Brooklyn-based folk/dreampop project Wilsen will be performing live at the Minotaure in the Hull sector of Gatineau this Wednesday, April 26. The trio, who’ll be releasing its debut full-length album I Go Missing In My Sleep on Secret City Records later this week, will be sharing the stage with Gatineau folk pop darlings Chérie.
After a short hiatus, the Viree Blues series is back at the Petit Chicago, and they are now sponsored by Moosehead. The fourth show of the new series is happening this Wednesday, April 26 and it’ll feature a live performance by Karen Lovely Band.
Mississauga indie-rock/post-punks Bike Thiefs are back in Ottawa this Thursday, April 27 to play The Record Centre. This time around, the band will be performing alongside Ottawa alt rockers Swim Team and Coveter.
Over at Flapjack’s this Thursday night, there’s an all-ages show featuring Calgary noise-makers Bad Animal, Calgary art-rock five-piece group 36?, and Ottawa power pop rockers Holy Christopher.
If you want to catch a garage rock show this Thursday, head to House of Targ to check out Calgary garage rock duo Miesha and the Spanks, Toronto garage-pop-psych trio HotKid and Ottawa garage punks Average Times.
Transistor, the festival that celebrates digital radio, is having its inaugural edition April 27-30 in the Vieux-Hull sector of Gatineau. Presented by Radio-Canada, the four-day event will feature roundtables on podcasts, live recordings in front of an audience, an improv show, a performance by Sèxe Illégal, and lots more.
The Strange People monthly dedicated to happiness, good times and curiosity is back this Friday night inside Mercury Lounge. Party people are invited to come as they are and enjoy the sounds of house, disco, techno and more. For the latest edition, resident DJs Mat Thibault and Teknobrat will be on the mix, taking you on an eclectic musical journey that’s bound to stimulate your imagination.
This Friday at the Minotaure, Cycle Outaouais invites you to join them as they celebrate the start of the biking season. There will be a free BBQ, skill-testing challenges, a bike show, BMX films, a prize draw and more.
If you’re in the mood for some reggae vibes this Friday night, check out Nile Groove at Kinki Lounge. The Ottawa-based band will be giving a funky reggae/r&b show with special guest Doressa.
Fresh off their Coachella appearance, Calgary post-punks Preoccupations will be live at Zaphods this Friday night. For the occasion, they’ll be sharing the stage with Halifax indie rockers Walrus and Ottawa ouija rockers The Yips. The show is almost sold out so act quick if you want to go.
This Friday night, you can catch Ottawa funky soulsters Slack Bridges at Bar Robo for an intimate night of live music. For the first time, the guys will be performing 2 sets of original soul. Get there early if you plan on going, cause the place fills up quickly.
Montreal psychobilly band Gutter Demons are rocking House of Targ this Friday night alongside Ottawa psychobilly/punks A Staggering Pace and Ottawa rock n’roll duo Riishi Von Rex.
The April edition of Hip Hop Karaoke is going down this Friday night at the Elmdale with hosts DJ So Nice and Atherton. If you want to perform and impersonate your favourite hip hop artist by rapping that track you spent hours memorizing in front of the mirror, now’s your chance to show Ottawa what you got.
This Saturday, 613 Supply is bringing you one big pop-up market at the Bronson Centre. If you’re looking for an amazing shopping experience offering unique products from local vendors, be sure to hit this up!
Palooza, the world’s biggest beer pong “festival” is having its 5th annual edition in Ottawa this Saturday. The tournament, being held at Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavilion, is organized to raise funds for CHEO. It will feature DJs, a celebrity MC, celebrity judges, 2500 attendees, 1250 beer pong teams and 100+ beer pong tables.
If you’re up for a tasty nocturnal brunch this Saturday night, make your way over to Bridgehead on Anderson St for Night Brunch. The special event will feature an all-star line up of Ottawa’s best chefs pulling out all the stops for one magical night of breakfast delights paired with boundary-pushing beers. Proceeds will benefit the Ottawa School Breakfast Program.
Ottawa metal band Fumigation is celebrating the release of its Invasion split album this Saturday night at Mavericks/Cafe Dekcuf (probably the latter). For the occasion, they’ll be joined on stage by Ottawa tech metal band Deformatory, Cambridge progressive death metal group AEpoch and Ottawa death metal project Maou Mindu.
More metal madness happening on Saturday night at the Petit Chicago in the Hull sector of Gatineau. For this show, the bill features Morin-Heights band Requiormend, Ottawa melodic death metal group Whispers In The Maze, Terrebonne hardcore death metal formation Hexolyth and Ottawa-Gatineau metal project Peronicus.
At Happy Goat Coffee this Saturday night, Frequency Collective presents a Night of Music & Arts featuring live music, DJs, visual arts, live painting, jewelry and more. Sounds fun!
If you want to check out some live post-punk this weekend, Bar Robo is the place you’ll want to be on Saturday night. There, you can enjoy the sounds of Ottawa post punk/new wave band Potential Red, Ottawa experimental project Trees and Kingston indie rockers Paper Ladies.
Ottawa indie art rock band Pony Girl and Halifax pop artist Gianna Lauren are on the road together as part of their current East Coast tour and they’ll be giving a live show at the Blacksheep Inn in beautiful Wakefield this Saturday night.
Are you a fan of ska, reggae and rocksteady? If so, be sure to make your way over to House of Targ this Saturday night for the Voice Of The People Ska Night. This fun party will feature music selections courtesy of DJs Snappy and Judge Upstroke as well as a live performances by Streetlight, Suits & Toques, Manifesto, Operation Ivy, Brain Damage and a final appearance by The Taco Bandits.
If you enjoy the sounds of salsa, cumbia, disco and sambafunk, head over to the Petit Chicago on Saturday to check out a new collective called Tropikombo. The Ottawa-based 5-piece conjunto led by Phil Motion has given a few live performances around town since its inception, and although I haven’t caught their set yet, I’ve heard nothing but good things about this new project.
A monthly party dedicated to the 6 God? Drake fans, you read correct. The Drake Night dance party, at which you can expect to hear nothing but Drizzy jams and tracks from OVO affiliates courtesy of DJs Max Zims and Laocapone, is now a monthly and it’s going down this Saturday night inside Babylon.
Play Dead Vintage Collective and the Black Cat Bistro are hosting a pop-up this Sunday afternoon. From clothes, jewelry and visual arts to home decor, food, drinks and tarot card readings, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
If you’re up for a lazy Sunday afternoon sipping cheap caesars, head to Bar Robo this April 30 for Sunday Spins, a Sunday Afternoon DJ Series. This week will feature a live set by Ottawa artist Bucko.
Connecticut hip hop artist Celph Titled and Tampa rapper Apathy are hitting up the Bourbon Room this Sunday, April 30 as part of their Escape to Canada Tour. Joining them on stage will be Frank Blak, IKHVN, and Troubled Logic among others.
Tasseomancy is back in the National Capital Region and this time, the Toronto experimental synth project will be playing live at Pressed with Brooklyn experimental artist Mega Bog and Ottawa electronic duo RAAS.