I’m back at the Minotaure in the Vieux-Hull this Thursday, May 3 to play music and I’m pumped AF. I’ll once again be joining DJ Gloryhull for a back-to-back set of RapQueb and other dope sounds. If you love Quebec hip hop, you’ll be served, and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, I guarantee you’ll discover wavy new sounds. Starts at 10 p.m. and it’s free.
The latest edition of Hautes Vibrations is going down this Thursday night, and this time it’s taking over the Mercury Lounge. The event, organized by Ottawa-based hip hop artist LeFloFranco, is a night of eclectic live music celebrating francophone artists and it’ll feature live sets by Marie-Clo, Pirate Delsol, DJ Uniper, LeFloFranco, Grace Marr, and DJ Chevdot.
Be The Light, an art showcase, is being held at the Lotus Community Corner this Friday night and it will feature live performances by local musicians and spoken word artists Just Jamaal, Cheko Salaam, Freedom Writer, Sense-Say, Habiba Ali and Hamid Ayoub.
This Friday night at Live on Elgin, you can catch Ottawa-based country/roots/bluegrass/folk project the Jessica Pearson and the East Wind playing alongside special guests The Montgomery Street Band.
Ottawa soul pop singer-songwriter Rebecca Noelle, a member of The PepTides who finished second on Quebec’s popular La Voix TV series, is performing live at the NAC this Friday night as part of the NAC Presents series. She’ll be sharing the stage with her band and together they’ll share a variety of pieces from the artist’s repertoire.
Canadian duo Georgian Bay, who creates music and sings in both French and English, will be playing live at Bar Robo this Friday night to celebrate the release of their album Courage Vol. 1, the first part of a two-volume album that fuses elements of electronic, jazz, chamber music to the group’s folk roots sound. For the occasion, they’ll be sharing the stage with Winnipeg lo-fi ambient shoegaze project Tansy.
Halifax alternative folk six-piece band Caribou Run are currently on tour in an effort to promote their latest album “Old Peninsula” and they’ll be making a stop at Irene’s Pub this Friday night to play live alongside Ottawa desert rockers Casa Lagarto.
Yellowknife-based Canadiana/Americana indie folk poet Dana Sipos is getting ready to release her latest album “Rick of the Light” on Roaring Girl Records this May 18, and she’s bound to share new material this Friday night as she performs live at the NAC.
Gatineau natives/Montreal-based hip hop artists Sam Faye and D-Track are long-time friends who share a passion for hip hop, writing, and slam poetry. A few years ago they teamed up to form a dynamic duo and the fruit of this collaboration resulted in the album “Stereo”, which combines witty play on words to solid productions. They’re fun and positive, and they’re giving a free show at Kinki this Friday, May 4 alongside DJ Eazy El Dee.
Ottawa doom/post metal band Loviatar are having an album release party at La Maison Tavern this Friday night and for the occasion, they’ll be rocking alongside Ottawa doom metal group Longhouse and Cornwall punk rockers Blue Trees.
It’s the return of Tropikalo! This super fun dancefloor affair where good times abound is back for one-night only this Friday night at Happy Goat Coffee. Tropikalo is the perfect dance party if you’re looking for afrolatin caribbean vibes. Put on your dancing shoes and let DJs Zattar and Trevor Walker take care of the rest.
There’s a new festival in town called DIY Spring and it’s happening at General Assembly in Hintonburg this weekend. Night one goes down on Friday, May 4 with Strange Froots, Thandie Dice, and Seiiizmikk.
Ottawa punk rockers The Creeps have a new LP out called “Beneath The Pines” and to mark the release of this new album they’re giving a free, all-ages afternoon performance at The Record Centre.
This Saturday night, the Mercury Lounge invites you to Felabration, a tribute to Fela Kuti. The event will start with a special drumming circle from 8 to 11 p.m. followed by a night of dancing to the sounds of DJ Trevor Walker who’ll be spinning originals and remixes of afrobeat music.
Night 2 of DIY Spring is happening this Saturday, May 5 at General Assembly and it’ll feature live performances by Cyber, Fire Queen, River Doucette and Larissa Desrosiers.
Toronto/Nashville country/roots musician Lindi Ortega is back in town this Saturday night as part of her current North American tour and you can catch her live at the 27 Club alongside Toronto country blues artist Jeremie Albino.
Congolese superstar Maitre Gims will be in Ottawa for the very first time this Saturday, May 5 as part of his Fuego Tour and he’ll be playing live at Barrymores. The artist who just released his latest album “Ceinture noire”, is known for his high-energy shows, and this should be no exception.
It’s been a while since Ottawa indie folk rockers Winchester Warm gave a live show, but they’re back at it this Saturday night at Irene’s. Check them out with Ottawa pop rock band The Ethics as both groups share a bunch of new material.
Ottawa-based cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne (The Visit, Kamancello, Musk Ox) is playing solo this Saturday at the intimate Pressed Café. This time around he’ll be sharing the stage with local acoustic experimental metal project Death Metal Witch.