This Tuesday at Pressed Cafe, you should check out the Moon Market, a special craft show featuring a variety of unique vendors selling jewelry, art, botanics, pins, home decor, hand poke tattoos, candles and lots more. Celebrate the August sturgeon moon (and lunar eclipse!) in aquarius.
CKCU FM’s Whatever’s Cool With Me is celebrating 20 years on the airwaves this Wednesday night with a show happening at House of Targ. The night of live music will feature an intimate solo acoustic set by Ottawa indie folk musician Kalle Mattson. Thanks for 20 years of great music, Whatever’s Cool With Me!
The second Wednesday of every month at Bar Robo, DJ Trevor Walker aka Lifeboogie brings you Prestige, a new night that explores various grooves with jazz as the common thread. This Wednesday, he’ll be joined by DJ Chris International and together they’ll be playing jazz, funk, latin, afro, electronica and more, all on vinyl.
For the sixth year in Ottawa the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival celebrating Indigenous arts on Algonquin Territory. Following five successful editions, the annual festival is back from August 9 to 13 and promises to offer a rich and engaging programming emphasizing art works that examine Indigenous issues and topics. The festival will feature film screenings and gallery exhibitions, some of which are being held outdoors.
Ottawa pop punks Positive Charge have reason to celebrate. This Thursday, August 10, the local four-piece is releasing its debut album Under Growth with a show happening at House of Targ with Ottawa punks Dead Weights, Ottawa/Winchester indie punk rockers The Tenenbaums and Ottawa emo/pop punks Cool Kids Not You.
This Thursday night at Avant-Garde Bar, Halifax indie rockers Heaven For Real will be giving a live show. They’ll be playing live alongside new Ottawa project Steve’s Job and stand-up comedian Cheryl Hann.
At Pressed Cafe this Thursday, Ottawa Showbox and CHUO present St. John’s, Newfoundland post punk/rock project Incredible Woman, Ottawa/Peterborough hardcore punks Deathsticks and Ottawa garage lo-fi/shoegaze band Empty Nesters.
Toronto hard rockers Public Animal are back in Ottawa this Friday night and this time around they’re playing live at House of Targ with Ottawa party rockers Thunderkok and Ottawa thrash band World War 4.
If you’re up for a night of dancing this Friday night, Bar Robo is presenting a free event called Bring The Beat Back featuring old school hip hop, reggae, r&b and house music courtesy of DJ Geoff Paquet.
If you’re into metalcore, be sure to hit up Mavericks this Saturday, August 12 to catch the Summer Solstice Tour featuring Toronto metalcore band The Northern, Toronto progressive metalcore outfit The Parallel, Oshawa post-hardcore group Throne to the Wolves, Gatineau metalcore prokect Hybridreams and Gatineau metallic hardcore formation Storm Like Wolves.
Kitchener/Waterloo electronic folk/psych/pop project Treephones will be making a stop at Pressed this Saturday, August 12 as part of their Treephones Whirl Tour. For the occasion, they’ll be playing live with Ottawa folk rockers Jonathan Becker & The North Fields and Ottawa’s Simon Beach.
Montreal indie rockers Grand Splendid will be hitting up Live on Elgin this Saturday, August 12. The band, which features upfront electric guitar sounds and soothing vocal melodies, will be sharing the stage with Ottawa lo-fi surf pop project Fire Antlers and Ottawa indie collective Loon Choir, who’ll be giving an acoustic set for the occasion.
Gatineau acoustic pop rockers The Giveaway are performing live at the Petit Chicago this Saturday night and they’ll be joined on stage by fuzzy rock artist Monsieur Larose and Montreal garage/grunge/electro rockers Perdrix. It’s going to be a party!
Did you love attending the Latin Sparks outdoor dance party in June? Well organizers are presenting a second edition this summer on Saturday, August 12 on Albert Island. The popular latin-themed party promises to offer a night of dancing under the stars featuring workshops, music, cuisine and live percussionists and entertainment.
The City of Gatineau’s Cultural Diversity Celebration Day is happening this Sunday, August 13 at the Maison du Citoyen on Laurier Street in Gatineau. This annual event includes an international food court, a variety of artistic performances, and an artisan market among other thing. Find out more by visiting the official website below.
At Blacksquirrel Books this Sunday, there’s going to be an early all-ages show featuring new wave, power pop and punk powerhouse music courtesy of Vancouver’s Fashionism, Sudbury’s Tommy & The Commies, and Ottawa’s New Calling. What’s more, admission to the show includes admission to the Toughen Up Free-Play night next door at House of Targ, which will feature guest DJ sets from the bands.