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!

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)

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...

WHITE LUNG (Vancouver, BC.)

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

HAND CREAM (Montreal, QC)

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

CAYMANS (Ottawa, ON)

Sounds like getting locked in an abandoned psychiatric hospital.

317 BANK ST.


Steve Adamyk Band at SXSW!

Check out this video of the STEVE ADAMYK BAND playing at the DIRTNAP RECORDS showcase at SXSW 2012 with members of SONIC AVENUES as the backing band.

3 tracks: Landslide, I Fought For The USA & I'll Take You Anywhere.

Here's Sonic Avenues ripping out a track too!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Uranium Comeback EP!


 I love seeing this band play and it blows my mind that a band this great is basically a back-burner, side-project when it's so much better than a lot of people's "real" bands. It's no shock that this band is great since it features members of many amazing Ottawa bands such as STEVE ADAMYK BAND, BIG DICK, MOTHER'S CHILDREN, etc. etc. etc.

They have finally unleashed their 8 song EP that was recorded a while ago now. It will soon be released on 10″ vinyl on P.TRASH  as well as a cassette on HOSEHEAD.

Stream/download on bandcamp
Also available on iTunes

Monday, March 5, 2012

OXW 2012: More bands added!

We've just added two bands from San Francisco SPENCEY DUDE & THE DOODLES and DREAMDATE.

We also added two bands from Philadelphia DRY FEET and THE EERIES.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday night!

Tonight there are a few things going on.

HAYDEN MENZIES drummer extraodinaire for METZ is having an art show at La Petite Mort from 7 to 10 pm.

Check that out then swing down to Mavericks and check out a great show! FINDERSKEEPERS are releasing their new record "Bandits" and it rules. Listen HERE.

Finish What You Started presents:

THE PENSKE FILE (melodic punk rock anthems from burlington)


ROBOTS! EVERYWHERE!! (one man pop-punk fun in a bag! RECORD RELEASE!)

FOUR-STROKE (ottawa punk)

THE EVICTION PARTY (halifax pop-punk)

Friday, March 2nd at Mavericks (221 Rideau St.)

Doors at 8:00pm. $7 at the door. 19+.

and if you're feeling adventurous you can head over to Hull for a punk rock dj night...

Classily Crass Friday

Come get your ears caressed by some dirty rock'n'roll while you sip on your favorite drink served by the best goddamn bar staff in the city in the well loved atmosphere of the Où...Quoi! Lounge Urbain.

48 rue Laval

What are you getting up to tonight?