Music from Ottawa; and happening in Ottawa. Updated weekly by apt613.ca music writers.
The City of Ottawa’s rebranded #ottmusic program is about more than 3-1-1 waiting music this year. Locally based artists can now apply for OC Transpo busking permits and submit music to a new curated playlist.
Project Acorn is a four day radical community-building retreat located in Ottawa from July 11-14 for youth aged 16-24 from 2SLGBTQ+ identities, families, and communities. The program is a mixture of workshops, speakers, urban camp-like activities and magic that come together to create the most mind-opening and mind-blowing program possible. This program is a wonderful […]
An Ottawa first! The Orava Quartet, founded in 2007 by brothers Daniel Kowalik (violin) and Karol Kowalik (cello), Thomas Chawner (viola), and joined in 2011 by David Dalseno (violin), is one of the most exciting string quartets of its generation. Known for their passionate and engaging performances, they have been hailed by The Australian as, […]
Welcome to Beyond the Pale’s first Live Music and Craft Beer festival. This is the ticket for both days of our LAUNCHPAD Event June 28th and 29th 2019. June 28th 2019. The doors will open at 7pm with the first act starting at 7.30pm. The show is being held in our event space and will […]
Just Voices, a community-based social activist choir, is celebrating the summer solstice with a concert. The choir will sing about our fragile planet and the need for change, and will be joined by guest performers The Apparatchiks. Treats will be served. Donations are welcome to support Ecology Ottawa and the Native Women’s Association of Canada.
Jonathan Pearce (from Winchester Warm) Album Launch for “Systems” + Giant Hand Saturday June 1, 2019 Pressed 9pm, $10 Jonathan Pearce After leading local indie-folk outfit Winchester Warm more than a decade and releasing two well-received albums with the group, Jonathan Pearce found himself with a handful of orphan songs that didn’t quite fit in […]
THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AND GIRLS+ ROCK OTTAWA PRESENT: A DRUM KIT CLINIC WITH SARAH THAWER Yamaha-endorsed drummer Sarah Thawer provides a drum kit clinic with new drummers (of all ages) in mind. In addition to leading her own group, Sarah has performed and recorded with artists such as AR Rahman, Jane Bunnett, George Watsky, Jeremy […]
Reach is thrilled to announce Jamming for Justice 2019 Presented by the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution- Carleton University! Experience an intimate show from Ottawa-based three-piece folk-rock/indie-rock band Mad Gamma at Pressed– 750 Gladstone Ave – on May 15th, 2019. Host Rebecca Bromwich, lawyer and law teacher who serves as Director of the Graduate Diploma […]
Ottawa folk-pop singer-songwriter Vincent Bishop opens his heart to you with a second album called “Ambiguous!” This new collection of 12 songs will be released on the 12th of April, right on Vincent’s 24th birthday. Come party with Vincent along with special guests, rock band The Tackies and singer-songwriter Jordan King. Vincent is super stoked […]
YOU’VE GOT THE MUSIC SKILLS AND THE PASSION. NOW YOU JUST NEED A BAND. Girls+ Rock Ottawa presents ‘How to Join a Band’, an evening of music, stories, advice and speed networking to connect aspiring musicians. This one-of-a kind event will feature stories and advice from working musicians in Ottawa who can offer insights into […]
Terry Steeves: “Armed with his small-bodied Guild acoustic guitar, he delivered a riveting solo set.”
Zaphod Beeblebrox is a ubiquitous part of Ottawa’s nightlife. Known to most as Zaphod’s, the club opened at its current location in 1992 by Eugene Haslam, who later re-opened Barrymore’s in 1996. As a preteen, I’d hear my brother, almost a decade my senior, and his friends making plans virtually every weekend to hit up Zaphod’s. […]
I caught up with the boys of Maritime Bleach to discuss their influences, the concept of a Youtube album release, marketing music to a millennial fan base, and the making of their recently released, 8-track debut, I Am The Door Through Which The Cold Gets In (2015). This interview has been edited for length and […]
We wanted to be a metal band when we started back in 2004, but we realized we were really a rock ‘n roll band. Guitarist/vocalist, Peter Yurt reflected candidly and affectionately on the last 12 years of his hard rock band, the HELLbros, and the journey thus far. But the hard work and dedication of […]