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Orava Quartet I / Quatuor Orava I

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, […]

Jonathan Pearce “Systems” Album Launch w/ Giant Hand

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 […]

Drum Kit Clinic with Sarah Thawer

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 […]

Jamming for Justice 2019

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 […]

Vincent Bishop’s AMBIGUOUS Album Release Show + Birthday Bash

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 […]

How to Join a Band: Panel Talk, Networking & Showcase

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 […]

Christine Jakel Single Release Show

Christine Jakel is a spacey local folk/alternative artist from Ottawa. Her broad vocal range, captivating melodies and inventive yet accessible songwriting bring to mind artists such as Joni Mitchell, Feist and Hozier. With songs ranging from tales of heartbreak to fun tunes that will have you snapping along, listeners are taken on a journey at […]

Ottawa Winter Music Festival – A Celebration of Classical Chamber Music, Jazz and Vocal Art Song

March 2019 – 3 Unique Concerts! Visit: www.OttawaWinterMusic.com Single Tickets: https://squareup.com/store/OttawaWinterMusic — Concert 1: Ensemble Evolution feat. Yehonatan Berick, violin An Evening of Chamber Music for Strings, Piano and Clarinet March 1, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. Freiman Hall, University of Ottawa Yehonatan Berick, solo violin Eric Gauthier, clarinet Lev Nesterov, violin Blythe Allers, violin Susanna Heystek, viola Anthony […]

Soundtech 101

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSIC? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TECH THAT DRIVES LIVE MUSIC? WE HAVE THE PERFECT WORKSHOP FOR YOU. Girls+ Rock Ottawa is teaming up with the City of Ottawa’s Community Arts + Social Engagement to present Soundtech 101, a workshop designed for musicians and techies who want to […]

Moonfruits at the Log Drive Café

On Friday February 22, the Log Drive Café is happy to present Moonfruits in the intimate gallery space at Ecclesiax. Fronted by partners Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy, Ottawa-based Moonfruits are makers of art-folk bilingue. In a forest of banjo, guitar, kalimba and glockenspiel, their voices burrow and soar. Here is a reverie, tender and […]

Renée Landry ‘Like A Boss’ EP Release

Come out & celebrate the release of Ottawa songstress Renée Landry’s new soulful EP Like A Boss, with special guests Mack & Ben! ALL AGES. Canadian Beats: https://canadianbeats.ca/2018/11/23/renee-landry-releases-video-for-like-a-boss/ Featuring a 7 piece band of Ottawa’s funkiest soul/jazz musicians: Clayton Connell – Keys Terence Wright – Guitar Caylan Penny – Bass Jamie Holmes – Drums Ed Lister – […]

Paper Beat Scissors | Tanya Davis | Nathanaël Larochette at Pressed

Paper Beat Scissors (solo) (Montreal) “Stunning chamber folk” (NOW, Toronto) “Tim Crabtree, has a voice that never fails to cut through and take hold.” (CBC) Tanya Davis (Montreal) Nationally-beloved poemsonger Nathanael Larochette (Ottawa) Member of Musk Ox and The Night Watch

Zaphod’s celebrates 25 years with live music dance party

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. […]

Q&A with Ottawa grunge trio Maritime Bleach

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 […]