Tuesday, November 27, 2012

12.7 Dig It Up, Carraway & Robots Everywhere!

Ottawa Explosion presents...

Friday December 7th 2012

DIG IT UP (Montreal, QC)

Apocalypse dude(tte)s playing whiskey drenched punk.


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


One-man party!

147 Flora Apt 2
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!