Interested in the music community? Check out the November edition of Music Monday at Bar Robo. This Monday’s discussion will look at how the French and English music communities can work in harmony. The event will also feature musical performances by artist Zoe Haggerty-Leblanc and Franco-Ontarian rapper Kimya.
The Sticky Bandits are coming all the way from the East Coast to play live in Ottawa. The indie folk band will be giving a show at Avant-Garde Bar this Monday, November 20 alongside Ottawa duo Tulips & Devilships and musician Brandon Thorne.
Franco-Ontarian singer-songwriter Céleste Lévis will be performing live at the Brasseurs du Temps this Tuesday, November 21. The young artist, who was a contestant on La Voix in 2015, who opened up for legendary French musician Francis Cabrel during his 2016 Quebec Tour and who was nominated for an ADISQ award last year, is set to give a solo show this time around.
Moncton, New Brunswick faves Les Hay Babies are back in the region as part of their latest tour and they’ll be playing live at the Minotaure this Wednesday, November 22. The all-girl trio that mixes rock, folk, grunge and other genres, will be performing with opening act Mike Trask.
Ottawa punks The Fly Downs are celebrating the release of their Pockets Out EP this Wednesday night. The guys are putting on a show at House of Targ and they’ll be sharing the stage with Ottawa punk rockers Cool Kids Not You, Ottawa pop rock band Galapagos and Ottawa punk rockers GOAT.
UK punk legends Subhumans are playing live at the 27 Club this Wednesday night in celebration of Vertigo Records’ 14th Anniversary Party. For the occasion, they’ll be rocking out alongside New York hardcore punks All Torn Up and Ottawa punks Alcohol Fueled.
There’s a free show happening at the Tonik in the Vieux-Hull sector of Gatineau this Wednesday, November 22. It’s presented by RÉÉL-Radio and it’ll feature live sets by Ottawa-Gatineau indie folk duo Moonfruits and Val-des-Monts folk band A Leverage For Mountains.
Ottawa progressive experimental metal band The Night Watch and Ottawa metal project Death Metal Witch summon all metal heads to stand guard upon the night on the 23rd day of the 11th month of the allegedly 2017th year at the small but mighty Pressed Cafe.
Bjork’s groundbreaking third album Homogenic turns 20 years old this year so to mark the occasion, come hang at Bar Robo this Thursday night to experience the record in its entirety, and stick around for DJ Sweet Cheeks and Spillz’s set afterwards.
The Not Normal experimental music series launched last year is going down this Thursday night at Black Squirrel Books. For this latest instalment, there will be live performances by Ottawa modular synth artist Hard Science, Ottawa/London experimental electronic musician White Noises and Ottawa noise/drone/synth newcomer Jared Epp.
It’s a little early for it if you ask me, but Toronto post-punks WHIMM are currently of their Winter Tour 2017 with Toronto lo-fi rockers Deliluh. They’ll be making a stop in Ottawa this Friday and they’ll be playing Pressed Cafe alongside Denver, Colorado band Natural Violence.
This Friday is the third edition of Hautes Vibrations, this time happening at Bar Robo. The event, organized by Ottawa-based hip hop artist LeFloFranco, is a night of live music celebrating francophone music and it’ll feature live sets by Kimya, DJ Uniper, LeFloFranco, Ivan and DJ Chevdot.
East Coast glam stoner rocker Special Costello is making a return to Ottawa to give a live show at Black Squirrel Books this Friday night. The Halifax musician will be joined by joyful new jazz project Budi and Ottawa hip hop artist Kim Kingbit.
The National Capital Region’s favourite soul-steppers, the Mackenzie Rhythm Section, are returning to the Blacksheep in Wakefield this Saturday night, and this time they’re sharing the stage with Ottawa alternative folk rock singer-songwriter Crystalena and The LadyKillas. Another show that’s bound to sell out!
Enjoy ska, reggae and rocksteady? Then don’t miss the Voice Of The People Ska Night happening at House of Targ this Friday. The fun monthly will feature live performances by Ottawa ska/rocksteady band The Sentries and Ottawa third wave ska group Suits N’ Toques.
Oakland, California’s Guesthouse music DJ Mes will be touching down at the Mercury Lounge this Friday, November 24 for a night of house music during which he’ll be playing alongside Ottawa DJs Jeff Dougler and Balu.
Still Tippin’ is going down at the 27 Club this Friday, November 24 and you can expect to hear new rap and southern classics picked out by DJs Laocapone and Foster.
If you’re into garage, punk and rock n’roll, and you’re up for some dancing to kick off your weekend, check out the Kick Out The Jams party happening over at Bar Robo on Friday. It’s free and it starts at 11 p.m.
This weekend is the Holi-yay Freewheeling Craft Market at Makerspace North. This two day craft pop-up will feature the best modern makers from the 613 and beyond as well as delicious food, gift wrapping, giveaways and other fun surprises. Come hungry and support local!
This weekend, Little Italy is creating a bright spot during the dark November evenings with Night Lights, a creative Art and Light Festival designed by local art duo Dems & Doll in partnership with the Preston Street BIA. The event will feature art installations, display projections, lights and effects, glow hoola, UV facepaint, live music and more. It’s free and all ages!
Montreal dance punks Duchess Says are back in the region this Saturday, November 25 and they’ll be performing live at St. Alban’s with noh wave/experimental band YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN. Both bands are a sight to see live, so combined on the same bill, it’s bound to be quite the show.
They have a new EP, and they’re coming back to Gatineau to present their new material live. Don’t miss Quebec punk rock legends Grimskunk at the Minotaure this Saturday with Montreal funky rockers Blackvoid and Gatineau punks Aarsen.
Keswick indie-pop four-piece The Elwins are hitting up the 27 Club this Saturday night as part of their Beauty Community Tour. For the occasion, they’ll be playing live alongside Toronto indie rockers Fast Romantics and Ottawa indie project Townes.
Hometown heroes The Souljazz Orchestra are bringing their “Under Burning Skies” tour to Gatineau this Saturday night. The Ottawa-based six-piece, known for its contagious soul, jazz and afro-latin sounds, will be performing live at the Petit Chicago. Their new album is topping charts worldwide, and it’s safe to say the group is bound to deliver another solid show.
There’s a pre-Grey Cup thing happening at House of Targ on Saturday, and it’s like a Hamilton vs Ottawa show with Hamilton’s own B.A. Johnston and Lee Reed, as well as Ottawa heavy metal rockers Thünderkok and Ottawa punks NECK.
I can never get enough of the Drake Night promo posters, they’re too good. If you didn’t know, Drake Night is a recurring party dedicated to the 6 God, where you can expect to hear nothing but Drizzy jams and tracks from OVO affiliates all night long. It goes down this Saturday night at Babylon, and it’s the Grey Cup edition.
The 9th annual Idle Hands Art, Craft and Vintage Sale is being held this Sunday, November 26 at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall. This cool event offers a great opportunity to buy quality art, handmade and vintage one-of-a-kind items for those special people on your Christmas list. Naughty or nice.
The WAVES series is having a one-year anniversary jam this Sunday night at the 27 Club. After 11 exciting editions of WAVES, the crew is set to celebrate with some medium canvases/prints. Whether you want to create something just for WAVES or you have a piece already painted/developed/ printed, this is the space for it. There will be pop-up shops, fortune cookies and music courtesy of DJ Illo.