Jam it out!
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support those interested in jamming out or practicing, Girls+ Rock Ottawa is pleased to offer monthly jam sessions at Youth Ottawa (99 Fifth Ave). Jam sessions provide a safe space for self-directed rehearsal time and improvisation. A registered participant can practice with their band, or we can match participants looking to jam with new friends.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFTNB2SGNC+)  ages 13+.

Cisgender men are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which GWFTNB2SGNC+  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is on a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can (PWYC) basis.

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Witch Prophet Workshop + Performance
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Witch Prophet Workshop + Performance

Girls+ Rock Ottawa, Capital Pride and Gallerie SAW Gallery present: a workshop and performance with Toronto-based hip hop artist Witch Prophet, a queer Ethiopian-Eritrean woman and mother, self-managed singer/songwriter, and CEO and founder of Heart Lake Records (FKA 88 Days of Fortune).

Witch Prophet is a ground-breaking professional artist and leader in a movement to radically change the way queer artists of colour access and work in the music industry. She was recently featured in a CBC article “Queering the Canadian music industry” which outlined how she has disrupted an industry that has systematically marginalized the work of queer women of colour. Her most recent album, “The Golden Octave”, was released in May 2018 via her Heart Lake Records label. “The Golden Octave” was named as one of the 100 Best Albums of 2018 by Bandcamp and 10 Best Toronto Albums of 2018 by NOW Magazine.

WORKSHOP

Witch Prophet will present an afternoon workshop “Visualize and Write it Down: Manifesting Your Place in the Music Biz” which will provide a step-by-step guide to releasing a project independently, along with how to create genuine and meaningful networks.

SHOW

The workshop will be followed by an evening concert featuring Witch Prophet. Stay tuned for full lineup announcement!

When:

Sunday, August 18, 2019

WORKSHOP: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

SHOW: 8:00 - 11:00 PM

 

Where:

SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON)

SAW Gallery is fully accessible.

Organizers acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Algonquin territory.

Cost:

WORKSHOP: $15

SHOW: $15

WORKSHOP + SHOW: $25

This is an all-ages event.

If price is a consideration, please contact us at info@girlsrockottawa.com. Bursaries available on a limited basis.

About Witch Prophet

Witch Prophet is a self-managed, queer, Ethiopian/Eritrean, singer-songwriter, the CEO of Heart Lake Records (FKA 88 Days Of Fortune) and member of feminist-based electro dub hop group 'Above Top Secret'. She provides her fans with a soundscape of vocal layers, loops, raps and harmonies on a bed of hip-hop, jazz and soul-inspired beats. Think Erykah Badu meets Lauryn Hill meets Jill Scott.

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Soundtech 101
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Soundtech 101

Girls+ Rock Ottawa is teaming up with the City of Ottawa’s Community Arts + Social Engagement to present Soundtech 101, a workshop designed for musicians and techies who want to learn about the sound engineering that happens behind the scenes at live music shows. This workshop will give you the knowledge and tools to mix live music as a sound technician and to master the soundcheck as a musician.

Formerly known as DIY Audiotech for Women+, we’re excited to offer this revamped course regularly as part of our mission and mandate to increase representation in music - both on and off the stage. Participants will learn the tech side of music in a safe, supportive environment with an experienced sound technician. Women currently make up 5% of all audio engineers: we can change that.

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Rock Camp for Girls+
Nov
8
to Nov 10

Rock Camp for Girls+

Rock Camp for Girls+ is a weekend-long camp where girls, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit and gender non-conforming folk aged 13-18 learn an instrument, form a band and perform a song at a music showcase in front of family and friends! 

Campers have the opportunity to learn the guitar, bass, drums or keyboards. Musical experience and instruments are not needed to participate in Rock Camp for Girls+!

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Jam it out!
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support those interested in jamming out or practicing, Girls+ Rock Ottawa is pleased to offer monthly jam sessions at Youth Ottawa (99 Fifth Ave). Jam sessions provide a safe space for self-directed rehearsal time and improvisation. A registered participant can practice with their band, or we can match participants looking to jam with new friends.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFTNB2SGNC+)  ages 13+.

Cisgender men are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which GWFTNB2SGNC+  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is on a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can (PWYC) basis.

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Jam it out!
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support those interested in jamming out or practicing, Girls+ Rock Ottawa is pleased to offer monthly jam sessions at Youth Ottawa (99 Fifth Ave). Jam sessions provide a safe space for self-directed rehearsal time and improvisation. A registered participant can practice with their band, or we can match participants looking to jam with new friends.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFTNB2SGNC+)  ages 13+.

Cisgender men are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which GWFTNB2SGNC+  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is on a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can (PWYC) basis.

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Sarah Thawer Drum Clinic
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Sarah Thawer Drum Clinic

NAC PRESENTS AND GIRLS+ ROCK OTTAWA PRESENT:

A DRUM KIT CLINIC WITH SARAH THAWER

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Yamaha-endorsed drummer Sarah Thawer provides a drum kit clinic with new drummers (of all ages) in mind. In addition to leading her own group, Sarah has performed and recorded with artists such as AR Rahman, Jane Bunnett, George Watsky, Jeremy Ledbetter and Thompson Egbo-Egbo, embracing an impressive range of genres including jazz, fusion, Cuban, Brazilian, gospel, hip hop, soul, Bollywood and more. A graduate of York University, Sarah was awarded the prestigious Oscar Peterson Scholarship. 

This clinic is open to girls, (trans) women, femmes, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk ages 13+. No experience necessary.

When:

Saturday, May 25, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where:

National Arts Centre, Fourth Stage (1 Elgin St.)

The National Arts Centre is fully accessible.

Organizers acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Algonquin territory.

Cost:

$10

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DIY Spring 3: Girls+ Rock Ottawa Show
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

DIY Spring 3: Girls+ Rock Ottawa Show

DIY Spring and Girls+ Rock Ottawa present:

Salmon Ella + special guests feat. installation by Kosisochukwu Nnebe// Coloured Conversations

Saturday, May 11th, 2019
2pm - 4pm
General Assembly
5A Fairmont Ave
FREE/PWYC

Salmon Ella

Salmon Ella is an alumni band of Girls+ Rock Ottawa, that started playing at the end of 2018 and is already making its mark on Ottawa. Bassist Cynthia describes the band as

- sometimes punk
- sometimes pop
- sometimes odd
- always fun

The rest of the band agrees.

special guests TBA!

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.

General Assembly is a physically accessible venue with an accessible bathroom.

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Jam it out!
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support those interested in jamming out or practicing, Girls+ Rock Ottawa is pleased to offer monthly jam sessions at Youth Ottawa (99 Fifth Ave). Jam sessions provide a safe space for self-directed rehearsal time and improvisation. A registered participant can practice with their band, or we can match participants looking to jam with new friends.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFTNB2SGNC+)  ages 13+.

Cisgender men are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which GWFTNB2SGNC+  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is on a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can (PWYC) basis.

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How to Join a Band: Panel Talk, Networking & Showcase
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

How to Join a Band: Panel Talk, Networking & Showcase

YOU’VE GOT THE MUSIC SKILLS AND THE PASSION.

NOW YOU JUST NEED A BAND.

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Girls+ Rock Ottawa presents ‘How to Join a Band’, an evening of music, stories, advice and speed networking to connect aspiring musicians.

This one-of-a kind event will feature stories and advice from working musicians in Ottawa who can offer insights into building a band, as well as a speed networking session where you might find people to form your very own band with!

Panelist information coming soon!

When:

Thursday, April 11, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where:

National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.)

The National Arts Centre is fully accessible.

Organizers acknowledge that this program takes place on unceded Algonquin territory.

Cost:

Sliding scale: $10 to $80

Eligibility:

This event is open to girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk ages 13+.

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Jam it out!
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support those interested in jamming out or practicing, Girls+ Rock Ottawa is pleased to offer monthly jam sessions at Youth Ottawa (99 Fifth Ave). Jam sessions provide a safe space for self-directed rehearsal time and improvisation. A registered participant can practice with their band, or we can match participants looking to jam with new friends.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFTNB2SGNC+)  ages 13+.

Cisgender men are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which GWFTNB2SGNC+  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is on a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can (PWYC) basis.

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Soundtech 101
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Soundtech 101

Girls+ Rock Ottawa is teaming up with the City of Ottawa’s Community Arts + Social Engagement to present Soundtech 101, a workshop designed for musicians and techies who want to learn about the sound engineering that happens behind the scenes at live music shows. This workshop will give you the knowledge and tools to mix live music as a sound technician and to master the soundcheck as a musician.

Formerly known as DIY Audiotech for Women+, we’re excited to offer this revamped course regularly as part of our mission and mandate to increase representation in music - both on and off the stage. Participants will learn the tech side of music in a safe, supportive environment with an experienced sound technician. Women currently make up 5% of all audio engineers: we can change that.

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Jam it out!
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support those interested in jamming out or practicing, Girls+ Rock Ottawa is pleased to offer monthly jam sessions at Youth Ottawa (99 Fifth Ave). Jam sessions provide a safe space for self-directed rehearsal time and improvisation. A registered participant can practice with their band, or we can match participants looking to jam with new friends.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFTNB2SGNC+)  ages 13+.

Cisgender men are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which GWFTNB2SGNC+  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is on a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can (PWYC) basis.

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Luna Li / Inland Island / Salmon Ella - MEGAPHONO V
Feb
8
2:30 PM14:30

Luna Li / Inland Island / Salmon Ella - MEGAPHONO V

MEGAPHONO and Girls+ Rock Ottawa present
(français suit)

Luna Li
www.megaphono.ca/luna-li

Inland Island
www.megaphono.ca/inland-island

Salmon Ella
www.megaphono.ca/salmon-ella

at Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset St W

Pay What You Can (PWYC) at doors
Free with MEGA, FO’SHOWS or FO’ SHOWS+ passes.
Festival passes available here.

Doors at 2:30 pm
all ages

Salmon Ella is a result of the 2017 Girls+ Rock Ottawa’s Rock Camp for Women+. Since that June weekend, Cynthia, Dani, Hannah, and Katie have been writing music with quirky melodies and uncomfortably honest lyrics to get to the heart of their experiences. Influenced by Warpaint, Bikini Kill, Courtney Barnett, and Fiona Apple, they played their first show in October 2018 and are quickly making a mark on the Ottawa music scene. Sometimes absurd, sometimes ethereal, their music will have you saying “I don’t know what I just listened to, but I think I liked it!”.


Inland Island creates lyrically driven songs from a place of introspection and positivity, within a style of music that is clear and easy to listen to, but dense and full of surprises which reward the close listener.
‘Dreamt’ is the third full-length release from the Montréal-based project since 2016. Following ‘Step Right Up’ (2017) and ‘Zsa Zsa’s Window Opens Slowly’ (2016, released by Egg Paper Factory), ‘Dreamt’ showcases a mix of pop, folk, rock and instrumental/ambient music. Led by singer/songwriter Avalon Rossignol-Tassonyi, the album features contributions from Nick Nausbaum (Jaunt), Laura Jeffery (Fountain) and Ola Kado. The band's live presentation switches between solo sets and full band performances featuring a rotating cast including Ellen Belshaw and Nick Nausbaum. Inland Island has appeared at Festivals such as Pop Montréal and Halifax Pop Explosion, with live dates to be announced for 2019 and many new recordings in the works.

Luna Li has been called the garage rock princess of Toronto (Mick Magazine), performing regularly with her female-centric 4-piece band throughout Ontario and Quebec. She has played shows and festivals such as Canadian Music Week, Slut Island festival, NXNE, and recently joined Born Ruffians as direct support on the Ontario leg of their North American tour.
With over 14 years of classical piano and violin training, Luna brings a unique musical sensibility to the rock genre; playing both distorted guitar and violin with a looping pedal resulting in a “dreamy romp through some beautiful melodies and heartbreaking lyrics” (Deli Magazine).
Luna released her new single, Silver into Rain, with an accompanying music video in June 2018. The song marks the first follow-up to her debut EP, Opal Angel. In 2017, Luna won the SOCAN Foundation Award for Young Canadian Songwriters with her single Star Stuff.
Bringing a much-needed strong female presence to the Toronto music scene, Luna Li is unabashedly herself. Look out for new music in 2019.

MEGAPHONO’s Safer Spaces policy is intended to make this event a supportive environment. Attendees are asked to act out of respect for this policy: www.megaphono.tv/safer-spaces

Organizers acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Algonquin territory

Questions? Contact us at info@megaphono.ca

This event is part of the MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival & Conference in Ottawa-Hull
February 7-9, 2019
megaphono.ca
@megaphono
#MEGAPHONO2019

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MEGAPHONO et Girls+ Rock Ottawa présentent

Luna Li
www.megaphono.ca/luna-li

Inland Island
www.megaphono.ca/inland-island

Salmon Ella
www.megaphono.ca/salmon-ella

à Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset St W

Payez-ce-que-vous-pouvez aux portes le jour de spectacle
Gratuit avec une passe MEGA, FO’SHOWS ou FO’SHOWS+
Laissez-passers du festival disponible ici

Portes à 14h30
sans limite d'age

La politique des « Espaces sécuritaires » de MEGAPHONO propose de créer un milieu favorable à cet événement. Nous demandons aux spectateurs d’agir en respectant cette politique: http://www.megaphono.ca/espaces-securitaires

Les organisateurs reconnaissent que cet événement se déroule dans le territoire Algonquin non cédé.

Questions? Contactez-nous à info@megaphono.ca

Cet événement fait partie du festival et de la conférence de musique MEGAPHONO à Ottawa-Hull
February 7-9, 2019
Megaphono.ca
@megaphono
#MEGAPHONO2019

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Jam it out!
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support those interested in jamming out or practicing, Girls+ Rock Ottawa is pleased to offer monthly jam sessions at Youth Ottawa (99 Fifth Ave). Jam sessions provide a safe space for self-directed rehearsal time and improvisation. A registered participant can practice with their band, or we can match participants looking to jam with new friends.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One or two hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFTNB2SGNC+)  ages 13+.

Cisgender men are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which GWFTNB2SGNC+  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is on a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can (PWYC) basis.

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King Kimbit with Black Wax / Lucila Al Mar / Jessie Simmons
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

King Kimbit with Black Wax / Lucila Al Mar / Jessie Simmons

MediaStyle, Girls+ Rock Ottawa, and Apt613 bring you King Kimbit with Black Wax, Lucila Al Mar and Jessie Simmons.

Experience a night of music, energy, and girl power in an alternative venue located in the heart of the city. During the day, The Commons at MediaStyle is a social communications lab. Modern and vibrant, it is a purpose built-environment for events, social innovation and communications collaboration. For Girls+ Rock, this space will be transformed into an intimate, and unique concert venue. Don't miss the opportunity to give back to local artists, Girls+ Rock, and experience a one-night only event in The Commons. Thanks to sponsorship from Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. and Flying Canoe Hard Cider all alcohol proceeds will go to Girls+ Rock Ottawa.

Secure your spot today, there is limited space available for this venue.

Advance Tickets: $12.00
Door Tickets: $15.00
19+ event.



Meet The Artists:

King Kimbit
Nguyễn Anh Thư, better known by her stage name, King Kimbit, is a versatile, devoted and deeply sincere Ottawa-based spoken word artist, singer and instrumentalist. King Kimbit is best known for her ability to blend gritty personal narratives with compassionate social consciousness. She articulates the spectrum of her thoughts and feelings in a way that is consistently poignant, musical and heart-felt. Her poetic work details the realities of her upbringing as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, the truths of her social vantage point as a young racialized woman, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality. King currently coordinates Urban Legends’ Youth Speak! writing and performance workshops for teens, and is also responsible for the recent inception of Cap City Cyphers, a space for rappers across the city to unite and celebrate love and unity through Hip-Hop. At the end of 2017, King released her debut album of poetry and musical arrangements entitled “Life Lessons Poetically” featuring three piece band Black Wax, who formed to back Liverpool-based poet, Malik Al Nasir.

Lucila Al Mar
Lucila Al Mar dislikes bios but loves music. This singer/songwriter has the amazing skill of being a introverted hermit by day and captivating audiences by night. This Brujas ability to move between genres, from the gnarly defiant energy of punk rock to the lushness of folk music, into the soulful resonance of an acapella song all within the same performance will have you asking yourself wtf hit me.Her performances welcome you into the precious space of her life; they welcome you to revel in the many ways human presence can be shared, and the multitude of ways music can beautify our experience of life, death and ultimately, bring us together.

Jessie Simmons
Singer/Songwriter Jessie Simmons (born Alesandría-Jessica Ronica Simon) is a Haitian Canadian from Ottawa, Ontario. At the age of 3 years old, Jessie started to sing at church where she discovered a passion for music. She grew up listening to all kinds of music, looked up to numerous artists, inspiring her to want to become a performer herself. In high school, her music teacher convinced her to audition for the annual musical and from there she joined multiple talent shows, provincial festivals. The experience allowed her to discover herself and expand knowledge through different genres and appreciate versatility. Cultures, Ambition, Passion are what truly inspired her. Jessie always could simply not ignore the passion as the fusion flowed through her veins whenever she would sing. She started writing her own music and working with different artists in Ottawa. In April 2014, Jessie released her debuting single "Fly Away" produced by Tony Drumzz. She is currently working on her EP to be released later on this year.

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Please note: The Commons is located on the third floor of a heritage building in downtown Ottawa with no elevator access. As a result, MediaStyle is not wheelchair accessible or otherwise accessible to those with mobility impairments.

MediaStyle is located on unceded Algonquin Territory. We recognize historical claim of these original inhabitants and commit to working in solidarity with Indigenous people toward a goal of reconciliation and decolonization.

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Vocals 101 with Kind Space
Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

Vocals 101 with Kind Space

Girls+ Rock Ottawa Vocal 101 workshop takes place in partnership with Kind Space, providing folks within the LGBTQ+ galaxy the opportunity to amplify their voices – literally!

If you can sing in the car or in the shower, you can (and should) sing! This three hour vocal workshop will teach some vocal and ear-training basics! It will go through some of the science behind vocals, some warm-up and practice techniques, and put it all together with a song at the end. Leave with tools that, with practice, will help to increase vocal ability, musical ear, and confidence!

Only 10 spots available, register now to reserve your spot!

 

Saturday, November 24, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Kind Space (222 Somerset St. W., Suite 404)

 

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Pantayo show & workshop
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Pantayo show & workshop

Girls+ Rock Ottawa presents Live Show & Percussion Workshop with Pantayo

with special guest TBA!

NOVEMBER 17TH 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY (5B Fairmont Ave) - located behind 5 Fairmont, head into the parking lot, and look for black garage with red door.

PERCUSSION WORKSHOP with Pantayo:

7PM-8PM
ALL AGES
tickets available via sliding scale $10-$50
only 15 spots available!

LIVE SHOW:

8:30PM-10:30PM
LICENSED / ALL AGES
tickets $12 + service fees / $15 at doors

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Pantayo is an all-women lo-fi R&B gong punk collective based in Toronto. Combining percussive metallophones and drums from kulintang traditions of Southern Philippines and synth-based electro grooves, they represent an exciting mix of tradition and innovation.

Pantayo has been involved in notable projects including performances at Canada150, The Music Gallery's X Avant Festival, Wavelength Festival, and a collaboration with YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN for the Severed video game soundtrack (Drinkbox Studios, 2016). 

The band has been featured in Noisey (2016), CBC Music for International Women’s Day 2017, a cover story in Musicworks Magazine in Summer/Fall 2017, and was listed in Now Magazine as Toronto musicians to watch in 2018: Indie Edition. 



Accessibility:
General Assembly is wheelchair accessible, washrooms are accessible and gender-neutral.

Codes of Conduct: 
All attendants are expected to treat one another with respect. There will be no tolerance for any violent or oppressive behaviour, including but not limited to: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and ableism. 

The organizers would like to acknowledge that this event will take place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

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Jam it out!
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support our alumnae and their journeys of rock as well as those interested in jamming out or practicing, we are pleased to offer PWYC/by donation drop in, self-directed rehearsal time at our favourite jam zone, Capital Rehearsal Studios. A registered participant can practice on her own, with her  band, or we can match lone girls looking to jam with new bandmates on a case-by-case basis.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFNB2SGNC+) ages 13+.

Males are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which (GWFNB2SGNC+)  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is Pay-What-You-Can/by donation so if you can donate to us, please do!

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Songwriting 101 with the Ottawa Public Library
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Songwriting 101 with the Ottawa Public Library

  • Ottawa Public Library Beaverbrook (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ve teamed up with the Ottawa Public Library to provide our workshops all over the city!
Check out biblioottawalibrary.ca/en to find more info under “Programs and Events”!

Anybody can write a song. Hard to believe? We know. But with the right tools you too can set your inner songbird free! Girls+Rock Ottawa presents Songwriting 101, a workshop designed for beginner/intermediate artists, musicians, and storytellers seeking to challenge their perspective of songwriting in an open and collaborative environment.

The Songwriting 101 Workshop will provide you with an overview of: Beginner music theory and composition, developing a creative process, the relationship between personal well-being and songwriting, maintaining and sustaining your songwriting skills, the importance of collaboration and more!

Receive a Songwriting Toolkit that includes: Steps that outline how to start, finish, and demo a song, songwriting challenges and exercises, tips for co-writing and a guide to ‘song splits’, and recommended resources.

Registration required. Open to everyone ages 13 and up.

Language
English

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Initiation à l’organisation d’un concert avec la Bibliothèque public d'Ottawa
Nov
10
1:30 PM13:30

Initiation à l’organisation d’un concert avec la Bibliothèque public d'Ottawa

Initiation à l’organisation d’un concert

 

Il n’y a pas qu’en étant musicien que vous pouvez contribuer à l’industrie de la musique! La musique vous passionne? Vous avez à cœur d’appuyer les artistes? Vous brûlez d’envie d’avoir une scène où vous pourrez mettre de l’avant la musique que vous aimez? Nous avons l’atelier qu’il vous faut! Girls+ Rock Ottawa, en partenariat avec Debaser, présente Initiation à l’organisation d’un concert.

  Cet atelier abordera les points suivants :

● Comment organiser votre premier concert

● Comment faire d’un concert un franc succès

● Comment établir un budget

● Comment choisir vos artistes et votre programme

● Comment présenter une offre et négocier avec les artistes et les agents  

Vous recevrez une trousse d’organisation de concert comprenant ce qui suit :

○ Les étapes à suivre pour organiser, gérer et promouvoir un concert

○ Une liste de lieux et de groupes de musique locaux

○ Les façons de créer un environnement sécuritaire et inclusif

Le nombre de participants est limité à 12 personnes de 13 ans et plus, alors inscrivez-vous vite!

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Rock Camp for Girls+
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Rock Camp for Girls+

Rock Camp for Girls+ is a weekend-long camp where girls, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit and gender non-conforming folk aged 13-18 learn an instrument, form a band and perform a song at a music showcase in front of family and friends! 

Campers have the opportunity to learn the guitar, bass, drums or keyboards. Musical experience and instruments are not needed to participate in Rock Camp for Girls+!

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Vocals 101 with Kind Space
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Vocals 101 with Kind Space

Girls+ Rock Ottawa Vocal 101 workshop takes place in partnership with Kind Space, providing folks within the LGBTQ+ galaxy the opportunity to amplify their voices – literally!

If you can sing in the car or in the shower, you can (and should) sing! This three hour vocal workshop will teach some vocal and ear-training basics! It will go through some of the science behind vocals, some warm-up and practice techniques, and put it all together with a song at the end. Leave with tools that, with practice, will help to increase vocal ability, musical ear, and confidence!

Only 10 spots available, register now to reserve your spot!

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Kind Space (222 Somerset St. W., Suite 404)

 

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Jam it out!
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support our alumnae and their journeys of rock as well as those interested in jamming out or practicing, we are pleased to offer PWYC/by donation drop in, self-directed rehearsal time at our favourite jam zone, Capital Rehearsal Studios. A registered participant can practice on her own, with her  band, or we can match lone girls looking to jam with new bandmates on a case-by-case basis.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFNB2SGNC+) ages 13+.

Males are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which (GWFNB2SGNC+)  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is Pay-What-You-Can/by donation so if you can donate to us, please do!

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Vocals 101 with the Ottawa Public Library
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Vocals 101 with the Ottawa Public Library

We’ve teamed up with the Ottawa Public Library to provide our workshops all over the city, starting with Vocals 101 this Friday at the Ruth E. Dickinson branch! 

Check out biblioottawalibrary.ca/en to find more info under “Programs and Events”!

If you can sing in the car or in the shower, you can (and should) sing! Join us for a three-hour vocal workshop on October 5th to learn some vocal and ear-training basics! 

We’ll go through some of the science behind vocals, some warm-up and practice techniques, and put it all together with a song at the end. Leave with tools that, with practice, will help to increase vocal ability, musical ear, and confidence! 

Come out and have some fun while picking up some tips to help you nail your next karaoke performance!

This workshop is perfect if: 
- You want to gain confidence to sing in public (whether that be in a car with friends, at karaoke or in a band); 
- You want to have a better understanding of the singing voice & vocal mechanism; 
- You want to learn warm-up techniques as well as ear training exercises and the reasoning behind them; 
- You want to practice in a small group setting where everyone is working on the same things; and 
- You want to have fun! :) 

Open to everyone ages 12 and up

Language
English

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Vocals 101 with Kind Space
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Vocals 101 with Kind Space

Girls+ Rock Ottawa Vocal 101 workshop takes place in partnership with Kind Space, providing folks within the LGBTQ+ galaxy the opportunity to amplify their voices – literally!

If you can sing in the car or in the shower, you can (and should) sing! This three hour vocal workshop will teach some vocal and ear-training basics! It will go through some of the science behind vocals, some warm-up and practice techniques, and put it all together with a song at the end. Leave with tools that, with practice, will help to increase vocal ability, musical ear, and confidence!

Only 10 spots available, register now to reserve your spot!

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Kind Space (222 Somerset St. W., Suite 404)

 

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Songwriting 101
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Songwriting 101

Anybody can write a song. Hard to believe? We know. But with the right tools you too can set your inner songbird free!

Girls+Rock Ottawa presents Songwriting 101, a workshop designed for beginner/intermediate artists, musicians, and storytellers seeking to challenge their perspective of songwriting in an open and collaborative environment.

The Songwriting 101 Workshop will provide you with an overview of:

  • Beginner music theory and composition

  • Developing a creative process

  • The relationship between personal wellbeing and songwriting

  • Maintaining and sustaining your songwriting skills

  • The importance of collaboration

  • Technology - making your first demo

  • Where songwriters fit into today’s DIY industry

 

Receive a Songwriting Toolkit that includes:

  • Steps that outline how to start, finish, and demo a song

  • Songwriting challenges and exercises

  • Tips for co-writing and a guide to ‘song splits’

  • Recommended resources

 

Instructor:

Grace Marr

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Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Grace Marr is a singer and songwriter recognized for her RnB/Pop melodies and vibrant stage presence. Described as ‘Daniel Caesar and Joss Stone going out for coffee’, Grace has fallen in love with not only music but the magic of connecting with a room full of strangers. She has shared her music on stages such as RBC Bluesfest (Youth Ottawa - The Road To Bluesfest), CityFolk’s Marvest, and MEGAPHONO. She has also completed Royal Conservatory of Music certificates in Advanced Theory and Voice Level 8. Grace recently participated in the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition 6-week Emerging Artist Program and has also completed two songwriting programs in 2017 led by renowned publishing and music executive Judy Stakee (Sheryl Crow, Gavin DeGraw, Katy Perry). Grace hopes to further encourage creativity and collaboration among emerging artists, musicians, and songwriters by establishing safe spaces and sharing new perspectives on songwriting. She believes that with the right tools, anybody can write a song.

 

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Bystander Intervention for Show-Goers
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Bystander Intervention for Show-Goers

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In this bystander intervention workshop, you will learn everything you need to know to safely intervene and de-escalate a risky situation: from learning about the risk factors involved in sexual violence at shows and identifying situations that needs your help, to simple non-confrontational strategies on how to intervene. In this interactive workshop, we will also talk about challenging our own implicit biases, such as racism and ableism to better support members of our music community. Finally, we will have an opportunity to work through common scenarios to practice our bystander intervention skills and be ready to use our skills in our day-to-day lives.

About Project SoundCheck:

Project SoundCheck is a sexual harassment and assault prevention initiative. It is a joint creation of the Sexual Assault Network and the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women. We want to bring our festivals, venues, and community together to challenge bystander apathy; the tendency to ignore incidents of sexual harassment and assault in large group situations where people feel less responsibility for others or assume another person will intervene.

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Jam it out!
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support our alumnae and their journeys of rock as well as those interested in jamming out or practicing, we are pleased to offer PWYC/by donation drop in, self-directed rehearsal time at our favourite jam zone, Capital Rehearsal Studios. A registered participant can practice on her own, with her  band, or we can match lone girls looking to jam with new bandmates on a case-by-case basis.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFNB2SGNC+) ages 13+.

Males are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which (GWFNB2SGNC+)  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is Pay-What-You-Can/by donation so if you can donate to us, please do!

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Jam it out!
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support our alumnae and their journeys of rock as well as those interested in jamming out or practicing, we are pleased to offer PWYC/by donation drop in, self-directed rehearsal time at our favourite jam zone, Capital Rehearsal Studios. A registered participant can practice on her own, with her  band, or we can match lone girls looking to jam with new bandmates on a case-by-case basis.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFNB2SGNC+) ages 13+.

Males are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which (GWFNB2SGNC+)  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is Pay-What-You-Can/by donation so if you can donate to us, please do!

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Jam it out!
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support our alumnae and their journeys of rock as well as those interested in jamming out or practicing, we are pleased to offer PWYC/by donation drop in, self-directed rehearsal time at our favourite jam zone, Capital Rehearsal Studios. A registered participant can practice on her own, with her  band, or we can match lone girls looking to jam with new bandmates on a case-by-case basis.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFNB2SGNC+) ages 13+.

Males are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which (GWFNB2SGNC+)  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is Pay-What-You-Can/by donation so if you can donate to us, please do!

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Jam it out!
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support our alumnae and their journeys of rock as well as those interested in jamming out or practicing, we are pleased to offer PWYC/by donation drop in, self-directed rehearsal time at our favourite jam zone, Capital Rehearsal Studios. A registered participant can practice on her own, with her  band, or we can match lone girls looking to jam with new bandmates on a case-by-case basis.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFNB2SGNC+) ages 13+.

Males are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which (GWFNB2SGNC+)  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is Pay-What-You-Can/by donation so if you can donate to us, please do!

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Gig Planning 101
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Gig Planning 101

There are many ways to be involved in music other than being a musician!

If you are passionate about music and supporting artists, and are yearning to have a platform to showcase music you love, we have the perfect workshop for you! Girls+ Rock Ottawa presents Gig Planning 101 in partnership with Debaser.

 

The Gig Planning 101 Workshop will provide you with an overview of:

  • How to organize your first show
  • What it takes to put on a successful show
  • How to budget for fees and expenses
  • Considerations for curating your lineup and putting together a program
  • How to create an offer, and negotiate with artists and agents

 

Receive a Gig Planning Toolkit that includes:

  • Steps that outline how to book, manage and promote a show
  • Lists of venues and local bands
  • Considerations for creating a safer and inclusive space

Facilitated by Rachel Weldon and Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya, two experienced local promoters who put together some of the the freshest lineups in town.

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Jam it out!
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Jam it out!

DROP IN JAM SESSIONS

In order to support our alumnae and their journeys of rock as well as those interested in jamming out or practicing, we are pleased to offer PWYC/by donation drop in, self-directed rehearsal time at our favourite jam zone, Capital Rehearsal Studios. A registered participant can practice on her own, with her  band, or we can match lone girls looking to jam with new bandmates on a case-by-case basis.

The sessions take place once a month on the third Saturday between 1PM and 5PM (unless otherwise noted). One hour slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that these are self-directed sessions and not lessons. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa volunteer will be on site to help you get set up and for general questions but is not responsible for providing any guided content or lessons.

ELIGIBILITY

These sessions are open to girls, women, femmes, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFNB2SGNC+) ages 13+.

Males are welcome to participate if they are members of a band in which (GWFNB2SGNC+)  play a significant role.

Entry to our Jam Sessions is Pay-What-You-Can/by donation so if you can donate to us, please do!

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