Today we are so excited to announce that we will now be directly collaborating with Algonquin College and incorporating Ottawa Showbox into its curriculum as a part of its School of Media & Design. This means that Showbox will continue to exist, but with the support of faculty at Algonquin and student contributors from the School of Media and Design
Welcome to another beautiful summer weekend in the city.
Black Squirrel Books will be taking over the space to operate a satellite event venue.
Mushy Gushy, Sparklesaurus, and Expanda Fuzz are playing at The Commons in Mediastyle (131 Bank St, 3rd floor) which is a beautiful space located in an historic building.
Matías is the founder and Editor of Ottawa Showbox, a local not-for-profit music website and concert promotion company. Follow @ottawashowbox on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If we look at the Canadian indie rock landscape over the past several decades, there are only a few artists who have persisted over the years. Julie Doiron is undoubtedly […]
A release party for Sober Dawn takes place Friday at Babylon.
The indie band’s release show is happening alongside vinyl bins and a thrift pop-up at St. Alban’s Church on Saturday night, May 26.
Ottawa Showbox is celebrating 5 years with an all ages weekend festival May 26–27 at The Record Centre (1099 Wellington W). Among the performers are G. Grand, Claude Munson, Keturah Johnson, and Nightshades. Tickets cost $8 online and $10 at the door.
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Sunshine has hit Chinatown in more ways than just the weather. Last fall delivered a startling loss with the closure of Raw Sugar, but last week Bar Robo opened its doors to save the people of Chinatown from caffeine and liquor loss. Bar Robo takes the physical place of Raw Sugar, but that’s the last you’ll […]
Kanata is not exactly known for its nightlife. Once a haven for technological development, Kanata has become a place that many Ottawans simply don’t think about that often, unless it is in the context of our hockey team. But if the plan hatched by Big Rig and Ottawa Showbox is successful, that is about to […]
For those who have fond memories of youths spent in arcades, House of Targ is a mecca. Its hallowed halls ring with nostalgic echoes, the pings and bloops of high scores past. And if the addition of perogies seems out of place in an punk-themed arcade, that’s probably because you haven’t tried them yet. All […]
Marvest: Ottawa Showbox presents Nightshades, Jonathan Becker & the North Fields, and Jack Pine & the Fire
This is a guest post from Ottawa Showbox, who were asked (along with Apt613 and other local cultural producers) to curate showcase shows for CityFolk’s Marvest series. It is the dawn of a new era for big festivals in Ottawa, specifically the newly rebranded and relocated CityFolk Festival. Making its new home on the edge […]
The Ontario Scene Festival presented by the National Arts Centre came to a seemingly quick close. In that time, Ottawa Showbox had the opportunity to catch up with a few bands at House of Targ. Here’s their interview with Toronto’s PUP. The punk rock band has made some waves since their debut LP last August, raising […]
Just before the end of the Ontario Scene Festival presented by the National Arts Centre, Shawn, from Ottawa Showbox, had the opportunity to sit down with our own Zoo Legacy. The indie rock/hip hop hybrid opened for Shad on May 2 at the Bronson Centre. Check them out below: Ottawa Showbox, Ringbill Records and Apt613 present […]