Tuesday, July 15, 2014

OTTAWA IMPLOSION WEEKEND!



Bruised Tongue, Ottawa Explosion, & CHUO 89.1 FM present... 

THE OTTAWA IMPLOSION WEEKEND!!!

3 days of the best contemporary underground post-punk, psych, and dark disco from North America and Europe, October 16-17-18 2014, here in the Nation’s Capital. 

$25 weekend passes will be available at http://bruisedtongue.com/ on Thursday, July 17th, and in store following the full lineup announcement next week. Only 100 passes will be made available to the public so act fast.

THURSDAY October 16th-

MERCHANDISE (Tampa, FL post-punk heroes' first time in Ottawa in support of their upcoming LP on 4AD!)
http://www.wmerchandise.com/

LOWER (Copenhagen, Denmark doomy post-punks return. New LP on Matador Records!)
https://www.facebook.com/lowercph/

BOYHOOD (Ottawa, ON. DIY minimal-psych. Bruised Tongue Records)
http://boyhoodsongs.bandcamp.com/

at THE HOUSE OF TARG (1077 Bank St.)
FREE with pass or $12 at the door. Doors at 9PM.

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FRIDAY October 17th-


DARK RAVE DANCE PARTY with

FEMMINIELLI (Montreal/Berlin dark disco. Desire/Night People Records)
http://femminielli.bandcamp.com/

FIRE COAST ACID CLUB (Ottawa, ON. Live analog Acid House Party all night long. Adam Saikaley/Patric Egan collab)

at GABBA HEY! (250 City Centre Ave.- Unit 202)
FREE with pass or $5 at the door. Doors at 10PM.

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SATURDAY October 18th-

ICEAGE (Copenhagen, Denmark post-punk. Matador Records)
http://iceagecopenhagen.blogspot.ca/

FATHER MURPHY (Venice, Italy occult no-wave psychedlia. Aagoo Records)
http://fathermurphy.bandcamp.com/

ROBERTA BONDAR (Ottawa, ON spacerock. Bruised Tongue Records)
http://roberta-bondar.bandcamp.com/


+1 more TBA

at GABBA HEY! (250 City Centre Ave.- Unit 202)
FREE with pass or $12 at the door. Doors at 9PM.

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http://bruisedtongue.com/
http://ottawaexplosion.com/
http://chuo.fm/

poster by Ross Proulx coming soon http://rossproulx.com/


Only 100 advance passes available!!!
BUY PASSES HERE: http://bruisedtongue.com/wordpress/ottawa-implosion-weekend/

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ottawa Explosion Weekend!

This crazy party is less than two weeks away! It's going to be completely bananas and we look forward to hanging out with everyone! 

Are we the only festival in existence that uses blogspot? Probably so, my auto-correct just tried to switch it to "bloodspot". 

Check the whole schedule below!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

OXW 2014: Band announcement #3!

Greetings Party Animals!


We are getting insanely excited for OXW 2014. It's getting close and we can just taste it! 

We've got some information for you!

1) OXW pre-party! We will be having a pre-OXW show happening on Wednesday June 11th. We couldn't help ourselves and we need to get the party started earlier in the week. You'll be able to pick up your OXW bracelets at that show and it will be free for bracelet holders. The bands playing the Wednesday show are included in the announcement below! 

2) Bracelets! You can still buy bracelets online: You can send a $60 email transfer to ottawaexplosion@gmail.com. ADD $2.00 each pass for PAYPAL transfers.Passes will also be available in person in Ottawa very soon! Keep your eyes open for our next announcement!

3) OXW Booklet! We're extended the deadline for ads for our 2014 booklet so you need to get your ad and $ in by Sunday May 4th. (May the 4th be with you lolz)  http://bit.ly/OXW2014booklet  

Alanna Why of Puker Nation/Finale 95 has organized a team of writers, illustrators & general awesome people who are contributing some amazing stuff to this thing (let's just say it includes a comic about Cauldron going to the beach). You can still fill out the official OXW poll which will be included in the issue! http://bit.ly/OXWpoll 

4) Keep your eyes peeled! We'll be announcing local bracelet sales, volunteer opportunities and a bunch more exciting and fun stuff in the next few weeks as we march along towards June 11 - 15!!!! 

Without further ado: Here's the third batch of bands announced for OXW 2014!

AUDIO (Vankleek Hill, ON) http://audiotheband.bandcamp.com
BIG DICK (Ottawa, ON) http://big-dick.bandcamp.com
BLACK OAK DECLINE (Ottawa, ON) http://blackoakdecline.bandcamp.com
BLACK LOVE (Montreal, QC) http://blacklovemtl.bandcamp.com
BONNIE DOON (Ottawa, ON) http://bonniedoon.bandcamp.com
CAMP RADIO (Ottawa, ON) http://campradio.bandcamp.com/
THE DARK PLAINS (Ottawa, ON)
DIG IT UP (Montreal, QC) http://digitup.bandcamp.com/
DRONES OF NORTH AMERICA (Ottawa, ON) http://dronesofnorthamerica.bandcamp.com
FINDERSKEEPERS (Ottawa, ON) http://finderskeepersband.bandcamp.com
GRIME KINGS (Belleville, ON) http://somethingugly.bandcamp.com
HASHED OUT (Montreal, QC) http://hashedout.bandcamp.com/
KLOVEN HOOFS (Hull, QC) http://klovenhoofs.bandcamp.com/
LAUREATE (Montreal, QC) http://laureate.bandcamp.com
LOVIATAR (Ottawa, ON) http://loviatar.bandcamp.com
THE MANDATES (Calgary, AB) http://themandates.bandcamp.com
MERDARAHTA (Ottawa, ON) http://merdarahta.bandcamp.com/
MILANKU (Montreal, QC) http://milanku.bandcamp.com
NECK (Ottawa, ON) http://necktunes.bandcamp.com
ODONIS ODONIS (Toronto, ON) http://odonisodonis.com
OLD AND WEIRD (Halifax, NS) http://oldandweird.bandcamp.com/
ROBOTS! EVERYWHERE!! (Ottawa, ON) http://robotseverywhere.bandcamp.com/
SCHOOL DAMAGE (Toronto, ON) https://schooldamage.bandcamp.com/
SHEER AGONY (Montreal, QC) http://sheeragony.bandcamp.com
STAY CLASSY (Ottawa, ON) http://stayclassyband.bandcamp.com
TERRIBLE LIARS (Ottawa, ON)
WASTED POTENTIAL (London, ON) http://wastedpotential.bandcamp.com

Monday, April 7, 2014

RADIOACTIVITIY, BAD SPORTS & WHITE LUNG!

We are incredibly pleased to announce a wild weekend of shows only a couple of weeks after Ottawa Explosion Weekend! 

2 weeks after seeing The Marked Men destroy our city you can see Radioactivity build it back up from the ground up along with Bad Sports making their Ottawa return after having played here during OXW 2011. 

The next night we have the pleasure of co-presenting White Lung with Spectrasonic at House of TARG!!

FRIDAY JUNE 27TH!


RADIOACTIVITY (Denton, TX) 
https://dirtnaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/radioactivity-s-t
https://www.facebook.com/radioactivitytx/info

"Radioactivity is a continuation of The Novice, Jeff Burke’s band while living in Japan. Jeff is one of the most distinctive songwriters in the punk rock underground, and these songs will sound instantly familiar to any fans of The Marked Men or Potential Johns" - Dirtnap Records.

&

BAD SPORTS (Denton, TX)
http://badsports.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bad-Sports/117644598247026

Catchy and powerful punk blending the sneer of the Dead Boys with the catchyness of The Boys. These Texas boys are back after playing Ottawa a couple of times at OXW 2011. We're delighted to have them back!


+ 1 TBA

GABBA HEY!
250 City Centre Ave, unit 202
Doors at 10 pm/$10

facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/239736026229728/239751369561527

&

SATURDAY JUNE 28TH!

SpectrasonicOttawa Explosion and punkottawa.com present

White Lung (Vancouver punk, Domino Records / Deranged Records)
www.whitelung.tumblr.com
http://whitelung.bandcamp.com/ 

and more

Saturday June 28 @ House of TARG (1077 Bank St.)
licensed 19+ - 9pm doors - $10 advance + service charges

tickets available Friday at Vertigo Records and www.spectrasonic.com/event/545545

facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1437583796483318

www.spectrasonic.com
www.ottawaexplosion.com
www.punkottawa.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

OXW 2014 BAND ANNOUNCEMENT #2!!!

Here's the second round of bands for OXW 2014!



THE ABANDOS (Philadelphia, PA) https://soundcloud.com/the-abandos
ALASKAN (Ottawa, ON) http://alaskan.bandcamp.com
AVERAGE TIMES (Ottawa, ON) http://averagetimes.bandcamp.com/
BEST FIENDS (Halifax, NS) http://bestfiends.bandcamp.com
BLUE ANGEL (Ottawa, ON) http://blueangel.bandcamp.com/
CAULDRON (Toronto, ON) http://cauldronmetal.tumblr.com/
DAD JOKES (Auckland, NZ) http://dadjokes.bandcamp.com
THE DAGGER EYES (Ottawa/Montreal) http://thedaggereyes.bandcamp.com
FIRST BASE (Toronto, ON) http://firstbase.bandcamp.com/
MOTHER’S CHILDREN (Ottawa, ON) http://motherschildren.bandcamp.com
OUTTACONTROLLER (Halifax, NS) http://outtacontroller.bandcamp.com
PINK WINE (Toronto, ON) http://ilikepinkwine.bandcamp.com
ROBERTA BONDAR (Ottawa,ON) http://roberta-bondar.bandcamp.com/
TV FREAKS (Hamilton, ON) http://teeveefreakzz.bandcamp.com
THE YIPS (Ottawa, ON) http://yips613.bandcamp.com
ZEX (Ottawa, ON) http://zexzexzex.com

We'll be announcing even more bands very soon!!!

First round of bands
BOYHOOD (Ottawa, ON) http://boyhoodsongs.bandcamp.com
THE CREEPS (Ottawa, ON) http://thecreeps.bandcamp.com
CRUSADES (Ottawa, ON) http://crusades666.bandcamp.com
IDLE BLOOM (Nashville, TN) http://www.facebook.com/idlebloom
THE FAMINES (Montreal, QC) http://thefamines.bandcamp.com/
FERAL TRASH (Moncton, NB) http://feraltrash.bandcamp.com
KETAMINES (Toronto, ON) http://ketamines.bandcamp.com
METZ (Toronto, ON) http://metz.bandcamp.com
NEEDLES//PINS (Vancouver, BC) http://needlesxpins.bandcamp.com
NEW SWEARS (Ottawa, ON) http://newswears.bandcamp.com   
POOKIE & THE POODLEZ (Oakland, CA) http://pookieandthepoodlez.bandcamp.com
PRETTY PRETTY (Columbus, OH) http://prettypretty.bandcamp.com
PRIMITIVE HEARTS (Oakland, CA) http://primitivehearts.bandcamp.com
PROTOMARTYR (Detroit, MI) https://soundcloud.com/protomartyr
STEVE ADAMYK BAND (Ottawa, ON) http://steveadamykband.com
STRANGE ATTRACTOR (Sudbury, ON) http://strangeattractor.bandcamp.com/
TOUGH AGE (Vancouver, BC) http://tough-age.bandcamp.com
TROPICAL DRIPPS (Ottawa, ON) http://tropicaldripps.bandcamp.com
TWEENS (Cincinatti, OH) http://tweens.bandcamp.com
VACATION (Cincinatti, OH) http://vacation.bandcamp.com
THE WHITE WIRES (Ottawa, ON) http://thewhitewires.bandcamp.com


WEEKEND PASSES!
Passes are $60 by email transfer to ottawaexplosion@gmail.com
Add $2.00 per pass for payment via paypal. (They take a percentage.)
Passes will be available in Ottawa soon!

SLEEP?

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel (75 Nicholas St)
The absolute closest place to stay during OXW. It is home to one of the venues (Mugshots) and is literally right next door to the main venue (Club Saw). It is an ex-prison and is rumored to be haunted.... 
http://www.hihostels.ca/Ontario/1166/hi-ottawa-jail.hostel

*You have to call to get the deal!* Call 613-235-2595 or 1-886-299-1478 and mention that you are staying for Ottawa Explosion Weekend to receive a discounted rate. 

ADVERTISE!

Want to buy an ad in our OXW 2014 booklet? http://bit.ly/OXW2014booklet

INFO!

More info: http://ottawaexplosion.com
instagram: @ottawaexplosion

#OXW

ABOUT
About Ottawa Explosion Weekend (OXW)
Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2014 will be the fourth edition of this yearly festival. OXW is a celebration of independent music in the punk/garage/hardcore/weirdo vein with a focus on local & canadian bands while still including up and coming bands from the US.

Past performers include Metz, The Men, Mean Jeans, Night Birds, Iron Chic, Bad Sports, Omegas, Nude Beach, Vacation & a bunch more of new and exciting bands from Ottawa, Montreal & Toronto and as far as San Francisco & Hamburg.

The festival is organized by a small group of passionate people and the help of volunteers to pull together this multi day/multi venue affair.

Poster & logo by Curtis Delaney http://pizzatrip.tumblr.com