Kick off the week in music with a bilingual show happening at Live on Elgin this Monday night. The show will feature a performance by Portland-based French singer-songwriter Eric John Kaiser as well as a set from Ottawa-Gatineau folk duo Moonfruits.
Bat Sabbath, a Black Sabbath tribute by Toronto rock/metal/hardcore band Cancer Bats, is back in Ottawa this Saturday. For the occasion, they’ll be performing a full Black Sabbath set at Zaphods and sharing the stage with, ironically, Bancer Cats, a tribute to Cancer Bats, and Pony, a tribute to Deftones.
If you enjoy visual arts, start your weekend at the Ottawa Art Battle this Tuesday night at Arts Court. The unique event organized across Canadian cities, brings 12 local painters together for a live painting competition held in front of an audience.
After a short hiatus, the Viree Blues series is back at the Petit Chicago, and they are now sponsored by Moosehead. The second show of the new series is happening this Wednesday, March 29 and it’ll feature a live performance by the Quebec-based Ria Reece Band.
This Wednesday night at House of Targ, the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition and the Ottawa 2017 JUNO Host Committee presents Country In the Capital. The night of live country/folk/roots music will feature performances by The Rifle & The Writer, Amanda Jordan, and Rory Gardiner.
As part of the JUNOs, the Ottawa 2017 JUNO Host Committee presents the Ottawa Music Summit. Happening this Thursday, March 30 at the Canada Council for the Arts, this event is a great opportunity for local bands and musicians to network and connect with 12 music industry delegates from outside Canada.
Ask Women Anything is a series of unique, intimate evenings that give Ottawa’s most influential women a chance to share their thoughts and answer your questions without the filter of the media. The next one is happening this Thursday, March 30 at Bar Robo and will feature intersectional feminist and political commentator Jenn Jefferys.
Remember Prozzäk? The Canadian duo’s infectious dance/pop album Hot Show that found instant success in 1998 is making a bit of a comeback as they set off on their Forever 1999 Tour. The animated music group will be kicking of the tour in Ottawa by playing live this Thursday, March 30 at the Algonquin Commons Theatre.
The Not Normal experimental music series launched last spring is going down this Thursday night at Pressed Cafe. For this latest instalment, there will be a live modular synth set by Paraphonique of Low Noise Productions as well as sets by DJs Jason Skilz and Pierre Richardson of Bruised Tongue Recs.
This Thursday, March 30, there are no bands booked at House of Targ, which is pretty rare, so to make the most of the occasion, the venue is offering a free JUNO-inspired Arcade Nite featuring DJ KJMaxx spinning strictly Canadian content on vinyl.
The JUNO Awards are back in Ottawa this year, which means JUNOFest is also back. On March 31 and April 1, catch 100 bands at 15 different venues with one wristband that only costs 30 bones. It’s bound to be an amazing two days of live music.
This Friday evening, Gatineau-based experimental jazz/punk band FET.NAT will show some of the work they’ve done during their two-week laboratory residency at DAÏMÔN. There will also be a live radio broadcast on 91.1 FM broadcasting about a 3 km radius around the “La Filiature” building.
Tropikalo’s back baby! This super fun dance floor affair is making a return this Friday night at Happy Goat Coffee. Tropikalo is the perfect dance party if you’re looking for afrolatin caribbean vibes. Just put on your dancing shoes and let DJs Zattar and Trevor Walker take care of the rest.
There’s a new all-ages party at Shanghai restaurant, and it’s A Night Called Best. The inaugural edition was held last month, and it was a hot mess of beauty and dancing. DJs Pat Johnson & Palm D’or are back at it this Friday night to bring you nu shit, 90s to 2000s hip hop and r&b anthems.
Walshy Fire, one third of the world-famous Major Lazer, will be performing in Ottawa this Friday, March 31. The dancehall MC and selector will be bringing the heat in Canada’s capital city by giving a live show at Ppl.
If the slow arrival of spring has got you down and you need to lift your spirits, there’s no better band than The PepTides to get you back on your feet. The Ottawa pop/funk/soul nine-member group will be performing live at the legendary Blacksheep Inn this Saturday and they’ll be sharing the stage with Ottawa 60s Yé-Yé French pop band Les Petits Fours. The perfect show to get your dance on!
If you’re in the mood for some Western African music, be sure to make your way over to the Troquet this Saturday night to catch the talented Elage performing live with Seydina.
CHUO 89.1 FM, CKCU 93.1 FM & Birdman Sound present the 16th Ottawa Community Record Show this Sunday, April 2 at St. Anthony’s Hall. This is the place to go to find LPs & CDs and dig for rare music gems from every genre. Tons of killer some filler. A must for music collectors!