Best of 2016 – Concerts/Shows/Festivals


2016 has been a fun year for live music.
It was very hard choosing what were my favorites in 2016
So I have narrowed it down to the best 16 of 2016.
Let the pictures speak for itself!

Ranking Shows/Concerts/Festivals
1. Pop Montreal 2016.
Best moments was watching a rooftop performance (twice) by Leif Vollebekk.
D.R.A.M., John Cale, Patrick Watson having a jamming session for Secret City's 10th anniversary, The Submissives, Colin Stetson, Psychic TV, Angel Olsen, Diet Cig, Emilie & Ogden in a church and many more!
Leif Vollebekk @ Pop Montreal 2016
2. Mitski, Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som at Bar Le Ritz PDB on July 23, 2016.
I had to drop everything and go to this show in Montreal where all the acts was fronted by Asian women!
I wanted to see Japanese Breakfast because her album Psychopomp resonated with me!
Mitski @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
3. Arboretum Festival 2016.
The fifth edition had Sloan, Hooded Fang, Moss Lime, Fake Palms, Dilly Dally, Twist, Evening Hymns,
Jeremy Gara, Doomsquad, FRIGS, Fet. Nat and many more!
Sloan (One Chord To Another set) @ Arboretum Festival 2016
4. Pup at House of Targ on July 14, 2016.
After their set at Bluesfest. They happened to be the secret headlining guest.
Let's say thing was totally crazy and wild with hotdogs included!
PUP @ House of Targ
5. Suuns and Scattered Clouds at St. Albans Church on April 21, 2016.
Suuns was promoting their third album Hold/Still.
Unbelievable show of hazy dreamy alterna-rock music.
Scattered Clouds was amazing as always!
Suuns @ St. Alban's Church
6. NAC Presents 5th Anniversary show on January 9, 2016 with A Tribe Called Red, U.S. Girls and The Lionyls.
Starting off 2016 was this wonderful party by the NAC celebrating 5 years of their "Presents" series.
Having the party in the lobby was insanely fun to say the least!
A Tribe Called Red @ NAC
7. Megaphono 2016.
In it's second year there was great performances by Andy Shauf, Emilie & Ogden, Her Harbour + Isaac Vallentin performing instead an abandoned warehouse/factory, New Swears destroying Axeneo 7 and many more!
Her Harbour @ Megaphono 2016
8. Fet.Nat, Crabe and Bonnie Doon at Le Temporaire on March 20, 2016.
EP release for Fet. Nat and boy what a show it was!!
Choirs and dancing all over!
Fet.Nat @ Le Temporaire
9. Moon King and Baberaham Lincoln at Pressed on April 16, 2016.
Finally Moon King played their first Ottawa show.
The band was promoting their 2015 full-length Secret Life.
Moon King @ Pressed
10. Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2016.
Moments was seeing Heaven For Real, Sonic Avenues, The Yips, Colleen Green, Mike Krol and many more!
Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2016 - Night 3
11. Hooded Fang, HSY and Germaphobes at the Horseshoe Tavern on June 3, 2016.
Hooded Fang @ The Horseshoe Tavern
12. Downtown Boys at Zaphod Beeblebrox on April 29, 2016.
Downtown Boys @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
13. Glowfair 2016.
This year's concert had Rich Aucoin, The Balconies, Young Galaxy, Gang Signs and many more!
Rich Aucoin @ Glowfair 2016
14. Freak Heat Raves and New Fries at Zaphod Beeblebrox on August 6, 2016.
Freak Heat Waves @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
15. Odonis Odonis and Ruth Grader at House of Targ on August 25, 2016.
Odonis Odonis @ House of Targ
16. Ottawa Bluesfest 2016.
Red Hot Chili Peppers @ RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

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