Los Angeles lo-fi rock n’roll all-girl punk band Peach Kelli Pop returns to Ottawa this Monday, May 16 to give an all ages show at House of Targ. The catchy, bubblegum, sandpaper punk group will be joined by Ottawa indie garage grunge three-piece Nightshades and Ottawa hardcore punk newcomers Toxic Thoughts.
Hip hop heads will be happy to know that legendary rapper N.O.R.E. (of Capone & Noreaga) is performing live at the Bourbon Room this Monday night as part of the Drunk Uncle Eastern Canadian Tour. The American hip hop artist will be headlining the show and sharing the stage with Son Of Mary, ProperT, and JCapcity among others. Fingers crossed Noreaga actually makes it across the border this time around.
The Arts department of the Cegep de l’Outouais has teamed up with AXENEO7 and Daïmõn to present Exo(r)de, the students’ end-of-year exhibition, a show will be an opportunity for the 20 graduating students to showcase their work in a professional setting. The vernissage will be held this Tuesday, May 17 at AXENEO7.
Montreal indie band Islands, who’s recently released not one but two new albums, will be playing a live show at Ritual this Tuesday night. The Manqué Music signees are going to share the stage with Philly hip hop artist Lushlife.
UK rock/electronic/metalcore band Enter Shikari is giving a show at Ritual this Wednesday, May 18 and for the occasion they’ll be performing live alongside Australia rockers Hands Like Houses, Los Angeles rock group The White Noise and Ottawa hardcore/rock project Halfsleeper.
If you’re you fan of loud and heavy music, be sure to head over to Mavericks this Thursday, May 19 to catch USA stoner rockers Weedeater, San Diego noise drone project Author & Punisher, USA doom band Today Is the Day and Kitchener stoner rock group Sierra.
Those who enjoy electronic synthpop may want to hit up Zaphods this Thursday night for an early show featuring Kamloops electro-pop outfit Van Damsel, Ottawa synthpop project Townes and more to be announced.
Ottawa post metal band Alaskan is giving its final show at House of Targ this Friday, May 20 and all proceeds from the event will go to the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women. For this final performance, the local group will be joined by NYC’s Black Table as well as Ottawa bands Biipiigwan and Swarm Of Spheres
Ottawa singer-songwriter Danielle Allard will be having a tour fundraiser show at Live on Elgin this Friday night. This time around, the local musician will be sharing the stage with Tina Wallace and special guests.
Fresh off the release party of their “All The Hits” EP, Harea Band will be live at the Blacksheep Inn over in Wakefield this Friday, May 20. For this show, the Ottawa pop/soul inspired group will play with Victoria, BC rock 4-piece San Felix and Ottawa indie folk/rock project Sounds of Stories.
At Black Squirrel Books this Friday, you can check out a post-punk all ages show put on by the good people at Ottawa Showbox and Casual Hex. The night of live music will feature live sets by Medicine Hate post punks Terra, Lethbridge post punks Participation and Ottawa shoegaze band Doves.
90s or Bust is having a big celebration for its 3rd birthday this Friday night. The popular monthly, that features the best in 90s and early 2000s hip-hop and r&b, will be marking the occasion with Spiderwebs, a No Doubt tribute band, so if you’re looking for a old school vibe party that’s the place to be.
This Friday night, SPOOR presents the latest edition of The Deep End at Ritual. Once again, the crew is bringing you a mixed bag of techno beats all through the night while also bringing a unique experience; intersecting music, lighting and video projections. This is an excellent party to check out if you’re into techno, house, and electronic music.
If you’re in the mood for some live afro-latin percussion and balkan brass section with some choreography dance thrown in, head to Mercury Lounge this Saturday night to see Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra. The high-energy group that’s very interactive with the crowd will be joined by resident DJ Trevor Walker who’ll play music before and after.
If you’re a supporter of Canadian hip hop, you might want to make your way over to the Bourbon Room this Saturday night to check out BC rapper Snak The Ripper perform live as part of his From the Dirt Tour. The Stealth Bomb Records artist will be joined by a stacked bill including Golden, Junk, Fallen Ones, JR and more.
Scottish punk/oi! band The Strike will be making a stop in Ottawa on Saturday, May 21 to give a live show at Mavericks. The 4-piece will be playing street drunk punk band Alcohol Fueled, punk/rock n’rollers Ape City and hardcore/thrash/punks Uncooperatives.
Pantera tribute band Fantera will be back in Ottawa this Saturday, May 21 and this time around they’ll be giving a live performance at Ritual. The three-piece tribute from hell will bring back Pantera to life like no other band can.
USA harsh grinding/death metal Full of Hell are going to be in town on Sunday night and they’ll be playing live at Cafe Dekcuf with Tongue Eating Louse, Brain Scorcher and Hunter, Gatherer.
For Victoria Day long weekend, lots of us are off on Monday, so it’s a great occasion to get out and check out some live music. One place to go to catch some this Sunday is at Live on Elgin where there’s going to be sets by Chicago emo/midwestern punk band Dowsing, Chicago, indie emo group Kittyhawk, Grand Rapid emo/indie rock outfit The Carboard Swords, Ottawa indie rockers Missioner and Ottawa emo solo project Silent Lovers.
Finally for this week, Debaser presents an all-ages show at Pressed. The intimate night of live music will feature Calgary fuzz pop band Lab Coast, Toronto fuzz pop project Twist and Ottawa act Mixer.