upcoming events

May 17, Wed, 2017
Dirty Rectangles
Dirty Rectangles is a collective of Ottawa based game designers and artists committed to the exploration of games as a medium of expression. We hold frequent friendly competitions based around a given theme where anyone is welcome to participate. Some of these competitions will be followed by live events, showing off the games that were created to the public.
May 19, Fri, 2017
| 9 PM || $10 suggested donation or Pay What You Can |
Tim Isberg
Singer-Songwriter-Soldier with well crafted songs, great stage presence and unique life experiences he shares to make each listener feel connected.
Originally from southern Alberta, Tim is an accomplished singer-songwriter who is emerging in the performance scene after a lengthy hiatus from music to serve in the Canadian Army.
From Rwanda to Afghanistan, Tim had the privilege and real-life challenges over several years living and working in different cultures, international conflict zones and amid the best and worst humanity has to offer. As a performer, he entertained audiences in many corners of Europe, Africa, Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East and Levant. Many of his storyteller songs stem from these life adventures.
Hearts & Mines
Hearts & Mines is an Ottawa-based alternative group making a difference by making great music. Formed in 2009 by Matt Luloff (lead vocals, guitar) following his military service in Afghanistan, Hearts & Mines delivers powerful and emotionally charged songs that cut through the sonic clutter. The lyrical poetry of Luloff's songs is driven home by a full band including Jason Watts on drums and backing vocals, Rob Hanlon on bass and Michael Pineault on keys. Resilient, zealous and emotionally raw, Hearts & Mines strike a nerve with listeners, reminding them of the injustice of this world and pushing for change.
The Copper Altar
The Copper Altar is an acoustic/alternative original duo based out of Ottawa ON. The Copper Altar blends a mix of sweeping harmonic vocals and soulful guitar.
Vocals - Stephanie Goodwin
Guitar/Vocals - Mike Mitani
May 20, Sat, 2017
Iliac : Erotic Poetry + Burlesque + Music +Stand Up Comedy and more
Iliac is an open stage for eroticism where beginners and professionals meet and perform.
A place for artists to explore the different spheres of eroticism.
All kinds of performances are held; readings of erotic poetry, dance, burlesque, drag queen performances, short films, dance, music, stand up comedy, etc
A list of fantastic performers for this month's open stage!
Come out and drink with us!
May 21, Sun, 2017
| $10 |
Revive The Rose
Revive the Rose is a 4 piece rock band from Welland, Ontario. They share a huge influence on good old rock and roll, and are very diverse with their music. Their main goal is to make sure everyone is always partying.
Band Members
Andrew Colonico - Drums/Lead Vocals
Steve Lawrence - Bass/Vocals
Peter Antoniou - Guitar/Vocals
Matt Cookson - Guitar/Vocals
Liam Greer--Lead Vocals/Bass
Hunter Delorme--Lead Guitar
Dylan Labelle--Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Ben Greer--Drums/Vocals
The Rob Graham Band
The Rob Graham Band is Alternative/ Grunge band from St. Catharines, Ontario.
Band Members
Rob Graham
Andrew Gagnon
Kelvin Antle
Touring Ontario with Leigh Macinnis (also known as Donna from Trailer Park Boys)!
May 25, Thu, 2017
CAMERON , consisting of sisters Barbara and Victoria Cameron, is a pop rock – heavy on the rock – duo ready to take the Canadian music industry by storm . Formerly two - thirds of the all - girl band Pink Thunder, these sisters are no strangers to the stage .
With dirty guitars, synergistic harmonies and pop hooks so infectious even an earworm will have them stuck in it’s head, CAMERON will have listeners begging for more .
T. Thomason
T. Thomason is a singer/songwriter and guitar player who has released three full length award-winning and nominated albums at the age of 22.
"Ever since Nova Scotia’s T. Thomason put out their debut album, Through the Static, in 2009, the...singer-songwriter has continued to develop an important voice in Canadian music."
-Melody Lau, CBC Music, 2016
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