Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ottawa Explosion Weekend! June 16th - 18th!



THURSDAY NIGHT!

Bruised Tongue/Rock & Roll Pizza Party presents

THE VISITORS
DEMON'S CLAWS
HOLY COBRAS
MALE NURSE BAND
MANNEQUIN
KNIFEMARE

Babylon
317 Bank St.

Doors at 9 pm.
Free with bracelet.
$10 at the door.
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FRIDAY EVENING!

PREGNANCY SCARES
MOTIVATOR

Vertigo Records
193 Rideau St

Doors at 8 pm.
Free. All ages.
Limited capacity.
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Meatlocker Records presents

THE UNCOOPERATIVES
MUFFLER CRUNCH
GROOVEGASM
DJANGUAR
MONOBROW
PRETTY LITTLE DEATH MACHINE
HOT DAM
THE DITCH

Yogi's
34 1/2 Main St.

Doors at 7 pm.
Free with bracelet.
PWYC.BYOB.
All ages.
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FRIDAY NIGHT!

BAD SPORTS
STATUES
THE CREEPS
SONIC AVENUES
FUCKING MACHINES

FEAR OF LIPSTICK
THE KAMALAS
THE JOHNNIES
THE MNEMONICS

Mavericks/Dekcuf
221 Rideau St

Doors at 9 pm.
Free with bracelet.
$10 at the door.
19+
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SATURDAY MATINEE!

RED MASS
STRANGE ATTRACTOR
ZEBRASSIERES
GERM ATTAK
ASILE
CRUSADES
SHAKEY ACHES
CROSSS
THE FRIENDLY DIMENSION
FINDERS KEEPERS
DEAD WEIGHTS
+
BARBEQUE and other fun stuff!

Yogi's
34 1/2 Main St.

Doors at 12 pm
Free with bracelet.
$10 at the door.
All ages. BYOB.
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SATURDAY EVENING!

THE BAND WHOSE NAME IS A SYMBOL
NEW HUMAN

Birdman Sound
593 Bank St.
Free. All ages.
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Dwyer Records presents

ALASKAN
KLOVEN HOOFS
MOUNTANAKA
BIG DICK

Mcleod House
439 Mcleod St.

Free with bracelet.
PWYC. BYOB.
All ages.
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SATURDAY NIGHT!

WHITE WIRES
HEAVY CREAM
MOTHER'S CHILDREN
STEVE ADAMYK BAND
&
NICK FLANAGAN

Babylon
317 Bank St.
Doors at 10 pm.
Free with bracelet.
$10 at the door.
19+
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BRACELETS $35.
Available at Birdman Sound, Vertigo & The Record Shaap.
Out of town? ottawaexplosion@gmail.com
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This Friday!

Check out this show presented by the CENTRETOWN RECORD ALLIANCE.




Come hang out and hear some great music. What else do you want?

The City Above (catchy psych garage) 


The Allrights (bash bam rock)


Old Crimes (ottawa's best punk gets quiet(ish))

5$/19+/9pm

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Bands!

So I've recently added a bunch of links to bands in the "bands" section of this site. I also sadly added (r.i.p.) next to more than a few names as well.

One of the new bands I've added are RAT TALES. This is the new band from the maniacs from THE GIRLFRIENDS who played their last show ever on Saturday. It picks up where they left and I'm curious to see where they take it. They're playing on April 30th with a band from Boston called GIRLFRIENDS because those kids are geniuses like that. It's also the eviction party for the apartment they're playing in. I once saw an epic display of partying go down in this apartment last summer and I'm sure this will be no different/crazier.

Another band involves some shameless self-promotion on my behalf. PREGNANCY SCARES recently put out a demo tape a couple of weeks ago. You can hear a couple of songs by clicking HERE. We're playing this Friday with a bunch of great bands for GERM ATTAK's lp release show!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Puker Nation Zine!


I've been picking up as many issues of this zine as I can. I usually pick them up at Vertigo but they're usually available at a few other locations. PUKER NATION is a fun zine done by a young gal in high school. I love the enthusiasm dripping off every page and the fact that a handwritten zine is done in this day and age by someone who grew up in the age of the computer. Most people don't even bother to put forward anything tactile anymore and just take it for granted that people will know about certain books, bands or whatever or can just search it out on the internet. PUKER NATION writes about these things with great enthusiasm and excitement and it's very refreshing to read. It's great to know there are people keeping the spirit of excitement and d.i.y. alive. PUKER NATION does however have an online presence and you can check out the blog which will also link you to digital versions of all of the issues if you can't seem to find any of the physical copies.

CHECK IT OUT!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

04.16 Record Store Day!

The Record Shaap, Birdman Sound & Vertigo Records are all going to be celebrating during Record Store Day and they will have a bunch of the special releases available for sale.

On top of that, 2 of the stores are having bands play in their record stores!

Birdman Sound:
Just a reminder that everyday here at Birdman Sound is Record Store Day !!!! 20 years of the best wax day in and day out! The new album from "the band whose name is a symbol" is here and it is a killer...the best one yet !!! The band are playin an in-store set beginning at 3 pm on Saturday (this one coming!), to commemorate the new vinyl....buy your copy of "TBWNIS Vs. The Purveyors Of Conspicuous Authenticity" and get it signed on the spot. There's only 100 copies so they'll be gone in a blink of the eye! The groups next show is slated for The Clocktower Brew Pub, Saturday May 7th with Quebec's Electric Eastern Folk Psych outfit, The Hollow Bodies....see ya at the show!


Vertigo Records:

Closing out Record Store Day 2011, Vertigo Records is super excited to present THE VISITORS, performing in-store, @ 6PM!

This will be Vertigo's very first in-store performance (aside from the odd dancing crackhead or drunk that wanders in the shop from time to time) and if all goes smoothly, it will be the first of many more down the road. Please respect the shop, as we are not a bar--this means NO booze/drugs/violence/jackasses--save it for later that night, please!

Hope you can make it out to see one of our favourite bands playing in-haus on Record Store Day!!
See you there!

This Friday!


L'Asco: fast as fuck raw punk hailing from Montreal.

Bone Black: Raging anarcho crust from Montreal.


Nightmare//Reality: Local d-beat punx.

Police Funeral: Fast & angry anarcho punk.

Antimony: new crust punk band, first show.

AA/19+, $5-$7 sliding scale.
doors 730pm
bands 815pm

Montgomery Legion Hall
330 Kent St.

"We would like to continue booking shows at the legion because its a cheap all ages space, and in order to do that we need people to be respectful of the space... so basically leave your fucking bullshit at home, and please no drinking outside directly around the venue.

Yours truly, Raw Distort Productions"

 Don't miss this show!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bare Wires, White Wires & Davila 666!

Capital Distraction presents...

Thursday April 14th 2011 Bare Wires (Oakland)

This Bay Area trio sound like the Bay City Rollers would if they went to Rock N' Roll High School.

The White Wires (Ottawa)

These local slop pop heroes are making waves all over the place so make sure to catch them in all their glory in their home town.

Davila 666 (Puerto Rico)

They may not have the word "wires" in their name but they still rip really hard. They are going to get the night started right and have everyone flying around the room to their party jams!

Babylon.
317 Bank St.

9 pm. $10.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

4th Ottawa Community Record Show


Hey Music Fan! Why so glum? (Meehh..)

Are you looking for some new sounds? (Ahhh...)

Looking for a particular record and just can’t track it down? (Eurrrgh?)

Then you need to come out the 4th Ottawa Community Record Show, Sunday April 10, 2011.

Always all killer, no filler! LPs and CDs from local vendors and collectors, along with selections from some of our friends from out of town.

Whether you’re a die hard music freak, hunting for rare collectibles, or just getting your collection started, you won’t want to miss the 4th Ottawa Community Record Show, at Saint Anthony’s Hall, 523 St. Anthony Street, just off Preston near the 417.

It’s only three bucks to get in and runs from 11 AM to 4 PM. (Waa!)

This event is presented in collaboration with: CKCU 93.1 FM, CHUO 89.1 FM, and Birdman Sound.

St. Anthony’s Hall
523 St. Anthony St
Ottawa, ON