This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s poetry scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from JustJamaal The Poet aka Jamaal Jackson Rogers on the future of spoken word.
Welcome to your second weekend this week!
What better way to start 613 Day weekend than with an hour and a half of #ottmusic jams!
The festival was founded from a desire to see more women and non-binary artists on local stages.
Shows are taking place May 10–12 at General Assembly, The Record Centre, Black Squirrel Books, and Queen Street Fare.
Yeah, it’ll be cold. But there’s still plenty to do in Ottawa, from concerts to galleries to skating. See you out there!
Watch this space while the Top 50 countdown continues daily until NYE.
Bonjay play Arboretum Festival’s Bon-Fire at Rideau Pines Farm on Saturday, August 18.
Watch this space for gig photos every day of the festival. MEGAPHONO runs until February 10, 2018.
Ottawa Beat, your favourite local music mag, is turning one year old this weekend. To celebrate, they’re hosting a weekend-long bash featuring some of Ottawa’s best musicians.
Canadian Women’s Songbook: Women In The JUNOs was conceived and organized by Ottawa’s Muse Collective, a community group dedicated to creating safe(r) spaces for female musicians in Ottawa.
For a great opportunity to hear some up-and-coming local artists, stop by Pressed this Friday for the launch of a new monthly music series that aims to promote young up-and-coming artists, particularly those who are queer and/or people of colour. This Friday’s show features November from Montreal, Perkolator from Peterborough, and Ottawa’s own Pith, one half of […]
In our final post for Poetry Week, we interview Ottawa’s own Kim Nguyen aka King Kimbit who performed at VERSeFEST this weekend. As a testament to the power — and reach — of spoken word, Kim Nguyen, 22, stands less than five-feet tall yet speaks with award-winning conviction. “You wanna know how to rhyme you […]
This weekend is a big one for hip hop in the city, with House of PainT happening, all weekend long! Thursday marks Day 1 of House of PainT, and the OG 500 Poetry Slam and Art Expo at the Mayfair Theatre. 12 spoken word poets will go head-to-head, for a chance at the 500$ grand […]
The tenth Capital Slam Finals will take place this Saturday from 6:30 -10:00pm at the University of Ottawa’s Alumni Auditorium. One of the largest annual spoken word events in Ottawa, this slam will decide which of the eight finalists, who have already battled through two semi-finals, will go on to represent Ottawa at this year’s […]