Friday, February 27, 2015

SECOND ROUND OF BANDS! EARLY BIRD PASSES FOR SALE!


















We are insanely excited to announce another round of bands playing OXW 2015!

Early bird passes are $60 and will get you into all the shows during OXW! There are up to 4 shows happening at night so this will save you from shelling out at the door for each. Venues subject to capacity.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Friday April 10th!

Ottawa Explosion & Gabba Hey! presents...

FRIDAY APRIL 10th

FIST CITY (Lethbridge, AB)
http://www.fistcitycult.com/

Fist City is a four piece; a pack of earnest weirdos with a penchant for churning out music that screeches and rings with the blood-rush of a night crime yet charms with sugary sweet pop jangles and kool surf sleeze. They are of Alberta small town bummers and anti-boredom youth cults. Their music has been described as “raggedly elegant … stripped down challenging punk”, “pop songs clouded in a lo-fi basement show sheen” ; a blend of post-punk and dark-surf, with a twinge of pop.

TOUGH AGE (Toronto,ON)
http://tough-age.bandcamp.com/ 

Tough Age is culmination-rock. The sound of four radical adults with shared decades of experience, chops and killer record collections coming together to create charismatic, idiosyncratic pop songs for the ages.

MILK LINES (Toronto, ON)
https://milklines.bandcamp.com/

Barbasol psych country featuring members of Demon's Claws and Wish. LP coming out on In The Red!

SAILOR JUPITER (Ottawa, ON)

They rip through it all - from garage rock to grunge and it's done with just the right amount of snottiness and melody. Ottawas' best new band!

Friday April 10th

FIST CITY
TOUGH AGE
MILK LINES
SAILOR JUPITER

GABBA HEY!
250 City Center Ave #202

Doors 7:30 pm.
$8 / AA



Friday April 3rd!

Ottawa Explosion, Beau's All Natural Brewing Company & House of Targ presents...

FRIDAY APRIL 3rd 2015












DIVERS (Portland, OR)
http://diverspdx.bandcamp.com/ 

Driving & anthemic rock with a punk edge from the Pacific Northwest. Life is a highway.














MASS (Toronto, ON)
http://masstheband.bandcamp.com

A bunch of people who played in bands in Ottawa in the late 90's/2000's move to Toronto and later start a band that sounds like it's from the late 90's/early 2000's. Cuts like a knife.













NIGHTSHADES (Ottawa, ON)
https://nightshadesband.bandcamp.com

Jangly, bouncy, catchy. eerie pop from Ottawa. Black Velvet.

FRIDAY APRIL 3rd 2015

DIVERS
MASS
NIGHTSHADES

HOUSE OF TARG
1077 Bank Street

Doors at 9 pm.
$5 before 10 pm.
$8 after 10 pm.
19 +

http://ottawaexplosion.com
http://houseoftarg.com

Monday, February 16, 2015

OXW 2015 - FIRST ROUND OF BANDS!!!

This year's Ottawa Explosion Weekend is shaping up to be a doozy!

PARTY - Darryl Reid.jpg

We will have a lot more info and passes will be available very soon but we can't wait any longer to start announcing bands that are playing OXW 2015!!!

Without further ado, here are the first 15 bands we're announcing!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

OTTAWA IMPLOSION WEEKEND VOL. 2 FEB 12 - 15!

OTTAWA EXPLOSION & BRUISED TONGUE presents...






















Thursday February 12th at THE HOUSE of TARG:::

FUTURE JUNK a Bruised Tongue DJ night

9 pm / Free / 19 +

1077 Bank St.

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Friday Feb 13th at GABBA HEY (EARLY/ALL AGES):::

SECRET BAND
Bruised Tongue LP Release Show

MONOMYTH
Halifax, NS psych-pop. Mint Records
http://www.monomyth.ca/

QUAKER PARENTS
Halifax, NS lo-fi art-rock. Craft Singles
https://quakerparents.bandcamp.com/

LADYBOY
Ottawa, ON brand new post-punk youth invasion


8 pm / $8 / AA
GABBA HEY!
250 City Centre Ave. Unit 202

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Friday Feb 13th at THE HOUSE of TARG (LATE):::






















BIG DICK
Ottawa, ON Dirt Cult Records LP Release show
http://big-dick.bandcamp.com/

THE FAMINES
Montreal, QC 2-piece heavy garage. Mammoth Cave Records/Bruised Tongue
http://thefamines.ca/

9 pm / $5 / 19 +
HOUSE OF TARG
1077 Bank St.
https://www.facebook.com/events/371953752987230/

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Saturday Feb 14th at GABBA HEY:::






















ULTRATHIN
Montreal, QC psych-punk monsters. Bruised Tongue LP release
http://ultrathin.ca/

BIRDS OF PARADISE
Montreal, QC psychedelic feat. mem. of Red Mass. Bruised Tongue 8” lathe release
https://www.facebook.com/Birdsofparadisemtl

CHLOROFORM
Ottawa, ON proto-punk
http://chloroforming.bandcamp.com/

PLASMALAB
Toronto, ON Lab experimenté, cellular, A, B, AB, O, punk. First show.

9 pm / $6 / 19+
GABBA HEY!
250 City Centre Ave. Unit 202
https://www.facebook.com/events/1470543039834896/

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Sunday Feb 15th- GABBA HEY ALL AGES MATINEE :::






















PREGNANCY SCARES
Ottawa, ON punk. Deranged Records. Last show.
http://pregnancyscares.tumblr.com/

SUBSISTENCH
Montreal, QC sewer punk. mem. of Thee Nodes + Dead Wife/Future. Swollen City Records
http://swollencityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/subsistench-plastic-lies-demo

SICK NURSE
Ottawa, ON members of Police Funeral + D.A.R on vocals. FIRST SHOW

SAILOR JUPITER
Ottawa, ON brand new anthemic garage combo

3 pm / $6 / AA
GABBA HEY!
250 City Centre Ave. Unit 202
https://www.facebook.com/events/1526271407653294/

More info:
AA show will be alcohol-free.
19+ will have alcohol served.

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

OXW 2015 BAND SUBMISSIONS

BAND SUBMISSIONS FOR OXW 2015 ARE OPEN UNTIL FEB 28!
http://bit.ly/playOXW2015

Saturday, November 15, 2014

SHOWS!

Friday, November 21st

Ottawa Explosion and Pressed present


















SONIC AVENUES
dirty pop anthems
http://sonicavenues.bandcamp.com/
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MOTHER'S CHILDREN (Ottawa)
power pop
http://motherschildren.bandcamp.com/
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HEAT (Montreal)
catchy, slacker rock n roll
http://heat69.bandcamp.com/


8pm /$8
All Ages // Licensed bar
@ Pressed - 750 Gladstone Ave

Facebook event page
https://www.facebook.com/events/334965223341004/

Saturday, November 22nd

Spectrasonic, Ottawa Explosion and punkottawa.com present



















Perfect Pussy (Syrcause noise punk, Captured Tracks recs)
www.perfectpussyband.tumblr.com

Big Dick (Ottawa post-punk, DIRT CULT RECORDS)
www.big-dick.bandcamp.com

Blue Angel (Ottawa noise punk, mbrs of Roberta Bondar/Boyhood/Organ Eyes)
www.blueangel.bandcamp.com

Saturday November 22 @ GABBA HEY (250 City Centre Ave, Unit 202)

(re)grab tickets at Vertigo Records or online at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/688019

facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/713438658709845

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