Holy Crap! Tons of stuff has happened. Tons of stuff is on it's way. It's almost too much to handle. Let me let you in on what's to come.
TUESDAY AUGUST 18th:
This show means nothing to me since I didn't live in Ottawa circa early 2000's but I'm sure a lot of people will be pumped for this...
Crankenstein hasn't played in over 5 years and will feature an all-original lineup from some point in time or another: Corey Shimon on Drums, Clayton Dobson on Bass, Ben Hurlow on Guitar, and Scott O'Connell Singing.
Crankenstein and Obscene Bastards at BELL ST HOUSE (62 Bell St. N) FREE!
Afterwards you can head to Babylon for BOOZEDAY featuring STEPH THERIEN of UP FOR A DOWNSLIDE radio program. Expect some yéyé, afro-funk-rock, surf, garage, boogaloo, french post-punk new wave and more! Starts at 10 pm.
THURSDAY AUGUST 20th:
ROCK N' ROLL PIZZA PARTY with THE VISITORS & THE KAMALAS
THE VISITORS are the definitely the band who's played the most ROCK N' ROLL PIZZA PARTIES. There is a reason for that. They are awesome, they know how to have fun and they know how to party.
They will be playing with their friends from Moncton, THE KAMALAS. They are a punk rock band and their name is a reference to a SCREECHING WEASEL song so you can guess what they sound like.
Atomic Rooster (303 Bank St) 10 pm
SATURDAY AUGUST 22nd:
SEDATIVES RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!!
DERANGED & P.TRASH RECORDS are releasing the first Sedatives full-length so we're throwing a party with fellowing label mates BRUTAL KNIGHTS who are coming from Toronto to really get the party going on. If you have yet to see one of their legendary live shows you aren't going to want to miss this one. GERM ATTAK will be opening the show and will bring on their full punk rock assault.
SEDATIVES with BRUTAL KNIGHTS and GERM ATTAK at Babylon (317 Bank St.) 10 pm/$8/19+
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26th:
The boys from BRUISED TONGUE RECORDS and the LEAKY PIPES gang present:
THE WICKED AWESOMES (Edmonton/Psychic Handshake Records)
A lexicon of stellar punk, garage, psych, art rock and new wave influences. Think of the Black Lips playing "Daydream Nation"-era Sonic Youth filtered down through Devo. Touring in support of their new LP on Psyhchic Handshake!!
ULTRATHIN (Montreal/Campaign For Infinity)
Montreal pumps out another brilliant heavy psych-punk power-trio, and they're back in town to tear us another new one!! Their new Campaign for Infinity, two-sided single "Endless Summer II" is the banger of the summer, and their new lineup with Mark from Wax Attic is a force to be reckoned with.
HOLY COBRAS (Ottawa/Bruised Tongue/Telephone Explosion Records)
Spaced-out delay dripped punk that sounds like Chrome and Spacemen 3 getting pounced on by a 7 foot tall bass player and a hot babe drummer. Who knows what the hell they'll do this time???? New split with Grand Trine on Bruised Tongue OUT NOW!!!
636 SOMERSET ST. WEST (across from Shanghai, near Bronson)
RESPECT THE HOUSE, RESPECT EACH OTHER.
FRIDAY AUGUST 28th:
MALE NURSE TAPE RELEASE PARTY
Davey has this to say about it:
"Hey guys and gals.. it's that time again. 6 months has gone by without a release for Male Nurse, so I've got another one coming out on the 28th! Friday, august 28th that is, at Irene's where i will be releasing my NEW ALBUM "Everything's amazing, Noone's Happy" on BRUISED TONGUE records.
Also playing will be ROFL (the gaycorn) and UNCLE CAT (Russian Klezmer band)
PLEASE COME! I WANT TO MAKE THIS THE BEST NIGHT OF THIS YEAR FOR ME AND YOU AS WELL. get horny"
The show is at IRENE'S and starts at 1o pm.
Afterwards you can clang-a-lang down Bank street to the opposite end of the city for the last Ska/Soul/Rock&Roll of the Summer Patio season at BRIXTON'S.
SATURDAY AUGUST 29th:
SMITH WESTERNS first came to Ottawa as NOBUNNY's openers and backing band. They surprised a lot of people with their amazing garage fuzz pop which conjures the spirit of BRIAN JONES, BRIAN WILSON, MARC BOLAN and PHIL SPECTOR. Their lp on HOZAC RECORDS will definitely be on many lists as best record of the year.
SUPPOSITORIES are going to be delivering a brand new 7" at this show. 4 blasts of mini.malist punk that will blow your brain with an amazing sleeve designed and printed by Kenny James of Mother's Children.
PEACH KELLI POP will be playing for the first time ever. This is ALLIE from the WHITE WIRES solo project with a backing band which features many familiar faces. If you caught her surprise song at the Mother's Children 7" release party, you know that this promises to be something great. Definitely do not miss this.
Saturday August 29th
Cozzie's Cavernous Castle
This is someone's house. Don't be a dick.
So that's a lot of stuff for you to during the last two weeks of August. There's a bunch of new records being released and cool out of town bands coming to town so do your best to catch as much as you can.