Monday, August 22, 2011

Upcoming Shows!

A couple of shows are happening this week.

Wednesday August 25th

The Dominion Tavern and Off The Beaten Track Presents:

GARDENS (from Detroit, Michigan on Alive Records)

Raised on a diet of Terrence McKenna,The Beatles, Syd Barrett, 
Nirvana, and Turkish psychedelic music, GARDENS is part of the new sound of Detroit. Formed by Matthew Mueller, Jeffrey Thomas, Julian Spradlin and Vincent Mazzola, they have already released a couple of
singles and cassette, and toured the country, sharing the stage with the likes of Brimstone Howl, Thee Oh Sees, Detroit Cobras, Akron Family, and Tyvek, to name just a few. “Gardens” is their debut produced and engineered by Chris Koltay (Akron Family, Dirtbombs, SSM) at High Bias recordings, with WarrenDefever of His Name Is Alive.


They just rocked the Ottawa Explosion, and ruled when they opened for White Mystery so they are back! come and see 'em knock another set out of their Death Rock Sloop. It's sort of sloppy, sometimes sugary, and a sense of the macabre for a twist.

$6.00 at the door, 19+
@ The Dominion Tavern (33 York St. in the Byward Market)

Thursday August 26th

Fear of Lipstick, who hail from Moncton, New Brunswick, were here in June for the Ottawa Explosion Weekend, and they were awesome!! WELL EVERYONE, THEY ARE COMING BACK!! Yesssssssssss! Three dorks known as The Visitors will be playing as well.




$ 5.00
The smoke show starts at 9:00 PM

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Ottawa Explosion presents...

M.O.T.O. (New Orleans)

M.O.T.O. has been churning out catchy punk rock songs in since the early 80's. These songs will get stuck in your head like they've been covered in crazy glue. You are powerless against them.

NEEDLES//PINS (Vancouver)

Catchy, simple punk rock gems coming from a trio featuring an ex-member of Ottawa's The Transit and Miles Between Us. The music couldn't be further from those past projects but the youthful spirit remains.

THE MOBY DICKS (Lethbridge, AB)

Lethbridge, Alberta is the unassuming town that is churning out tons of great bands lately. The Moby Dicks are no exception and will not disappoint!

330 KENT ST.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Germ Attak: 2005 - 2011.

Last Saturday Ottawa lost yet another punk band. GERM ATTAK called it quits after 6 years of putting out records and touring the globe. Here's Jo's reasons why GERM ATTAK is breaking up:
1: while some old bands may be good live,their new records are terrible. thats why weve decided to quit while ahead. 
2: when simon left the band in december 2010,we decided to break up.we just had to do a tour to support our new record. 
3: will hates playing drums.rick isnt a bass player:hes a guitar player.and i have no motivation to do anything in life anymore. 
4: we have done everything there is to do.we have 10 records and have toured almost all over the world. we have done more than any other ottawa punk band has ever done. 
5: time to move on. stagnation is a killer. 
6: not much people are interested in real punk.most punks like crust,retro american hc,d-beat,grind,pop punk one gets it. 
Here's the brand new video for "Face The Reaper" from their Fear Of The Unknown LP.
 You can check out their discography HERE and download most of it HERE.

Jo does a lot of studio projects you as well. Check out IRON DOGS, PEACH KELLI PUNK, BLUE CROSS and many more.