Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gaga Weekend III

So there word is officially out! GAGA WEEKEND III is happening on June 10th, 11th and 12th and it's going to be wild!


THURSDAY JUNE 10th ROCK 'N' ROLL PIZZA PARTY

SUPPOSITORIES
HOLY COBRAS
URANIUM COMEBACK
CREEPS
GREED BROS
PREGNANCY SCARES

+ DJ MARK PESCI

@ IX ON ELGIN STREET
$6 - 9PM - 19+
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FRIDAY JUNE 11th at BORED TO DEATH

ZEBRASSIERES
STRANGE ATTRACTOR
MOTHER'S CHILDREN
FIRST BASE
PEACH KELLI POP
GIRLFRIENDS

+ DJ STEVE ADAMYK

@ RITUAL ON BESSERER STREET
$6 - 9PM - 19+
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SATURDAY JUNE 12th MATINEE @ YOGI'S
18 bands

THE BAND WHOSE NAME IS A SYMBOL
GARAGA
TOKYO SEX WHALE
LOVIATAR
YEAR ZERO
CRITICAL CONVICTIONS
CRUSADES
BIG DICK
WHITE WIRES
CENTRETOWN CRIPPLERS
GERM ATTAK
ROOKERS
JOLIETTES
CHANDELIERS
SECRET LOVES
KNIFEMARE
RHUME
THUNDERUNCLE

@ MAIN & GREENFIELD
$10 - 11AM - AA
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SATURDAY JUNE 12th NIGHT SHOW @ BABYLON

VISITORS
STATUES
GOODNIGHT LOVING
SONIC AVENUES
WALNUT KIDS
STEVE ADAMYK
COLD WARPS

+ DJ STEPHANE
@ BABYLON BANK STREET
$6 - 9PM - 19+
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BROUGHT TO YOU BY
GOING GAGA RECORDS
THE ROCK 'N ROLL PIZZA PARTY
STANDARD ISSUE
BIRDMAN SOUND
VERTIGO RECORDS
CHUO FM 89.1
CKCU FM 93.1
BRUISED TONGUE
KELP
PUNKOTTAWA.COM
OTTAWAEXPLOSION.COM


GET YOUR FULL WEEKEND PASS AT HTTP://WWW.GOINGGAGARECORDS.COM/ , BIRDMAN, VERTIGO or CAPITAL REHEARSAL STUDIOS.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

CAPITAL DISTRACTION UPCOMING EVENTS.

May 29th - Rock & Roll Pizza Prom @ Montgomery Legion Hall. 330 Kent St. 10 pm/$6

June 1st - MESS FOLK (Nova Scotia, Hozac Records) & MOUTH at Babylon. 317 Bank St. 10 pm/PWYC.

JUNE 3RD - RRPP W/ FAMINES & new GET A LIFE LOSERS band. nIXne. 360-B Elgin St. 10 pm/PWYC.

June 4th - BRUTAL KNIGHTS, SUPPOSITORIES + 1 at Cafe Dekcuf.221 Rideau Street. 10 pm/$8.

June 6th - BLIND SHAKE, BIRTHDAY SUITS, WHITE LUNG & PREGNANCY SCARES at nIXne. 360-B Elgin St. 9 pm/$6/$8.

JUNE 10TH - RRPP - GAGA WEEKEND

JUNE 11TH - GAGA WEEKEND

JUNE 12TH -GAGA WEEKEND

JUNE 13TH - NEIL HAMBURGER & DAIQUIRI + more at Montgomery Legion Hall. 330 Kent St. 9 pm/$10.

JUNE 24TH - RRPP W/ NOBUNNY, NYMPHETS & STEVE ADAMYK BAND at nIXne. 360-B Elgin St. 10 pm/$10.

JUNE 29TH - RED MASS/HOLY COBRAS at Babylon. 317 Bank St. 10 pm/$5.

JULY 15TH - RRPP W/GROWN UPS (CALGARY)

JULY 17TH - TILTWHEEL & YEAR ZERO at BABYLON

JULY 30TH - RED DONS & CRUSADES @ BABYLON

AUGUST 13th - Paul COLLINS' BEAT, MOTHER'S CHILDREN, SONIC AVENUES & WALNUT KIDS at Babylon. 317 Bank St. 10 pm/$8/$10.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The White Wires Secret Show!

On May 15th THE WHITE WIRES wrapped up the KELP RECORDS 16th Anniversary Weekend with a secret show. The location was announced a few hours before the show and they played in the back of a moving truck with a generator powering everything.



























Check out the rest of David Forcier's photos HERE.
 
Here's a video of the first song where the generator unfortunately cut out. The problem was fixed and the set continued afterwards. Click HERE to watch. Video by Paul G. You can view his photos HERE.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bad Vibrations!

Capital Distraction & Boozedays present:


















May 11th 2010

BAD VIBRATIONS (HALIFAX APOCALYPSE POP)
They remind me of Eric's Trip or Sebadoh's more upbeat songs. Driving, energetic with great melodies and vocal harmonies. They sound like the "indie rock" bands of the early 90's, back when indie rock wasn't a four letter word that evoked the image of boring soulless music played by bands with 9 members minimum.

CENTRETOWN CRIPPLERS (ROCK N' ROLL PARTY TEAM)
This band pretty much has the 9 member format that I derided earlier but luckily for everyone they don't play boring soulless music. They play upbeat rock n' roll that will get a party started. This band could play to 2 people and there's already enough people in the room to start a decent rager.

KNIFEMARE (MESSY ROCK )
Not much is known about this new duo. It features 2 guys who were in Fucked Corpse together and one of them is currently in Holy Cobras. They've been making songs together for a while but have yet to play a show. If the two songs they've posted up are any indication you are in for a whole world of trouble.

&

DJ's Skid Vicious & Craignancy Scares!

BABYLON.
PWYC - $5 SUGGESTED DONATION.
10 PM.

Poster by Pierre Richardson.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Creeps! New Record!

THE CREEPS have a new 7" record on the way on IT'S ALIVE! records out of California. It's Alive! have put out records by a lot of the heavy hitters in the pop punk scene such as CHINESE TELEPHONES, DEAR LANDLORD, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, etc. The record is called "Follow You Home" and you can check out two songs from it on THE CREEPS' myspace page.


















T-shirt design by Dave Williams.

THE CREEPS are playing a huge show in Toronto on May 15th opening for THE RIVERDALES. You should go.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Grand Trine & The Middens at RRPP!

CAPITAL DISTRACTION, BRUISED TONGUE & RRPP present:

Thursday May 6th 2010

GRAND TRINE (Montreal) http://www.myspace.com/grandtrinemtl

This power trio from Montreal has decimated several rooms in this city in the last few months. A psychotic mix of 60's garage, 70's psychedelia and Stooges fury that will lay waste to your mind. They will have been on tour for a week or so at this point so their set should be fine tuned and ready to annihilate.

THE MIDDENS (Ottawa)

This is a new band featuring ex and current members of Fucking Machines and Centretown Cripplers among others. I have never heard them but i hear they play ripping blues-tinged punk sort of like Jon Spencer meets the Oblivians.


ROCK N' ROLL PIZZA PARTY
IX NIGHTCLUB
360-B ELGIN ST.
10 PM
19+
PWYC.

FREE PIZZA! DJ'S! DANCING! PARTYING! ETC!