Ottawa's folk-punk Ukrainia is this weekend's top pick for live music in Ottawa area
Ukraina @ Capital Ukrainian Festival, Friday and Saturday
When you're not sampling fresh pampushky or decorating pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) you'll want to check out some of the stellar music that's planned, including the Balkan-Klezmer party antics of Toronto's Lemon Bucket Orkestra, and Ottawa's own inimitable folk-punk favourites, Ukrainia.
For $20, you can see both bands at the Ukrainian Banquet Hall on Friday night (19+ only), and they'll be returning to the festival the next day for Saturday's free festivities at the Ukrainian Catholic Shrine site on Green Valley Crescent. Ukrainia kicks off Saturday's musical performances with a set at 5 p.m.
catl @ Black Sheep Inn (Wakefield, Que.), Friday, 8:30 p.m.
On Friday a drive out to Wakefield offers the chance to catch catl, a Toronto duo whose sound is rooted in juke joints and campy horror movies. Sarah Kirkpatrick and Jamie Fleming hadn't necessarily intended on playing as a twosome, but after losing a couple of drummers in the span of a few years, they decided to go it alone.
For $10, you can see them alongside cloudy Montreal pop trio Pang Attack.