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Concerts are in Ottawa, unless noted otherwise.

Tuesday February 14, 2023 ~ 8pm

Anti-valentine's show


Come join us for an Ant-Valentine’s Day Show and Get Together featuring music from Wychwood and Libby & Cal. 

Valentine’s Day is another weird holiday where you’re supposed to prove your love by buying stuff –  and that “love” is a really specific, exclusive kind. If you find that gross, annoying, or uncomfortable, we’ve got the concert for you!

Wychwood, the world’s first blackgrass band are excited to play a bunch of old songs about rejecting or escaping conventional romance (sometimes tragically but more often happily). 

Libby & Cal, purveyors of hjangly strings and smooth harmonies, will play their new songs about alternative love. In response to popular lyrics about self-sacrifice and unrealistic devotion, their new album proposes something different: a step off the relationship escalator. There are many roads to Happy Ever After and marriage is only one possibility. 

You can listen to Libby & Cal’s album “If You’ve Given Up on Love then Let’s Call it Something Else” on Bandcamp

When: Tuesday February 14, 2023
What time though?: Doors 7:30pm, start 8pm
Where: Avant-Garde Bar ~ 135 Besserer St. 
Tickets: $15 e-transfer to or $20 to eventbrite 
$20 at the door, or PWYC, cash or e-transfer
Pay-what-you-can at the door or in advance by sending an email to or direct message us on socials.

Past Shows

Sunday, November 20, 2022, 7:30 pm 

There’s a party coming up to celebrate the release of Wychwood’s first “proper” album and you’re invited. Come celebrate our new Blackgrass Harvest album with a combination concert and listening party, with an assortment of guest musicians. There will also be some trippy videos and at least one game to keep things interesting. It should be a good time.

When: Sunday November 20
What time though?: Doors 7:30pm, start 8pm
Where: Spark Beer – 702 Somerset St. W. It’s cute, comfy, and conveniently located in Chinatown
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
(Pay-what-you-can at the door or in advance by sending an email to or direct message us on socials.