Music Event Listings in the Ottawa Region

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December /// January

SUN DEC 9th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – AMERY LATIN JAZZ QUARTET – $15 – 19+
  • Blacksheep – 3PM – Monkeyjunk – $25 – 18+
  • Hunter’s – 11am – John Allaire – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – THE SUNDAY SESSIONS w/BUMPIN BINARY – NO COVER – 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 7PM – MAT FALVAI – FREE – 18+
  • LIVE! ON ELGIN – 7PM – OUTTAKE IMPROV + THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW – $8 – AA
  • Mavericks – 7pm – Billy Biohazard, Thy Will be Done, Moratorium, The Gormless, Triple Murder – $15 – AA
  • Pressed – 4pm – Side By Side Book Launch: Writers in Coversation
  • RAINBOW – SUNDAY AFTERNOON OPEN BLUES JAM- HOST: JOE GASPAR BAND – $3- AA /// 9PM- SUNDAY SHOWCASE ALL-STAR OPEN MIC w/ KEIRAN HOWES

MON DEC 10th

  • BAR ROBO – 8PM – MISS RACHEL’S KARAOKE – FREE – 19+
  • IRENE’S – 7PM – A BOOK & A BEER – A LAUNCH FOR CLIVE DOUCET’S NEW BOOK ‘GRANDFATHER’S HOUSE’ NO COVER
  • KAFFE 1870 – 8PM – BYOVinyl – FREE – 18+
  • LIVE! ON ELGIN – 7PM – NAKED BOYS READING – $18 – 19+
  • Pressed – 730pm – Bluegrass Mondays w/ Bluegrass Junction – $10
  • RAINBOW – 8PM- GREAT CANADIAN OPEN MIC- FREE- 19+

TUE DEC 11th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – GEOFF HUDSON BAND – $10 – 19+
  • Cheshire Cat – Jon Chandler 6:30pm
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – TUESDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM w/ THE BEECHED WAILERS – NO COVER 19+
  • Mavericks – 6pm – The Faceless, Rings of Saturn, Vale of Pnath, Interloper, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Abrade the Earth, Ominous Eclipse – $25 – AA
  • Pressed – 530pm – Fundraiser: Women’s Initiatives for Safer Environments $25-55
  • RAINBOW – 8PM- EVE OF SIN- BURLESQUE & VARIETY SHOW- $12- 19+

WED DEC 12th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – ROBO HARB – FREE – 19+
  • IRENE’S – 7:30PM – 3RD ANNUAL IMPROV EMBASSY HOLIDAY SPECIAL – $7 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 9PM – Open Stage hosts THE AWKWARD OFFICE XMAS PARTY – FREE – 18+
  • Lebanese Palace – 7PM – Pierre Monfils, Betty Ann Bryanton, Lu Frattaroli – No Cover – AA
  • RAINBOW – 4PM- DR DAVE’S JAZZ & BLUES REVUE- FREE- AA

THU DEC 13th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – EMILY BURGESS – $10 – 19+
  • House of TARG – 8pm – SWITCHED ON SYNTHS: 613 Edition – HARD SCIENCE + Ki + INFINITY’s ASTRUM + PARAPHONIQUE + Intangerines vs Transmit – $8 / 19+
  • IRENE’S – 9PM – ALL STAR BLUES SHOWCASE w/GUEST HOST JOHN CORMIER – NO COVER 19+
  • LIVE! ON ELGIN – 8PM – PUNK GOES ACOUSTIC – $12 – AA
  • Neat – 7pm – Craig Cardiff – $20 – AA
  • Pressed – 8pm – Mark J Nyvlt w/ Greg Kelly + Chris MacLean – $10-20
  • RAINBOW – 4PM- LINDA MARIE- FREE- AA /// 8:30PM- ALL IN CHAINS- A TRIBUTE TO ALICE IN CHAINS- $TBD- 19+

FRI DEC 14th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – DUMB ANGEL / CLAUDE MUNSON – $10 – 19+
  • Barley Mow – 9pm – The Gnarlys – NC – AA
  • Black Squirrel – 9PM – BIG SIDE-BY-SIDE GIG Vol.2 w/House of Targ ft. The Flying Hellfish, Deathsticks, Flaws – $8 for one show / $12 for both – AA / 19+
  • Blacksheep – 7PM – Mike Plume Band – $25 – 18+
  • Carleton Tavern – 10pm – the Divas -$0-19.
  • House of TARG – 9pm – BIG Side-by-Side GIG vol ii: NECK + JON CREEDEN + SCHOOL DAMAGE + DEATHSTICKS + MUFFLER CRUNCH + WIRE CUFFS + FLAWS – $8-$12 / 19+
  • Hunter’s – 7pm – Chris Angel – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – GOOD ADVICE w/SEAN DUHAIME TRIO – $15 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 9PM – The Joe Skuce Band – $10 – 18+
  • Mavericks – 7pm – Cryptopsy, Insurrection, Gland, Hatred Reigns – $20 – AA
  • Neat – 7pm – John Huston’s Christmas Carol – $15 – AA
  • Pressed – 8pm – Paper Beats Scissors w/ Tanya Davis + Nathanael Larochette – $10adv
  • RAINBOW – 4:30- FRANK JAMES EXPERIMENTAL- FREE- AA /// 9pm- LEMON CASH + BIG SMOKE BREASS- $10/15- 19+

SAT DEC 15th

  • BAR ROBO – 830PM – TONY D – $15 – 19+
  • Barley Mow – 9pm – Jimmy Cochrane – NC – AA
  • Black Squirrel – 9PM – Delorca, Death Metal Witch, Sun Brimmer – AA / 19+
  • Blacksheep – 7PM – Mackenzie Rhythm Section – $20 – 18+
  • Carleton Tavern – 10pm – the Divas -$0/19.
  • Cheshire Cat – Town Cryers 8:30pm
  • 12/15 – Dominion – Legion 76 / King Cans / Ultra Razzia / Honour Guard / Beton Arme
  • GigSpace – 7:30PM – Jazzin’ the Holidays $25 AA
  • House of TARG – 9pm – BURLESQUE SHOW: A Kinky Kristmas! – $10 / 19+
  • Hunter’s – 7pm – Chris Strang – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – THE BANK STREET BONBONS $10 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 9PM – Les Petits Fours – $10 – 18+
  • LIVE! ON ELGIN – 8PM – GRAVEN + FRIENDS FESTIVUS – $20 – AA
  • Moose Mcguire – Joe Gaspar Band 9PM
  • Pressed – 8pm – Siberian Breaks w/ The Pale Light + Gravelines – $10
  • RAINBOW – 3:30PM- RIVER BLUES BAND- FREE- AA /// 9PM- A VERY MAYO CHRISTMAS: BLUE HAZEL + LLOYD SMILEY BAND + THE SENTRIES- $12/15- 19+
  • Record Centre – 4pm – Area Resident LP Release w/ Catriona Sturton + Jonathan Pearce
  • Swizzles – 10PM – Retro underground (CHUO fundraiser) w/Gozz, Phillogic & Skid Vee (guest DJ) – PWYC – 19+

SUN DEC 16th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – SUBHRAJ SINGH – $10 – 19+
  • Black Squirrel – 9PM – Joseph Shabason, Nick Schofield, Instant Places – $10 – AA / 19+
  • Blacksheep – 3PM – Finest Kind – $25 – 18+
  • Hunter’s – 11am – Chris Rodgers – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – THE SUNDAY SESSIONS w/BUMPIN BINARY – NO COVER – 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 4:30PM – WCEF FUNDRAISER feat REBELLE+GUESTS – PWYC – AA
  • Moose Mcguire – Gary’s afternoon Jam 2PM
  • Pressed – 4pm – Moon Market: Solstice – FREE!
  • RAINBOW – 4PM- SUNDAY AFTERNOON OPEN BLUES JAM- HOST: LLOYD SMILEY BAND -$3- AA /// 9PM- SUNDAY SHOWCASE ALL-STAR OPEN MIC w/ KEIRAN HOWES

MON DEC 17th

  • BAR ROBO – 8PM – MISS RACHEL’S KARAOKE – FREE – 19+
  • IRENE’S – 8PM – GIRLS TO THE FRONT w/HOST JULIE CORRIGAN & SPECIAL GUESTS NO COVER 19+
  • Pressed – 4pm – OMIC Holiday Party w/ Hard Science
  • Pressed – 730pm – Bluegrass Mondays w/ Open Bluegrass Jam – $10
  • RAINBOW – 8PM- GREAT CANADIAN OPEN MIC- FREE- 19+

TUE DEC 18th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – EMMA LAMONTAGNE – $10 – 19+
  • Cheshire Cat – Jon Chandler 6:30pm
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – TUESDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM w/ THE BEECHED WAILERS – NO COVER 19+
  • RAINBOW – 8:30- BEN’S MOTEL + GURU REBEL- $5- 19+

WED DEC 19th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – BRING YOUR OWN VINYL NIGHT – FREE – 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 9PM – Open Stage w/Bethan Nodwell – FREE – 18+
  • RAINBOW – 4PM- DR DAVE’S JAZZ & BLUES REVUE- FREE- AA /// 8PM- MISMATCHED SOCKS + MATHEW JAMES WEILER + I AM GIANT + ENROSA – $10- 19+

THU DEC 20th

  • BAR ROBO – 830PM – DJANGO LIBRE – $10 – 19+
  • Black Squirrel – 9PM – NOT NORMAL: Monthly Experimental Electronic Night – $5 / $7 after 10pm – AA / 19+
  • IRENE’S – 9PM – ALL STAR BLUES SHOWCASE w/GUEST HOST DREW NELSON – NO COVER 19+
  • LIVE! ON ELGIN – 7:30PM – VALOIS + ALANNA STERLING – $12 – AA
  • RAINBOW – 4PM- OPEN MIC- FREE- AA /// 9:30- REGGAE NIGHT w/ROOTS MOVEMENT- $7/5 w/STUDENT ID- 19+

FRI DEC 21st

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – BRADEN FOULKES / KAT PUGLIESE – $10 – 19+
  • Barley Mow – 9pm – Dance Commander – NC – AA
  • Black Squirrel – 9PM – Laura & Kennedy Pull an Alt-Nighter (comedy variety show) – $10 – AA / 19+
  • Buster’s – 9pm – The Whiskey Runners
  • Carleton Tavern – 9pm – DJ Party -$0/19.
  • Centrepointe – 7PM – Ottawa Pops Orchestra Presents The Music of Star Wars – $25.75+ – AA
  • House of TARG – 9pm – SEASONS BEATINGS: Christmas Cacophony w/ Manacle + Chemical Way + Occult Burial + World War 4 + Gandlaff + more – $10 / 19+
  • Hunter’s – 7pm – Tom McDonald – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 8PM – LYNN MILES WINTER w/THE CRUSTY MITTEN STRING QUARTET $22 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 7PM – THE BAD HIGHSCHOOL DANCE- FREE – 18+
  • LIVE! ON ELGIN – 8PM – OTTAWA BAND SWAP – $20 – AA
  • Neat – 7pm – LMJ – A Christmas Celebration – $10 – AA
  • Pressed – 8pm – Triples w/ Mark II + Hands Like Dogs – $10
  • RAINBOW – 4:30- FRANK JAMES EXPERIMENTAL- FREE- AA /// 9PM- LATIN ROCK TRIBUTE- UNO BAND- $10- 19+
  • the27club – 7:30pm – 3rd annual We Were Sharks Xmas – $12 door – 19+

SAT DEC 22nd

  • BAR ROBO – 830PM – JOHN CARROLL TRIO – $20 – 19+
  • Barley Mow – 9pm – Ambush – 9pm – $10 – AA
  • Black Squirrel – 10PM – IT’S A VIBE (Dj Night) – $2 – AA / 19+
  • Blacksheep – 7PM – Amos The Transparent – $20 – 18+
  • Carleton Tavern – 10pm – Helium/$0/19.
  • Centrepointe – 7:00PM – Ottawa Pops Orchestra Presents The Music of Star Wars – $25.75+ – AA
  • Cheshire Cat – Zach Martin – 8pm
  • House of TARG – 9pm – SEASONS BEATINGS: REMI ROYAL + BAD UNCLE + AVERAGE TIMES + ALGORIDDEMZ + SLO TOM – $10 / 19+
  • Hunter’s – 7pm – Will Nalley – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 8PM – LYNN MILES WINTER w/THE CRUSTY MITTEN STRING QUARTET $22 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 8PM – EARLE’S HALL LIVE XMAS + dj onenightstanne – PWYC – 18+
  • LIVE! ON ELGIN – 7:30PM – CHRISTMAS SISTERS CABARET – $30 – AA
  • Moose Mcguire – Bluesy Christmas
  • RAINBOW – 9PM- LATIN ROCK TRIBUTE- UNO BAND- $10- 19+
  • SUN DEC 23rd
  • Blacksheep – 3PM – Jim Bryson – $30 – 18+
  • Centrepointe – 2:00PM – Ottawa Pops Orchestra Presents The Music of Star Wars – $25.75+ – AA
  • Hunter’s – 11am – Spencer Scharf – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 3PM – LYNN MILES WINTER w/THE CRUSTY MITTEN STRING QUARTET MATINEE $22 19+
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – THE SUNDAY SESSIONS w/BUMPIN BINARY – NO COVER – 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 7PM – MAT FALVAI – FREE – 18+
  • RAINBOW – 4PM – SUNDAY AFTERNOON OPEN BLUES JAM- HOST: JIMMY COCHRANE -$3- AA /// 9PM – SUNDAY SHOWCASE ALL-STAR OPEN MIC w/ KEIRAN HOWES

WED DEC 26th

  • KAFFE 1870 – 9PM – Open Stage w/Lee Bowie – FREE – 18+

THU DEC 27th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – CHAMPAGNE SUNDAYS – $10 – 19+
  • IRENE’S – 9PM – ALL STAR BLUES SHOWCASE w/GUEST HOST ERIC WALKER – NO COVER 19+
  • LIVE! ON ELGIN – 7PM – DANIELLE ALLARD – PWYC – AA
  • RAINBOW – 4PM – LINDA MARIE- FREE- AA /// 9:30pm – REGGAE NIGHT w/ROOTS MOVEMENT- $7/5 w/STUDENT ID- 19+

FRI DEC 28th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – ABE SHEP – $10 – 19+
  • Barley Mow – 9pm – New Vintage – NC – AA
  • Black Squirrel – 9PM – The Budds, Sofa Queen, Raymans – $10 – AA / 19+
  • Blacksheep – 7PM – Honeyman Brothers Farr – $20 – 18+
  • House of TARG – 9pm – PLANET BOOGIE Disco Dance Party: DJ Disco Duck + The Great Unwashed (Live Funk) – $6 / 19+
  • Hunter’s – 7pm – Chris Strang – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – THE TOWN CRYERS w/MAD GAMMA $16.50 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 9PM – KAFFE KARAOKE w/DAVID TAGGART – FREE – 18+
  • Neat – 7pm – Brock Zeman – $25 – AA
  • RAINBOW – 4:30pm – FRANK JAMES EXPERIMENTAL- FREE- AA /// 9PM – NIGHT OF LIGHTS- $10- 19+

SAT DEC 29th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – MYLES BELL / DOUG WALLACE – $10 – 19+
  • Barley Mow – 9pm – New Vintage – NC – AA
  • Black Squirrel – 9PM – Michael Duguay, Kate Boothman & more – $10 – AA / 19+
  • Blacksheep – 7PM – Brock Zeman & Lynne Hanson – $20 – 18+
  • Carleton Tavern – 10pm – tba-$9-19.
  • Cheshire Cat – Ken Seely – 8pm
  • House of TARG – 9pm – BIG SHINY TUNES LIVE: Family Values Edition PORN (Korn Tribute) + PIMP BIZKIT (Limp Bizkit Tribute) + VJ NED THE GLOVE – $6 / 19+
  • Hunter’s – 7pm – Eric Rouleau – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – ERU-ERA $15 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 9PM – DJ ARCHER – PWYC – 18+
  • Neat – 7pm – Neat Comedy Night – $25 – +16
  • Pressed – 8pm – Aaron Cockburn w/ guests
  • RAINBOW – 3:30pm – NO HITS + THE DOWNTALKERS + MIA KELLY- $10- AA /// 9PM – SUSSEX- $10- 19+
  • Swizzles – 10PM – Retro underground: Boxing week sale w/Gozz & Phillogic – Free before 11PM / 2$ after 11PM – 19+

SUN DEC 30th

  • Hunter’s – 11am – Spencer Scharf – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – THE SUNDAY SESSIONS w/BUMPIN BINARY – NO COVER – 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 7PM – MAT FALVAI – FREE – 18+
  • RAINBOW – 4PM – SUNDAY AFTERNOON OPEN BLUES JAM- HOST: RIVER CITY JUNCTION -$3- AA /// 9PM – SUNDAY SHOWCASE ALL-STAR OPEN MIC w/ KEIRAN HOWES

MON DEC 31st

  • Barley Mow – 9pm – Shake the Tree – $10 – AA
  • Blacksheep – 7PM – Waked Up! – $25 – 18+
  • Carleton Tavern – 10pm – Grumpy Old Men -$0-19
  • House of TARG – 9pm – TARG 80’s THE TARG NYE KROOKED KASINO – $10 / 19+
  • Hunter’s – 8pm – Tyler Hall – $20 – 19+
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY w/SHADOWHAND AS BRUCE BARRY & THE ECONOLINES PLAYING NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE $25
  • LIVE! ON ELGIN – 9PM – BYTOWN LIGHTS NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA – $80 – AA
  • Moose Mcguire – (NYE) – Gamut 8PM
  • Zolas – 6:30PM – Doug Slone & Betty Ann Bryanton – No Cover – AA
  • TUE JAN 1st
  • Cheshire Cat – NEW YEARS – TBD
  • IRENE’S – 8PM – PRIVATE PARTY 19+

WED JAN 2nd

  • House of TARG – 8pm – AHRF + CERTAINTY + EVER ELSEWHERE + THE ICE COLD BEERS + more – $10 / AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – THE PRIME RIB BIG BAND $10 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 9PM – Open Stage w/John McAlpine – FREE – 18+

THU JAN 3rd

  • BAR ROBO – 830PM – DJANGO LIBRE – $10 – 19+
  • IRENE’S – 9PM – ALL STAR BLUES SHOWCASE w/GUEST HOST VINCE HALFHIDE- NO COVER 19+
  • RAINBOW – 4PM- OPEN MIC- FREE- AA /// 9:30pm – REGGAE NIGHT w/ROOTS MOVEMENT- $7/5 w/STUDENT ID- 19+

FRI JAN 4th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – AMERY JAZZ LATIN QUARTET – $10 – 19+
  • House of TARG – 9pm – 80’s DANCE PARTY w DJ REMI ROYALE + THE UNDERGROUND (80’s New Wave Tribute) – $6 / 19+
  • Hunter’s – 7pm – Jim Cochrane – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – WICKED GRIN – ROAD TO MEMPHIS FUNDRAISER $10 19+
  • RAINBOW – 4:30pm – FRANK JAMES EXPERIMENTAL- FREE- AA /// 9PM Sarazin Canoe Fundraiser- $10- 19+
  • South Branch – 9pm – Jillian Brady – tip jar – AA

SAT JAN 5th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – IAN DOWNIE – $10 – 19+
  • Black Squirrel – 9PM – Kids Luv Cops, Edward Glen, Bug Bites – $10 – AA / 19+
  • Cheshire Cat – Key Strings – 8:30pm
  • House of TARG – 9pm – VOTP SKA NITE w/THE SENTRIES + more – $10 / 19+
  • Hunter’s – 7pm – Kevin Little & Scott Milks (Duo) – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – JUSTIN DUHAIME QUARTET FT. JASON ANICK PLAY MUSIC A LA DJANGO REINHARDT & GRAPPELLI $20 19+
  • KAFFE 1870 – 9PM – dj SOULED OUT – PWYC – 18
  • RAINBOW – 3:30pm – OPEN MIC- FREE- AA /// 9PM- Fundraiser event: Bettye Hyde Early Learning Center w/The Vault- $10- 19+
  • South Branch – 9pm – Shawn Brown – tip jar – AA

SUN JAN 6th

  • BAR ROBO – 9PM – ILIAC – FREE – 19+
  • Hunter’s – 11am – Spencer Scharf – No Cover – AA
  • IRENE’S – 9:30PM – THE SUNDAY SESSIONS w/JOHN CARROLL & SPECIAL GUESTS FRED GUIGNION, PHILLIP CHARBONNEAU & MICHAEL BALL NO COVER
  • RAINBOW – 4PM- SUNDAY AFTERNOON OPEN BLUES JAM- HOST: -$3- AA /// 9PM- SUNDAY SHOWCASE ALL-STAR OPEN MIC w/ KEIRAN HOWES