Category: Gigs

Lorde Packs them in at Ottawa Folkfest

Lorde Packs them in at Ottawa Folkfest

On September 11th, the Ottawa Folk Festival hosted one of the hottest names in music right now, Lorde. This talented young artist from New Zealand is not even 18 years old, yet she has topped the pop charts in several countries and has a massively successful album. Popularity does not always equal quality but in the case of Lorde I think […]

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Gig Pick: Friends of Community Radio Launch Party Thursday September 18

Gig Pick: Friends of Community Radio Launch Party Thursday September 18

Pressed Present The National Campus and Community Radio Association charity event on Thursday, September 18 at 8pm at Pressed located at 750 Gladstone Avenue. Pay what you can at the door, $5 – $10 suggested price. Show your support and RSVP to this great charity event at www.facebook.com/events/658864787543922.   Tindervox Tindervox is a 4 piece Ottawa based band. The heart of […]

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Ottawa Folkfest: Dear Rouge, It Was Nice Meeting You

Ottawa Folkfest: Dear Rouge, It Was Nice Meeting You

I am a concert addict. I have been averaging around 130 live performances a year once you factor in all the concerts and festivals I go to. Sometimes it surprises me how many bands I see for the first time each year but I am usually at least familiar with their music before seeing them. This year on Thursday night […]

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Ottawa Folk Festival kicks off

Ottawa Folk Festival kicks off

Last night kicked off the 20th Annual Ottawa Folk Festival, which acts as a sort of closing ceremony for the outdoor festival circuit in this area. It’s the last chance to see a great selection of musical talent in a short period of time. As has been typical lately, the festival opened with limited performances, not making use of all […]

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Arboretum Schedule is Out

Arboretum Schedule is Out

Ottawa’s best-kept music festival secret, Arborteum, released its schedule today. The week-long event starts on Monday, August 18 and features great artists like Ought, Chad VanGaalen, PS I Love You, WTCHS and many more, plus local acts such as Pony Girl, Her Habour, and The Fiftymen. You can check out the schedule by clicking the link.

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Gig Pick: Hydrothermal Vents with Jesse Dangerously and Grinkel at House of Targ – Friday, July 25

Gig Pick: Hydrothermal Vents with Jesse Dangerously and Grinkel at House of Targ – Friday, July 25

House of Targ presents Montreal’s THE HYDROTHERMAL VENTS with Jesse Dangerously and Grinkel on Friday, July 25th at 10pm, doors open at 9pm. $5.00 cover. House of Targ is located at 1077 Bank Street, Ottawa. The Hydrothermal Vents are a pop-rock-punk-dance duo from Montreal. The duo which consists of John Tielli and Tessa Kautzman are influenced by bands such as The Pixies, Talking […]

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Avant-Garde’s 10 Year Anniversary Party: July 11

Avant-Garde’s 10 Year Anniversary Party: July 11

Avant-Garde Bar is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with The Cowards, Tindervox and The Ven Dreddies with FREE ADMISSION on Friday, July 11. Show starts at 9:00pm. Line Up: THE COWARDS Website – reverbnation.com/cowardsmusic Facebook – TheCowards Twitter – The_Cowards TINDERVOX Website – tindervox.com Facebook – Tindervox Twitter – Tindervox THE VEN DREDDIES https://soundcloud.com/thevendreddies/tvd-doctrine Website – thevendreddies.com Facebook – thevendreddies Twitter – thevendreddies Avant-Garde Bar […]

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No King for Countrymen, The Stringers, City Limits at Pressed June 27

No King for Countrymen, The Stringers, City Limits at Pressed June 27

The Indie Scene and Pressed present an all ages event at Pressed featuring No King for Countrymen, The Stringers and City Limits. Admission is $5 and runs from 8pm to 11pm. No King For Countrymen is an alt-punk-pop band from Stoney Creek, Ontario. They are actively touring Canada and parts of the U.S. making a stop in our great city. Their newest album Sick […]

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Gig Pick: Swearin’, Speedy Ortiz, and Benevenstanciano at Gabby Hey – Sunday, June 22

Gig Pick: Swearin’, Speedy Ortiz, and Benevenstanciano at Gabby Hey – Sunday, June 22

On Sunday night, three fantastic, young punk bands will be melting the faces of audience members. Swearin’ returns to Ottawa for the second time in 3 months, having played at Luneta Cafe back in March. Comprising of front-woman Allison Crutchfield, guitarist Kyle Gilbride, bassist Keith Spencer, and drummer Jeff Bolt, these indie punk rockers from Brooklyn are shredding up guitarists […]

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Nature Of, Miss Polygamy and Das Blankout June 20 @ Pressed

Nature Of, Miss Polygamy and Das Blankout June 20 @ Pressed

Pressed located at 750 Gladstone Avenue will be hosting three indie rock bands that will get you moving on the dance floor! Nature OF (Edmonton), Miss Polygamy (Ottawa) and Das Blankout (Montreal) will be performing on Friday, June 20th. Tickets are $8.00 at the door. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUKhnQcZdME

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Hintonburg Happening Festival of Art, Music and Fashion June 21- 29

Hintonburg Happening Festival of Art, Music and Fashion June 21- 29

The Hintonburg Happening is a nine-day festival of art, music, fashion and food all within the Hintonburg neighborhood. The festival kicks off at the Somerset Square located at 2 Spadina Ave on June 21st from 1-8 pm {FREE or BY DONATION} Local performances, art, poetry food and drinks. June 21 1-2:30 pm – Watercolour Demonstration on how to paint dynamic flowers […]

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UnChained Preview: Amnesia Rockfest

UnChained Preview: Amnesia Rockfest

The Little Festival That Could: Rock lives on in Montebello Good old fashioned rock is becoming a dinosaur on the festival circuit. In an industry dominated by folk rock, indie, EDM and other genres, the days of big guitar riffs, live heavy drums and overpowering vocals seem to be a fading memory. Thankfully, for those of us that need to […]

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Shred Kelly and Shannon Rose & The Thorns June 14 @ Mavericks

Shred Kelly and Shannon Rose & The Thorns June 14 @ Mavericks

Shred Kelly from BC and Ottawa’s own Shannon Rose & The Thorns will be playing Mavericks on Saturday June 14. Tickets are $10 in advance at Vertigo Records and www.spectrasonic.com/event/555149 Shred Kelly is an alternative/folk/pop band based in British Columbia. They are a high energy, foot stomping fun band with an amazing banjo player. Shannon Rose & The Thorns are a folk/pop band […]

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Rock & Blues: Joe Gaspar and Crunchy Flower at Irene’s June 6

Rock & Blues: Joe Gaspar and Crunchy Flower at Irene’s June 6

What happens when Joe Gaspar comes across a crunchy flower? You get an explosion of rock and blues madness! The Joe Gaspar Band and Crunchy Flower play Irene’s Pub on Friday, June 6, starting at 9:30pm. The Joe Gaspar Band | Website: joegasparband.ca | Facebook: facebook.com/joegasparband Crunchy Flower | Website: crunchyflower.com | Facebook: facebook.com/crunchyflower

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Mugshots Tea Light Concert Series ft Little Suns, Ash & Bloom and The Visit on June 5th

Mugshots Tea Light Concert Series ft Little Suns, Ash & Bloom and The Visit on June 5th

This is the third monthly edition of The Tea Light Concert Series presented by Mugshots located at 75 Nicholas Street in the Byward Market. The line-up includes  The Visit, Ash & Bloom and Little Suns. Show is on Thursday, June 5th at 9pm, doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. Click here to to to Facebook Event […]

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Gig Pick: Elder Sister Plum and The Sun Harmonic @ The Rainbow on June 5

Gig Pick: Elder Sister Plum and The Sun Harmonic @ The Rainbow on June 5

You dig yourself some low-key folk music? Yes? This is going to be your gig to check out at The Rainbow on June 5. The Sun Harmonic (aka Kaleb Hikele) is one of those not-too-well-known-but-really-prolific artists and producers. He has released a whack of albums on his Moon Melody label (some good, some not so much). One of the big […]

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Gig Pick: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Algonquin Commons Theatre, Tuesday, June 3

Gig Pick: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Algonquin Commons Theatre, Tuesday, June 3

The amazing and entertaining Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings will be stopping in Ottawa on Tuesday night, performing at the Algonquin College Commons Theatre. Despite recently recovering from cancer treatment, the 58-year old soul singer continues to perform at a high level, and the shows on this tour have received excellent reviews. If you have never seen her, this is […]

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Crowded Room Concert Series Presents The Split and Moonfruit

Crowded Room Concert Series Presents The Split and Moonfruit

If you’ve ever wanted to be in a music video, here’s your chance! There is a brand new concert series at the Gallery Recording Studio called The Crowded Room Concert Series. Bands and audience are mixed together in the old chapel of the recording studio and will be recorded by the Dan Rascal crew. The Split and Moonfruits will be […]

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Ottawa Race Weekend Concert Series

Ottawa Race Weekend Concert Series

Ottawa Race Weekend is  the biggest multi-distance race event in Canada and has the largest marathon in Canada. 48,000 people will run to help generate fundraising dollars for participating charities such as The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association and The Isaac Foundation Hope. Whether you’re a runner or part of a cheer squad, make sure to check out the […]

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Phil Motion & Blakdenim at Black Sheep Inn May 24th

Phil Motion & Blakdenim at Black Sheep Inn May 24th

Up & Up Music Presents Phil Motion and BlakDenim at the Blacksheep Inn on May 24th at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. Phil Motion & The Easy LO-Fi take what’s old and make it new again. Their inspiration comes from one-offs and one-hit-wonders that many of us have never even heard of until now. Their energy is contagious and they […]

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