Another blog post, another week filled with events making the national capital region a busy place. If you’re in Ottawa-Gatineau this week and have time to check out some stuff, there’s lots happening, so take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below for a glimpse into the events being held around town in the coming days.
LA thrash metal band Warbringer will be performing live at Ritual this Tuesday January 12 as part of their 2016 North American Tour. This time around they’ll be joined by Swedish metal group Enforcer, Toronto metal formation Cauldron and California metal project Exmortus.
There are plenty of noteworthy Francophone artists in Ontario and as a result, Contact Ontarois is presenting a music show this Tuesday at St. Albans to showcase some of its talent in the hopes of exporting them internationally. As part of this event, there will be live performances by Melissa Ouimet, Stef Paquette and Les Chiclettes.
There’s a new open mic night in town and it’s strictly meant for hip hop artists. Happening at Origin Studio 57 this Wednesday night, the event hosted by JustJamaal ThePoet and DJ 2Creamz, is an opportunity to build, chill and showcase your skill.
There’s no better way to support local hip-hop this week than by hitting up Zaphods on Thursday night to catch Ottawa duo Buck-N-Nice, emcee G.Grand and alternative hip hop group wotts.
On Thursday night, the Avant Garde Bar presents the January edition of the Redrum Comedy show, a live comedy night featuring a lineup of local talent presenting performances filled with laughter and drama.
CKCU 93.1 FM and Beau’s All Natural Brewery present the second instalment of Radioactive Underground, a monthly live music and DJ series at Mercury Lounge. For the January edition, the event will feature a performance by Rakestar Arkestra and DJs Trevor Walker and Memetic spinning before and after the group’s set.
Ottawa hip hop artist and producer Night Lovell will be giving a live show at Ritual this Friday night. The rapper who’s slowly been building hype for myself will be performing alongside special guests Jordan Solomon and Phantom Caine.
This Friday, January 15 over at Pressed Cafe, there’s going to be a night of live music featuring Toronto pop electro fuzz band Twist, London power pop group So Young and Ottawa bedroom folk pop project Trails. Plus, this one’s an all ages show.
If you’re looking for a soul, r&b and funk party this weekend, be sure to make your way over to Cafe Dekcuf on Friday night to dance to the sounds of Ottawa funk/soul band Old Stereo and Ottawa soul/r&b group Slack Bridges. What’s more, DJ Magnificent will be joining the party to spin funk and soul 45s.
If you’re more into power punk rock, head out to House of Targ this Friday night to check out Ottawa punk rock trio NECK live. For this show, the Uncle D Records signees will be performing alongside Vankleek Hill 3-piece power/punk/rockers Audio Visceral, Toronto rock n’roll band The Fandemics and Toronto rock group Quarter Tank.
This Friday night, SPOOR presents the latest edition of The Deep End at Ritual. Once again, the crew will bring you a substantial array of furious techno beats all through the night while also bringing a unique experience intersecting music, lighting and video projection. This is the perfect night to check out if you’re into techno, house, and minimal electronic music.
If you’re looking for something more intimate in a smaller venue, Pressed Cafe’s got a show on Saturday night featuring Ottawa-born Toronto-based beach pop project Thrifty Kids, Aurora psych-rock band Spells Of Vertigo, Montreal alt-rockers Pluum and Barrie emo-alt group Tide.
Those of you who are fans of thrash punk will want to be at House of Targ this Saturday, January 15 to catch Montreal 80s thrash legends Dead Brain Cells live in concert. For the occasion, DBC will be sharing the stage with Montreal thrash band Mutank, Ottawa tech thrash death group Ominous Eclipse and Ottawa punks Entrenched.
An entire night dedicated to the 6 God? Drake fans rejoice, you read correct. The third edition of this party, at which you can expect to hear nothing but Drizzy jams and tracks from OVO affiliates, is going down this Saturday night inside Babylon.
This Saturday at EY Centre, DNA Presents, Bydek Group Inc , and CUSA bring you Rep Your Flag Fest, an event encouraging attendees to paint their face, bring their flag, dress in the colours they represent and come together to celebrate life. The event will feature live sets by DJs R3hab, Domeno and MAC.
Kitchen Party is going down at a new location this month: Flapjacks. The monthly dance party presented by DJs Hobo & Sweet Cheeks will feature 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 your dancing pleasure.