Saturday, August 29, 2009

TONIGHT!!!

Don't forget SMITH WESTERNS, SUPPOSITORIES & PEACH KELLI POP TONIGHT AT COSGROVE'S!!! 10 pm. 5 dollars. BYOB. Buy records!!!!!!

Terminal GAGA

Here are some reviews of Going Gaga releases from TERMINAL BOREDOM.

Mother's Children "Dance To The Rock'n'Roll Band" 7"
True single from this Ottawa glam-pop outfit. I'm torn as to whether Mother's Children is a cool name or not. I think I like it. "Dance to the..." is definitely a choice A-Side. Total handclap glam with some good and sticky guitar hooks, simple yet emotive lyrics, bell-bottom drumming, a little bit of platform shoe swagger. A song that's probably been written a million times, but they still do it quite a bit of justice. As good as some Apache material, but sans the doobage. Sadly, they flop on the B-Side, which just sounds like bad (Canadian) power-pop. Shame. If they could've pulled a killer flipside off I was ready to drop a Thundermug reference on them, but I'm putting that one back in the holster. Shit! Still, I can't deny that A-Side is really choice.(RK)
(Going Gaga Records // myspace.com/goinggagarecords)

Suppositories “Moments of Square Violence” LP
Minimal guitar-driven punk dirges that trot along the straight ‘n narrow, most songs with a single central note or slight riff that grooves through the song, bass and rhetorically constipated prose extrapolating in what comes off sounding like a band that sends you to the bar or out for a smoke live. Not much songmanship to speak of. “Wires” is an appealing cut, with its country-leaning harmonization and galloping train-kept-a-rollin’ drums. Moonshine and speed. Girls and cars. Pervish post-hardcore done by guys who drink and have pictures of Poison Ivy in their rooms. “Pink Vee” wins the creepy lyrics award with mention of sucking some lucky lady’s “pink jellybean,” right before a fabulous Casio tangent. (BG)
(Going Gaga Records // myspace.com/goinggagarecords)

The White Wires "Girly Girly Girly" LP
When wading through innumerable layers of artificial reverb and mysterious rattling white noise whilst giving whoever’s manning the mouse the benefit of the doubt in their inability to give a simple riff precedence over that coveted perfect ambiance in the stratum of bedroom-produced no-budget cheetos-on-the-geetar-strings ____-gaze (you fill in the blank, I don’t keep track) becomes as disgustingly commonplace as it has, it’s great that there’s some bands stepping back and laughing just like any sensible human would if not for the gradual maturation of said phenomenon. Is that one-man synthtacular insect-vox shit you’re listening to really punk? Eh? I have my doubts. White Wires ain’t exactly my ideal sort of band, but it sounds like they’re by far the torch-bearers of flipping that masturbating-to-ambiguity rationale on its head while succeeding at it, and for that I salute them. Some of their song titles (“Girly Girly Girly,” “Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah,” “Ha Ha Holiday”) may indicate their priorities in blatantly pop-infused ‘60s-garage-meets-‘90s-budget-rock, and their plastic shades n’ Converses definitely don’t dig ‘em out of that ditch, but God damn do they know how to write a catchy song. And they don’t bog it down with anything unnecessary, which I think is the key. Completely pop-infused numbers that have this great jangle to them – just the right amount of bass, treble and assertive drumming in the production, birthing some of the most infectious head waggers of recent memory. I guess I’m patting their backs a tad harder than I should be, but it’s fucking refreshing to see such reverence for songwriting in an age of aura being atop the pedestal. Good songs, good sound, good record. (BG)
(Going Gaga Records // myspace.com/goinggagarecords)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Updates!

A couple of bands have been added to the show at LEAKY PIPES on wednesday...

THE BEACH BLANKETS will be playing what may be their last show since ANDREW will be moving back to Calgary the next day. Good luck to him in all his ventures. I will definitely be bummed out that I won't be able to see ZEBRASSIERES on a regular basis anymore.

Montreal's "space-wah freakout jammers" FUTENSIL have also been added to this show so the line-up is now

THE WICKED AWESOMES (Edmonton/Psychic Handshake Records)
http://www.myspace.com/wickedawesomes

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ULTRATHIN (Montreal/Campaign For Infinity)
http://www.myspace.com/ultrathinmtl

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HOLY COBRAS (Ottawa/Bruised Tongue/Telephone Explosion Records)
http://www.myspace.com/holycobras

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BEACH BLANKETS (Ottawa/Ex-Holy Cobras, members of Mother's Children & Zebrassieres)
http://www.myspace.com/thebeachblankets

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FUTENSIL (Montreal/Psychic Handshake Co-conspirators)
http://www.myspace.com/futensil

8PM//$5//ALL AGES//BYOB

LEAKY PIPES
636 SOMERSET ST. WEST (across from Shanghai, near Bronson)

ALSO, PEACH KELLI POP has posted a brand new song called "DO THE EGG ROLL" which you should listen to and practice your dance moves to for the big debut show with THE SMITH WESTERNS on friday night!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

All my friends ARE assholes!















THEE MALE NURSE has posted 2 brand new songs that will be on the BRUISED TONGUE tape that's coming out in a couple of weeks. They sound really really good and I'm sure this tape will be even better than the last one. "My friends are all assholes" is an upbeat party starter while "Boxes" is a slow acoustic number. Davey's got some good things to offer so make sure you take him up on it.

Here's a neat little video for a song from his first tape.




















Davey's label mates YEAR ZERO also just released their tape last week at ROCK N' ROLL PIZZA PARTY opening for STATUES. Their set was their best by far and the first one featuring vocals by Dave Williams. Check out the "NO TONGUE FOR EROS" tape. It's got a nifty cover and 9 songs of upbeat catchy punk rock.













Those BRUISED TONGUE boys have been really busy and are churning out tons of tapes all over the musical map. They've got their thing dialed and are doing really well. I'm proud of these guys. Even the OTTAWA CITIZEN is catching on to these crazy kids!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Shows, Records, Pizza, Punk, Friends & Fun!!!!

Holy Crap! Tons of stuff has happened. Tons of stuff is on it's way. It's almost too much to handle. Let me let you in on what's to come.

TUESDAY AUGUST 18th:

This show means nothing to me since I didn't live in Ottawa circa early 2000's but I'm sure a lot of people will be pumped for this...

Crankenstein hasn't played in over 5 years and will feature an all-original lineup from some point in time or another: Corey Shimon on Drums, Clayton Dobson on Bass, Ben Hurlow on Guitar, and Scott O'Connell Singing.

Crankenstein and Obscene Bastards at BELL ST HOUSE (62 Bell St. N) FREE!

Afterwards you can head to Babylon for BOOZEDAY featuring STEPH THERIEN of UP FOR A DOWNSLIDE radio program. Expect some yéyé, afro-funk-rock, surf, garage, boogaloo, french post-punk new wave and more! Starts at 10 pm.



THURSDAY AUGUST 20th:

ROCK N' ROLL PIZZA PARTY with THE VISITORS & THE KAMALAS

THE VISITORS
are the definitely the band who's played the most ROCK N' ROLL PIZZA PARTIES. There is a reason for that. They are awesome, they know how to have fun and they know how to party.

They will be playing with their friends from Moncton, THE KAMALAS. They are a punk rock band and their name is a reference to a SCREECHING WEASEL song so you can guess what they sound like.

Atomic Rooster (303 Bank St) 10 pm




SATURDAY AUGUST 22nd:

SEDATIVES RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!!

DERANGED & P.TRASH RECORDS are releasing the first Sedatives full-length so we're throwing a party with fellowing label mates BRUTAL KNIGHTS who are coming from Toronto to really get the party going on. If you have yet to see one of their legendary live shows you aren't going to want to miss this one. GERM ATTAK will be opening the show and will bring on their full punk rock assault.

SEDATIVES
with BRUTAL KNIGHTS and GERM ATTAK at Babylon (317 Bank St.) 10 pm/$8/19+




WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26th:

The boys from BRUISED TONGUE RECORDS and the LEAKY PIPES gang present:

THE WICKED AWESOMES
(Edmonton/Psychic Handshake Records)

A lexicon of stellar punk, garage, psych, art rock and new wave influences. Think of the Black Lips playing "Daydream Nation"-era Sonic Youth filtered down through Devo. Touring in support of their new LP on Psyhchic Handshake!!

ULTRATHIN (Montreal/Campaign For Infinity)

Montreal pumps out another brilliant heavy psych-punk power-trio, and they're back in town to tear us another new one!! Their new Campaign for Infinity, two-sided single "Endless Summer II" is the banger of the summer, and their new lineup with Mark from Wax Attic is a force to be reckoned with.

HOLY COBRAS
(Ottawa/Bruised Tongue/Telephone Explosion Records)

Spaced-out delay dripped punk that sounds like Chrome and Spacemen 3 getting pounced on by a 7 foot tall bass player and a hot babe drummer. Who knows what the hell they'll do this time???? New split with Grand Trine on Bruised Tongue OUT NOW!!!

ALL AGES/BYOB/8PM/$5
LEAKY PIPES
636 SOMERSET ST. WEST (across from Shanghai, near Bronson)
RESPECT THE HOUSE, RESPECT EACH OTHER.




FRIDAY AUGUST 28th:

MALE NURSE TAPE RELEASE PARTY

Davey has this to say about it:

"Hey guys and gals.. it's that time again. 6 months has gone by without a release for Male Nurse, so I've got another one coming out on the 28th! Friday, august 28th that is, at Irene's where i will be releasing my NEW ALBUM "Everything's amazing, Noone's Happy" on BRUISED TONGUE records.

Also playing will be ROFL (the gaycorn) and UNCLE CAT (Russian Klezmer band)

5 DOLLARS!
PLEASE COME! I WANT TO MAKE THIS THE BEST NIGHT OF THIS YEAR FOR ME AND YOU AS WELL. get horny"

The show is at IRENE'S and starts at 1o pm.

Afterwards you can clang-a-lang down Bank street to the opposite end of the city for the last Ska/Soul/Rock&Roll of the Summer Patio season at BRIXTON'S.



SATURDAY AUGUST 29th:

SMITH WESTERNS first came to Ottawa as NOBUNNY's openers and backing band. They surprised a lot of people with their amazing garage fuzz pop which conjures the spirit of BRIAN JONES, BRIAN WILSON, MARC BOLAN and PHIL SPECTOR. Their lp on HOZAC RECORDS will definitely be on many lists as best record of the year.

SUPPOSITORIES are going to be delivering a brand new 7" at this show. 4 blasts of mini.malist punk that will blow your brain with an amazing sleeve designed and printed by Kenny James of Mother's Children.

PEACH KELLI POP will be playing for the first time ever. This is ALLIE from the WHITE WIRES solo project with a backing band which features many familiar faces. If you caught her surprise song at the Mother's Children 7" release party, you know that this promises to be something great. Definitely do not miss this.


Saturday August 29th
Cozzie's Cavernous Castle
854 Bronson
10 pm
$5
BYOB/BYOBS

This is someone's house. Don't be a dick.

So that's a lot of stuff for you to during the last two weeks of August. There's a bunch of new records being released and cool out of town bands coming to town so do your best to catch as much as you can.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

INSANE WEEKEND!

This weekend is going to be insane. crazy. nuts.

FRIDAY AUGUST 7th:
A BRUISED TONGUE RECORDS SHOWCASE FEATURING

THE FAMINES (Edmonton, Alberta. Pop Echo, Reluctant Records)
Insane loud-as hell garage-punk two-piece featuring ex-members of the Wolfnote and Vertical Struts. Blew minds and speakers at Coz's place last spring, here to do it again.

FUCKED CORPSE (Ottawa, Bruised Tongue)
Ottawa weirdos bringing their jangly fuzzed-out stoner pop back from summer vacation. Celebrating their new full-length tape on BRUISED TONGUE.

WRIST PAIN (Ottawa, Bruised Tongue)
Local kraut-psych friendship collective looking to open your ears and expand your mind with some heavy space jams. BRUISED TONGUE tape out soon!

$5
19+
9pm

SATURDAY AUGUST 8TH















NOBUNNY (San Francisco SUPERSTAR.)
THE WHITE WIRES (Ottawa SUPERSTARS.)
THE HANDSOME SEXIES (Los Angeles SUPERSTARS.)

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STANDARD ISSUE #8 RELEASE PARTY!

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DELICIOUS FOOD!!!!!!!!!!


DOM POLSKI POLISH PARTY PALACE.
379 waverley.
tickets are $8 dollars in advance and available at Birdman & RRPP.

SUNDAY AUGUST 9TH
















THE JINXES (Los Angeles)
THE TEUTONICS (San Francisco)
GUNSMOKE
THE BEACH BLANKETS

at KENT ST LEGION
$5
9 pm

That's 10 bands for 18 dollars and half of them are from out of town!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PARTY HARD!

STRAIGHT FROM THE WIRES.....

Here's some really exciting news coming from IAN of THE WHITE WIRES....

"Luke (WW bass extraordinaire) and our friend Adam just opened up a little video production studio in the basement at Luke's rehearsal space. To promote their studio, and experiment with their gear, they thought it would be cool to make a White Wires video!!!
Here it is, just in time for us to drop the BIG news that our LP has be repressed by a label we drool over..........ladies and gentlemen...........the White Wires are now part of the DOUCHEMASTER RECORDS CLUB!!!!!!!!!!
watch for the LP.....
with a slightly reworked cover,
word is, it should be ready for our appearance at....gasp.......GONERFEST 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and here's the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDs085vd0AM



Upcoming stuff.......
this is getting a little bit conceited, but I swear I'm not making this up.
On Monday, we finished recording for 2 new 45s

the first will be on Canadian super label UGLY POP RECORDS!!!!! the same label that put out the TRANZMITORS 1st 45!!! run by Simon...the most dangerous man on TB!!!

next up will be a 45 on the brand new TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS!!!!!!!! this is Bill and Lisa from COCOCOMA!!!!!!!!...check out their myspace, sit down first, the list of releases might make you dizzy!

we're pushing to have those both for GONERFEST too. Bill thinks he can do it, and I believe him.

then, when we get back to reality, we're gonna start recording for another LP.
Ken from DIRTNAP has asked if we wanted to do it on his label.........obviously!!!!!!!!!!

I put the plastic sheets back on my bed. This is all just too much for us 3 Canadians!!!

Anyways, I thought you would all be interested to know, so there you have it. I'll send out details as each one of the records surfaces.

we're on tour this weekend with bubblegum punk superstar NOBUNNY!!!
come out and see us in Ottawa this Saturday...see this thread
http://www.punkottawa.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=83541

enjoy the video for now!
Ian "

I'm really proud of these guys and gal. They wrote and released a really solid record and are getting some deserved recognition without actively seeking it out. They prove that you don't need to have some sort of hype management team or try really hard at playing "the game" to get your name out there. You simply need to write some great songs with a little bit of heart and good things will come.