Thursday, June 11, 2015

NEW WEBSITE!

GO SEE OUR ACTUALLY GOOD WEBSITE!

OTTAWAEXPLOSION.COM

Friday, May 8, 2015

OXW 2015 SAMPLER VOL. 1!!!





















CHECK OUT OUR *FREE* OXW SAMPLER VOL. 1!!!

VOLUME 1 - CLICK HERE

 1 - RED DONS - AUSLANDER
 2 - BLACK TOWER - DEATH MARCH
 3 - FERAL TRASH - NO AVAIL
 4 - TOYS THAT KILL - TIMES WE CAN'T LET GO
 5 - SAILOR JUPITER - JESUS FREAK
 6 - WET BRAIN - SCUM
 7 - CHASTITY BELT - TIME TO GO HOME
 8 - THE YIPS - REPEATER
 9 - SHEER MAG - HARD LOVIN'
10 - BENNY THE JET RODRIGUEZ - ALLEY CAT
11 - BOILERMAN - II
12 - MICK FUTURES - A FEW PIECES
13 - THE CREEPS - EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE
14 - NAP EYES - NO MAN NEEDS TO CARE
15 - VACATION - WHAT I FOUND

Friday, April 24, 2015

OXW 2015: LAST ROUND OF BANDS ANNOUNCED!

HEY!

Last round of bands has been announced.  CHECK IT OUT! http://bit.ly/OXW15bands



















A few things might pop up or change here or there but we aren’t going to be making any big announcements except for the one right now saying that we are going to have one special secret/surprise performance. Who could it be now?

VOLUNTEERS: Sign up for a couple shifts get a free pass.  http://bit.ly/OXW15VOLUNTEER

OXW KIDS ZONE: A small group of parents are working to provide short-term child care on site for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon shows. We need to know if people would be interested in dropping off their kids to do some kid-friendly activities while they go to watch a band or two.
We're also looking for some more volunteers to provide the care in teams of two for an hour on one or both of the afternoons. Volunteering to help look after the kiddos gets you free admission to that day's shows. EMAIL: OXWkids@gmail.com if you'd like to volunteer. Comment on this post if you'd be into using the child care on Saturday or Sunday or both.

CLUB SAW/SAW GALLERY: We just want to give a huge thanks to everyone at SAW for letting have this party happen there every year for the last 4 years. They are super cool and do amazing work all year round! We’re patterning up with them for MICHAEL DEFORGE’s ALL DOGS ARE DOGS  art show opening (you may remember him from OXW 2011’s awesome poster/t-shirt). We’re throwing a FREE show featuring BONNIE DOON, THE YIPS & BONDAR for next Thursday APRIL 30th!

OTHER NEWS: We donated a few passes to CHUO 89.1 FM for their funding drive. You can buy them here & support independent radio! There’s also throwing an amazing show tonight at PRESSED with BRAZILIAN MONEY & GRIME KINGS.

MORE FUN: ARBORETUM FESTIVAL is throwing a wild party at Maker Space North that we’re co-presenting. We’re going to be working with them during ARBORETUM FESTIVAL as well so expect more great things. Check out WAREHOUSE tomorrow! Before the crazy warehouse party check out the awesome house party with OUTTACONTROLLER & PINK WINE!

Friday, April 10, 2015

OXW 2015: FIFTH ROUND OF BANDS ANNOUNCED!


Hey!!!

It’s Friday and we’ve got a bunch of announcements for you!














First off here’s a few more bands that are playing OXW 2015. We will have a few more band announcements coming up soon as well. http://bit.ly/OXW15bands

Wanna volunteer for OXW 2015? Pick up a couple of shifts and get a free pass!
http://bit.ly/OXW15VOLUNTEER

You can buy your pass for OXW 2015 here:
http://ottawaexplosion.bigcartel.com 

While you’re there you can pick up a ticket for the Peach Kelli Pop show next Friday (https://www.facebook.com/events/1535996093338530/) or you can head to Gabba Hey! tonight to see FIST CITY, TOUGH AGE, MILK LINES & SAILOR JUPITER and buy a ticket there! https://www.facebook.com/events/955342154490206/ 

We have A LOT more exciting announcements coming in the future!!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring is here again!

We don't have tons of news regarding Ottawa Explosion Weekend this week.





















We'll remind you that weekend passes are still available for $65 at http://ottawaexplosion.bigcartel.com and on April 1st they will be $70.
Next Friday weekend passes will also be available at a few stores in Ottawa for those who don't like buying things online.

Also reminding you that you can book rooms at the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel and get a discount when you mention you're coming for OXW!

It's Friday and despite that it's snowing here in Ottawa, Spring is here again which means people are coming out of hibernation mode and are ready to go out and have some fun! Luckily we've got lots of options!!!!

TONIGHT!!!

We are co-presenting 2 cool show tonight and there's another cool show happening as well!

Friday, March 20, 2015

GOING GAGA!





















It’s the first day of spring!! In Ottawa, we’re overjoyed because it’s Friday and it’s going to go up to 5 degrees Celsius! (That’s 41 degrees Fahrenheit for all of our US pals especially those of you in California!) 
This shirt was worn every day for 3 days during Gaga Weekend II back in 2009. It got used and abused for 3 days of fun during the party that was the pre-cursor to OXW that was organized by Ian of Going Gaga Records & The White Wires. 










GOING GAGA II was an epic year! Things kicked off at Rock & Roll Pizza Party as usual since it was a weekly habit at that point. Friday night was a wild house show another regular occurrence in Ottawa those days. This was also the first Saturday day show at YOGI’S aka THE MEATLOCKER aka the original HOUSE OF TARG! It was at this show that the covers for the Ottawa Gaga Compilation were glued onto the jackets and sold.
I’ll stop the storytelling time. If you want to see more you should track down a copy of the DVD documentary that was shot over that weekend. I think there are some copies still floating around somewhere. 
No new band announcements this week but there are definitely more coming! 
Just a reminder you can still buy $65 passes at http://bit.ly/OXW15pass There are 25 left and at the end of the month passes are going up to $70. They’ll also be available in stores around Ottawa in April! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

OXW 2015: FOURTH ROUND OF BANDS ANNOUNCED!
















Bands: Another Friday, another round of band announcements!  Check out the latest round of bands HERE!

Passes: We still have early bird passes available for $65 (+$2 paypal fees) at the end of the month or after we've sold 50 of those it will jump up to $70. Final price will be $80 so save yourself some $$ while you can!

Accommodations: One option for a place to stay during OXW is the Hostelling International Jail Hostel. Not only is it an ex-jail, it is also home to Mugshots one of the venues for OXW and is RIGHT NEXT DOOR to Club Saw/Arts Court where most of the action is. You can book online but if you call 1.866.299.1478 and tell them you are coming for Ottawa Explosion Weekend you'll get a discount. 

Volunteers: We’ll be doing a call-out for volunteers soon. If you volunteer for 2 shifts you’ll get a pass. If you already bought a pass we’ll refund you so if you want to make sure you get a pass buy one now!

June can't come soon enough!