This Monday, April 17 the Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle is back at Irene’s Pub along Bank St. Hosted by local singer-songwriter and musician Julie Corrigan, the event will feature live sets by artists Kate Weekes and Mabel Beggs.
This Monday night at Bar Robo, fulfill your rock star fantasies by singing along to Ottawa’s Special K Band. With hundreds of songs in their playbook from Adele and The Cure to Daft Punk and Bob Marley, Special K will make you sound like a superstar on the mic.
Happy birthday House of Targ! This Monday night, the venue is celebrating 3 years of live music, pinball and perogies, and to mark the occasion they’re having a party featuring Peterborough metal band Mokomokai, Tokyo punk/rock group Zoobombs, Ottawa pogo punks Pok Gai and a DJ set by New Swears. There’s also going to be a limbo competition and loot bags, cause what’s a bday party without them.
New Jersey punk rockers Bigwig will be playing live at House of Targ this Tuesday, April 18 and this time around they’ll be sharing the stage with Ottawa punks GOAT and Sidelines.
Quebec actors Isabelle Blais and Pierre-Luc Brillant are also musicians and they’re bringing their Comme dans un film show to the Brasseurs du Temps this Tuesday, April 18. Their style, which mixes bossa, folk and country, is bound to charm spectators.
Over at Zaphods this Tuesday night, you can catch UK indie post punks The Wedding Present live with LA garage pop project Colleen Green Band.
Soon-to-be Carleton University music graduate Merideth Brown will be releasing her EP “Fifth Avenue” at Live On Elgin this Wednesday, April 19. Her brand of folk with a dash of Celtic makes the singer-songwriter unique among her peers. Dylan Phillips, also a student in the music program, will be kicking off the show with an acoustic set.
Montreal post punk trio Big Knife Little Knife will be playing at House of Targ this Wednesday night and this time around they’re rocking out with Ottawa post punks Dark Plains and Ottawa punk rockers Species at Risk.
If you’re up for a night of punk/pop/hardcore this Thursday, head over to the Brass Monkey to check out post hardcore band Silverstein live with Ottawa pop punks We Were Sharks, Ottawa emo/post-hardcore group Rydell and Ottawa post rockers The Great Diversion.
Blve Hills are having their “Come On In” EP release show at House of Targ this Thursday night and for the occasion the Ottawa-based psyche grunge band will be sharing the stage with Lindsay, Ontario power pop trio The Kents and Ottawa living room dreampop project Sparklesaurus.
This Friday night at Pressed, you can catch a night of live local music featuring Micarza Camaro, Coastal Pigs and Worn Robot.
At Bar Robo that same night, if you’re down to catch some post-punk, alternative and shoegaze, you can catch Denmark post punks The Foreign Resort, Montreal shoegaze four-piece The City Gates and Ottawa shoegaze/psyche project ONFIILM.
Ottawa-based artist Lucila Al Mar invites you to join her for the release of her debut album “Nada Es Para Siempre // Nothing Is Forever” happening this Friday night at Arts Courts. For this special launch show, she will be joined by a band of musicians as well as DJ Chico6Trece.
TIMEKODE, Ottawa’s longest-running monthly dance party is back at it this Friday night inside D’Afrique. The popular funk, soul and hip hop dance party that has been keeping Ottawa funky fresh for 12-years strong will be held down by resident DJs Zattar and Memetic, as well as special guest DJ Ruby Jane who’s coming dow from Montreal for this one. Get your dancing shoes ready and see you on the TK dance floor!
The Ca$tro vs. Fiji Tour is rolling through Ottawa this Saturday night. Presented by the CMDWN Collective, the all-ages show is happening at the Bourbon Room and will feature Toronto underground hip hop artists Ca$tro and Fiji.
Ottawa art-folk collective The Acorn is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed 2007 album Glory Hope Mountain this Saturday night at St. Alban’s. To mark the occasion, the album will be performed front-to-backwith special guest members from FET.NAT, Scattered Clouds, The Holy Gasp, and more, as well as live video projections. On top of all this goodness, Montreal art-soul wanderers Un Blonde will open the night.
There’s a killer lineup playing at Black Squirrel Books this Saturday night that you should definitely check out if you enjoy seeing live music in unconventional places. The show will feature Montreal experimental electro/saxophone duo Saxsyndrum, Toronto pop noir band Del Bel and Ottawa disco rodeo project Casa Lagarto
Live on Elgin always has great programming and this Saturday night is no different. On April 22, check out Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Jane’s Party alongside Ottawa-based alt indie rockers Bitter North and Ottawa pop soul project Harea Band.
At Bar Robo on Saturday, Ottawa ands Expanda Fuzz and Sleepy and The Noise are playing live for an intimate night of garage rock.
Celebrate the release of The Lionyls debut album this Saturday, April 22 at Barrymore’s Music Hall. It’s been a long time coming for the Ottawa-based rock and soul band and for the occasion they’ll be sharing the stage with local groups Tribe Royal, Lemon Cash, Wise, Young & King.
Montreal indie rockers We Are Monroe will be making a stop at the Petit Chicago in the Hull sector of Gatineau this Saturday, April 22 as part of their White Lights Album Release Tour. The four-piece will be playing alongside Ottawa dance punk trio Peaks and Ottawa indie alt rock band Mosely.
First off, this poster is super rad (gotta give credit to the poster artists, yo), which is obviously a strong indication that this show will also be rad. Going down at the Dom this Saturday, the lineup includes Australia garage/punks Dune Rats, Australia surf rockers Hockey Dad and Ottawa punk rockers Flaws.
This Friday night, escape to a world where creativity is king at Spirited Away, a three-floor celebration of art and music that’ll feature an art market, a photo booth, performance art and more.
This Saturday, April 22, Nordic Trax is celebrating 20 years of music with a special party happening at Mercury Lounge that’ll feature DJs Luke McKeehan, Trevor Walker and birthday boy Miguel Graca on the mix.
If you’re into garage, punk and rock n’roll, and you’re up for some dancing this Saturday night, check out the Kick Out The Jams party happening over at Bar Robo.
This Saturday night, the Oh My Jam dance party is having its Lettuce Turnip the Beet Spring edition at Babylon. This time around, the popular monthly will feature music selections by DJs D-Luxx Brown and Yes Yes Jill & Sammy Rawal.
Finish off the week in music at Bar Robo with an intimate show featuring Vancouver alt rockers Sleep Science, Ottawa alt rock/grunge band Crossing Jane and Ottawa project Pitch Black.
Rewind Sundays is celebrating 4 years of Sunday night parties at City this Sunday, April 23 and for the occasion the event will bring together some of Ottawa’s most influential DJs to play hip hop throwbacks and classic jams.