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 get a glimpse into what’s going on these days.
Ottawa’s Prufrock Shadowrunner will be giving a hip-hop/spoken word performance this Monday alongside Toronto-based pop/R&B artist Candice Sand who’ll be there in an effort to promote her new album “Against Concrete Walls”. The intimate & unplugged show will be happening at The Daily Grind. For metal heads this week, there’s Montreal metal band Depths Of Hatred performing live at Mavericks alongside Montreal deathcore group Obliterate, Gatineau trance/metal formation Greta Knights, Gatineau metal/hardcore band Standing On Oblivion, Cornwall metal group The Observer Effect and Gatineau death trash project Deathrow Six. The show happens on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30 pm.
Lancaster hardcore/metal band August Burns Red will be making a stop in Ottawa this Thursday as part of The Frozen Flame Tour. For the occasion, they’ll be sharing the stage at the Bronson Centre with Ohio metalcore group Miss May I, Australia metal/hardcore formation, Dallas metalcore project Fit For a King, and Birmingham progressive-metalcore 4-piece ERRA.
Coming from Brooklyn, New York, recording hip-hop artist Troy Ave will be performing at Ritual this Thursday, January 29. The American rapper will be giving a live set with local support from KingsCollege, F.Printz, Gutta King Chris and VNCHY. Update: organizers have just announced that the show has unfortunately been cancelled “due to permit and scheduling issues.” Full refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Toronto/London art/pop/rock/dance artist Lowell will be performing live at House of Targ this Thursday night. For the occasion, the singer-songwriter and musician will be joined on stage by Ottawa indie dance artist NOAH.
This Thursday, January 29, CKCU’s The Mix celebrates 3 years with a night of live music and art being held at Babylon. Hosted by DJ 2Creamz and The Kid Gorgeous, the event will feature sets by local hip-hop artists G.Grand, Eddie Quotez, Buck N’ Nice, Missing Linx, Goliath Paw and a beat showcase with CircaBeatz, DJ So Nice, Jeepz, and Bix.
The 2015 Gatineau Winter Beerfest will be held this weekend from January 30 to 31 at the Canadian Museum of History. This beer-lovers festival will feature a variety of artisanal beers made by micro-breweries from around the country coupled with yummy eats available for purchase as well as conferences and workshops. New to the programming this year, the event will include some musical entertainment.
Over at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this Friday night, there will be a show featuring live local music by indie folk rock band The Dead Bees, alternative neo-folk project Orienteers and rock n’ rollers Still Winter Hills.
If you can’t make it out to Wakefield this Friday night, but still want to catch some local music, you can make your way over to the Rainbow Bistro to check out folk rock band Tribe Royal, jazz pop outfit Novalatte, alternative folk rock 4-piece Hello Hello and funk/soul/reggae group Blast From The Sun.
The first Hip Hop Karaoke Ottawa of the year is happening this Friday night at the Elmdale with hosts DJ So Nice and Atherton. This will be a special OG Edition presented by Beau’s All Natural so if you want to perform and impersonate Tupac by doing that California Love track you spent hours memorizing in front of the mirror, now’s your chance to show the world (meaning Ottawa) what you’re made of. This Friday, January 30, Rude Sound Culture & Bass Pro Shoppe present Canada’s #1 bass music turntablist, Mat The Alien from Whistler, Canada. As a resident DJ at Canada’s biggest electronic music festivals such as Shambhala Music Festival, Bass Coast Project & VALHALLA SOUND CIRCUS 2015 Mat has earned himself a reputation across the country as a super diverse bass music turntablist and all around party rocking DJ. Reduced cover will be offered to everyone dressed in ski/snowboard gear or retro apres-ski wear and there will be contests, prizes, drinks and video projections all fitting in with with the “Slope Style” theme.
This Friday, January 30, Multi Social Room is hosting ‘Party for Change’. This is an opportunity for you to bring in whatever you can afford to donate and help collectively change the fate of those who are suffering in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Mali and wherever the deadly ebola epidemic is spreading. These people need our help! On Friday January 30th come party for change with DJs Frank Play, GRRZLE, and Bad Behaviour.
The Double Barrel monthly is going down in its new home inside the newly-renovated Mercury Lounge this Friday night. Resident DJ Magnificent will be gracing the wheels of steel in fancy attire as per usual and he’ll be joined by special guest DJ Trevor Walker for the occasion. A funk, soul, Motown and vintage reggae dance party like no other!
Getting sick of the cold? Well, the dancefloor at SHAMELESS always gets HOT! Looking for a cheesy guilt-free dance party? The January edition of this monthly should have you covered with nothing but cheap dance floor bangers to keep you up all night courtesy of DJs Matty and Skid Vicious.
Toronto indie pop/new wave band HIGHS will be performing live at Zaphods this Saturday night as part of their East Coast Tour 2015. The 5-piece group will be sharing the stage with Wakefield indie-rockers Farewell Davidson and Ottawa pop-rock outfit Ultraviolet.
Over at House of Targ this Saturday night, Ottawa rock n’ roll band Good2Go will be giving a live performance. The local 5-piece will be sharing the stage with special guests The Mere Humans, an Ottawa-based rock n’ roll trio.
Garage/hill country/blues/cajun folk Franco group Canailles will be making a return to the National Capital Region this Saturday night to give a live performance at The Petit Chicago as part of a mini-tour of Quebec. The lively 8-piece band, who gives high energy shows, is sure to entertain and give a fun set to dance to.
Death From Above 1979 is set to perform live at the Bronson Centre this Saturday night as part of their recent comeback. For the occasion, the famed Canadian duo will be sharing the stage with METZ and PS I Love You. Although advance tickets are sold out, there will be a select few at the doors for those who are determined to go. If you don’t make it to the show, you can always see one-half of the duo at Ritual afterwards as MSTRKRFT will be giving a live set as part of the official after party.
Venus Envy is celebrating 14 years of foreplay fun this Saturday with a party happening at Babylon featuring sweet beats courtesy of CPI (thetastates.com), DJ Debonair (Queer Mafia), and DJ Yalla! Yalla! (‘mo diggity). Happy Birthay VE!
Hollywood horror punk rock band Wednesday 13 will be performing live at Mavericks this Sunday, February 1 alongside Arizona melodic metal/core group Eyes Set To Kill and UK metal/rock band Die So Fluid.