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November Gig Picks: Live music calendar

By Apartment613 on October 29, 2019

See the shows Apt613 contributors look forward to most in Ottawa-Gatineau!

After combing through the local listings, Apt613 has come up with a list of interesting concerts in November.

EDITORS’ PICKS

  • FET.NAT @ Club SAW, Nov. 1
  • Souljazz Orchestra Album Release @ The Blacksheep Inn, Nov. 1–2
  • Scattered Clouds @ NAC 4th Stage, Nov. 8
  • Moist @ Bronson Centre, Nov. 13
  • CRANIUM Festival @ Multiple Venues, Nov. 14–16
  • Owen Pallett @ The 27 Club, Nov. 15
  • Kimberly Sunstrum Album Release @ NAC 4th Stage, Nov. 16
  • Hollerado @ Bronson Centre Music Theatre, Nov. 22
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids + The Sorority @ Club SAW, Nov. 23
  • The Commotions @ The Rainbow, Nov. 29

Find more listings for art, music, theatre, film, dance and festivals in the Apt613 facebook calendar. Did we miss a big show? Please leave a comment below!


Friday, November 1

FET.NAT w/sg TIMEKODE DJs

Hull’s FET.NAT, shortlisted for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize, is playing their first local show since the Polaris gala in mid-September; a remarkable night when attendees (and an international broadcast audience) witnessed this ridiculous, jaw-dropping set.

📍 Club SAW
🕓 9pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Future Peers w/sg Mushy Gushy, Alien Baby Girl

A band some would call the Canadian LCD Soundsystem. They’re on a farewell tour before a planned hiatus, so now could be your best chance to catch Future Peers live in Ottawa.

📍 Cinqhole
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

Idioteque plays OK Computer

Toronto’s Radiohead tribute band will be performing OK Computer.

📍 The 27 Club
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

The Souljazz Orchestra Album Release Party (Night 1)

Souljazz is celebrating a brand new album, Chaos Theories, with back-to-back shows in Wakefield. The Ottawa band is back from a month-long tour in Europe.

📍 The Blacksheep Inn
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Saturday, November 2

The Souljazz Orchestra Album Release Party (Night 2)

Souljazz is celebrating a brand new album, Chaos Theories, with back-to-back shows in Wakefield. The Ottawa band is back from a month-long tour in Europe.

📍 The Blacksheep Inn
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Good Advice w/sg Glyphis, Mikhail Laxton

10-piece soul and funk music band Good Advice are touting a new single, “Black Coffee”. Recommended if you like Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Rick James.

📍 Babylon Nightclub
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

The Royal Foundry w/sg Rebelle

A double bill of upbeat alt-rock bands. Recommended if you like Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons.

📍 LIVE on Elgin
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Gerry Wall and the Local Kind Album Release Show

Since moving to Ottawa, Gerry Wall and his band, the Local Kind, have built a loyal fanbase in the region, and are regular featured performers at Tavern on The Falls. Wall is releasing his seventh record, The Early Dreams.

📍 Pressed
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ RSVP

Wintersleep

These shows will probably sell out. If you haven’t been to a show at Neat Coffee Shop, start here. This tiny venue in Burnstown (about 45 minutes from Parliament Hill) has been booking big acts for small shows, like Matthew Good, John K. Samson, Whitehorse, Bif Naked, Great Lake Swimmers…

📍 Neat Coffee Shop
🕓 7pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Sunday, November 3

Wintersleep

Second of two nights. These shows will probably sell out. If you haven’t been to a show at Neat Coffee Shop, start here. This tiny venue in Burnstown (about 45 minutes from Parliament Hill) has been booking big acts for small shows, like Matthew Good, John K. Samson, Whitehorse, Bif Naked, Great Lake Swimmers…

📍 Neat Coffee Shop
🕓 7pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets

F8-BIT

Classic video game themes performed by a 4-piece band of Ottawa’s highest scoring jazz players.

📍 Irene’s Pub
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Free Admission

Matt Mays w/sg Skye Wallace

Can-rock songwriter Matt Mays is touring theatres this fall. The Juno Award winner (and five-time nominee) is joined by folk rock powerhouse Skye Wallace.

📍 Azrieli Theatre (National Arts Centre)
🕓 7:30pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Glamour Profession: The Best of Steely Dan

Ottawa has a Steely Dan tribute band with a tight rhythm section and 4-piece horn section. Tell your dad!

📍 Queen St. Fare
🕓 7:30pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Monday, November 4

Diane Dufresne w/ the NAC Orchestra

To celebrate her 75th birthday, the distinguished French Canadian author, artist and performer Diane Dufresne will be singing from her large repertoire of popular Québec songs, accompanied by the NAC Orchestra.

📍 National Arts Centre Southam Hall
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Tuesday, November 5

Sorrey w/sg Legal Vertigo

PEI dream-pop band Sorrey is touring a nice new record, In Full Bloom. They’re joined by Montreal’s Legal Vertigo (formerly known as Napster Vertigo).

📍 Pressed
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

Jade Bird

UK pop singer-songwriter who is making it in the USA.

📍 Algonquin Commons Theatre
🕓 7pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Wednesday, November 6

Jane’s Party w/sg Frankiie

Toronto pop-rock band Jane’s Party has been playing Ottawa for almost 10 years. They’re stopping by, on tour, between shows in Sudbury and New York City.

📍 LIVE on Elgin
🕓 9pm (Doors at 8:30pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

The Prime Rib Big Band

This is the show right before Prime Rib Big Band hits the studio to record their debut full-length album. They’ve had a monthly show at Irene’s since 2017 and get invited regularly to perform at the Ottawa Jazz Festival.

📍 Irene’s Pub
🕓 9pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Thursday, November 7

BBQT w/sg Power Party, Salmon Ella

Two of Montreal’s most exciting indie pop bands joined by quirky Ottawa quartet, Salmon Ella.

📍 Cinqhole
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

Dylan Perkons w/sg Birdie Whyte, Fliss

Victoria-based folk rock songwriter Dylan Perkons has been active for years, in different projects, however The Healing Day is his debut solo record. He co-produced the new album with Evening Hymns’ Jonas Bonnetta.

📍 Pressed
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door


Friday, November 8

Scattered Clouds w/sg Ice Cream

The Hull, Quebec experimental band is playing their first Ottawa show since the release of TAKE AWAY YOUR SUMMER. Earlier this year, they completed a tour supporting SUUNS through Europe.

📍 National Arts Centre 4th Stage
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Dwayne Gretzky

Toronto’s best cover band.

📍 Bronson Centre Music Theatre
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Pokey Lafarge w/sg Jake La Botz

Rambling LA songwriter Pokey Lafarge—the one and only.

📍 The 27 Club
🕓 9pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Nick Sherman w/sg G.R. Gritt

Kicking off the evening is Juno Award-winning trans, queer folk-blues musician G.R. Gritt, sharing a sneak peek of their upcoming album. Nick Sherman is performing music from his new album, Made Of. The pair of Indigenous singer-songwriters is touring together in November.

📍 Queen St. Fare
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Saturday, November 9

Doomsquad w/sg Phèdre, Backxwash

Psychedelic electronic dance music, experimental pop, and lyrical rap.

📍 Club SAW
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Caroline Savoie

Winner of the prestigious Festival international de la chanson de Granby in 2015, and the SOCAN Best Song Award for “Y’en aura.”

📍 National Arts Centre 4th Stage
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Erin Costelo w/sg Jerry Leger

The Halifax soul singer, songwriter and producer is a throwback to the ‘golden age’ of music. Recommended if you like Nina Simone, Carole King

📍 National Arts Centre Studio
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Sunday, November 10

Pale Lips w/sg Lindbergh Babies

Montreal rock and roll band Pale Lips at The Dom with Ottawa’s Lindbergh Babies in support.

📍 The Dominion Tavern
🕓 8:30pm (8pm doors)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Irish Mythen

The Irish-born Canadian folk singer-songwriter has an unreal voice. She has a way of delivering her songs that will leave you in awe.

📍 National Arts Centre 4th Stage
🕓 3pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Dream Theater

Prog metal titans Dream Theater will perform their landmark album Scenes From a Memory in its entirety.

📍 Southam Hall (National Arts Centre)
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Cody Smith w/sg Kestrel Blue

Local singer-songwriters Cody Smith (Elementals) and Kestrel Blue a.k.a. Michael Robert Lisinski.

📍 Bar Robo
🕓 7pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

F8-BIT

Classic video game themes performed by a 4-piece band of Ottawa’s highest scoring jazz players.

📍 Irene’s Pub
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Free Admission


Monday, November 11

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis conducts Profokiev (Violin Concerto No. 1), Shotakovich (Symphony No. 10), and new work by Canadian composer Émilie LeBel, a TSO commission.

📍 Southam Hall (National Arts Centre)
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Tuesday, November 12

Harry Manx

Virtuoso Canadian musician who blends Hindustani music with blues slide guitar.

📍 Salle Jean-Despréz
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Wednesday, November 13

Louise Burns w/sg Jacquie Neville

Ottawa native Jacquie Neville (The Balconies) shares this bill with Vancouver pop songwriter Louise Burns.

📍 LIVE! on Elgin
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Moist

David Usher’s 1990s rock band is touring in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their debut album Silver.

📍 Bronson Centre Music Theatre
🕓 Doors at 7pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Houle/Meger/Sorbara

The Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais (IMOO) presents this power trio of clarinet, bass and percussion.

📍 Cinqhole
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
🎟️ PWYC at the door


Thursday, November 14

L CON Album Release Show w/sg Orchidae, Rayannah

Experimental beats, melancholic synth pop, and electro soul. L CON aka Lisa Conway is touring a new EP, Whatever.

📍 Pressed
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Busty and The Bass w/sg Garçons

Montreal electro-soul and hip hop band with two vocalists and a horn section.

📍 The 27 Club
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Switched On Synths: Paraphonique w/sg Hazy Montagne Mystique, Space Clouds Filter

Live analog synth music by some of the region’s most talented electronic music makers.

📍 House of TARG
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

CRANIUM Festival Launch Party (Day 1)

Aspects, Just Jamaal, and DJ Mace perform at the inaugural CRANIUM Festival launch party.

📍 Kinki
🕓 7pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Friday, November 15

Owen Pallett w/sg Carmen Elle

Polaris Prize-winning composer Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy, 2006) is noted for his live performances, where he plays violin into a loop pedal.

📍 The 27 Club
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Run Coyote w/sg Casa Lagarto

Film-noir spaghetti western rock band Run Coyote will set a mood at Irene’s. Groovy local band Casa Lagarto makes this a solid double bill.

📍 Irene’s Pub
🕓 9pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

Corin Raymond

Juno Award-nominated folk singer-songwriter.

📍 Bar Robo
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

TIMEKODE 14 Year Anniversary: Zaki Ibrahim + Alister Johnson

TIMEKODE DJs have been running a monthly dance night in Ottawa since 2005! It’s tradition that they celebrate TIMEKODE anniversaries with a guest artist and Zaki Ibrahim is a somebody whose music they’ve been spinning regularly from the time she dropped 2008’s Eclectica: Episodes in Purple. This is a small venue for a big artist… so grab tickets in advance!

📍 D’Afrique
🕓 10pm to 2am
🎟️ Buy Tickets

CRANIUM Festival (Day 2)

At QSF is PVRX, DSTNY, Dynamic, Freddy Printz, Apollo Rae, Mischa, MXLCLMX, and DJ Alive.

📍 Queen St. Fare
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Saturday, November 16

Kimberly Sunstrum Album Release w/sg Hanorah

Queer Afro-Canadian songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum is a heart-stopping performer and multi-instrumentalist. The Ottawa-based artist is launching her new album at the NAC.

📍 National Arts Centre 4th Stage
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

CRANIUM Festival (Day 3)

Soulful Ottawa-born rapper, songwriter and poet City Fidelia headlines a bill with Mir Fontaine, Lia Kloud, K Goon, Dip Black, Ramone, and deejay Circa Beatz.

📍 Babylon Nightclub
🕓 9pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Yarns Album Release Show w/sg Male Nurse, Teenage Fiction

Ottawa-based Belgian producer Yarns a.k.a. Martin Dewagne will be releasing Winter-Spring-, the sequel to their first ambient music album Summer-Fall-.

📍 Black Squirrel Books
🕓 9:30pm (Doors at 9pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

The Rainbow 35th Anniversary Series: Slack Bridges w/sg ERU-ERA

Two of the heaviest hitting soul and funk bands in town. This will be Slack Bridges’ final show of year, as they’ll spend the winter months completing a brand new album.

📍 The Rainbow
🕓 9:30pm (Doors at 9pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

PONY w/sg Pretty Matty, Sad Baxter, Stoby

Grunge pop show by Toronto’s PONY (Buzz Records).

📍 Cinqhole
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

Alexis Castrogiovanni w/sg Wychwood, Golbon Moltaji

Montreal-based experimental cellist and vocalist.

📍 Pressed
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

Del Barber

Juno Award-nominated alt country, folk and Canadiana.

📍 Club SAW
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Choses Sauvages w/sg Lydia Képinski

High energy disco with a punk vibe.

📍 Bar Minotaure
🕓 9pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Sunday, November 17

Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

An Ottawa band, fronted by Rebecca Noelle, performing two “Best Of” sets of Fleetwood Mac tunes.

📍 Queen St. Fare
🕓 7pm (Doors at 6pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

F8-BIT

Classic video game themes performed by a 4-piece band of Ottawa’s highest scoring jazz players.

📍 Irene’s Pub
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Free Admission


Monday, November 18

Stitched Up Heart w/sg Kaleido, Darling

The Brass Monkey is bringing American hard rock goth band Stitched Up Heart to Ottawa.

📍 The Brass Monkey
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Ottawa Symphony Orchestra: Symphonic Spectacular

Guest conductor Jean-François Rivest leads the OSO in a program including Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, and the world premiere of new work by Ottawa-based composer Victor Herbiet.

📍 Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre
🕓 7:30pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Tuesday, November 19

Close Talker w/sg Basement Revolver

Close Talker is an indie band out of Saskatoon, though they’ve spent more time on the road touring Europe and North America recently. They’re promoting a new record, How Do We Stay Here?

📍 Club SAW
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Wednesday, November 20

Ian Tamblyn

Veteran Canadian folk singer-songwriter, playwright and producer Ian Tamblyn has been winning Juno Awards since the 1970s. He’s from Northern Ontario, but now calls Chelsea, Quebec home, so we’re quite fortunate to see a lot of Tamblyn in Ottawa. Still, don’t take for granted any opportunity you have to hear him live. Tamblyn will be joined by a full band for this show—something well worth the price of admission.

📍 Irene’s Pub
🕓 8pm
🎟️ $20 at the door

MONO w/sg Bell Witch

Japanese instrumental band MONO is a big name in the post-rock community. The group’s live performances are intense, although super dynamic.

📍 The 27 Club
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Thursday, November 21

Salomé Leclerc w/sg Laurence Castera

Québecoise folk-pop singer-songwriter.

📍 National Arts Centre 4th Stage
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

MAY HAVE w/sg Loon Choir, Champagne Sundays

Synth rock dance party at an arcade.

📍 House of TARG
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door


Friday, November 22

Hollerado w/sg Charly Bliss, Luna Li

Hollerado is throwing in the towel but playing one last hometown gig. Don’t miss their final Ottawa show on November 22 at the Bronson Centre Music Theatre.

📍 Bronson Centre Music Theatre
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

New Swears w/sg Wine Lips, Remi Royale

The highly unpredictable Ottawa punk rock band put on a live show you simply won’t forget.

📍 Babylon Nightclub
🕓 9:30pm (Doors at 9pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

WHOOP-Szo

Heavy, experimental psych and blazing post-rock 5-piece. Bring earplugs to enjoy the show.

📍 Cinqhole
🕓 9:30pm (Doors at 9pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

B.A. Johnston w/sg Bad Uncle, Mushy Gushy

Accompanying himself on guitar and keyboard, B.A.’s live folk-punk set is more like performance art; quirky and comedic.

📍 House of TARG
🕓 10pm (Doors at 9pm)
🎟️ $5 at the door before 10pm / $10 after

Gabrielle Papillon w/sg Ellen Froese

An award-winning Nova Scotian musician hailed as “one of the finest songwriters in the country right now” by CBC Radio Q host, Tom Power.

📍 National Arts Centre 4th Stage
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Rheostatics

The legendary Canadian indie rock band, founded in Toronto, 1978, announced their first album in 15 years, and a reunion tour which brings them through Ottawa at the NAC.

📍 National Arts Centre Theatre
🕓 7:30pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Outside I’m a Giant

Gatineau folk quartet with acoustic guitar, pedal steel, violin, mandolin, clarinet and harmonica.

📍 Salle Jean-Despréz
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Saturday, November 23

Snotty Nose Rez Kids + The Sorority w/sg BACKXWASH

2018 and 2019 Polaris Music Prize nominees, Snotty Nose Rez Kids put on a crazy high energy show. The First Nations hip hop duo is touring this fall with The Sorority, a Toronto hip hop trio featuring this year’s Polaris winner, Haviah Mighty. The Sorority has announced that they will disband after their final show on this tour to focus on their solo careers.

📍 Club SAW
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Rich Aucoin w/sg Petra Glynt, Townes

The Halifax pop scientist’s gigs are a now-legendary spectacle. You’ve got to see Rich Aucoin live.

📍 House of TARG
🕓 9:30pm (Doors at 9pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Dan Mangan w/ the NAC Orchestra

Two-time Juno Award winner and two-time Polaris Prize nominee Dan Mangan steps out front of the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

📍 National Arts Centre Southam Hall
🕓 8pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Cold Beaches, Emily Blue w/sg Valois, Salmon Ella

Chicago bands Cold Beaches and Emily Blue are touring to fundraise for Planned Parenthood. Quirky Ottawa rock band Salmon Ella (Girls+ Rock alumni) and local glam/synth rock band Valois join the bill.

📍 Black Squirrel Books
🕓 9:30pm (Doors at 9pm)
🎟️ $12 at the door

Motorists w/sg Deadbeat, Sleep Late

Toronto rock band Motorists (members of Tough Age and Feel Alright) is touring with Detroit’s Deadbeat Beat. Sleep Late is the local support.

📍 Cinqhole
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door


Sunday, November 24

Music for a Sunday Afternoon

A chamber music series featuring NAC Orchestra players in the National Gallery of Canada auditorium.

📍 National Gallery of Canada
🕓 2pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Monday, November 25

City and Colour w/sg Jacob Banks, Ben Rogers

Acclaimed songwriter City and Colour a.k.a. Dallas Green (Alexisonfire) put out his sixth studio album this summer, A Pill for Loneliness.

📍 Canadian Tire Centre
🕓 7:30pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Tuesday, November 26

Allan Rayman

Toronto pop singer-songwriter. Juno Award winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2018.

📍 The 27 Club
🕓 8:30pm (8pm doors)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Wednesday, November 27

Avner Dorman’s Double Concerto

Former NAC Orchestra conductor Pinchas Zukerman returns in the principal violin role for the Canadian premiere of Israeli composer Avner Dorman’s new Double Concerto. Dorman wrote the concerto for violin and cello to mark the 70th birthday of Zukerman, who will perform with cellist Amanda Forsyth, showcasing this husband and wife duo.

📍 Southam Hall (National Arts Centre)
🕓 7pm
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Thursday, November 28

Geoffroy

An ex-contestant on La Voix in Québec whose silky smooth electro pop formula works in both official languages. His English-language release Coastline was named to the Polaris Music Prize long list in 2017.

📍 The 27 Club
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Friday, November 29

Lou-Adriane Cassidy

Québec City songwriter Lou-Adriane Cassidy is an artist to watch. She was a finalist at Quebéc star-making competitions, Le Festival de la Chanson international de Granby and Les Francouvertes.

📍 National Arts Centre 4th Stage
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Gladys Lazer w/sg Klapshmock!

Post-jazz kraut rock freakout music by the ex-drummer for Yonatan Gat. Local opener Klapshmock! is an experimental electro jazz-fusion project we look forward to discovering.

📍 Pressed
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

The Rainbow’s 35th Anniversary Party feat. The Commotions

The storied Ottawa blues joint which launched the career of Colin James and hosted shows by everyone from The Tragically Hip to Blue Rodeo, k.d. lang, and Tom Wilson is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a series. 10-piece funk and soul band The Commotions headline.

📍 The Rainbow Bistro
🕓 9:30pm (Doors at 9pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Partner

Canadian power-pop garage rock group shortlisted for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.

📍 The 27 Club
🕓 8:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Hervana Farewell Tour w/sg Adore

The all-girl Nirvana cover band plays their final Ottawa show. Special guests Adore (Girls+ Rock Ottawa alumni) will cover historical Nirvana openers.

📍 House of TARG
🕓 9:30pm (Doors at 9pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

The PepTides

Ottawa’s most popping pop band headlines the Nature Nocturne late-night museum party this month. They’re playing two sets, and since the Nature Nocturne theme is “Fire & Ice,” their attire—and btw folks who know The PepTides also know their stance on attire—will reflect that.

📍Canadian Museum of Nature
🕓 9pm & 10:15pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Big Wreck w/sg Texas King

Their 1997 debut album, In Loving Memory, is certified double platinum in Canada.

📍 Bronson Centre Music Theatre
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Chris Landry and the Seasick Mommas Album Release Show

It’s the album release party for Two Ninety Three, a followup to the Ottawa alt-country band’s debut record.

📍 Irene’s Pub
🕓 9:30pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door

The Dirty Nil w/sg Single Mothers, Dear-God

Hamilton, Ontario rock band on Dine Alone Records.

📍 Babylon Nightclub
🕓 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets


Saturday, November 30

Fred Fortin

Québecois singer-songwriter whose solo record Plastrer la lune was long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize in 2010.

📍 Bar Minotaure
🕓 9pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

The Rainbow’s 35th Anniversary Series: The Hornettes

7-piece Ottawa soul band, The Hornettes pick up The Rainbow’s anniversary series. Recommended if you like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and The Jackson 5.

📍 The Rainbow Bistro
🕓 9:30pm (Doors at 9pm)
🎟️ Buy Tickets

Nutrients Album Release Show w/sg The Monotymes

New Toronto band Nutrients’s self-titled, debut album comes out a day before this show. Watch the video below.

📍 Bar Robo
🕓 9pm (Doors at 8pm)
🎟️ $10 at the door


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