This Monday, November 6, 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 latest edition of this monthly event will feature live sets by local artists Kim Kingbit and Caitlin Dolan.
This Tuesday at Pressed Cafe, you should check out the Moon Market, a special craft show featuring a variety of unique vendors selling jewelry, art, tarot, pins, home decor, hand poke tattoos, candles and lots more.
Mokomokai will be making a stop in Ottawa this Wednesday as part of their Party In The North Tour. The Peterborough heavy metal band will be playing live at House of Targ with Toronto metal three-piece Villain and Ottawa sleaze rockers In Heat.
Montreal alternative folk artist John Jacob Magistery is playing live at Cafe Dekcuf this Thursday, November 9 in an effort to promote his new EP Harmoney. For the occasion, the singer-songwriter will be sharing the stage with local bands Cold Capital and Mad Ones.
Roadtrip Poétique is an evening of spoken word presented at La Nouvelle Scène this Thursday, November 9. The event will feature Jacques Jacobus of Radio Radio, Franco-Ontarian artist Cindy Doire, interpreters Marilyn Perreault and Stef Paquette, who’ll be performing texts by Patrice Desbiens accompanied by live music played by musician Daniel Boivin.
New York psych pop explorers Zula will be giving a live show at Bar Robo this Thursday, November 9 as part of their 6 Passes Tour. Joining them for the Ottawa leg of their tour will be local artist Sheehan.
If you’re into synthpop sounds, be sure to head over to Pressed Cafe on November 9 to catch French project Halo Maud live. The Parisian 60s vibe/dreampop artist will be joined by Ottawa ethereal electropop musician PIPPA and Ottawa experimental psyche artist Trails.
Montreal sludge metal band The Great Sabatini is playing live at House of Targ this Thursday night alongside Nashville grind sludge group Yautja, NYC extreme metal heads Pyrrhon and Ottawa hardcore sludge metal project Black Oak Decline.
YAS! is an art symposium being held in Ottawa Nov. 10-12, designed by youth working in collaboration with five galleries from across Ontario. Registration includes presentations, youth-led discussion groups, artist workshops and an all-ages art party like no other to close off the three-day event.
Mexican-bred artist Boogat, who’s music merges cumbia, reggae, salsa, and hip-hop, will be back in Ottawa this Saturday night, and this time around the JUNO award winner will be performing live at the Mercury Lounge in an effort to promote his third album San Cristobal Baile Inn.
This Friday at the Algonquin Commons Theatre, there’s the Guitars for Vets – Play Your Part Songwriters’ Circle, that’ll feature live performances by musicians Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer, Jeremy Fisher and Sean McCann.
Kinki After Dark is celebrating its 2-year anniversary this Friday with The Prince & Michael Jackson Experience, featuring DJ Dave Paul from San Francisco. You can expect to hear album cuts, b-sides, un-released tracks, remixes, 12″ versions and hits from the two artists, as well as songs by ancillary acts. Opening sets courtesy of DJs Mace & RayRay.
Toronto indie post rockers Do Make Say Think are performing live at the Bronson Centre this Friday, November 10 as part of their Stubborn Persistent Illusions Tour. For the occasion, Ottawa/Montreal instrumental project Flying Hórses will be opening the show.
The Christmas Market season is upon us, and one of the first ones is happening this Saturday at the Ferme Moore in Hull, and it’s presented by Etsy Outaouais. You can expect to find a bunch of locally hand-crafted products that will make for great holiday gifts.
If you’re into psychobilly and punk rock, don’t miss Montreal psychobilly band The Creepshow live at Mavericks this Saturday night. Joining them as part of a stacked bill will be Burlington punk rockers The Penske File, Ottawa rock group Alanna Sterling and the Silvers, Ottawa punk rockers The Lindbergh Babies, Ottawa punk rock project Quinnzelle and Ottawa skate punks Sidelines.
If you prefer hardcore, there’s a show for you at Cafe Dekcuf this Saturday. It’ll feature live sets by Toronto hardcore band Sparrows, New Jersey hardcore group Gatherers, Ottawa melodic hardcore outfit Mayfield, Montreal hardcore/metalcore project Find The Missing Word and Ottawa metal formation Sinful Ways.
Quebec rap super group Alaclair Ensemble, who stood out at this year’s ADISQ Gala by taking home several prizes, is back in Gatineau this Saturday, November 11. The collective, who is getting more and more recognition and support will be performing live at the Minotaure with Montreal hip hop artist Loud, of the now-defunct Loud Lary Adjust trio and Ottawa rapper Squrel Noir. It’s going to be epic, as it always is when the boys are in town.
Feel The Neil, a Neil Young birthday bash tribute show, is going down at Backdrop Food & Drink this Saturday, November 11. Hosted by Ashley Newall, the night of live music will feature Ray Harris, Danielle Allard, Aaron Ray, Banjo Scuffs, Lefty McRighty and more. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ottawa Food Bank.
Monowhales is a Toronto-based indie pop group that you can check out at Live on Elgin this Saturday as part of their Big Bang Tour. The band will be sharing the stage with Toronto electro pop outfit Featurette and Ottawa future pop project FTRSL.
Ottawa soul band Slack Bridges is releasing its debut LP Joy of Joys this Saturday night at the Rainbow Bistro with a big funky party to celebrate. For the occasion, the guys will be playing live alongside Ottawa garage rockers Mushy Gushy and TIMEKODE co-founder DJ Zattar.
If you enjoy salsa, cumbia, disco and sambafunk, head over to the Petit Chicago on Saturday to check out Tropikombo. The Ottawa-based 5-piece conjunto led by Phil Motion is giving more and more live performances around town, and although I haven’t caught their set yet, I’ve heard nothing but good things about this fairly new project.
Ottawa singer-songwriter and pianist Megan Jerome will be sharing new tunes with the Together Ensemble this Saturday night at Kaffe 1870 in the lovely town of Wakefield. Join the charming musician and her band as they transport you through a night a music drawing from traditional gospel, stoner jazz and meditative classical sounds.
The first-ever Artisan Market Christmas Edition is being held this Sunday, November 12 at the Tom Brown Arena on Bayview Road. Forty-two local artisans will be showcasing their talent and there will be door prizes and free admission for those in attendance.
Wish you had the opportunity to rock your plaid shirts and accessories proudly for everyone to see while riding your bike? Well, this is your chance to bring all your plaid out at Ottawa’s 5th annual Plaid Parade taking place this Sunday, November 12. After the parade, there will be a pancake breakfast and open house at the Causeway Work Centre.
If you want to finish off the week with some thrash metal, you can catch old school trash metal band Atrophy, Montreal thrash/death metal group Canceric, Ottawa thrash metal Project Ominous Eclipse and Ottawa thrash metal heads Infrared.