrique headquarters and will feature none other than special guest DJ The Gaff all the way from Saskatoon.
This Saturday, November 18, there’s a vintage pop-up shop happening at the Westboro Legion. You can expect coffee, snacks, free candy, charity raffle prize packs, and a bunch of vintage from a diverse group of vendors.
If you dig electronic music, you’re probably going to want to head over to Happy Goat Coffee on November 18 to catch live sets by New Orleans, Louisiana based producer End.User (Lynn Standafer), Los Angeles based producer Cervello Elettronico, and Ottawa/Toronto dark electro industrial act Antigen Shift.
There’s a cool punk rock show going down at the Petit Chicago this Saturday, November 18. It’ll feature live performances by punk rockers Les Ordures Ioniques, Code 40-11, Exhibition and Taco Bandits.
Toronto-based rock pop faves Alvvays will be back in Ottawa this weekend to give not one but two shows at Babylon, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday. Both seem to be sold out at this point, but people are selling/exchanging tickets via the Facebook event page, so that’s the place to look if you want to get your hands on one.
Gatineau indie folk trio Maggie’s March have been keeping busy this past year with appearances on La Voix (Quebec’s equivalent to The Voice), opening sets for bands like Avec Pas D’Casque, and a Go Fund Me crowd-funding campaign to help finance their second EP. The EP is now ready for release, and so the guys are having an album launch party at the Minotaure this Saturday night with local indie folk project A Leverage For Moutains and artist Genevieve Corrigan.
Vancouver indie pop sweethearts Hey Ocean! are making their return to Ottawa this Saturday by giving a show at the 27 Club. For the occasion, there will be no opening act, but you can expect two sets by Hey Ocean! spanning more than a decade of music, from new songs and old favourites to solo material and more.
Hyf and G.Grand, two of Ottawa’s finest emcees, have joined forces to create a sonic experience served over beats by local producer Jeepz. Together they form TAPAS, and they’re releasing their self-titled debut album by putting on a show at Bar Robo this Saturday night. Pull up and join them for the festivities!
If you’re looking for an authentic night of salsa and cuban dancing this weekend, head over to the Mercury Lounge on Saturday night for Fiesta Cubana with DJ La China.
Arboretum Festival is presenting an all-ages show at Pressed Cafe this Saturday, and the bill features Halifax/Montreal math-pop band MAUNO, Toronto electro-pop project Jaunt and Montreal/Ottawa art-folk artist Cedric Noel.