Fruit, Star, Candy Bar: S1E1
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Fruit, Star, Candy Bar: S1E1

  • Black Squirrel Books & Espresso (map)
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Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar, Pass The Vibes Collective, & DIY Spring presents...


Odawa's newest and fiiiiinest DJ trio will be kicking off their official dance party series! Come move ya body to some good chunes, mingle with some good people, and feel the good vibrations ~~~

$5 at the door

Invite your friends & bring your good energy! ❤️

DJs:

JUICE 🍊 - old school & new era rap, hiphop, rnb
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juicyfruiit8/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/starfruiit
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juicyfruiit_/

CELESTIAL ⭐️ - throwbacks, new school, tops 40s
Spotify: https://goo.gl/2GqEKZ
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/celestealcena/

DJ TRINIDADDY 🍫 - soca, dancehall, reggae, afrobeats
Spotify: https://goo.gl/HjQqtp
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marsramlogs/

**This event will be taken place on unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin territory. As settlers, it's important we acknowledge the implications of how colonialism affects who's homeland we are on & support Indigenous resistance. This event is also a safe(r) space for women, queer, trans, and/or BIPOC (black, Indigenous, people of colour). No violence will be tolerated and will result in you leaving the event.**

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Pantayo, Wellington Sanipe & Novusolis
Jul
8
7:30 PM19:30

Pantayo, Wellington Sanipe & Novusolis

DIY Spring + Debaser + General Assembly / Assemblée Générale + Anakbayan Ottawa present:

Pantayo

Pantayo is an all-women musical collective. Our music is grounded in traditional kulintang music of the Maguindanaon and T'boli peoples of the Philippines, but explores the possibility of kulintang music influenced by our identities as diasporic Filipinas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r12Npcffcfs
https://pantayo.bandcamp.com/

Wellington Sanipe

Wellington Sanipe is an ambient musician who creates lush, eerie and blissful synth loops.

https://wellingtonsnipe.bandcamp.com/

Novusolis

Based in Ottawa-Gatineau, Zachary Perron and Amanda Lowe have created a new haven of post-rock in the local scene. Zachary steadily builds the music with his intricately charming electric guitar live loops, while Amanda's synth swells and voice sways us into a trance. Together, they are haunting, enchanting, and cinematic. 

Situé à Ottawa-Gatineau, Novusolis ont crée un nouveau havre de post-rock dans la scène locale. Doucement Zachary fait monter la musique avec ses loopings de guitare électrique charmant, pendant que le synth et la voix d'Amanda nous berce dans une rêverie. Ensemble, ils sont ensorcelant, enchanteur, et cinématique. 

https://novusolis.bandcamp.com/album/collapse

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7:30pm doors
8pm show

$10 in advance by e-transfer to elsa@diyspring.net
$12 at the door

General Assembly is a physically accessible venue with a gender-neutral and physically accessible bathroom. 

DIY Spring promotes community growth through respect, empathy, and social consciousness. We acknowledge this event, and all of our organizing, takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

We won't tolerate harmful or disrespectful behaviour, including but not limited to racism, sexism, transphobia or ableism. 

Questions or concerns? Send us an email at elsa@diyspring.net.

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Baby Cages, Dorothea Paas, King Kimbit
Jul
4
9:00 PM21:00

Baby Cages, Dorothea Paas, King Kimbit

DIY Spring & First Crush Promotion present:

BABY CAGES
https://www.much.com/baby-cages-gold-bitter-melon-halloway-jones/

Dorothea Paas
https://dorotheapaas.bandcamp.com/

King Kimbit
https://soundcloud.com/kingkimbit/sets/lifelessonspoetically

9pm doors
9:30pm show

$10

This venue is physically accessible - regretfully the bathrooms are not. 

DIY Spring & First Crush promote community growth through respect, empathy, and social consciousness. We acknowledge this event, and all of our organizing, takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

We won't tolerate harmful or disrespectful behaviour, including but not limited to racism, sexism, transphobia or ableism. 

Questions or concerns? Send us an email at elsa@diyspring.net.

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Ziibiwan, Lonely Parade, Heathers, respectfulchild & Lake Urmia!
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Ziibiwan, Lonely Parade, Heathers, respectfulchild & Lake Urmia!

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Ottawa Explosion Weekend, Debaser & DIY Spring presents...

Friday June 15 2018

1:00 ZIIBIWAN
12:00 LONELY PARADE
11:00 HEATHERS
10:00 RESPECTFULCHILD
9:00 LAKE URMIA

Ziibiwan ᓯᐱᐘᐣ (Toronto, ON)
http://ottawaexplosion.com/bands/ziibiwan/

Ziibiwan is an emerging Anishinaabe, electronic artist/producer from Toronto, Ontario.They began playing guitar and piano as a younger teenager and their melodic, electronic compositions draw deep inspiration from contemporary R&B, Radiohead, and Björk. Their ethereal, sonic landscape opens into deeply hypnotic spaces where land, sky, and deep sea meet.

Lonely Parade (Montréal, QC)
http://ottawaexplosion.com/bands/lonely-parade/

Lonely Parade is a three piece post-punk band of childhood friends based in Montréal, QC. Augusta, Anwyn and Charlotte played their first show in 2012, and started touring before all the members of the band were of age. While still quite young in years, the songs they write prove a compatibility beyond years.

Heathers (Montréal, QC)
http://ottawaexplosion.com/bands/heathers/

Heathers is a three-piece post-punk/grunge band from Montreal. Formed in 2012, they have played multiple festivals and toured parts of Canada and the US. Their latest album, Midnight Is A Place will be released in May 2018.

respectfulchild (Treaty 6 Territory)
http://ottawaexplosion.com/bands/respectfulchild/

respectfulchild (敬兒) is the solo instrumental project of Gan from Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory. Their music is both “electronic” in nature while being acoustically created, building experimental ambient soundscapes through slow progressions of meticulous improvisation. With a sound that has been likened to artists such as Brian Eno, Nils Frahm, and Owen Pallett, the lone presence of respectfulchild is able to bring quiet to even the noisiest of rooms.

Lake Urmia (Ottawa, ON)
http://ottawaexplosion.com/bands/lake-urmia/

Breezy synthpop grounded in diaspora-wave.

Doors at 8:30 pm / AA / $12 or free with OXW pass

http://ottawaexplosion.com

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Kimmortal, King Kimbit & Throne Seekers
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Kimmortal, King Kimbit & Throne Seekers

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DIY Spring & The Origin Arts & Community Centre present:

Kimmortal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTFVELHrKVk

King Kimbit
https://soundcloud.com/kingkimbit/sets/lifelessonspoetically

Throne Seekers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbqRkE16JjA

7:30pm doors
8pm show

$10/PWYC

This venue is physically accessible with a physically accessible & gender neutral washroom. This is a dry & all ages event. 

DIY Spring promotes community growth through respect, empathy, and social consciousness. We acknowledge this event, and all of our organizing, takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

We won't tolerate harmful or disrespectful behaviour, including but not limited to racism, sexism, transphobia or ableism. 

Questions or concerns? Send us an email at elsa@diyspring.net.

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Kimmortal + Blakeleeluv
Jun
13
4:00 PM16:00

Kimmortal + Blakeleeluv

DIY Spring + The Record Centre presents:

Kimmortal (unceded Coast Salish Territories, aka Vancouver)
unapologetic Philipinx diasporic rhymes
https://kimmortal.bandcamp.com/

Blakeleeluv
blakeleeluv is the stage name of 22 year-old producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Blakeleigh Lovagi. Using a sequencer and an analog-synth, he experiments with tonality over glo-fi and jangle pop tracks.
https://blakeleigh.bandcamp.com/

FREE/PWYC
4pm door
4:30pm show

DIY Spring promotes community growth through respect, empathy, and social consciousness. We acknowledge this event, and all of our organizing, takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

We won't tolerate harmful or disrespectful behaviour, including but not limited to racism, sexism, transphobia or ableism. 

The Record Centre is a physically accessible venue, unfortunately the bathrooms are not.

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Bonjay & Too Attached
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Bonjay & Too Attached

Girls+ Rock OttawaDIY SpringCHUO 89.1 FM, and Debaser present

Bonjay
and
Too Attached
on
The Diversity Tour

with special guest
King Kimbit

Forward-thinking pop duos Bonjay and Too Attached embark on The Diversity Tour, poking fun at our current cultural obsession with ‘diversity’ as a box to tick. Together they embody Blackness, browness, queerness, transness—but also so much more. 

The Diversity Tour showcases “diverse” sounds in progressive Canadian music with broad appeal. From emo dancehall to deep pop, Bonjay and Too Attached are a powerful pairing for fans of boundary-breaking.

Proceeds from this show support Girls+ Rock Ottawa and CHUO FM

All ages / licensed

tickets $10 in advance (+ applicable service fees)
thepointofsale.com/tickets/18-05-26-bonjay-tooattached

We acknowledge this event takes place on stolen territory of the Algonquin nation, and we recognize Algonquin peoples as the original keepers of this land.

Accessibility:
Entrance accessibly by ramp. Main bathrooms down a flight of stairs but a ground floor bathroom is available (inquire with venue staff).
Bathrooms are gender neutral.
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BONJAY is Alanna Stuart and Ian Swain of Toronto. 
Dancehall-bred. Orchestrated like old soul. Driven by emotive vocals inspired as much by Feist as by Yolanda Adams. There’s a rawness to Bonjay: to the feelings, to the voice, to the sounds clashing. It sounds like something new. Their debut Broughtupsy EP established them with praise from NME, The New York Times and The Guardian.Their highly-anticipated debut album, Lush Life, is out May 2018.
@bonjaymusic
bonjay.net
“Sounds like the explosiveness of fighting to make a life for yourself, and succeeding.” -the fader


TOO ATTACHED is two siblings: Vivek Shraya & Shamik Bilgi.
Too Attached grew out of Vivek and Shamik’s childhood history of singing devotional songs together in Edmonton, obsessing over pop and r&b as teenagers, and informal collaborations throughout their individual decade-long artistic careers. Their first EP, Bronze, was released in 2015, which they toured across Canada while opening for Tegan and Sara. Most recently, Too Attached were listed as one of IN Magazine’s 2018 Canadian Artists To Watch.
@tooattachedpop
tooattached.com
“Angry earns its place among Canada’s most incisive, radical and galvanizing albums.” -cbc

KING KIMBIT, originally Nguyễn Anh Thư, born and raised on unceded Algonquin territory to Vietnamese boat people, has performed and recorded in Jamaica and all over Turtle Island, sharing love and knowledge, which she believes are connected by similar roots. King has recently released her debut double-disc album LIFE LESSONS POETICALLY, a collection of poetry with respective musical arrangements to illustrate the lessons learned and insight gained so far in her quarter century journey through intersections. Despite the inevitable presence of oppressive white supremacy and patriarchy, there is beauty in telling stories of life and death, revealing the healing and survival of women and the world. 
"Nguyen's vocal inflections in her spoken word delivery had the crowd hanging on every line, lending her poetic pen to everything from the ills of education and labour systems to her own battle with asthma." -exclaim!

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DIY Spring presents: Lia Kloud, Dashype, Jessie Simmons, Blakeleeluv
Apr
13
8:30 PM20:30

DIY Spring presents: Lia Kloud, Dashype, Jessie Simmons, Blakeleeluv

DIY Spring x Seiiizmikk showcasing
Underground Ottawa Hip Hop/Soca
Doors at 8:30
5$ entrance. 

Dashype - Hip Hop/RAP
https://soundcloud.com/dashype
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P67HkBMmRg

Jessie Simmons - Soca/Kompa Cover songs.
https://www.facebook.com/jessiesimmonsxo/ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdFm0MTv_6Q

Lia Kloud Hip Hop/Rap
https://soundcloud.com/liakloud3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7AuhwSBsLM 

Blakeleeluv - Hip Hop/Rap
https://soundcloud.com/blakeleeluv 

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