Monday February 22nd.
So THE QUEERS had to cancel. It's not the end of the world. This was going to be my first time seeing them and I'm unphased because this show is still going to be amazing! OFF WITH THEIR HEADS from Minneapolis are playing! You may have seen them at Capital opening for Bouncing Souls or maybe you made it to their secret set at ROCK N' ROLL PIZZA PARTY later that same evening. This band always puts on a good show and gets people flipping out and singing along to some of the most energetic songs you'll hear that are about killing yourself and every other negative thought you may ever have. Also opening are THE PG-13'S this time with a new line up that you'll have to come and see for yourself. Opening the whole shebang is STEVE ADAMYK. I am very excited about this. This is the first show for the new incarnation of STEVE ADAMYK which features Davey (Male Nurse, Mother's Children, etc) on bass and Dav.e (Fucking Machines, Sedatives, etc) on drums. Steve released an amazing single on P.TRASH a couple of weeks ago and has another single on the way on RED LOUNGE records which are both in Germany. Germans know their quality punk rock and this is definitely no exception.
Tuesday February 23rd
KURT VILE will be making his Ottawa debut along with his backing band THE VIOLATORS. If you aren't familiar with him he plays at times pretty laid back spacey folk pop songs and other times pretty upbeat raging psych jams. He's put out records on WOODSIST as well as the enormous indie MATADOR that has just released his latest record at the end of 2009. Take a listen to his stuff and I'm sure you'll be intrigue and will want to come check it out. Opening the show is HOLY COBRAS who have been pretty busy as of late. They've been playing a lot of shows out of town, recording and getting tighter and tighter and better and better in the process. The current line-up has come together very well and they have been delivering some great hard hitting stuff as of late. This show is taking place at BABYLON. 9pm. $8. 19+.
Thursday February 25th.
I don't know what I should write about LEATHERFACE. They are a highly influential band that is probably either directly or indirectly the reason why the bands that are opening are even playing punk rock in the first place. Opening are several bands that all sound different but will come together to make a great show. YESTERDAY'S RING are a band from Montreal featuring several members of the SAINTE-CATHERINES who played country influenced rock n' roll, LEMURIA who play beautiful upbeat punk with female vocals, YEAR ZERO who are local darlings who have been delivering some great catchy punk rock in the vein of NILS/DOUGHBOYS & I REFUSE who play late 90's emo/hardcore. BABYLON. $12. 8pm. 19+.
Saturday February 27th.
CHRIS PAGE is releasing a new CD/LP on SAVED BY VINYL records. To commemorate he is being joined by his band CAMP RADIO & YEAR ZERO who will be playing at the DOM POLSKI HALL on Waverley for an ALL AGES show. Bring ID to get a bracelet to drink. Doors are at 8 pm. $8. This show will rule.