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> AA = all ages; 19+ = licenced; AA/19+ = all ages/licensed (if you're underage, don't be stupid and sneak a drink!)
> Time listed is for doors unless otherwise noted. You can assume the rock will start 30-45 min after doors open.
> If two prices are listed the first is for advance tickets and the second is the door price. If one ticket price is listed, chances are it may be a bit more at the door.
> Most ticket outlets charge a service charge - local stores charge a buck or two, online ticketing outlets charge a bit more, and Ticketmaster usually charges $5-10 per ticket.
> Ticket info tagged on to show listings. See below for ticket location codes.
> NEW = new or edited listing



04/25 - Gabrielle Papillon, PINA @ Raw Sugar Cafe - AA/19+/8pm/$8 - VT, TF

04/25 - New Swears, Silkken Laumann, Beat Cops, DJ Matt Tamblyn @ Maker Space (250 City centre, Bay 216) - 19+/10pm/$10

04/28 - Danko Jones, Say Yes, Eagleson @ Mavericks - 19+/8:00/$23.50 - VT, TF

04/29 - Alert The Medic, The Gallop, The Stringers @ Zaphod Beeblebrox - 19+/8pm/$8 - VT, TF

04/30 - Daniel Lanois, Basia Bulat w/ the NAC Orchestra @ National Arts Centre - AA/19+/7pm/$35-79 - TM

04/30 - Brave Shores, David Vertesi, Those Gulls @ Zaphod Beeblebrox - 19+/8pm/$10 - VT, TF

04/30 - Blackguard, Crimson Shadows, My Shadow, Venator @ Mavericks - 19+/7pm/$15/$17 - VT, bands

05/01 - Capsize, Rarity, Daisy, Earthworks @ Club SAW - AA/7pm/$10 - VT, TF

05/01 - Cold Specks, Etiquette, Boyhood @ Ritual - 19+/8pm/$15 - VT, TF

05/02 - Shad, Zoo Legacy, Story Tellers, Jesse Dangerously @ Bronson Centre Theatre - AA/19+/7pm/$22 - VT, TF

05/03 - The Waterboys, Connor Kennedy and Minstrel @ Bronson Centre Theatre - AA/19+/7/$39.50+ - VT, TF

05/03 - Six Organs of Admittance and Elisa Ambrogio @ Mavericks - 19+/8pm/$12 - VT, TF

05/04 - Def Leppard @ TD Place - AA/7PM

05/04 - Strung Out, Red City Radio, La Armada, Sidelines @ Ritual - 19+/8pm/$25 - VT, TF

05/05 - Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs, Pine @ Zaphod Beeblebrox - AA/8:30pm/$20 - VT, TF

05/05 - 68, A Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, Footsteps To Gaia, Halfsleeper @ Ritual - AA/19+/6:30pm/$13 - VT, TF

05/05 - Misery Index, Lord Dying, Insurrection, Accursed Spawn @ Mavericks - 19+/7pm/$15/$18 - VT, bands

05/07 - PUP, Big Dick, Bond Girls @ House of TARG - 19+/9pm/$10 - VT, TF

05/08 - The Sadies, The Wooden Sky, Kalle Mattson @ Bronson Centre Theatre - AA/19+/7pm/$25 - VT, TF

05/08 - The Meatmen, Against The Grain, World War 4 @ Dominion Tavern - 19+/9pm/$13 - VT, TF

05/09 - Frontier Ruckus, Young Liars, Hunting @ Zaphod Beeblebrox - 19+/8:30pm/$10 - VT, TF

05/10 - Agent Orange, In the Whale, Reverb Syndicate, Four-Stroke, Chloroform @ Mavericks - 19+/6:30/$15/$20 - VT, bands

05/13 - Volbeat, Anthrax, Crobot - AA/8PM

05/14 - Whitehorse @ National Arts Centre - AA/19+/7pm/$30-55 - TM

05/14 - The Strain, Van Damsel and more @ Zaphod Beeblebrox - 19+/8pm/$10 - VT, TF

05/15 - Black Pussy, Hellbros, Blackbread @ House of TARG - 19+/7pm/$8/$10 - VT, bands

05/18 - Tig Notaro @ Bronson Centre Theatre - AA/7pm/$25

05/19 - Dog Fashion Disco, The Night Watch, Criticull, The Ven Dreddies @ Mavericks - 19+/7/$13/$15 - VT, bands

05/21 - Gideon, Texas in July, Kublai Khan, Silent Planet, Abraxas @ Ritual - AA/6pm/$15 - VT, TF

05/21 - Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Trollfest @ Mavericks - 19+/7pm/$35 - VT

05/22 - Slim Cessnas Auto Club, Uncle Sean and the Shifty Drifters, Hot Snake Handlers @ Ritual - 19+/9pm/$17.50 - VT, TF

05/26 - Chris Cresswell (of Flatliners), Ian Graham (of Cheap Girls) @ House of TARG - 19+/9pm/$10

05/30 - Cancer Bats and more @ Ritual - AA/19+/7pm/$22.50 - VT, TF

06/02 - Fireworks, Turnover, Sorority Noise, Missioner @ Ritual - AA/19+/7pm/$15 - VT, TF

06/03 - Ed Sheeran @ Canadian Tire Centre - AA/7pm

06/03 - The Menzingers, Chumped, Roger Harvey @ Ritual - AA/19+/7/$15.50 - VT, TF

06/04 - J Mascis, Matt Valentine @ Ritual - 19+/8pm/$25 - VT, TF

06/04 - Nekromantix, Brain Damage, Outrigger @ Zaphod Beeblebrox - 19+/8pm/$17.50 - VT, TF

06/05 - Uke Hunt, The Sentries, Davey Brat @ Ritual - AA/19+/9pm/$10 - VT, TF

06/05 - No Joy and more @ House of TARG - 19+/9pm/$10 - VT, TF

06/09 - Archspire, Accursed Spawn, A Scar for the Wicked, Maou Mindu @ Cafe Dekcuf - 19+/7pm/$13/$15 - VT, bands, TF

06/11 - Girlschool, Crucified Barbara, Old James, Velvet Black @ Mavericks - 19+/7pm/$25/$30 - VT

06/13 - WestFest w/ Rae Spoon, Craig Cardiff, Sarah Harmer -

06/14 - WestFest w/ Terry Gillespie, The Acorn, Lynn Miles and Friends -

06/17 - Ottawa Explosion Weekend @ various venues -

06/18 - Propagandhi and more @ Amnesia Rockfest 2015 - AA/8pm

06/18 - Ottawa Explosion Weekend @ various venues -

06/19 - Linkin Park, The Offspring, Deftones, Sublime with Rome, Bad Religion, Ministry, Parkway Drive, Descendents, Down and more @ Amnesia Rockfest 2015 - AA/11pm

06/19 - Ottawa Explosion Weekend @ various venues -

06/19 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ The Soul Rebels, Avi Lebovich Orchestra, Lucky Chops, Fourth Landscape -

06/20 - System Of A Down, Slayer, Snoop Dogg, Pixies, Rob Zombie, Rancid, Tenacious D, Refused, Thrice and more @ Amnesia Rockfest 2015 - AA/11pm

06/20 - Ottawa Explosion Weekend @ various venues -

06/20 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ The Roots, Bruce Cockburn, Reuben and the Dark -

06/21 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ Timber Timbre, Groenland, Bria Skonberg Quintet, Saxofour -

06/21 - Ottawa Explosion Weekend @ various venues -

06/22 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ Sonny Knight and The Lakers, Ranee Lee Quintet, Rebecca Noelle, Maria João & Mário Laginha, Swedish AZZ -

06/23 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ Moon Hooch, Cossette Combo, Emil Viklicky “Grand Moravia” Trio, Pascal Schumacher, Robi Botos with Seamus Blake -

06/24 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ The Stanley Clarke Band, Freshlyground, Chris Botti, Kat Edmonson, Joel Miller & Honeycomb -

06/24 - Crowbar, Battlecross, Lord Dying, A Darker Day @ Mavericks - 19+/7pm/$25/$30 - VT, bands, TF

06/25 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ Steve Miller Band, Lindi Ortega, Gypsophilia, Enrico Rava Tribe featuring Gianluca Petrella, Alarmist, Giulia Valle Trio -

06/26 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ My Brightest Diamond, Dave Douglas & High Risk, Obara International Quartet, Kyle Shepherd Trio, Eli Bennett Quartet -

06/27 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ Snarky Puppy, Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet, Céline Bonacina Trio, Jenna Glatt, Airelle Besson Duo, -

06/28 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra with Ingrid Jensen, GoGo Penguin, Sidsel Endresen & Stian Westerhus, Afro Cuban Jazz & Beyond, The Wood Brothers -

06/28 - Seth, Hollow, Endemise, Accursed Creation @ Cafe Dekcuf - 19+/7/$10/$13 - VT, bands, TF

06/29 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ Robin McKelle & The Flytones, Pink Martini, Busty and the Bass, Richard Galliano and Sylvain Luc, Jef Neve, Kneebody, Michael Bates – Northern Spy -

06/30 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ Jaga Jazzist, Jamie Cullum, Tanya Tagaq, Nils Berg Cinemascope, Tin Men & The Telephone -

07/01 - Ottawa JazzFest w/ Zaki Ibrahim, Brianna Gosse, The Heavyweights Brass Band -

07/03 - Pokey Lafarge and more @ Ritual - 19+/7pm/$20 - VT, TF

07/04 - Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories @ Mavericks - 19+/7/$18/$20 - VT, TF

07/06 - Taylor Swift @ Canadian Tire Centre - AA/TBA

07/08 - Ottawa Bluesfest w/ Jack U, Diplo and Skrillex @ Lebreton Flats -

07/09 - Ottawa Bluesfest w/ Jason Aldean, Charles Bradley and his extraordinaires, Hoodie Allen, Kira Isabella, Bobby Bazini, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Thrifty Kids., Saint Clare and more @ Lebreton Flats -

07/11 - Ottawa Bluesfest w/ Iggy Azalea, Porter Robinson, NAS, Alvvays, The Growlers, Shakey Graves, Francesco Yates, Skylar Spence and more @ Lebreton Flats -

07/12 - Ottawa Bluesfest w/ Blue Rodeo, Arkells, Willie Nile, Scott Helman, The Glorious Sons, Tribal Seeds, The OBGMS, Hat Fits and Cara @ Lebreton Flats -

08/22 - Agathocles, Fatal Flaw, Bloodnail, Rough House @ House of TARG - 19+/9pm/$10/$13 - VT, TF

08/23 - Motley Crue, Alice Cooper @ Canadian Tire Centre - AA/7PM

08/31 - Evergrey, Voyager, Borealis, Oceans of Slumber @ Mavericks - 19+/7/$23/$25 - VT, TF

09/03 - AC/DC @ TD Place - AA/7pm

09/06 - Insomnium Gatherum, Omnium and more @ Ritual - 19+/7pm/$22 - VT, TF

11/17 - Prong, Loviatar and more @ Ritual - 19+/7pm/$18 - VT, TF

Venue information

Please take a look at the venue page for all the pertinent addresses, bus routes, and booking numbers for your favourite area venues.

Ticket locations

bands: from the bands
BS: Birdman Sound
CMB: Compact Music Bank
CMG: Compact Music Glebe
LM: Long and McQuade
RSC: Raw Sugar Cafe

VT: Vertigo Records
CT: Capitaltckets.com
MV: Mavericksbar.com
TF: Ticketfly.com
TM: Ticketmaster
TW: TicketWeb.com

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