Monday, April 7, 2014

RADIOACTIVITIY, BAD SPORTS & WHITE LUNG!

We are incredibly pleased to announce a wild weekend of shows only a couple of weeks after Ottawa Explosion Weekend! 

2 weeks after seeing The Marked Men destroy our city you can see Radioactivity build it back up from the ground up along with Bad Sports making their Ottawa return after having played here during OXW 2011. 

The next night we have the pleasure of co-presenting White Lung with Spectrasonic at House of TARG!!

FRIDAY JUNE 27TH!


RADIOACTIVITY (Denton, TX) 
https://dirtnaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/radioactivity-s-t
https://www.facebook.com/radioactivitytx/info

"Radioactivity is a continuation of The Novice, Jeff Burke’s band while living in Japan. Jeff is one of the most distinctive songwriters in the punk rock underground, and these songs will sound instantly familiar to any fans of The Marked Men or Potential Johns" - Dirtnap Records.

&

BAD SPORTS (Denton, TX)
http://badsports.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bad-Sports/117644598247026

Catchy and powerful punk blending the sneer of the Dead Boys with the catchyness of The Boys. These Texas boys are back after playing Ottawa a couple of times at OXW 2011. We're delighted to have them back!


+ 1 TBA

GABBA HEY!
250 City Centre Ave, unit 202
Doors at 10 pm/$10

facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/239736026229728/239751369561527

&

SATURDAY JUNE 28TH!

SpectrasonicOttawa Explosion and punkottawa.com present

White Lung (Vancouver punk, Domino Records / Deranged Records)
www.whitelung.tumblr.com
http://whitelung.bandcamp.com/ 

and more

Saturday June 28 @ House of TARG (1077 Bank St.)
licensed 19+ - 9pm doors - $10 advance + service charges

tickets available Friday at Vertigo Records and www.spectrasonic.com/event/545545

facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1437583796483318

www.spectrasonic.com
www.ottawaexplosion.com
www.punkottawa.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

OXW 2014 BAND ANNOUNCEMENT #2!!!

Here's the second round of bands for OXW 2014!



THE ABANDOS (Philadelphia, PA) https://soundcloud.com/the-abandos
ALASKAN (Ottawa, ON) http://alaskan.bandcamp.com
AVERAGE TIMES (Ottawa, ON) http://averagetimes.bandcamp.com/
BEST FIENDS (Halifax, NS) http://bestfiends.bandcamp.com
BLUE ANGEL (Ottawa, ON) http://blueangel.bandcamp.com/
CAULDRON (Toronto, ON) http://cauldronmetal.tumblr.com/
DAD JOKES (Auckland, NZ) http://dadjokes.bandcamp.com
THE DAGGER EYES (Ottawa/Montreal) http://thedaggereyes.bandcamp.com
FIRST BASE (Toronto, ON) http://firstbase.bandcamp.com/
MOTHER’S CHILDREN (Ottawa, ON) http://motherschildren.bandcamp.com
OUTTACONTROLLER (Halifax, NS) http://outtacontroller.bandcamp.com
PINK WINE (Toronto, ON) http://ilikepinkwine.bandcamp.com
ROBERTA BONDAR (Ottawa,ON) http://roberta-bondar.bandcamp.com/
TV FREAKS (Hamilton, ON) http://teeveefreakzz.bandcamp.com
THE YIPS (Ottawa, ON) http://yips613.bandcamp.com
ZEX (Ottawa, ON) http://zexzexzex.com

We'll be announcing even more bands very soon!!!

First round of bands
BOYHOOD (Ottawa, ON) http://boyhoodsongs.bandcamp.com
THE CREEPS (Ottawa, ON) http://thecreeps.bandcamp.com
CRUSADES (Ottawa, ON) http://crusades666.bandcamp.com
IDLE BLOOM (Nashville, TN) http://www.facebook.com/idlebloom
THE FAMINES (Montreal, QC) http://thefamines.bandcamp.com/
FERAL TRASH (Moncton, NB) http://feraltrash.bandcamp.com
KETAMINES (Toronto, ON) http://ketamines.bandcamp.com
METZ (Toronto, ON) http://metz.bandcamp.com
NEEDLES//PINS (Vancouver, BC) http://needlesxpins.bandcamp.com
NEW SWEARS (Ottawa, ON) http://newswears.bandcamp.com   
POOKIE & THE POODLEZ (Oakland, CA) http://pookieandthepoodlez.bandcamp.com
PRETTY PRETTY (Columbus, OH) http://prettypretty.bandcamp.com
PRIMITIVE HEARTS (Oakland, CA) http://primitivehearts.bandcamp.com
PROTOMARTYR (Detroit, MI) https://soundcloud.com/protomartyr
STEVE ADAMYK BAND (Ottawa, ON) http://steveadamykband.com
STRANGE ATTRACTOR (Sudbury, ON) http://strangeattractor.bandcamp.com/
TOUGH AGE (Vancouver, BC) http://tough-age.bandcamp.com
TROPICAL DRIPPS (Ottawa, ON) http://tropicaldripps.bandcamp.com
TWEENS (Cincinatti, OH) http://tweens.bandcamp.com
VACATION (Cincinatti, OH) http://vacation.bandcamp.com
THE WHITE WIRES (Ottawa, ON) http://thewhitewires.bandcamp.com


WEEKEND PASSES!
Passes are $60 by email transfer to ottawaexplosion@gmail.com
Add $2.00 per pass for payment via paypal. (They take a percentage.)
Passes will be available in Ottawa soon!

SLEEP?

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel (75 Nicholas St)
The absolute closest place to stay during OXW. It is home to one of the venues (Mugshots) and is literally right next door to the main venue (Club Saw). It is an ex-prison and is rumored to be haunted.... 
http://www.hihostels.ca/Ontario/1166/hi-ottawa-jail.hostel

*You have to call to get the deal!* Call 613-235-2595 or 1-886-299-1478 and mention that you are staying for Ottawa Explosion Weekend to receive a discounted rate. 

ADVERTISE!

Want to buy an ad in our OXW 2014 booklet? http://bit.ly/OXW2014booklet

INFO!

More info: http://ottawaexplosion.com
instagram: @ottawaexplosion

#OXW

ABOUT
About Ottawa Explosion Weekend (OXW)
Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2014 will be the fourth edition of this yearly festival. OXW is a celebration of independent music in the punk/garage/hardcore/weirdo vein with a focus on local & canadian bands while still including up and coming bands from the US.

Past performers include Metz, The Men, Mean Jeans, Night Birds, Iron Chic, Bad Sports, Omegas, Nude Beach, Vacation & a bunch more of new and exciting bands from Ottawa, Montreal & Toronto and as far as San Francisco & Hamburg.

The festival is organized by a small group of passionate people and the help of volunteers to pull together this multi day/multi venue affair.

Poster & logo by Curtis Delaney http://pizzatrip.tumblr.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014

OXW 2014: Band annoucement #1!!!!!


We are very excited to announce the first round of bands playing Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2014!  


We’ve partnered up with Spectrasonic to bring you Sub Pop recording artists METZ! We’ve also booked an incredibly exciting Dirtnap Records showcase featuring Denton’s THE MARKED MEN alongside Ottawa’s own STEVE ADAMYK BAND & VOICEMAIL and Montreal’s SONIC AVENUES.


As usual we’ve got a bunch of amazing bands from Ottawa playing alongside bands we love from all over the US & Canada. Check out the first 25 bands we’re announcing for OXW 2014!


BOYHOOD (Ottawa, ON) http://boyhoodsongs.bandcamp.com
THE CREEPS (Ottawa, ON) http://thecreeps.bandcamp.com
CRUSADES (Ottawa, ON) http://crusades666.bandcamp.com
IDLE BLOOM (Nashville, TN) http://www.facebook.com/idlebloom
THE FAMINES (Montreal, QC) http://thefamines.bandcamp.com/
FERAL TRASH (Moncton, NB) http://feraltrash.bandcamp.com
KETAMINES (Toronto, ON) http://ketamines.bandcamp.com
METZ (Toronto, ON) http://metz.bandcamp.com
NEEDLES//PINS (Vancouver, BC) http://needlesxpins.bandcamp.com
NEW SWEARS (Ottawa, ON) http://newswears.bandcamp.com   
POOKIE & THE POODLEZ (Oakland, CA) http://pookieandthepoodlez.bandcamp.com
PRETTY PRETTY (Columbus, OH) http://prettypretty.bandcamp.com
PRIMITIVE HEARTS (Oakland, CA) http://primitivehearts.bandcamp.com
PROTOMARTYR (Detroit, MI) https://soundcloud.com/protomartyr
STEVE ADAMYK BAND (Ottawa, ON) http://steveadamykband.com
STRANGE ATTRACTOR (Sudbury, ON) http://strangeattractor.bandcamp.com/
TOUGH AGE (Vancouver, BC) http://tough-age.bandcamp.com
TROPICAL DRIPPS (Ottawa, ON) http://tropicaldripps.bandcamp.com
TWEENS (Cincinatti, OH) http://tweens.bandcamp.com
VACATION (Cincinatti, OH) http://vacation.bandcamp.com
THE WHITE WIRES (Ottawa, ON) http://thewhitewires.bandcamp.com

We'll be announcing more bands very soon!
We'll have a bunch more info about places to stay during the weekend as well!

Passes are $60 by email transfer to ottawaexplosion@gmail.com
Add $2.00 per pass for payment via paypal. (They take a percentage.)

Want to buy an ad in our OXW 2014 booklet? http://bit.ly/OXW2014booklet

More info: http://ottawaexplosion.com
instagram: @ottawaexplosion

#OXW


About Ottawa Explosion Weekend (OXW)
Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2014 will be the fourth edition of this yearly festival. OXW is a celebration of independent music in the punk/garage/hardcore/weirdo vein with a focus on local & canadian bands while still including up and coming bands from the US.


Past performers include Metz, The Men, Mean Jeans, Night Birds, Iron Chic, Bad Sports, Omegas, Nude Beach, Vacation & a bunch more of new and exciting bands from Ottawa, Montreal & Toronto and as far as San Francisco & Hamburg.


The festival is organized by a small group of passionate people and the help of volunteers to pull together this multi day/multi venue affair.

Poster & logo by Curtis Delaney http://pizzatrip.tumblr.com