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Friday March 15th, 2024 with Trevor Walker

Throwing a little TGIF funky soulful Disco party on today’s show showcasing some of the music that surfaced while pulling for @discolab613 You can all expect a nice mix of funk, soul, boogie and disco for the full two hours + a little overtime to wind you up for the weekend with grooves to get your heads nodding, fingers popping and toes tapping. Hope you’re all down with the sounds and can lend an ear!
Foxy - Single - Double Shot Records
Can You Feel The Vibrations
The Soul Brothers Six - Single - GRT Canadian
I Bet I Can Do That Dance That You're Doin'
Archie Bell & The Drells - Everybody Have A Good Time Single - Philadelphia International Records
E Flat Boogie
Trouble - Single - Al & The Kid Records
Bump And Hustle Music
Tommy Stewart - Bump And Hustle Music Single RE - Dynamite Cuts
Music Trance
Ben E. King - Single - Atlantic Records
bottom of first broadcast hour 17h30 EDT
A Fifth Of Beethoven
Walter Murphy And The Big Apple Band - Single - Private Stock Records
Party & Get On Down
BAB - Single RE - Athens Of The North
Monster Jam (I Want To Funk With You)
Brother To Brother - Single - Sugar Hill Records
Let's Do It
Conversion - Single - Sam Records
Walking On Sunshine
Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue Single - Ice
Feel It
Revelation - Single - Handshake Records And Tapes
end of first broadcast hour 18h EDT
Disco Circus
Martin Circus - Single - Prelude Records
Bionic Lover
Gentle - Single - Leo Mini
Clock On The Wall
Double Vision - Single - Profile Records
May I Have This Dance? (Concede-Me Esta Danca?)
Azymuth - Single - Milestone Records
Stay And Dance
Nina Dunn - Single RE - Le Freak / Zamal Funk Records Canadian New
bottom of second broadcast hour 18h30 EDT
Do You Love What You Feel
Rufus - Single - MCA Records
Bliss - Single - Fantasy WMOT Records
Can You Move (Instrumental)
Modern Romance - Single - Atla
Can't Shake The Feeling
The Beck Family - Single - Le Joint
Gotta Take You Higher
Rhythm Section Montréal Rock - Single - Kebec Star Canadian
Disco Nights (Rock Freak)
GQ - Single - Arista
end of on air broadcast 19h EDT
on demand exclusive
Candy Man
Mary Jane Girls - Single - Motown
Handsome Man
Sparkle Tuhran & Friends - Single - Vitamin Music Canadian
Good, Good Feeling
War - Single - MCA Records
Phreek feat. Christie Shire - Single - Atlantic Records
Extra Curriculars:

Life Drawing
@Art House Cafe
555 Somerset St., W.

We want to make sure that all of our artists and models are comfortable, respected, and able to work effectively! Here are some ground rules for our Life Drawing sessions to help make that happen.
1. Please keep all electronics off or silenced during the session.
2. Please only enter/exit the session in the breaks between poses.
3. Keep your voices down and conversations to a minimum while the model is posing. We love when local artists connect, but please wait for the halfway break or step outside to do so!
4. Artists own the work they produce during the session, and may share and distribute it how they wish. Models will never be identified by their full names.
5. Under no circumstances is the model to be touched or photographed by artists.
6. Comments, concerns, or feedback about any part of the session should be discussed directly with the facilitator.
If you have any questions or input for our ground rules, send us a message!

lifeboogie presents:
[Why Wednesday]: “Vibrations Running Deep”
w/ Trevor Walker
@27 Club
27 York St.
Free (for now) | 19+
Been working towards launching a solo mid week night where I can stretch out and drop a diverse open format soundtrack of groovy vibes for the Ottawa diaspora.
You can expect only top notch (mostly) underground tunes from Funk, Soul, Boogie, dance floor Jazz, Breaks, House, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Bruk, Afro, Latin, Brazilian, Reggae and so much more on vinyl + digital strictly selected for dancers.
If all goes to plan the night will also be available to view live on
Vibes to get you past the midweek hump!
Hope to see you out making moves.

Open Mic Jams
@Art House Cafe
555 Somerset St., W.

Come out for a fun jam! All are welcome. If weather permits we will be out on the patio. Come hang out with fellow Ottawa musicians and play original tunes, covers, or poetry!

Not So Common Duo: Marc Decho X Ed Lister
@Maison Earle House
1 Chemin Valley, La Peche, QC.

DECHO & LISTER - 'a not so common duo'
Marc Decho – Ed Lister. A not so common duo comprised of electric bass and trumpet, these highly creative musicians will perform music by Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Roy Hargrove and many other classics from the great American songbook. Come witness this fresh and modern take on jazz / soul classics.
Dinner and drinks are available from 6pm onwards.
Marc Decho: 6 string electric bass
Ed Lister: Trumpet / Flugelhorn

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2024 AT 8 PM
Lisa Leblanc w/ The NAC Orchestra
@NAC Southam Hall
Event Info:

As part of our Sessions series, NAC Popular Music & Variety is honoured to welcome Lisa Leblanc live in Southam Hall with the NAC Orchestra!
In 2022, she released a new original album, Chiac Disco, shortlisted for the Polaris Prize and won two Félix awards (Recording of the Year and Pop Album of the Year) at the ADISQ gala.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2024 AT 8:30 PM
The LBM Jazz Trio
@Kaffe 1870
715 ch. Riverside, Wakefield, QC.
No cover
Cooool Jazzz

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2024 AT 7 - 11 PM
DJ Jose Palacios pres: Heart Beats
@Ten Toes
837 Somerset St. W

Jose Palacios providing the soundtrack at Ten Toes on Somerset this Saturday!

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2024 AT 9 PM - 2 AM
White Rabbit: Ryan Labelle b2b Disko Dave, Space Cadets
@City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $17.31 - $

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2024 AT 10 PM - 2 AM
DiscoLab “Nearly Spring Thing!”
w/ Trevor “lifeboogie” Walker & Alex “DJ Magnificent” Edwards
1319 Wellington Street W.


Tickets ltd. $15 early bird  | $20 adv. | More at the door

Alex & Trevor getting ready to welcome the warm weather with the next DiscoLab! 
100% vinyl throw down ’75 - ’83 + Funky Disco Boogie Soul vibes all night.
Dress to impress for the get down & make sure to sharpen up those boogie moves!

DiscoLab is people coming together and feeling free to the funk in the spirit of the mid 1970’s to early 1980’s.
We encourage everyone to take it to the next level by dressing up in your finest disco gear and get ready to GET DOWN to some of the best music and vibes Ottawa has to offer.
Combined, Alex & Trevor have been rocking dancefloors and collecting music for more than 60 years!
They have been and will continue to bring that experience and understanding of the era to enhance the DiscoLab experience trying to introduce and play lesser known underground classics coupled with a dash of your favourite anthems.
DiscoLab has had the very good fortune to be partnered with Parlour as one of Ottawa’s premiere venues giving the party a unique and magical vibe.
We hope to see you out on the dance floor dressed to the hilt & sweating like bullets.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024 AT 8 PM
Hip Hop House Party
Paulo Cardoso + James Red (live percussion)
DJ Tytus
@The Rainbow
76 Murray St.
$15 adv. | $20 door (online)

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2024 AT 9 PM - 2 AM
White Rabbit: Brink, Manoli, Unkl Pauly
@City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $17.31 - $

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2024 AT 6:45 - 9 PM
North Movement presents: Monthly Dance Battle (March ’24)
@Routhier Community Centre
172 Guigues Ave
Tickets · $

@northmoovment youth’s monthly dance project “BY THE YUTE” will be wrapping up for March and we’re inviting everyone of ALL AGES to join!
An event that was going down every last Monday of the month, this initiative helped the @northmoovment youth learn how to run their own events, providing affordable and accessible spaces for Street Dance and at the same time raise funds for future professional development opportunities.
Music concept: HOUSE MUSIC
Monday March 25th, 2024
All ages welcomed
6:45 - 9PM
Judge: VLOVE
Music: Gracie
MCs: Jade & Bgirl Lotus
This battle is meant for all ages but will be run by the youth
Dancers of all levels are welcomed to join
Music will strictly be House music
50% of the funds raised will go to @northmoovment youth, 25% to the judge & 25% will go to the winner
Dancers: Mandatory registration online - $10
Spectators: Highly encouraged to buy online - $10, but you can also purchase at the door for $15 (BRING CASH - we will not accept E-TRANSFERS)
Routhier Community Centre (172 Guigues Avenue) 2nd Floor

School of Bass #68
@Swizzles Bar and Grill
244 Queen St.

Techno! Drum n Bass! Jungle! And more!
Come feel the bass of Bellyfull Soundsystem!
Dj Archer (Bellyfull Soundsystem)
Dj Jason Skillz
Pluto Palsy (Emmett O'Grady) (live performance)
Dj Tampered D.N.A
Dj Doc Savage
Saturday March 30th 2023
Swizzles Bar & Grill
246 Queen street (basement)
+19 with valid photo I.D. required, pay what you can at the door.
8:00PM - 2:00AM
P.L.U.R. R.O.A.R.

North Moovment: 3 Hour Street Dance Training
@Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave.

Join North Moovment for a pop-up style training day with Artistic Directors Alea & Arnaldo
What is North Moovment? This training group began in 2021 which was the only Adult Street Dance Training team in Ottawa, On.
What is this 3 hour trianing? Alea & Arnaldo will lead ypu and the group through an intense 3 hour trianing session with Hip Hop and House Dance. You can expect high intensity drills, a physical and mental push, a crazy sweat, a deeper look into the social context and conversations about the culture and learning how to piece movements together in a challenging but supportive environment. We yell a little

When: Monday April 1st, 2024 (Easter Monday)
Why: To push current and new students in this Hip Hop & House training
Where: Bronson Centre Room 221 (211 Bronson Avenue)
Cost: 85$ CAD + hst (for 3 hours)
*No refunds - all sales final
*Minimum of 10 students required and maximum of 15 students
*Indoor shoes and a PRE-FILLED bottle is mandatory

Who is this well suited for:
-Adults 18+ without major injuries
-The students who would like a push from this current training
-The student who isn't afraid to WORK
-Who wants to learn how to move on the floor better
Extra material:
-We will provide documentaries, music playlists, 1:1 feedback sessions after class (in person post-class or online via e-mail), and relevant documentaties

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2024 AT 6:30 PM
Ottawa Jazz Festival pres: Ladysmith Black Mambazo Benifit Concert & Social!
@Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre
355 Cooper St., Ottawa
Reserved Seating: $105
General Admission: $75
(Includes a $50 tax receipt, issued after the event)

The 44th Ottawa Jazz Festival is a little more than 4 months away. To lighten our hearts and souls after the long, dark, cold months, the Festival is delighted to present the fabled Ladysmith Black Mambazo in a Benefit Concert & Social on April 3, 2024, 6:30pm at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (355 Cooper St. on the corner of Cooper and O’Connor Streets).
For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. Paul Simon’s 1987 Graceland album introduced the iconic group to the world. “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their [Ladysmith Black Mambazo] singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” – Paul Simon

Founded by Joseph Shabalala in 1960, the three elements of the group’s name comes from the founder’s hometown of Ladysmith, the black ox (considered to be the strongest farm animal), and mambazo, which means axe in Zulu (symbolic of the choir's ability to "chop down" the competition) – Wikipedia. The late former South African President Nelson Mandela designated the group “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,” a title the members carry with them with the highest honour.
“Undulating rhythmic phrases that push and pull … harmonizing that is both ethereal and earthy.” – World Music, UK
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has performed for millions of people, singing a message of peace, love and harmony. With their 2024 release, Soothe My Soul…Songs From Our South African Church, the group puts their own spin on gospel music.
The Social includes complimentary canapés, a cash bar and mystery martinis with exciting gift items! Mystery Martini packages may contain anything from restaurant vouchers, gift baskets, trips, spa & salon outings, merchandise, adventure packages and so much more. You just never know, it’s a special mystery – just for you!
Doors open & Social at 6:30pm
Benefit Concert at 8pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2024 AT 6 - 9 PM
Samba Das Flores
@Queen St. Fare
50 O’Connor St.
Tickets · Free - $

Saravah present
Samba das Flores w/ Rommel & guests
Saturday, April 6th 2024
at Queen St. Fare
Doors at 9pm Roda live at 9:30pm
Tickets in advance $15 / $20 at the door
FREE limited tickets for Brazilian newcomers. We would like to encourage new Brazilians in the area to join us ! (Pls note, ID will be required to match "newcomer status" - max 3 years in Canada)
This event is 19+
This event is supported by Axé WorldFest, Embassy of Brazil in Ottawa and Bea Teixeira Realestate
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Saraváh e Axé apresentam:
Samba das Flores com Rommel e convidados
Sábado, dia 6 de Abril de 2024
ONDE: Queen St. Fare
Portas às 21h Roda ao vivo às 21:30h
Ingressos R$ 15 antecipado / R$ 20 na porta
Ingressos GRATUITOS e limitados para recém-chegados brasileiros. Gostaríamos de incentivar novos brasileiros na área a se juntarem a nós! (Observe que o documento de identidade = prova do dia de entrada no Canada será necessário para corresponder ao "status de recém-chegado" - máximo de 3 anos no Canadá)
Este evento é 19+
Este evento conta com o apoio de Axé WorldFest, Embaixada do Brasil em Ottawa e Bea Teixeira Realestate

APRÈS-SKI: DJs Trevor Walker + Diskodave + Balu
@Kaffe 1870
715 ch. Riverside, Wakefield, QC.

APRÈS-SKI - Join us for an upbeat evening of house music, an “All-Vinyl Set” experience, featuring DJ ‘Trevor Walker’ as the headliner with support from Diskodave, Balu and live bassist ‘Greg Howlett’ supporting the night. Even though the snow has turned to spring … come as you are or dress in your après-ski attire! Get ready to dance with old and new friends at the intimate Kaffé 1870 in Wakefield.
Show starts at 8pm. No cover (‘Pay as you can’).
Definition from Oxford Dictionary
1. the social activities and entertainment following a day of skiing; the après-ski disco
Kaffé 1870, 715 Chem. Riverside, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
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SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2024 AT 9 PM - 2 AM
White Rabbit: House Of Wayne, Brink, Arcy
@City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $17.31 - $

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


MONDAYS, APRIL 8 - MAY 13, 2024 AT 6 PM - 9 PM
MOOV Ottawa pres: 6 Week Spring Dance Class!
@Bronson Centre
221 Bronson Ave.

6-7 pm
Beginner Hip Hop Choreo w/ Zomi
7-8 pm
Beginner / Intermediate Hip Hop Choreo w/ Zomi [NEW]
8-9 PM
Intro / Beginner Breaking “Break Dance” w/ Karlito [NEW]

WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 10 - MAY 15, 2024 6 PM - 9 PM
MOOV Ottawa pres: 6 Week Spring Dance Class!
@Routhier Community Centre
172 Guigues Ave.

6-7 pm
Intro to Hip Hop w/ Valentina
7-8 pm
Beginner Hip Hop Choreo w/ Valentina
8-9 pm
“Ladies First” Beginner Choreo w/ Valentina [NEW] (Women Only Classes)

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2024 9 PM - 2 AM
White Rabbit: Mat Luanne b2b Richard K, Rick Laplante, Jeff Doubler
@City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $17.31 - $

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024 AT 9 PM - 2 AM
Reggae Flavours & Vibes
@OB&O African Caribbean Restaurant
3059 Carling Ave

Admission: $20.00

Join us for a night of Live Music, Good Vibes, Food, Drinks, Giveaways & A Special Raffle!
Get Ready to jam to the rhythm of the Roots Movement and
DJ Mike Miller & Rush
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 2024 | 9:00PM - 2:00AM EST.

Join us for a night of Live Music, Good Vibes, Food, Drinks, Giveaways & A Special Raffle

Axe World Fest pres: 4th Annual Empowering Women In The Music Industry
230 Gloucester St.

Axé WorldFest presents the 4th annual

APRIL 25, 26 & 27, 2024
THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE is our partner venue
with programming also at: CLUB SAW, ARTS COURT & The 27 CLUB
Stay tuned

as we will release the full line up and details on how to get tickets soon

We Are Axé WorldFest
Did You Know? Axé, ase, or ashe – from Yoruba àse and pronounced ah-SHEH – is a West African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce change–a “life force.” In capoeira, the term means “energy.”

Axé WorldFest provides audiences with a positive experience of cultural activities showcasing world music in Canada’s capital. Music inspires and motivates positivity in our communities. Bringing international acts together with local acts strengthens the essential elements of a culture of diversity. Our mandate is to deepen the appreciation and knowledge of world music through music programs that underscore the diversity of international artists, in an environment that provides an inclusive, interactive, safe and energetic space for people to learn about and experience musical sounds from all over the world

Thank you to our funders

The Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Creates
Heritage Canada

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2024 AT 8 PM - 11 PM
Annie-Claude Deschenes (+TBA)
@SAW Centre
67 Nicholas St.


Tickets · $17.31 - $

Multidisciplinarity is an integral part of Annie-Claude Deschênes’ creative process, who continues her perpetual personal quest of uniting music and performance art by bending the pre-established conventions of stage presence. A key figure on the Montreal independent music scene for almost twenty years, she made her mark as a singer, musician, songwriter, performer and visual artist with Duchess Says and PyPy, two bands that are renowned as much for their electrifying performances as for their artistic sensibility. Her exploratory approach to staging and sound design takes a new direction with the genesis of this solo project: the urgency that characterizes her work remains, but frustration and aggression give way to introspection and vulnerability. Annie-Claude Deschênes explores and reinvents herself under her own name, driven by a constant need to create outside her comfort zone. Inspired by minimal pop and the pioneers of electronic music, Les manières de table, her first solo album due out in spring 2024, is as danceable and melodic as it is disquieting and
dystopian, proposing to set the table differently by deconstructing the social codes of politeness imposed on us.
All ages / licensed event.
For detailed accessibility info, visit:

SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 2024 AT 9 AM - 1 PM
Spring En Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop
@Meech Creek Covered Bridge

The "En plein air" Landscape painting workshops are starting to fill up and I wanted to let you know there is still some room.
SPRING "En plein air" landscape painting workshop Saturday May 4th 9am-noon $95
3 only spots left
Summer "En plain air" Landscape painting workshop Saturday August 19th
$80/person(Early bird)
5 spots left
Fall "En plein air" Landscape painting workshop Saturday September 28th
$80 (Early bird)
5 spots left
Afterpay available on my website at checkout(4 easy payments)
Payment to book your spot accepted via e transfer to
Specify the date in message when making payment
supplies included
no experience necessary

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 AT 8PM
Mary Ancheta Quartet
@NAC Fourth Stage
1 Elgin St.
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Mary Ancheta Quartet is based out of Vancouver, BC. Keyboardist Mary Ancheta is a Canadian / Filipina artist who steps into the spotlight with her genre-bending, organic, modern take on jazz and electro-funk. Inspired by the likes of Squarepusher, The Meters, John Scofield, and Prince, Ancheta knows what’s up when it comes to arresting melodies and irresistible grooves with Trent Otter on drums, Dominic Conway on sax, and Matt Reid on bass.
Encompassing her experience in film scoring, Ancheta seeks to tap into raw-fuelled moments favouring grittiness over perfection. The Mary Ancheta Quartet will perform songs from their highly anticipated debut EP, Level Up. Last summer, they played on the Mainstage to Jazz Festival audiences all across Canada alongside Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Sun Ra Arkestra, Domi & JD Beck, Melody Gardot, and more.


SATURDAY, MAY 11th, 2024 AT 7 PM - 2 AM
Soft Serve 2024! - Waacking Battle & Disco Party
@27 Club
27 York St.
Tickets · $17.31 - $

Co-presented by Moov Ottawa Dance and Axé Worldfest
What: Waacking Dance Battle & Party
Where: Club 27 (27 York St.) Ottawa, ON
When: Sat. May 11th, 2024
Battle DJ: Mari Rossi (Brazil)
Party DJ: LifeBoogie (Ottawa)
MC: Didi (Ottawa)
Judge: Sam I Am (Montreal)
Doors for the public open at 7PM
Battles Begin at 8PM
Party, Prelims and finals between 8PM-11PM
After party 11PM-2AM

Tickets (Same price for dancers and party people)
$15 Early bird
$20 Regular tickets
$25 Door tickets
General info:
No refunds - all sales are final
This is a queer and BIPOC welcoming space
Dress to impress!
Moov Ottawa Dance’s Code of Conduct is in full effect (

Questions? E-mail us at
Co-presented by Moov Ottawa Dance and Axé Worldfest
Supported by Saravah
Big thank you to Club 27 for having us in this space!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th, 2024 AT 7 PM - 10 PM
Colin Stetson, FUJI||||||||||TA (2nd show)
@St. Albans Church
454 KIng Edward Ave.
Tickets · $31.59 - $

Avant-garde saxophonist & multireedist Colin Stetson returns to Ottawa for an intimate performance at St Albans Church, joined by sound artist FUJI||||||||||TA

Colin Stetson’s recorded output, not to mention studio and live collaborations – with, among others, Lou Reed, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Chemical Brothers, Bon Iver and Bill Laswell – has proven as prolific as it’s praiseworthy. Since the 21st century’s early years, he’s gained a well-deserved reputation as an exceptional musician, his devotion to craft consummate, his commitment to innovation indisputable. Known for assertive, powerhouse performances on the saxophone – chiefly bass and alto, but also soprano, tenor and baritone – for many years he was a wrestler, a sport whose “insane physical extremes” he credits with his style, alongside, among other things, a love for acts like Pixies and Fugazi. He’s similarly at home, though, whatever the musical context, on clarinet, flute, French Horn and cornet. One might even say he operates in a field all his own.
It was at university that Stetson first began playing regularly, “searching, reaching, and exploring the instrument” with Transmission (later Transmission Trio), before heading to San Francisco after graduating and, six years later, Brooklyn. Contributions were made to other artists’ recordings, not least Tom Waits’, and he made his own lowkey records too. It wasn’t, though, until 2007 that his breakthrough album, New History Warfare Vol. 1, was released, and this coincided with his drafting by Arcade Fire, with whom he’d play until 2010. That year he moved to Montreal to join his future (but now ex-) wife, the band’s Sarah Neufeld, with whom he recorded 2015’s Never Were The Way She Was, and the following year he released Sorrow, an extraordinary reimagining of Gorecki’s legendary Symphony of Sorrow. In-between he completed the New History Warfare trilogy, a virtuosic illustration of the “world-building”, as he calls it, that’s critical to much of his solo work, while 2017’s All This I Do for Glory consolidated his reputation, earning multiple nominations for critics’ Album of the Year lists.
Stetson’s nature is defiantly single-minded, and his dogged focus is always evident, his swooping, circling and soaring motifs displaying as much sensitivity as strength. This is something to which his striking – and diverse – contributions to film, TV and game scores also powerfully attest, including, most recently, 2018’s Hereditary and Red Dead Redemption 2, 2021’s Among The Stars, and 2022’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Menu. As distinguished broadcaster Mary Anne Hobbs once observed, Colin Stetson is “an artist that can change the way you actually think about music.”

FUJI||||||||||TA is a Sound Artist living in Japan. His unique practice utilizes various natural phenomena that respond to his interest in wanting to hear unheard sounds and noises. In 2009 Fujita hand fabricated a Pipe Organ that has only 11 pipes and no keyboard. Fujita conceived and built it using his imagination, without any prior or specialized knowledge. Designed to create a landscape rather than function as a musical instrument, he took the idea from the Japanese “gagaku”. The air pump (called “FUIGO”) which is kept moving by the left hand when playing, and is based on associations with an ancient blacksmith. This is a unique instrument that Fujita had to learn to play. Recently, he has added a water element, with sound synthesized water tanks, to his performance repertoire. The music consists of water sounds from multiple aquariums alongside his pipe organ and his voice.
Since 2006 he has had many solo performances and collaborative works with musicians, including ∈Y∋ (Boredoms), Akio Suzuki, Keiji Haino, and Koichi Makigami. He has presented his sound installation works in many contexts: the work “CELL”, which made audible the sounds of black soldier fly maggots buried in dirt, was exhibited in Sapporo International Art Festival 2017 and attracted a great deal of interest in Fujita’s artistic practice. A performance with an organ and 4 water tanks were performed in MODE (London) in 2019. In 2020, he released the albums “iki” [Hallow Ground] and “KŌMORI” [Boomkat Editions]

all ages / licensed event

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024 AT 8 PM
OMIC: 5th Annual Capital Music Awards 2024
@Bronson Centre Music Theatre
211 Bronson Ave.

The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) is thrilled to announce nomination process for the 5th Annual Capital Music Awards (CMAs) is now open until February 19th, 2024. Since 2020, thanks to investment from the City of Ottawa as well as numerous public and private sponsors, the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition has presented the CMAs to recognize music creators, performers, and entrepreneurs who contribute to Ottawa’s flourishing music sector. This 5th edition of the awards will spotlight some of the region’s finest musical talent, promoting Ottawa’s music industry to the rest of Canada and beyond. With three new categories added this year, the 2024 CMAs will once again be the year’s premiere gathering of hardworking music industry professionals.
Kinaxis—a global leader in supply chain management solutions headquartered in Ottawa—is the inaugural presenting sponsor of the 5th Annual Capital Music Awards (CMAs). This groundbreaking partnership marks a significant milestone in the intersection of Ottawa arts and the private sector. Affirming Kinaxis’ dedication to investing in the future of Ottawa music, this partnership reflects a collective commitment to economic growth, sustainability, and cultural richness in the Ottawa region by unifying the leadership missions of Kinaxis and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition. 
Anyone based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region is eligible to be recognized with an award, however, only OMIC members in good standing are eligible to submit nominations. Music professionals who wish to become new OMIC members can access a promotional code through any nomination form at All 13 categories will be vetted by juries composed of industry professionals. Five (5) categories will then be decided by public vote.
All winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on May 16th, 2024, at the Bronson Centre Music Theatre. Those who cannot attend can watch the livestream produced by Kilam Media online.
Reserve tickets now at as the event is likely to sell out. Early Bird pricing of $15 for OMIC members and $20 for non-members is available until March 25th. A limited number of VIP Experience $100 tickets are already 50% sold out. 
2024 Capital Music Awards Categories:
Nominations are open until February 19th, 2024 at 4:59 pm ET.
Album of the Year
Solo Artist of the Year
Group of the Year
Songwriter of the Year 
Best Production and Arrangements 
Community Impact Award 
Single of the Year (+public vote)
Newcomer of the Year (+public vote)
Video of the Year (+public vote)
Live Music Venue of the Year (+public vote)
*new this year! Live Music Curator of the Year (+public vote)
*new this year! Music Educator of the Year
*new this year! Sound Engineer of the Year 
For more information on eligibility and how to nominate, please visit

Join us for the 5th annual Capital Music Awards, celebrating and acknowledging the incredible achievements of Ottawa's music creatives and entrepreneurs. Following 2 consecutive years of sold-out shows, we highly recommend you get your tickets now!

Early bird (until Monday, March 25, 11:59 PM ET): $15 OMIC members, $20 non-members
Regular price: $25 OMIC members, $30 non-members
Tickets at door: $30 OMIC members, $35 non-members (if available)
VIP Experience - $100 (see below)
A limited number of VIP Experience tickets are available to the public, granting exclusive access to the pre-show mixer where you'll get to mingle with nominees, performers, presenters, media, sponsors, and VIPs. Plus, you will be given a backstage tour and will have professional photos taken in the same style as the CMA winners. Catering and champagne will be provided!

In case you missed it: Early Bird Tickets for the 5th annual Capital Music Awards on May 16th, 2024 at the Bronson Centre are live! Secure your tickets at this special price before they sell out: $15 for OMIC members, $20 for non-members.

Mark you calendars: Nominations for all categories—including two new categories— open this coming Thursday, January 25th! Visit our website for up-to-date Capital Music Awards announcements.

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024 AT 10 AM - 3 PM
2024 Ottawa Guitar Show
@Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
1265 Walkley Road

Sunday May 26th, 2024, 10 - 3 pm at Jim Durrell Recreation Centre 1265 Walkley Rd.
Variety of musical gear from different exhibitors, selection of used, newer, and vintage guitars, vintage and boutique amps, pedals, cases and guitar parts. Musical instruments for the beginner to the professionals and collectors. Buy, Sell and Trade.
Want to participate? Have your own boutique product? Downsizing? Or just have music room clutter? Limited tables available, vendors please contact Darwin Demers:

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024 AT 9:30 PM
@27 Club
27 York St.
Tickets · $21.57 - $

WHITE RABBIT EVENTS (formerly Framework Music) 12th Anniversary Extravaganza... GERMAN SPARKLE PARTY!
We go over the top with sparkly, flashy, glittery deco for this event. If you went to any of our previous German Sparkle Parties, you know we like to give you plenty of eye candy! But this night is not only about a visual feast... we've got serious treats for your feets in the way of some top-notch music lined up for you as well!

Slanted Black | Major Records NYC

Mike Swells is a Boston-born, Brooklyn-based DJ and producer. He has performed at clubs and festivals across North and South America, sharing the decks with an extensive roster of the world's most highly regarded house & techno artists. Time and place define his sound, unbound by genres or tempos - spontaneity is a vibe!
Prior to moving to New York, Mike was best known as resident DJ and managing partner of RISE Club, Boston’s only legal after-hours from 1998-2015. After the club's closure, while transitioning to New York full-time, Mike stayed involved with his hometown scene as resident at Make It New, another Massachusetts dance music institution that brought house & techno to Cambridge every Thursday from 2004-2019. Today Mike is fully immersed in the abundant creative inspiration found in Brooklyn and throughout North America's queer dance community.

w/ support from:
Rick Laplante
Tone A

Projection Mapping Visuals by MATT CAMERON!
Creative Design by MIRANDA MCMAHON
1) T-REX = $19
More at the door - Doors at 9:30pm!
*** FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED 2020 GERMAN SPARKLE PARTY TICKETS... we will FABSOLUTELY honour those tickets. Simply send an email to:
Let us know the name and email under which the 2020 tickets were purchased and we'll get you a ticket(s) for our 2024 edition! Thank you for your patience! ***
Do you like to dancey-dance? Do you like to party-party?
The German Sparkle Party theme is inspired by a worldwide sensation music video of the same name by "The Something Experience". This is our chance every year to be silly and outrageous, let loose and have fun.


A German Sparkle Party (GSP) is a fun and frolicsome celebration of all things shiny, blinky, glowy and dazzly, set to a soundtrack of the best underground house and techno the city has to offer. Trust us... it's the PERFECT bright and light-hearted way to celebrate the arrival of spring after the dark winter months that seem to drag on forever in the national capital region.

SPARKLE PARTY COSTUMES, fun and bright outfits are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! This year's theme is "Glitz & Glam"...

glitz (ɡlɪts)
ostentatious showiness; gaudiness or glitter
glam (glæm)
Flamboyant, extravagantly flashy glamour; Relating to glam rock.
GLITZ: All the glittering and sparkling extravagance of Hollywood fashion, filled with metallics, sequins... the more ostentatious the better! Just let your imagination run wild!
GLAM: David Bowie was a pioneer of this fashion trend; glam rock men and women embraced metallics, ruffles, satin blouses, bold colours, tight pants, platform shoes, unique makeup and dyed hair.
Watch the German Sparkle Party video linked above to get some great ideas for your outfit - you'll be inspired along with us to rock sparkly accessories and makeup, rubber boots and of course your party pants!

Do you feel you need some more sparkle in your step, more flash in your Friday night? As always, we'll set up our ever-popular SPARKLE STATION, allowing the woefully unprepared to get into the theme with some complimentary sparkle accessories.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024 AT 9 PM - 3 AM
Sunrise: 20 years of Nostalgia!
204 Rideau St.
Tickets · $15.18 - $

Join us at Mavericks on FRIDAY JUNE 21 for a nostalgic night out with your favourite original Sunrise Afterhours Residents, playing all the best tracks you remember from the glory days of 2004 - 2008.
This will be a dynamic tag set with a continuous flow of your favourite tracks from the Sunrise at Mavericks era. Make sure you come early and catch all the best music you remember from those epic nights and daze...

DJ lineup (in alphabetical order):
Ashley Gauthier
Easton Ellis
General Mayhem
J. Bradley
Jason Jesse
Luc Labelle
Rick Laplante
Terry Bevvan
Tim Foran

Mavericks is at 221 Rideau Street - Doors at 9pm, dancing until 3am | Advance tickets via: | 19+ w/ ID

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2024 AT 8:30 PM
Lake Street Drive | Ottawa Jazz Festival
@Confederation Park
Laurier Ave. W

Ottawa Jazz Festival presents: Lake Street Dive
Thursday, June 27 | Main Stage, Confederation Park | 8:30pm

Purchase online:
Since forming in 2004, Lake Street Dive have matched their sophisticated musicianship with a fearless refusal to limit their sound. As shown on their most recent full-length album, 2021‘s critically acclaimed Obviously, the Boston-bred band also possess a keen talent for combining sociopolitical commentary with immediately catchy pop gems. With their current lineup comprised of founding members Rachael Price (vocals), Bridget Kearney (bass), and Michael Calabrese (drums) — as well as keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss and touring guitarist James Cornelison — Lake Street Dive continue to create joyously soulful rock & roll with equal parts ingenuity, intelligence, and irresistible abandon.
Although a certain spirited eclecticism has defined Lake Street Dive since their earliest days, the band‘s four original members (including former guitarist/trumpet player Michael “McDuck” Olson) first crossed paths while studying jazz at Boston‘s New England Conservatory of Music. Their full-length debut In This Episode… arrived in 2007, followed by three more independently released and rapturously received albums. As the band‘s energetic live show continued to earn them a devoted following, Lake Street Dive made their Nonesuch Records debut with Side Pony: a 2016 effort that instantly shot to No. 1 on three Billboard charts and later landed on Paste‘s 50 Best Albums of 2016 list.
The following year, the group experienced a new infusion of creative energy with the addition of Bermiss (previously their touring keyboardist), who has since begun sharing writing and arrangement duties. Arriving in 2018, Lake Street Dive‘s self-produced sixth album Free Yourself Up debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200 and spent seven-and-a-half months on the non-commercial radio charts, with the smoldering hit single “Good Kisser” holding steady in the top five at Americana radio for over a month.
In recent years, Lake Street Dive have brought even more boldness to their kaleidoscopic sound while deliberately expanding their songcraft. To that end, Obviously finds the band examining such complex matters as gender inequality (on “Being a Woman”) and the monumental challenges faced by younger generations (on “Making Do”), shaping each track with a profound intentionality and ineffable mastery of melody and groove — a process Price refers to as “putting these messages into three and a half minute snippets, dropping whatever truth we can and hoping it‘s the type of thing that people want to ruminate on.” Made with producer Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Mary J. Blige), the result is an endlessly illuminating body of work that‘s earned praise from the likes of Rolling Stone (who noted that “[a]t a moment when pop strives for lo-fi, solitary-world intimacy, the jazz-pop-whatever band refuse to think small”).
Last fall, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their first covers EP, Lake Street Dive released Fun Machine: The Sequel, a 6-track EP of cover songs produced by Robin MacMillan and recorded at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn and Lucy‘s Meat Market in Los Angeles. This new collection of songs reveals what makes the group so unique and their curations so special. Lake Street Dive don‘t just inhabit these interpretations; they knock the walls down, re-finish the floors, and on some of them add a new room or two — it‘s a way to both acknowledge their inspirations while also advancing their own musical foundation, inspiring a new generation of fans along the way. And as always, it‘s their signature combination of immaculate musicianship, exceptional, inventive chops, and free-wheeling, playful sense of fun and originality leading the way.
Over the years, they‘ve captivated massive audiences at such esteemed festivals as Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and Toronto Jazz Festival, in addition to headlining tours all across the globe and sharing stages with acts like Brandi Carlile and Sheryl Crow. And through their fierce commitment to constantly elevating their artistry, Lake Street Dive have ultimately emerged as one of the most compelling voices in alternative music today, both reliably sublime and thrilling unpredictable.

SOLÉ - Canada Day Weekend
@CTV Parking Lot
62 1/2 York St. (Beside Starbucks)
Ottawa, On
Tickets · $27.94 - $

SOLÉ celebrates Canada Day Weekend with a 4 day open-air dance party, in the heart of Ottawa’s Byward Market.
Featuring our country’s absolute best event curators, creatives and DJ’s. Expect nothing less than good music, good food, good drinks, good vibes and good people.


The music lovers day party.
Canada Day Weekend
July 28-July 1, 2024
3PM - 11PM
CTV Parking Lot
62 1/2 York St. (Beside Starbucks)
Ottawa, On
Friday June 28th
Solé X Discolab
5PM - 11PM
Saturday June 29th
Solé X Rewind X Flowers
3PM - 11PM
Sunday June 30th
Solé X Pull Up Ottawa
3PM - 11PM
Monday July 1st
Solé X Bam Bam Canada
3PM - 11PM
It’s more fun in the day!
#soledayparty #soledaypartyott
#sole #themusicloversdayparty

Tickets · Free - $

An unforgettable Caribbean Festival taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, featuring the very best in Tropical Cuisine, Tropical Drinks & Tropical Ice Cream. All mixed with sweet Soca, Dancehall, Reggae and Afro VIBES. Enjoy 3 days of Non-stop Caribbean entertainment!
Friday July 19th - J’Ouvert J’Ouvert
Saturday July 20th - Reach The Beach 'Canada's Best Caribbean Beach Party'
Saturday July 20th - Bam Bam Block Party
Sunday July 21st - Carivibe Rum & Food Festival, Trinidad VS Jamaica Comedy Clash, Reggae VS Soca Day Party

No long talk, just vibes.


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*when possible
-Tuesday | 20h Open Format
-Thursday | 20h | Jazz - Funk - Disco - Soul - Afro - Latin - Reggae + stuff
-Saturday | 20h | Disco - Nu Disco - Deep House - Nujazz - Future Funk - Broken Beat + Good Vibes
-Open format pop ups

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