Thursday, September 29, 2011

9.30 Napalm Raid, Truncheons & Asile.

Friday September 30 2011

Napalm Raid (Halifax Crust)
http://napalmraid.blogspot.com/

Truncheons (Montreal Raw Punk)
http://soundcloud.com/truncheons/
 &

Asile (Ottawa)
http://www.purevolume.com/ASILE94858

295 Powell St
$5-$10

RESPECT THE HOUSE.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This Saturday! Dog Day & Zine Reading!


Check out Cindy Crabb of DORIS zine, Jeff Miller of GHOST PINE zine and Jennifer Whiteford of MATILDA zine reading at Venus Envy this Saturday.

There will also be a last minute show by Halifax's DOG DAY happening a little bit earlier at 137 McLeod.


Ottawa Explosion presents...

DOG DAY (Halifax)

Halifax gloom popsters Dog Day have devolved. Partners Seth Smith and Nancy Urich have returned to the road, as a two piece, taking along a fresh batch of songs.

This is a last minute show. They will be playing at around 7 pm.

Bring $$$ to give to the band. Buy records. Help them out!

Thanks to the residents of 137 Mcleod for helping making this happen on such short notice!

SPREAD THE WORD!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

5th Ottawa Community Record Show!

 Yup it's that time again, time to start planning/saving up, hopefully you know the drill by now, but if not, feel free to ask me questions about it....… the 5th Ottawa Community Record Show, Sunday, October 2nd at St. Anthony’s Hall.

Always growing, where else can you peruse that much wax and such all in one place I ask you? As always, lots of Killer LPs & CDs. Always aiming for quality over quantity!

The 5th Ottawa Community Record Show, Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Same place, same times: from 11 AM to 4 PM at St. Anthony’s Hall, 523 St. Anthony St. (near Preston and the 417)... Admission is a mere 3 DOLLARS!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Releases!


DEAD WEIGHTS have just released their brand new 7" which you can stream HERE. They're going to be playing a few out of town shows and will be playing on October 9th with Cobra Skuls and Nothington at Dekcuf.


CRUSADES have released their debut lp on It's Alive!/Razorcake records which you can stream HERE. The record will be released on October 26th at their show with Obits and Pregnancy Scares at Babylon.


ZEBRASSIERES have digitally unleashed their first 12" called "Black Brainwave" which you can stream HERE. The vinyl version on P.Trash Records will be available October 14th at their record release party at Dekcuf with Strange Attractor and Rat Tales as well at the Vertigo Records 8th Anniversary party with Statues and Joey Shithead.

ZEBRASSIERES also have a split 12" coming out on P.Trash with THE FUN FUNS which is a Calgary band featuring half of the original Zebrassieres line-up which was recorded severals years ago. The Zebrassieres side is a repress of their "Gooey Zoo" 12" originally out on Going Gaga Records.

Friday, September 23, 2011

From The Back Of The Room

The documentary FROM THE BACK OF THE ROOM is premiering tonight at 9:15 at the Mayfair Theatre.



Covering 30 years of female involvement in the DIY punk/Riot Grrrl scene Including interviews with members of Le Tigre, Bikini Kill, Thulsa Doom, Harum Scarum and many more!

Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies continue to help keep DIY together today. This documentary chronicles the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk, and has interviews with over 30 women from across the country, ages 17 to 40. Race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism are all addressed in this film, giving a more complete picture of how these women participate in the DIY community, and how it affects their daily lives.

"An exhaustive, diverse, and thoughtful meditation on women in the punk community" - Washington City Paper

"Engrossing... a lovely and important film about people who've fallen in love with music, and why they've chosen to pursue that path despite a seemingly endless array of obstacles" - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Showtimes:
Fri Sept 23 - 9:15pm
Mon Sept 26 - 9:15pm
Wed Sept 28 - 9:15pm 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

9.22 Cheveu (Paris, France), Silken Laumann & Mannequin!

Ottawa Explosion presents...

Thursday September 22nd 2011

CHEVEU (Paris, France)
http://cheveu.tk/

"In a genre where the word 'angular' is used with alarming frequency, Cheveu's take on post-punk is obtuse in the best possible sense. When not setting fire to pop-rap or psychosexual film dialog, these frenetic Frenchmen take their sonic and spiritual cues from all sorts of musical pranksters: fellow countrymen and proto-industrial noiseniks Metal Urbain, British New Wave chuckleheads bIG fLAME and Family Fodder, and even good ol' American Captain Beefheart. Calling Cheveu eccentric only scratches their idiosyncratic surface."

SILKEN LAUMANN (Ottawa)

Rolf and Pat from the Acorn with Adam Saikaley churning out some wild dance/noise freak-outs.

MANNEQUIN (Ottawa)
http://www.myspace.com/mannequintown

Dark pop for dark people. Split tape out on Bruised Tongue.

Cafe Dekcuf
221 Rideau St

9:30 pm. $6

Monday, September 12, 2011

Camp Radio "Campista Socialista" LP!

Camp Radio's new lp is out now! You can give the record a listen and buy it here.

The Ottawa record release show is this Saturday!


Finally! The long awaited follow up to Camp Radio's debut album! 'Campista Socialista' is a record that fans of the band have been craving and is destined to win over critics and new fans alike. Chalk full of high energy, power-poppy sing along numbers, this is the full length record that will define Camp Radio.

Oh! And the first 100 vinyl copies include a bonus 7" of 2 unreleased Camp Radio songs!



Camp Radio
with

Mother's Children
http://motherschildren.blogspot.com/
&
The Mnemonics
http://www.myspace.com/mnemonicsband

Babylon.
317 Bank St. 19+

$8 advanced tickets available at The Record Shaap and both Compact Music locatio
ns.

Rat Tales "Adult Party" Video

If you don't know what the RAT TALES are all about you will learn in this video.

They are all about drinking, destruction, punching each other in the face, causing shit, acting dumb and having fun. Either get on board or get out of the way because nothing is going to stop these guys.

Check it out.

You can check out their 15 song cd HERE.
Don't miss them on October 14th at Cafe Dekcuf with Strange Attractor and Zebrassieres!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Upcoming Ottawa Explosion Shows!

Things have been a little crazy around Ottawa Explosion HQ. The end of the summer ends up being quite busy but we are back in effect! We have 2 great shows that we've just announced!

Thursday September 22nd 2011

CHEVEU (Paris, France)
http://cheveu.tk/

"In a genre where the word 'angular' is used with alarming frequency, Cheveu's take on post-punk is obtuse in the best possible sense. When not setting fire to pop-rap or psychosexual film dialog, these frenetic Frenchmen take their sonic and spiritual cues from all sorts of musical pranksters: fellow countrymen and proto-industrial noiseniks Metal Urbain, British New Wave chuckleheads bIG fLAME and Family Fodder, and even good ol' American Captain Beefheart. Calling Cheveu eccentric only scratches their idiosyncratic surface."

SILKEN LAUMANN (Ottawa)

Rolf and Pat from the Acorn with Adam Saikaley churning out some wild dance/noise freak-outs.

MANNEQUIN (Ottawa)
http://www.myspace.com/mannequintown

Dark pop for dark people. Split tape out on Bruised Tongue.

Cafe Dekcuf
221 Rideau St

9:30 pm. $6

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Friday October 14th 2011

STRANGE ATTRACTOR (Sudbury, On)
http://www.myspace.com/onestrangeattractor

Nasty. Dirty. Weird. Punk. Hide your girlfriend's mom.

ZEBRASSIERES (Record release!)

Nice. Clean. Weird. Pop. Hide your energy dome.

RAT TALES

Jangly. Dangly. Wangly. Rock. Hide your valuables.

Cafe Dekcuf
221 Rideau St.

10 pm. $6.