THE OCTOBER EDITION


It all goes down this Friday, October 4th. Featuring FRENZY curators Iggy Smalls & Foster.

FROSH FEST


This Saturday, September 28th our new monthly party, Playlist, will be hosting the Frosh Fest ‘13 wrap-up party. Watch out now!

BERNIE WORRELL ORCHESTRA


The UP & UP Revue presents: The Bernie Worrell OrchestraPhil Motion & The Easy Lo-Fi + DJs Zattar & Magnificent.

BERNIE WORRELL is a living legend; co-founder of Parliament-Funkadelic, synth pioneer of the Talking Heads and source of countless Dr Dre samples, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. It’s going down Thursday, September 26th.

POLARIS PRIZE SCREENING


Monday, September 23rd Jackpine & YouRockRed are thrilled to present Ottawa’s first Polaris Prize screening party streamed live from Toronto. Come watch Canada’s best music awards show on Babylon’s cushy couches, have a few drinks and geek out over all things Canadian music. Doors at 7 PM / Award show at 8 PM / Pay what you can // 19+ // Door prizes and more!

OFFBEAT


It was the age of excessive consumption, self-indulgence and materialism. The 1980’s saw the end of the cold war, the invention of the Rubix Cube, and the proliferation of the Nintendo Entertainment System. But what made the decade even more distinct from others was both the music and and the fashion!

Join the Queer Mafia as they take you back to the days of big hair, Billie Jean and Golden Girls.

DRONES OF NORTH AMERICA


Friday Sept 20th, Drones of North America are playing with Hoopsnake and Loviatar. Followed by 90’s or Bust w/DJs Palm D’Or & Pat Johnson!

GRAND 500 POETRY SLAM


House of PainT – UrbanArtFest celebrates it’s ten year anniversary by co-presenting with Make SpokenWord Go Viral, Ottawa’s BIG BUCKS Poetry Slam, the OG 500! This time featuring the internationally known dub poet and story teller, D’bi Young! Check it out on Wednesday, September 11th.

BACK TO SCHOOL


Four incredible acts playing all kinds of music in one wild night. It’s September, let’s have some fun, make some mistakes and set off the school year with the “Back To School Tour 2013″. Featuring Guapo of the Saints (Hip Hop), AKorn (Hip Hop + More), Hungry Animals (Progressive Indie Rock) and Metronome Jones (Rock/Alternative).

BANNED


Effective July 31st 2013, any venue with a primary business other than music that also books foreign bands or performers must now pay an application fee of $275 per musician plus those traveling with the band and an additional $150 per person if accepted.

We think this is bullsh*t. So on Monday, September 9th we’re circumventing this regulation by live streaming an exclusive show by Old Monk live from Brooklyn, New York. In-house performances by Benoit Christie, Atherton and Dany Laj.