Industry types will descend on Ottawa this week for a few days of frenzy at the MEGAPHONO conference and music showcase festival. Delegates from Canada and abroad will visit to hear Ottawa artists in concert and be treated to an insider’s look at the city and our blooming music scene.
Dozens of local and regional artists will perform at over 20 venues in Ottawa-Gatineau. These are 14 bands Apt613 contributors say you’ve got to hear live. If you don’t believe us, listen to the live videos below. Feel free to add your picks to the comments section.
Wednesday February 1, 10:15pm at Le Temporaire (72 rue St-Rédempteur)
Thursday February 2, 3:30pm at Bar Robo (692 Somerset St. W)
Thursday February 2, 9pm at St. Alban’s Church (454 King Edward Ave.)
Heavy Medicine Band
Thursday February 2, 10pm at Atomic Rooster (303 Bank St.)
Thursday February 2, 10:30pm at Zaphod Beeblebrox (23 York St.)
Thursday February 2, 10:30pm at Barrymore’s (323 Bank St.)
Thursday February 2, 11:30pm at Barrymore’s (323 Bank St.)
Thursday February 2, midnight at Babylon (317 Bank St.)
Friday February 3, 6:40pm at House of Common (11b Fairmont Ave.)
Mike Dubue’s Chamber Feast
Friday February 3, 7:30pm at St. Alban’s Church (454 King Edward Ave.)
Friday February 3, 8:15pm at Gallery Recording Studio (2 Monk Ave.)
Lucas Haneman Express
Friday February 3, 10pm at Irene’s Pub (885 Bank St.)
Friday February 3, 10:15pm at Gallery Recording Studio (2 Monk Ave.)
Friday February 3, midnight at Irene’s Pub (885 Bank St.)
MEGAPHONO takes place from February 1–3, 2017. Afternoon showcases are free and evening concerts cost up to $20 at the door. Festival Passes are available for $60 each. A complete schedule of concerts, panels, and special events can be found at www.megaphono.tv. Use #MEGAPHONO2017 on Twitter.