Monday, October 20, 2008

sitting here waiting for something to happen

back in august THE CHARLATAN ran a little piece about things to do in the city which included a bit about ROCK N' ROLL PIZZA PARTY. i was interviewed about it in the summer but didn't bother to find out if it ran or not recently.

here's the portion about RRPP...

"Who doesn't like partying with their friends, listening to music and eating pizza?" said 'Skid Vicious," an Ottawa-area DJ.

According to Vicious, this is the idea behind the Rock 'N Roll Pizza Party, thrown every Thursday night at 10 p.m. at the Bytown Tavern at 292 Elgin Street. The main event takes place in the basement of the Bytown and features live DJs and local bands, cheap drinks and, of course, free pizza.

The weekly party has proven to be very successful since its birth in the winter of 2007.

"It's gotten a really great reaction," said Vicious, who often spins at the party. "There are consistent, big crowds of people coming out."

The party is the brainchild of local DJs Luke Nuclear and B-Rad who felt that there were a lack of local venues playing punk rock, garage and pure rock and roll music.

"It's great for people who are into something different from the Top 40 drivel being blasted out of the speakers at most bars in the city," explained Vicious.

The event was originally held at Babylon, a club on Bank Street, but event co-ordinators felt that the atmosphere of the Byward's basement location was more of the personal, low-key environment that they hoped to create. Vicious said that since the move the party has only grown in popularity and warned that party-goers hoping to grab a slice of free pizza should arrive early.

"You've got to be quick," he said, "because once it shows up people turn into pizza piranhas and will decimate seven pizzas in about two minutes."

friday night was a good time with JAY REATARD coming back to our city again for the second time this year. the set this time wasn't marred by technical difficulties and they just blasted through a bunch of songs for 25 minutes straight. there was more of an emphasis on the tracks from the matador singles but there was still a lot of older songs in there to keep the people who haven't got a hold of the new tracks yet happy.

here's a video of MY SHADOW taken by my brother...

and a couple pictures taken by a wonderful fellow by the name of PIERRE.

you can check out the rest of his pictures here. he doesn't only take pictures. he's also into midnight basement shredding!

1 comment:

cat pawsgrove said...

pierre and his photos shred the gnar