Previous events

DÉVAH Quartet (Performing Rush's 2112) / Old James / Nessie

House of TARG, 1077 Bank Street, Ottawa

Presented by: House of TARG and Ashton Brewing Doors: 9pm / 19+ Cover: $10


Dévah Quartet(Toronto Rock, Electric String Quartet + Drums) Dévah is comprised of Emily on electric violin, Sharon and Moira on electric 5-string violin/viola hybrids, and Liza on electric cello. Dévah works and records with drummers Mackenzie Longpré and Mike Vanderhule of Y&T. Dévah invents a rich texture of sound utilizing effect pedals traditionally used by electric bass, piano and guitar, thus creating different tones and dimensions to their music. Void of any stereotypical mold, Dévah is continuously evolving and recreating itself…. this time around they will be performing “2112” the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band RUSH. We can’t think of anyone better to sink their teeth into this prog rock masterpiece.

Old James (Ottawa Rawk) In the vein of 70's Rock 'N Roll when originality was king and finding a unique sound was the mission. OLD JAMES brings an unrivalled attitude in their intense live performance and their pounding live off the floor musicianship in the studio which speaks the likes of early Sabbath/Deep Purple while leaving any "throwback" or "vintage" labels in its inimitable wake. Known for their memorable vocals, distorted tones, pure and honest lyrical themes and a kick ass live show full of power and passion OLD JAMES is ready to make the world its own.

Nessie (Ottawa Progressive Hard Rock) Nessie is a five piece progressive hard rock band. High-energy stage presence with many dynamic changes and high quality execution of their songs technicality. All graduates from Algonquin College, where the members met through the Music Industry Arts Program.


Nessie- REBEL 101.7 Real Rock Search Contest

Ottawa, 3320 McCarthy Rd., Ottawa

Hello loyal Nessie supporters :) We are competing for a chance to win a very much needed 5000$ that will go towards funding our second album production and we need your help to make it happen! The rules are simple, you just need to show up to Moose Mcguire's (no cover charge) and vote for us by buying a 2$ voting wristband. This is the first round of competition so if we get in the top 3 bands with the most votes, we advance to the final round getting us a little closer to that sweet sweet cash 🤑 It's a Saturday night so please choose to come support your friendly local Nessie instead of hibernating with Netflix, we will be eternally grateful 🙏 🤘🙏


Sea-red, Nessie, Houselfy Hum and Peaks

Pirahna Bar, 680 Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Montreal

Shanks Events & Entertainment présente / presents:

Sea-Red (MTL alt/rock) EP Launch!

Nessie (Ottawa hard rock/metal)

Housefly Hum (MTL rock)

PEAKS (Ottawa garage-rock)

Witch Mountain, Muffler Crunch, Nessie, Clavius at House of Targ

House of Targ, 1077 Bank, Ottawa

Witch Mountain (Heavy Doom Metal from Portland)

Muffler Crunch (Ottawa Rock)

Nessie (Ottawa Metal)

Clavius (Ottawa Shoegaze)

/////// FRIDAY AUGUST 3 House of TARG (1077 Bank St) 19+/ Doors 9:00 pm

The Deadseers, A Devil's Din and Nessie - Live on Elgin!

Live on Elgin, 220 Elgin St., Ottawa


The Deadseers, A Devil's Din, and Nessie,@ LIVE on Elgin

Doors 8pm, show start 8:30pm $10 door price $8 advanced online tickets 19+

Online tickets

Nessie 8:30 - 9:15 A Devil's Din 9:30 - 10:15

The Deadseers 10:30 - 11:30

The Deadseers Formed in 2016, The Deadseers are a cosmic rock n' roll trio of guitar, drums, and bass, from the beyond and melting onto physical reality. The dead are not to be feared. We can see them among the living. Their first album, River Sky Night, was released May 5, 2018. Look for it on all major streaming sites and platforms.

A Devil's Din A Devil's Din are 3 musicians born across the ocean, who found each other in Montreal, drawn together by a mutual love of innovative, iconoclastic and progressive rock music. “One Hallucination Under God”, their 3rd album released September 2017 is out now! Their 2nd album, "Skylight", was released worldwide on June 17, 2016 and is available in digital download, CD, and 180g limited edition LP formats at

Nessie Nessie hails from the ice-cold lands of Ottawa, Ontario. Jack Kuzmyk (Vocals/bass), Sean Connor (Drums), Vincent Belanger (Guitar), Myke Mcilroy (Guitar) and Evan Haydon Selkirk (Vocals/Keys) first met in September 2015 while attending the Music Industry Arts program at Algonquin College. The four quickly took a liking to each other after jamming in Jacks basement for the first time and in the cold of December, Nessie was formed. What first started as a groovy rock band quickly shifted and matured into the new Nessie which is heavier, more technical, precise, melodic and above all unique.

Rævolution World Tour

Mavericks, Rideau, Ottawa

The Maension (CA) and Discordia (CA)with The Maximum Chill(ON), Consequents (ON) and Nessie(ON) at Mavericks, Ottawa, ON

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Doors: 7:30PM

Tix: $10

Age policy: 19+

Mavericks 221 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N

The Nicotines // Coveter // Nessie

Avant-Garde Bar, 135 1/2 Besserer St., Ottawa

Don't You Know Tour - The Nicotines with Coveter and Nessie

ISSABOUT TO GET LOUD Pay What You Can ! Throw Money at Us ! We don't care ! As long as we can eat !

8h30 - Coveter 9h30 - Nessie 10h30 - The Nicotines

Nessie, Hot Lips and Trigon at Cafe Dekcuf

Cafe Dekcuf, 221 Rideau Street, Ottawa

Rock and roll on a Saturday night at Cafe Dekcuf. Hot Lips is back in Ottawa with their unique alternative/electronic rock sound, Trigon thunders away with their 3 piece rock band and Nessie is ready to wow with their massive, melodic yet technical set

The Deadseers, Nessie, Varitones and The Blooms

Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street, Ottawa

Prepare yourselves for an incredible night of some of Ottawa's best local Rock and Metal acts. If you dig good music, good vibes, great people, and a wild Reading Week party then this is the Wednesday night you've been waiting for.

The show will start at 8pm, 8$ entry, and as is the tradition, this is a 19+ event.

We will be posting the exact schedule for the sets shortly.

The Blooms are a super top secret project that no one has ever heard before ever. So this honestly a historic event - Get on it.

Varitones will be bringing their tremendous groove and high-energy tunes to the stage for you to bask in some wholesomely delicious riffage.

Nessie will then MELT YOUR FACE OFF with their blindingly fast and tight metal sets straight from the bowels of the earth.

The Deadseers will close the night with a Psychedelic Rock set that will take you on a journey to another dimension where the dead and the living interface. Oh yeah.

Rebel 101.7's Real Rock Search

Moose McGuires, 3320 McCarthy Rd, Ottawa

Nessie has been recruited to participate in Rebel 101.7's Real Rock Search contest. Other local bands will compete to make it to the finals where the winning band will receive $5,000. Come rock out and vote for your favourite band of the night!


Nessie Album Release Party

Avant-Garde Bar, 135 1/2 Besserer St., Ottawa

Saturday, January 6th 2018 will mark the official date of Nessie's debut album release, "The Abandoned Child" which we have been working on and building for two years. We are excited to share our work with all of you and are ready to put on an awesome night of rock and roll at one of our favourite venues in Ottawa, Avant-Garde. We are joined by our special guests The Deadseers. Formed in 2016, The Deadseers are a cosmic rock n' roll trio of guitar, drums, and bass from the beyond and melting onto physical reality. Tickets are $10.00 and this is a 19+ event. You can request tickets from us or The Deadseers through our Facebook pages or email us at

Let's bring in the New Year with some new music and a party! See you there.


Aklaska, Nessie, Phono Pony, Sky Machine and the Deadseers!

Cafe Dekcuf, 221 Rideau St., Ottawa


End of Summer Party 2