There’s no lack of things happening this week in the National Capital Region so wether you’re looking for an album release, a dance party, a concert or an art show, Eventful Capital’s got you covered. Check out this week’s picks below for a selection of noteworthy events happening around Ottawa-Gatineau in the days ahead. This Monday night, there’s going to be a Pizza Art Show at Oz Kafe on Elgin and the event will feature works by a bunch of talented local artists who’ve come together to present this group show. The art will be for sale and there will be pizza snacks as well as Rock N’ Roll Pizza Party deejaying the night.
Another art show, this one happening on Tuesday, is dubbed the Cool Kids Craft Show and is being held at Pressed Cafe. This one will feature arts and craft by Alanna Why, Kaylie Seaver, Fran Miles and Daniel Davidson among others.
This Wednesday night, Danish metal band Volbeat will be giving a live performance at TD Place on Bank St alongside popular New York, NY metal band Anthrax and Pottsville, PA’s Crobot.
Kelowna, British Columbia rock n’ roll band The Wild! will be giving a live show at Mavericks this Wednesday night. The 4-piece will be sharing the stage with Ottawa rock band The Bigmuffs and Ottawa rock group Crash The Argonaut.
The Austria Ramones-core punks Dee Cracks are back in the Nations’ Capital this Wednesday night after the excellent show they gave at Ottawa Explosion Weekend two years ago. The band will be giving a live set alongside Montreal punk rockers Lost Love and Ottawa punk rock trio NECK.
Montreal psych-shoegaze-punk band The Yardlets is giving a live show at House of Targ this Wednesday night. The Hobo Slang Recs signees will be sharing the stage with Ottawa psych-pop group Organ Eyes and Ottawa indie-psych baberaham lincoln.
J’ADART, the Ottawa School of Art’s Annual Fundraiser is being held this Thursday night at the school itself on George Street in the Market. For the occasion, there will be live and interactive art installations as well as a silent auction and some yummy bites.
Hip hop heads who enjoy refreshing conscious rap and soulful beats and who aren’t familiar with Oddisee need to get on it cause they’re missing out. The talented Washington, DC emcee and producer will be making his Ottawa debut this Thursday night at Ritual and for his first show in the Capital city, he’ll be sharing the stage with Kool Krys, Poetic Elements, and Knoncents among a couple others. Check this guy out, you’ll be glad you did!
Over at Oz Kafe this Thursday, May 14, DJs Jas Nasty, BeRad and Julia Dickens bring you a New Wave Night, dedicated to weird music from the glorious 1980s. The trio will be playing a mix of new wave/ synth pop/ dark disco/ post punk/ and rock for your listening pleasure.
If you’re into indie pop be sure to check out Victoria/Vancouver indie pop band Zerbin this Thursday night at Mavericks. The band, who’ll be in Ottawa as part of its Canadian Tour, will be playing live with Vancouver rock n’ roll 3-piece Gay Nineties and Ottawa alternative/progressive rock group Nothing Poetic.
Local singer-songwriter and guitar player Alexandra Sullivan will be releasing her debut album Lucid Dreaming this Friday, May 15 at Zaphods. For the occasion, the artist will be joined by special guests Waxing Moon, Tina Wallace and The […].
The Almighty Rhombus, an unstoppable rock/pop party band from Sudbury, will be giving a live performance at Mugshots this Friday night. As part of the show, they’ll be sharing the stage with the excellent Ottawa folk duo Gold and Marrow (previously known as Shannon Rose and the Thorns). This Friday night, Australia’s Caitlin Harnett returns to Ottawa to perform alongside Ottawa folk singer-songwriter Steve St. Pierre. This time around, the Sydney-based pizza-loving indie roots/folk musician will be gracing the “stage” at the intimate Raw Sugar Cafe as part of a series of Toronto and Ottawa shows which are her only Canadian dates. The guys at Ottawa Showbox are presenting a live show this Friday night at Mugshots featuring Montreal post-punk project Kurvi Tasch, Ottawa all-female garage beach punk band Bonnie Doon (who are embarking on a tour of Eastern Canada) and Montreal fuzz pop rock group CTZNSHP. Plus, to round off the night, DJ Max H spinning vinyl throughout the show. It’s about to get hot up in the old jail hostel. This Friday night, Spectrasonic presents the We Are The Fires Of Rome Album Release Party at Babylon. The show, which is meant to celebrate the local progressive metal band’s new record, will also feature Orillia progressive metal group Like Animals, Ottawa hardcore project RATS and Ottawa acoustic musician Kaylie Seaver. Stick around after the shows for the dance party hosted by DJ Matt Tamblyn. Local ska punk party band Suits n Toques have been working on their latest project “Forno” for the past 8 months which they will be releasing this Friday, May 15 at the Rainbow Bistro. Joining them for the EP release will be two of the region’s best ska bands at the moment, The Cardboard Crowns and Les Francbatards. This promises to be a really fun night of live music. Kingston, Jamaica’s Leftside will be performing live in Ottawa this Friday night as part of his Rebirth Tour. The dancehall/reggae artist will be live in concert inside Ritual alongside opening acts Jamilean and Shotta Syco as well as DJs Tytus, Lucky, Ludakid and Steezy Box. For those of you who are more into the experimental scene, be sure to check out Ottawa/Hull experimental punk artist H De Heuz, Montreal experimental electro/psych project Technical Kidman and Montreal electronic noise improv sound manipulator Black Givre. They’ll be giving a show at House of Common this Saturday, May 16. This Saturday night, join local musician Ty Hall for his I’m Just Fine CD Release Party. Happening at the popular Zaphods venue in the Market, the show will also feature live sets by special guests The Bristol Hum and Rommel Ribeiro Trio. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT is back and bringing one of the best metal records to House of Targ this Saturday, May 16: Black Sabbath’s 1970 critically acclaimed debut album Paranoid. Absolutely loaded with memorable metal moments, sing alongs, and some of the best riffs to ever hit the medium known as music. It’ll be loud, it’ll be big, it’ll be a party. Summer is right around the corner and The Hornettes have decided to officially welcome it’s arrival by throwing a Summer Kickoff Party this Saturday night at the Blacksheep Inn. The local soul/funk/r&b sensation will be making you groove with a live performance that will have you hip-swinging and toe-tapping all night. Avant-garde/progressive French band Jack Dupon will be performing live at Pressed Cafe this Sunday, May 17. As part of the show, the 4-piece will be joined on stage by special guests The Band Whose Name is A Symbol of Ottawa and Notta Comet of Montreal.