Monday, December 10, 2012

12.29 Nu Sensae, The Soupcans & Pregnancy Scares!

Ottawa Explosion & Bruised Tongue present the Last Show of the Year...


NÜ SENSAE (Vancouver, Suicide Squeeze)
http://nusensae.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/nusensae


The only noise punk band that matters are back to destroy your eardrums. If you saw them last summer you understand. If you weren't there, now's your chance.

THE SOUPCANS (Toronto, Telephone Explosion)
http://thesoupcans.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/thesoupcans

Far-out scuzz-punk by mutants for mutants. Brand new LP on Telephone Explosion!

PREGNANCY SCARES (Ottawa, Deranged)
http://pregnancyscares.tumblr.com/

Four goons spitting on each other.

at GABBA HEY (Secret Location TBA)

Saturday December 29th, 2012

9PM/$10 advance tickets available SOON at Capital Rehearsal Studios, Vertigo Records, Birdman Records
(Buy a ticket, find out where the show is)

http://ottawaexplosion.com/
http://bruisedtongue.com/

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chloroform Demo!

CHLOROFORM is a new band featuring ex and current members of GERM ATTAK, SHOT NERVES & ASILE. Great punk rock with a strong rock & roll and 80's metal influence. The solos have a bit of Greg Ginn in them but this is far from Black Flag worship punk. Looking forward to seeing this band live!



You can listen to their demo HERE.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Upcoming shows!


THURSDAY DECEMBER 6TH 2012

Bruised Tongue presents...

Double tape release for Boyhood and Grime Kings!

Boyhood (Ottawa)
http://boyhoodsongs.bandcamp.com/

Boyhood plays slow, mellow, garagey indie rock perfect for just lying on the floor with your head beside the speakers. A cool change from the three-chord powerpop goofiness that seems to be the rage among many Ottawa groups. Not to say that there's anything wrong with three-chord powerpop goofiness!
-CKCU

CROSSS (Hamilton/Halifax)
http://crosss.bandcamp.com/

Craft Singles chief exec Andy March puts his best flower power foot forward on this scorched denim vest jambone. Anglofied undulations linger in the myst of heart-shaped hooks and the algebraic pterodactyl armed stick work of a Haligonian stalwart, which is all just an ostentatious way of saying that these songs totally rock.
- Jesse Locke, weirdcanada.com

Grime Kings (Belleville)
http://somethingugly.bandcamp.com/

Throw everything you like in a blender and out comes the grimy medley of greatness that is the Grime Kings. High schoolers from Belleville making better sounds than you ever dreamed you could. Their new tape will be coming out this night so make sure you grab a copy!

$6

Bruised Tongue's Craig and Pierre will be spinning jams all night as well, so bring your earplugs.

***********************************************

FRIDAY DECEMBER 7TH


Ottawa Explosion presents...

DIG IT UP (Montreal, QC)
http://digitup.bandcamp.com/

Apocalypse dude(tte)s playing whiskey drenched punk.

CARRAWAY (Ottawa, ON)
http://carraway.bandcamp.com/

Formerly known as Landslider, these guys play catchy pop-punk.

ROBOTS EVERYWHERE! (Ottawa, ON)
http://everywhererobots.tumblr.com/

One-man party!

147 Flora Apt 2

$5

Doors at 8 pm.
Robots Everywhere! 8:30 pm.
Carraway 9:15 pm.
Dig It Up 10:00 pm.
*******************************

SATURDAY DECEMBER 8TH

Holy Cobras
Their first return since leaving this town in their dust! If you don't know, now you know.

Organ Eyes
Bruised Tongue threw their song "Reading Tea" on the Afterburners comp this year, first song. Blown away we released their EP, much more to come. Come see them in the flesh.

$5

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

12.7 Dig It Up, Carraway & Robots Everywhere!

Ottawa Explosion presents...



Friday December 7th 2012

DIG IT UP (Montreal, QC)
http://digitup.bandcamp.com/

Apocalypse dude(tte)s playing whiskey drenched punk.

CARRAWAY (Ottawa, ON)
http://carraway.bandcamp.com/

Formerly known as Landslider, these guys play catchy pop-punk.

ROBOTS EVERYWHERE! (Ottawa, ON)

One-man party!

147 Flora Apt 2
$5
Doors at 8 pm.
Robots Everywhere! 8:30 pm.
Carraway 9:15 pm.
Dig It Up 10:00 pm.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Black & White Illustrations by Raymond Biesinger!


Wurm Gallery | Invisible Cinema | Ottawa Explosion presents

Black and White Illustrations by

Raymond Biesinger

A Book Launch and Three-Week Print Exhibit
November 23 – December 12, 2012


Opening Night:
Friday November 23rd, 2012 8pm
With a Presentation Talk and Slide Show, Drinks and DJ Skid Vicious.
Books and Prints will be available for sale.

Black and White Illustrations by Raymond Biesinger, the book, is a self-published 208 page 8" square collection of black and white illustrations dating back from the year 2002 to present. The images within had been made for everything from the New York Times to Raymond’s band, the Famines, to Xeroxed zines and arts weeklies. Also included in the book: a chapter containing only previously unseen rough sketches, and a chapter exclusively holding Famines material. The cover and rear are embossed, and there are 9300 words worth of endnotes that give context to the more interesting of the images.

Artist’s Statement:
“I've held one notion close to me for more than a decade now: that we live in a fantastically rich time and place, and almost anything is possible. In that environment, the most original and interesting thing you can do is impose limitations on yourself. Likewise, we live in a time and place where decoration is king and content is out of fashion. I am a fan of the latter, and not the former."

About Raymond Biesinger:
Raymond Biesinger is a Montreal-based illustrator who spent a very long time in Canada's west, and he's been lucky enough to work with clients like the New Yorker, Monocle, Le Monde, Time, GQ, Wired, the Globe & Mail, etc. He's also in a noise-garage band called the Famines, likes working in B&W best, and wishes he still owned a Xerox machine.

For more information and images see: http://www.fifteen.ca/
For preview poster: http://tinyurl.com/b8lyflx

Sunday, November 11, 2012

LOWLIFE Ottawa Premiere!

Ottawa Explosion & CHUO present: LOWLIFE Ottawa Premiere!

 A lonely musician's descent into the shadowy world of a living drug leads to a mysterious island where a battle of body and soul is waged. A film by Seth Smith.



This film is brought to you by DOG DAY & DIVORCE records X-Canada Tour as it simultaneously premiere's Canada-wide. They are the driving force with Seth Smith, infecting the nation.

Saturday November 17th
Club SAW
7:30pm Doors
8pm Screening
Licensed ID required + all ages
$8 bucks.

 Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/49139492

 Recent Praise for Lowlife

 "Lowlife often defies narrative logic, linear plot development and basic storytelling presumptions to achieve a deep and terrifying surrealism that echoes—and sometimes surpasses—the work of David Lynch and Luis Bunuel." ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL

 "Lowlife is the feel-bad hit of 2012" - VICE

 "A shiver-inducing... mudsploitation flick" - WEIRD CANADA

 "A hefty dose of horrific imagery and surrealism" - BEYOND HOLLYWOOD

 "A film that defiantly resists categorization or even a simple plot synopsis, this experimental horror effort evokes the spirit of David Lynch by way of William S. Burroughs, with a little of Lars von Trier shaken over for flavor." - HORROR 101 with DR. AC

 "A chaotic labyrinth, Lowlife seeks inspiration from extreme narcotic-induced delirium to deliver unconventional visuals that recall Eraserhead." - FANTASIA

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Swears "Paradise" Video!

Ottawa's brat boys NEW SWEARS are back at it again. Here's a new video for their song called Paradise that will appear on a full-length they recently recorded.
Much like the Russian Ark or the I Wanna Be Sedated video, this is filmed in a one-shot, no holds barred sequence. You will see beer, destruction, smoking, a beer used as a guitar pick and get served a beer and then more destruction. Enjoy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Oct 6th: METZ & BIG DICK at Babylon!

OTTAWA EXPLOSION presents...

















SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH 2012

METZ (Toronto, ON)
http://metz.bandcamp.com/ 

 METZ have come a long way from the humble beginnings playing their first shows in Ottawa basements. They moved to Toronto several years ago and kept building and building into an unstoppable behemoth. Their set at Ottawa Explosion Weekend featured tons of new songs that will finally be unleashed in the form of METZ's debut lp on the legendary SUB POP label.

+

BIG DICK (Ottawa, ON)
http://big-dick.bandcamp.com/

Unstoppable bass and drum duo. From pop melodies to head bangin' thrashers, they've got it all.

$7 advance tickets (available at The Record Shaap, Vertigo and Birdman as of August 25th) $10 at the door.

Doors 10 pm.

The party continues after the show with NIGHT MOVES, a new monthly dance party happening the first Saturday of ever month!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Critical Distance!

Check out Critical Distance a site which features multi-angle videos shot and edited by Julien Sokol and friends at shows in Ottawa.

BOYHOOD
AVERAGE TIMES
GRIME KINGS
The site is just getting off the ground and will have more content very soon so keeping checking back.

Looking forward to seeing more in the future!

Friday, September 14, 2012

TENEMENT!


I am insanely excited for this show. TENEMENT is one of my favorite bands going these days and this is their first show in Ottawa. Definitely do not miss them!



Ottawa Explosion & Antique Skate Shop presents...

Saturday September 15th 2012

TENEMENT (Appleton, WI)
http://tenement.bandcamp.com/
http://www.coldundreamingeyes.com/

TENEMENT play catchy punk rock which sounds like a modern blend of early DESCENDENTS & HUSKER DU. Their Napalm Dreams lp is absolutely incredible as is their slew of splits and 7". They are an absolute force live and should definitely not be missed.

&

SURPRISE GUESTS Show up early to find out!

Catchy punk/new wave & dirty garage/rock & roll records being spun all night by Richard Sarazin & Skid Vicious.

Doors at 10 pm.
Noise at 10:30 pm.

Get there early to not miss the bands.

Babylon Nightclub!
317 Bank Street

$5.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sedatives new 7" + discography!

So the SEDATIVES discography is now streaming. The exciting part is that it includes a brand new 7" that was just released by Red Lounge and Erste Theke Tontraeger Records out of Germany.

The 7" features the title track which is pulled from the excellent Ottawa Gaga compilation on Going Gaga Records and the B-side is an outtake from the LP sessions.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

La-Ti-Da Records!


Victoria's La-Ti-Da Records put out a bunch of rad 7" this summer and I finally got my package in the mail. He put out 7" by NEEDLES//PINS, FIST CITY & TRANZMITORS as well as 2 Tranzmitors off-shoot bands: THE REACT!THE BALLANTYNES. Definitely do yourself a favor and check out these bands and this label.


Tim who runs the label has just announced an insane 3 day festival he is putting on called the FALL DOWN/GET DOWN that's happening on November 1 - 3.

The line-up includes all of the aforementioned bands as well as SEX CHURCH, MEAN JEANS as well as old-timers DEATH & POINTED STICKS playing their last show ever!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

NIGHT MOVES



September 1st will mark the debut of a new night at Babylon coming from some of the people who bring you Shameless and Ottawa Explosion - NIGHT MOVES!

NIGHT MOVES will be happening the first Saturday of every month and will feature some great bands along with a mix of your favourite DJ's spinning records in between. It will all end up with a wild and raucous dance party so get ready to show off your moves!

This month will feature...

MOTHER'S CHILDREN (Ottawa, ON)
http://motherschildren.bandcamp.com/

These guys are the reigning kings of power pop with a twist of glam and enough sleaze to make you feel dirty. They recently laid waste to Europe on their recent tour and they are ready to once again bring it for the hometown crowd.

+ NEW SWEARS (Ottawa, ON)
http://newswears.bandcamp.com/

Ottawa's new tyrants of teen trash bringing the basement bash to the Babylon stage.

ALSO...

Kristina from BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUTS will have a pop-up nail bar going, should you decide to get extra crazy (and why wouldn’t you?). 

Expect tons of polish colours and outrageous designs to choose from. Check out the Beauty School Dropouts Facebook (link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beauty-School-Dropouts/166559303438803) page to see pics of previous work.

Prices:

>> Mini-Mani (ie. 1 or 2 cool colours, nothing fancy): $10 

>> Nail Art: $1 for every nail you get something painted on. 

This ain’t just for girls anymore, OK? Boys welcome too.

AND....

DJ SKID VICIOUS (Ottawa Explosion/Shameless) will be spinning PUNK, SOUL, GARAGE, NEW WAVE, ROCK & ROLL and whatever else will get the night moving. 

NIGHT MOVES
SEPTEMBER 1st 2012
BABYLON NIGHTCLUB
317 BANK STREET
10 PM
$5

Monday, August 20, 2012

Upcoming Ottawa Explosion shows!

We have a bunch of shows lined up for you in the next couple of months...



9.1 NIGHT MOVES: VOICEMAIL & NEW SWEARS + DJ Skid Vicious at Babylon. $5/10 pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/391619487570282


9.22 BAD VIBRATIONS, THE VISITORS & THALIDOMY KIDS at Pressed. $5/8 pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/342966782457636/

10.6 METZ (Sub Pop LP release show!) + more at Babylon. $7 advance/$10 door/9 pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/340653189356172/

Check out the track "Headache" from METZ LP. It comes out officially on October 9th!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

7.30 FRUSTRATIONS, SPILT GUTS & EAT CROW!

OTTAWA EXPLOSION presents..


MONDAY JULY 30TH

SPILT GUTS (Ottawa, ON)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spilt-Guts/166586313401454

Plodding, ripping, destructive hardcore.

FRUSTRATIONS (Detroit, MI)
http://soundcloud.com/frustrations
https://www.facebook.com/FrustrationsBand

Weird and wild PUNK coming at you from all directions at once.

EAT CROW (Ottawa, ON)

My record collection doesn't go deep enough to reference their influences. Ex-Honest Injun, Suppositories, Spray Paint, etc.

443 KENT STREET.
$5.

DOORS 8:00
NOISE 8:30
OVER BY 11:00

RESPECT THE HOUSE.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bruised Tongue: Afterburners Vol. 2

As has become a yearly tradition BRUISED TONGUE releases a compilation to coincide with OTTAWA EXPLOSION WEEKEND. This year saw the release of Afterburners Volume 2 featuring some brand new tracks from some local favorites, some out-of-towners, ex-pats, one-offs and other assorted riff-raff.

You can get your FREE copy by clicking HERE and typing in "burners2"

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2012 Wrap-up!

Hey! We haven't really posted much on here after Ottawa Explosion Weekend happened. It was a wild and awesome time and we want to thank all the bands, everyone who helped us out and all of you for coming out! It was an absolute blast and we can't wait to do it again next year! There were a lot of bands that played so you weren't able to catch all of them or maybe you don't remember some of them. Luckily Chris Cook of The Mnemonics/Finderskeepers was diligent enough to take a video of each band he saw during the weekend which gives a pretty good overview of a lot of the stuff that happened. If you have any photos or videos please send us a link! Thanks! Check out Chris' video playlist HERE.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

7.05 White Lung, Pregnancy Scares, Critical Convictions & Stay Here!

  • OTTAWA EXPLOSION presents...

    Thursday July 5th 2012

    WHITE LUNG (Vancouver, BC)
    http://whitelung.tumblr.com/

    PREGNANCY SCARES (Ottawa, ON)
    http://pregnancyscares.tumblr.com/

    CRITICAL CONVICTIONS (Ottawa, ON)
    http://www.myspace.com/criticalconvictions

    STAY HERE (Ottawa, ON)
    http://stayhere.bandcamp.com/

    Babylon.

    DOORS: 9 pm.
    NOISE: 9:30 PM

    $5.

    This is also going to be the Way Bad book launch party!

    'Way Bad: The Book' is a 72 page 5.5" x 8.5" black and white laser print collection of Ben's comic-style drawings influenced by punk rock, skateboarding, juvenile delinquency, graffiti, tattoo art, and so on. This zine will only release a limited 200 copies of its first edition and [insert any other information about book release or even mention release party w/bands]

    About Ben Jensen

    Ben Jensen is an Ottawa born and raised artist who takes his cues from punk rock and skateboarding. In 2007 Ben released the first issue of his self published, self printed quarterly zine titled 'Standard Issue'. Using completely stolen photocopies and office supplies and circulating over 2000 copies per issue worldwide, Ben quickly received praise-worthy reviews in Maximumrocknroll and Thrasher magazine. In an attempt to shift the focus from music to art, Ben started a Tumblr and underwent the daunting challenge of posting daily updates, each containing a new drawing.


    http://www.ottawaexplosion.com/
    http://waybad.tumblr.com/

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

6.29 Hollows, Boyhood & The Yips!




Ottawa Explosion presents...

Friday June 29th 2012



Hollows - http://hollowschicago.com/

Chicago's premiere modern girl group, Hollows, make their triumphant return to the National Capital! Everyone who saw the band a couple years back were thoroughly blown to smithereens and with the recent release of their infectious sophomore full length, Vultures (on http://troubleinmindrecs.com/ ), this show promises not to disappoint! If you missed them last time, dont make the same mistake twice! Drrrh.

Boyhood - http://boyhoodsongs.bandcamp.com/

A few months back there were rumors that Boyhood would be releasing a debut tape EP on Ottawa's very own Bruised Tongue Records ( http://bruisedtongue.com) . Since then, people have asked when there would be release party so they could get a copy. Well guess what... it's happening.. at this show! Happy now?

The Yips - http://yips613.bandcamp.com/

One of the best new kids on the local garage rock block, The Yips, continue to wow crowds of the otherwise unimpressed. The reason, you ask? CUZ THEY ARE GREAT! You'll see.

Capital Rehearsal Studios
240 Bank Street.

$5
9 pm
BYOB

7.19 Milk Music, Pregnancy Scares & Solids!!

Ottawa Explosion presents...



MILK MUSIC (Olympia, WA)
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZO8GG9t7lc 



Just listen to the link above and I dare you to not lose your mind.
These guys put out one of the best records of 2011 and will not disappoint live!

PREGNANCY SCARES (Ottawa, ON)
http://pregnancyscares.tumblr.com/

Ripping hardcore. 

SOLIDS (Montreal, QC) 
http://solids.bandcamp.com/

Catchy riffs. Don't let go of the 90's. 

CAFE DEKCUF.

$8. 
Doors 8:30 pm.
Noise 9:00 pm.

Monday, June 11, 2012

OXW: Pass pick-up and party!

OTTAWA EXPLOSION WEEKEND officially starts on Wednesday!
You bought your weekend pass and you can't wait for the shows to start because you want to start partying now!?!? We've got a party for you!!!

DIRTY DONNY (a.k.a. the guy who made our amazing pizza logo) came all the way from San Francisco to party with us in his hometown. On Tuesday night he'll be spinning some tunes along side THEE DAVEY a.k.a. Male Nurse (a.k.a. the maniac who is going to be playing 5 sets during Ottawa Explosion Weekend) at Oz Cafe on Elgin Street.

If you haven't bought your weekend pass yet you will be able to buy one here WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. If you've already bought your pass you can bring in your ticket or online proof of purchase and we'll hook you up with your bracelet! Picking up your bracelet early means you'll be able to get in to your first show much more quickly! Bands too! Come and pick up your bracelets and make it easier on yourself!

If you can't pick-up your pass Tuesday, you'll be able to pick up your pass at CLUB SAW on Wednesday between 7 pm and 11 pm, Thursday between  7 pm and 11 pm or Friday between 5 pm and 11 pm. If you're in a band you'll be able to pick up your pass at Club Saw or at the venue you're playing at 1 hour before the doors open. Before that, it will be at Club Saw.

You can find the schedule for all the shows here: http://ottawaexplosion.blogspot.ca/p/schedule.html
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (#OXW) if you're into that stuff and post "I'm gonna explode @ottawaexplosion #OXW" for a chance to win one of four OXW prize packs!


All of you who aren't buying passes and who want to get into one or two specific shows, show up early. People who have passes will have priority to enter when doors first open. Depending on the capacity of venue we will have a limited amount of spots. Showing up early gives you a better chance at getting one of those spots. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Needles//Pins - 12:34 LP stream!



You can stream NEEDLES//PINS brand new lp 12:34 HERE and then head over HERE to buy it.

You can catch NEEDLES//PINS on Saturday June 16th with MEAN JEANS and a bunch of other amazing bands at Mavericks/Dekcuf during Ottawa Explosion Weekend! More info HERE!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

OXW 2012: Schedule!

6.13 THE MEN, METZ & PREGNANCY SCARES at Club Saw!
https://www.facebook.com/events/398744580165442/

6.14 LE KID, MOTHER'S CHILDREN, BIG DICK, NYMPHETS, GARY VOICEMAIL at Club Saw!
https://www.facebook.com/events/203056386481413 

6.14 IRON CHIC, LOW CULTURE, CRUSADES + more at Babylon!
https://www.facebook.com/events/361305263926095

6.15 ROME ROMEO, SHAKEY ACHES, IRON CHIC, THE CREEPS + more at Club Saw!
https://www.facebook.com/events/363977710332647/

6.15 NIGHT BIRDS, STEVE ADAMYK BAND, STATUES, NERVOSAS + more at Mavericks/Dekcuf!
https://www.facebook.com/events/358521897543966/

6.15 ALASKAN, BIIPIIGWAN, HOSOI BROS, GLORIOUS MOONROCKETS & AND WHAT ARMY? at Mugshots!
https://www.facebook.com/events/106717989467523/

6.16 OXW DAY SHOW #1 at Club Saw!
https://www.facebook.com/events/298199863601141/

6.16 OXW DAY SHOW #2 at House of Targ!
https://www.facebook.com/events/143609569105662/

6.16 MEAN JEANS, NEEDLES//PINS, STRANGE ATTRACTOR, SPENCEY DUDE AND THE DOODLES + more at Mavericks/Dekcuf!
https://www.facebook.com/events/365505590165860/

6.16 KLOVENHOOFS, WORLD WAR 4, FOGBOTTOM, SHAHMAN & WE FLED CAIRO at Babylon!
https://www.facebook.com/events/242264132540758/

6.17 PARTY KNIVES, SOLIDS, ROBERTA BONDAR, NEW SWEARS & AVERAGE TIMES at Club Saw!
https://www.facebook.com/events/390862337626880/

Monday, May 7, 2012

OXW 2012: Bracelets available now!

Get your OXW 2012 Weekend Bracelets NOW! Only $45 + fees.



In OTTAWA, you can pick up bracelets at

Antique Skateshop: 9 Florence St
Birdman Sound: 593-B Bank St
Capital Rehearsal Studios: 240 Bank St. Open 5 pm to 11 pm.
The Record Shaap: 209 Gilmour St
Vertigo Records: 193 Rideau St

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Video: 4.28 The Nymphets

Here's The Nymphets playing "Bekki-Anne" at 446 Lisgar last Saturday.



Catch them at Ottawa Explosion Weekend!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Video: 4.17 White Lung, Hand Cream & Caymans

Here's a retrospective of the show that happened at Babylon on April 17th.

White Lung


Hand Cream


Caymans


Thanks to Travis Boisvenue for shooting the video.

WHITE LUNG will be back in Ottawa on July 5th.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bracelets on sale now!

Hey everyone!

Bracelets have gone up for sale online! Go tohttp://www.ottawaexplosion.com/ to buy them!

They will be available for sale at stores around the city very soon!

We are only selling 250 so pick yours up now!

Keep checking the site or follow us on twitter @ottawaexplosion for details on the Ottawa Explosion Weekend as well as other great shows coming up like The Nymphets, Cheap Girls, Ketamines, White Lung, etc. as well as tons of other parties, shindigs and hootenannys!

Thanks!

TEAM OXW.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Video: Party Knives - Live 3/30/12!

Check out this video of PARTY KNIVES shot by Luca F. on March 30th 2012.



The show was at Babylon with Pregnancy Scares, Hollerado & Fucked Up as part of Junofest 2012.



Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bloodshot Bill tomorrow night!


Babylon Nightclub presents:

BLOODSHOT BILL
http://www.bloodshotbill.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloodshot-BILL/181873541845773

THE EASY-OFFS
www.myspace.com/easyoffs
http://www.facebook.com/easyoffs

Thursday, April 19th @ Babylon Nightclub (317 Bank Street)
Licensed 19+ - 10pm doors - $10 @ door

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BLOODSHOT BILL is a one-man rockabilly band who plays wild, greasy, rock and roll and hillbilly music; all by himself. He plays the shit outta the guitar, bass drum, and hi hat all at once leaving audiences mesmerized. Bloodshot Bill has over 30 releases, has been in countless bands, appeared in documentaries, and is now the spokesman for the disgusting hamburger The Degeue at a bowling alley near you.

Come check out Bloodshot Bill's hi energy live show with The Easy Offs this Thursday, April 19th at 10pm.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

OXW 2012 (Almost) FULL-LINE UP REVEALED!!!

OTTAWA EXPLOSION WEEKEND 2012!
June 13th to 17th!

This is year is going to be absolutely insane!

Shows will be happening at a bunch of spots including Club Saw, Mavericks/Dekcuf, Babylon and the House of Targ.

We will only be selling 250 bracelets.
$45 will get you in to the whole thing.
Bracelets are going to go on sale next week!

Here is the (ALMOST FULL) line-up!

ADULTS (Philadelphia, PA) - http://theadultsgrowup.bandcamp.com/
ALASKAN (Ottawa, ON) http://alaskan.bandcamp.com/
AVERAGE TIMES (Ottawa, ON)
BIG DICK (Ottawa, ON) http://www.myspace.com/bigdiiiick
BOYHOOD (Ottawa, ON) http://boyhoodsongs.bandcamp.com/
COLD WARPS (Halifax,NS) http://coldwarps.bandcamp.com/
CREEPS (Ottawa, ON) http://thecreeps.bandcamp.com/
CROW BAIT (Long Island, NY) http://crowbait.bandcamp.com/
CRUSADES (Ottawa, ON) http://www.crusades.ca/
THE DAGGER EYES (Montreal, QC/Ottawa,ON) http://thedaggereyes.bandcamp.com/
DEAD WIFE (Montreal, QC) http://deadwife.bandcamp.com/
DOG DAY (Halifax, NS) http://fundog.bandcamp.com/
DREAMDATE (San Francisco, CA) http://www.facebook.com/DreamdateMusic
DRY FEET (Philadelphia, PA) http://dryfeet.bandcamp.com/
THE EERIES (Philadelphia, PA) http://theeeries.bandcamp.com/
FINDERSKEEPERS (Ottawa, ON) http://www.finderskeepersmusic.com/
FIRST BASE (Toronto, ON) http://firstbase.bandcamp.com/
GARY VOICEMAIL & THE TOUCHTONES (Ottawa, ON)
GRIME KINGS (Belleville, ON) http://somethingugly.bandcamp.com/
HOLLYWOOD (Baltimore, MD) http://hollywoodbaltimore.tumblr.com/
HOLY COBRAS (Ottawa, ON) http://www.myspace.com/holycobras
HOSOI BROS - (Memphis, TN) http://hosoibros.bandcamp.com/
IRON CHIC (Long Island, NY) http://ironchic.bandcamp.com/
THE ISOTOPES (Vancouver, BC) http://theisotopes.bandcamp.com/
THE JOHNNIES (Ottawa, ON) http://thejohnniesband.com/
KLOVENHOOFS (Ottawa, ON) http://klovenhoofs.bandcamp.com/
LOW CULTURE (Las Cruces, NM) http://dirtcultrecords.bandcamp.com/album/low-culture-s-t-7
LIPSTICK HOMICIDE (Iowa City, IA) http://lipstickhomicide.bandcamp.com/
MALE NURSE BAND (Ottawa, ON) http://malenurse.bandcamp.com/
MEAN JEANS (Portland, OR) http://www.facebook.com/themeanjeans
METZ (Toronto, ON) http://metz.bandcamp.com/
THE MEN (Brooklyn, NY) http://wearethemen.blogspot.com/
THE MNEMONICS (Ottawa, ON) http://themnemonics.com/
MONOMYTH (Halifax, NS) http://mmyth.bandcamp.com/
MOTHER’S CHILDREN (Ottawa, ON) http://motherschildren.bandcamp.com/
MOTIVATOR (Ottawa, ON) http://motivator.bandcamp.com/
NAUGHTY GIRLS (Montreal, QC) http://naughtygirls.bandcamp.com/
NEEDLES//PINS (Vancouver, BC) http://needlesxpins.bandcamp.com/
NERVOSAS (Columbus, OH) http://nervosas.bandcamp.com/
NIGHT BIRDS (New Jersey/Brooklyn) http://nightbirds.oknoway.com/
THE NYMPHETS (Montreal, QC) http://www.thenymphets.com/
THE POLYMORPHINES (Ottawa, ON) http://thepolymorphines.bandcamp.com/
PREGNANCY SCARES (Ottawa, ON) http://pregnancyscares.tumblr.com/
ROBERTA BONDAR (Ottawa, ON) http://robertabondarband.com/
ROME ROMEO (Montreal, QC) http://romeromeo.bandcamp.com/
THE SHAKEY ACHES (Ottawa, ON) http://prettybadrecords.com/the-shakey-aches.html
SHAHMAN (Ottawa, ON) http://shahman.bandcamp.com/
SHOT NERVES (Ottawa, ON) http://shotnerves.blogspot.com/
SLOBS (Montreal, QC) http://slobs.bandcamp.com/
SOLIDS (Montreal, QC) http://solids.bandcamp.com/
SPENCEY DUDE & THE DOODLES (San Francisco, CA) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spencey-Dude-the-Doodles/175319020581
STATUES (Sudbury, ON) http://mindyourkeepers.ca/
STEVE ADAMYK BAND (Ottawa, ON) http://www.myspace.com/steveadamyk
STRANGE ATTRACTOR (Sudbury, ON) http://strangeattractor.bandcamp.com/
ULTRATHIN (Montreal, QC) http://ultrathin.bandcamp.com/
URANIUM COMEBACK (Ottawa, ON) http://mermanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/uranium-comeback
THE VISITORS (Ottawa, ON) http://thevisitors.bandcamp.com/
WORLD WAR 4 (Ottawa, ON) http://worldwar4.bancamp.com/

More info to come.

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HOTEL FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS!
http://www.embassyhotelottawa.com/

Room Rates for June 13th-18th 2012

Daily Rate:
$99.00 per night per room single/double (plus H.S.T.)
$104 per night triple/quad

Each room offers a fully equipped kitchen, including full-size appliances and microwave. Most rooms provide additional amenities including private balconies; queen or double/double bed configurations.

Reservation Method: Guests will phone in to make their own reservation. Quote ” Ottawa Explosion” to receive the group rate. Reservations can be made through the reservation line or 1-800-661-5495. International guests can email reservations@embassyhotelottawa.com
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OTTAWA EXPLOSION WEEKEND 2012!
JUNE 13TH TO 17TH!
Web: http://www.ottawaexplosion.com/
Email: ottawaexplosion@gmail.com
Twitter: @ottawaexplosion #OXW

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/2012OXW

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

4.17 White Lung, Hand Cream & Caymans!

Ottawa Explosion and CHUO 89.1 FM presents...


Thursday, April 5, 2012

This weekend!

Thursday April 5th

Come check out some sweet hardcore bands at Kent House:

Dead Party - new band from Montréal, they play fast hardcore. Featuring members of Dirty Nuns.

Critical Convictions - Ottawa hardcore. Recording an LP at the end of April, come hear the new tracks!

Second Go! - Hilarious Ottawa HC. Check em out here: http://www.facebook.com/SecondgoHC


443 Kent St
Doors at 8pm, show over by 11pm.
5-10$ PWYC to give some gas money to the touring band.
Respect the house!
No jerks.

Friday April 6th

Come one, come all and be slain by April showers of destruction!
This massive night will feature:

Escarres (France Hardcore) http://www.myspace.com/escarres

Jean Is Dead (Toronto Hardcore/Punk) http://jeanisdead.bandcamp.com/

Barrow Wight (Ottawa Blackned Fantasy Rock) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Barrow-Wight/163062373735347?sk=wall

RoughHouse (New Ottawa Hardcore) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvlE4z4B3Hs&feature=youtu.be

Montgomery Legion Hall
330 Kent St
8$/AA


Respect the venue!! No bags allowed inside, but you're welcome to leave them at the door near us. No beverages (soda and water included) are allowed to leave the basement. No hanging out in the BACK or ON THE SIDE because it could lead to noise complaints from neighbours which could lead to the show being shut down. HANGOUT IN THE FRONT or go for a walk between bands. Remember to respect the staff, other patrons and folks attending other events at the Legion, each other, and the space. But most importantly have fun! Let's keep this awesome space going!

Saturday April 7th

House party blowout!

Featuring live musical performances by...

New Swears
- Fresh act with members of Rat Tales/Polymorphines/girlfriends
http://vimeo.com/38668083

Grime Kings
- good posture and look people in the eye
http://somethingugly.bandcamp.com/

 
Baby Velvets
-4 super hot dudes who really give a fuck
 
447 Lisgar St
PWYC for the owners of the house
be nice and have fun

Made possible by Nick's Nails (TM)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicks-Nails/360496567309742

Sunday April 8th

Sunday Bloody Sunday Presents: Punk in The Market

No cover, cheap drinks, comfy booths and top tunes! Specializing in '77, Oi!, UK82, Pubrock, mod revival, 70's glam, powerpop and new shit too

19+ $4 PBR & Jag!

Overkill Bar
56 Byward Market Square

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mother's Children - "See The Other Guy"

Ottawa's premiere power pop quartet MOTHER'S CHILDREN has recently put up a couple of new tracks.


Click HERE to download See The Other Guy and Don't Go Too Far. Not sure if this is an online-only single or if vinyl treatment is on the way for these two tracks.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Motivator - "Decay"

MOTIVATOR has recently released Decay, six short and fast burst of angry hardcore.



You can name your price and buy a digital copy or wait till the tape gets released on April 1st.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

OXW 2012: 2 bands added!


Two more bands have been added to Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2012!
THE NYMPHETS (Montreal, QC) http://www.thenymphets.com/

Nervous and frantic punk that goes from sweet and sunny to psychotic and scary. They also like covering british street punk anthems.




ROME ROMEO (Montreal, QC) http://romeromeo.bandcamp.com

This band features a couple members of the late Fifth Hour Hero playing catchy indie/punk that will get you moving.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Video: World War 4 - "FTW"



Here's a ripper of a track from Ottawa's WORLD WAR 4 which is comprised of a bunch of old dudes. They were seriously considering changing their name to DEFIBRILLATOR.

Check them out at the Dominion Tavern on March 31st with Flying Fortress & The Uncooperatives.

Monday, March 26, 2012

OXW 2012: 2 bands added!

ADULTS from Philadelphia as well as COLD WARPS from Halifax have been added to the the OTTAWA EXPLOSION WEEKEND line-up!



Expect a huge update coming soon with full line-up, ticket information and more!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Video: Boyhood - "Heat" live!

BOYHOOD playing "Heat" live at Babylon on March 17th 2012. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

4.17 White Lung, Hand Cream & Caymans at Babylon!

Ottawa Explosion & CHUO 89.1 FM presents...
TUESDAY APRIL 17TH 2012

WHITE LUNG (Vancouver, BC.)
http://www.whitelung.ca/

Sounds like a circular saw getting thrown down a set of stairs into a pool of blood.

HAND CREAM (Montreal, QC)
http://handcream.bandcamp.com/

Sounds like running through a graveyard with pruning shears at midnight.

CAYMANS (Ottawa, ON)
http://soundcloud.com/fluorescentfriends/sets/caymans-demo-reel

Sounds like getting locked in an abandoned psychiatric hospital.

BABYLON.
317 BANK ST.

DOORS 8 PM.
MUSIC AT 8:30 PM.
$8.