Monday, January 30, 2012

Ottawa Today- Episode #1

Here is the first episode of Ottawa Today. This episode plays a bunch of bands who are playing in the next couple of weeks such as Yamantaka // Sonic Titan & Boyhood on February 3rd, The Johnnies 7" release party on the 4th and JEFF the Brotherhood & The White Wires on the 6th. We also mention the screening of the Jay Reatard documentary Better Than Something.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or right-click and save it.

You can win a pair of tickets to see Better Than Something by emailing us with the name of the Jay Reatard song played in this episode and let us know which screening you would like to go to.



The movie is playing at the Mayfair Theatre on Sunday Feb 5 at 8:45 pm and Wednesday and Thursday Feb 8th and 9th at 9 pm.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2012!


OTTAWA EXPLOSION WEEKEND is happening again!

OTTAWA EXPLOSION WEEKEND 2012 will taking place JUNE 13th to 17th.

Last year, 40+ bands and 1 stand-up comedian performed in 3 days. There were some amazing sets from local favorites as well as bands from Montreal, Sudbury,Moncton and Halifax and even as far as Nashville and Austin play at various venues including bars, record stores, basements and even a laundromat.

This year is going to be even crazier!

Book the days off work now. Thank us later.



Here are some of the bands coming from out of town...

Dog Day (Halifax, NS) http://fundog.bandcamp.com/
The Famines (Edmonton, AB/Montreal, QC) http://thefamines.ca
First Base (Toronto, ON) http://firstbase.bandcamp.com/
Hollywood (Baltimore, MD) http://hollywoodbaltimore.tumblr.com/
Iron Chic (Long Island, NY) http://www.ironchic.net
The Isotopes (Vancouver, BC) http://theisotopes.bandcamp.com
Lipstick Homicide (Iowa City, Ia) http://lipstickhomicide.bandcamp.com/
Low Culture (Las Cruces, NM) http://dirtcultrecords.bandcamp.com/album/low-culture-demo
Mean Jeans (Portland, OR) http://https://www.facebook.com/themeanjeans
The Men (Brooklyn, NY) http://wearethemen.blogspot.com
Metz (Toronto, ON) http://metz.bandcamp.com/
Naughty Girls (Montreal, QC) http://naughtygirls.bandcamp.com/
Needles//Pins (Vancouver, BC) http://needlesxpins.tumblr.com/
Nervosas (Columbus, OH) http://nervosas.bandcamp.com
Night Birds (New Jersey/New York City) http://nightbirds.oknoway.com/
Slobs (Montreal, QC) http://slobs.bandcamp.com/
Statues (Sudbury, ON) http://mindyourkeepers.wordpress.com/
Strange Attractor (Sudbury, ON) http://www.myspace.com/onestrangeattractor

Expect a lot more to be announced later including all of the amazing bands who are from our fine city


OTTAWA EXPLOSION WEEKEND 2012!
JUNE 13TH TO 17TH!
Web: http://www.ottawaexplosion.com/
Email: ottawaexplosion@gmail.com
Twitter: @ottawaexplosion #OXW

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ottawa Today - Episode #0!

Here's episode #0 of Ottawa Today.

 
This episode focuses on bands who came to Ottawa in 2011 such as Bad Sports, Barreracudas, Dog Day, The Nymphets, etc.

Future episodes will have interviews, guest dj's and tons of local bands!

Enjoy!

Hosehead Records

Hosehead Records out of Southern Ontario has been putting out tapes by a bunch of great bands like Red Dons, Sonic Avenues and The Midwest Beat.



They've recently released a couple of tapes for bands out of Ottawa. They've just released the cassette version of THE WHITE WIRES second lp originally out on Dirtnap as well as a split from Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs with Ottawa's own THE SHAKEY ACHES.


You can pick them both up along with this awesome White Wires rip-off t-shirt here!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Steve Adamyk Band "Speed It Up" Live!

Here's a video of STEVE ADAMYK BAND playing "Speed It Up" live at Death House in Montreal on December 15th 2011.



This was the Montreal release show for the "Forever Won't Wait" LP out on Dirtnap Records.


 Pick it up at a fine record store near you!

Tonight!


Friday January 20th 2012

Bruised Knees
(ex-Creeping Nobodies, Toronto)
http://bruisedknees.bandcamp.com/
http://www.myspace.com/abruisedknee

Yet another face-melting insertion within the Scotch Tapes and Young Guv lathe series. Two slabs of soylent plastic were necessary to capture the wikked vibrations emerging from Toronto’s Bruised Knees. Eerie, synthetic mellowtones are sandwiched between cultic clamor and shattering shimmer, spinning psychedelic sinusoids around our sonic horizon. The Huckleberry influence runs deep within the wincing metal and triplic drummery; thud, thud, thud, thud, burn burn burn burn. What else lay dorment in Guv’s lair? Grip before the patina groweth.
Aaron Levin - WEIRDCANADA
http://weirdcanada.com/2011/03/new-canadiana-bruised-knees-badwater-holy-sees-horror/

Karaoke
(ex-Creeping Nobodies, Toronto)
http://www.myspace.com/okkaraokeok
http://okkaraokeok.bandcamp.com/

Karaoke do not play Karaoke. They probably wouldn't if you asked. Living and rehearsing in possibly half-haunted buildings has taught them the value of 'living in the now'. Loop-heavy at times, composed of various density, songs hurtle or halt at will, poltergeist-like, or, perhaps, trance-enducing. Karaoke wish to visit you. They will love your basements as much as your colliseums. Invitations to the dance are rarely turned down, though, the dance may be spastic, and on their own terms. All this and more is what Karaoke promise. They put it forth, before you. It is yours to behold. Take it with you, let it possess you, as it might... Karaoke is two. Karaoke is many. Karaoke is a force that they, themselves, can't comprehend. Can you

Caymans (Flourescent Friends, Thames, Clinton Machine)
http://soundcloud.com/fluorescentfriends/sets/caymans-demo-reel/

Future heavyweights, Ottawa's own Joni Sadler and Blake Hargreaves form into a dual pillar of magic sounds to take your mind out of this universe. Know them before the rest of the world.

Raw Sugar
AA / 8PM / $6

poster by
Michael Deforge
www.kingtrash.com

Thursday, January 12, 2012

02.03 Yamantaka // Sonic Titan & Boyhood!!

Ottawa Explosion & CHUO presents...

Friday February 3rd 2012

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN (Montreal. Psychic Handshake Records)
http://www.ytstlabs.com/



YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN are a psychedelic noh-wave opera group fusing noise, metal, pop and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of 'east' meets 'west' culture clash in giant monochrome paper sets.

Listen to their amazing LP here: 

http://yamantakasonictitan.bandcamp.com/

Read about them here:
http://pitchfork.com/features/rising/8752-yamantaka-sonic-titan/
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16097-yamantakasonic-titan/

&

BOYHOOD (Ottawa. Members of Mouth & White Wires)




One of Ottawa's newest and best bands. Catchy songs with haunting melodies bringing together a perfect mix of influences to create songs that will leave an impression on you.

Check it out for yourself: http://boyhoodsongs.bandcamp.com/

Babylon
317 Bank Street.
$6
Doors at 8 pm.
First band at 9 pm.
Music over by 11 pm but followed by Frenzy's 2 year anniversary party!
Stick around and party!

Monday, January 9, 2012

January shows!

Here's a list of shows coming up in the next couple of weeks...

1.14 Thunderuncle, In Heat and Four Stroke at the Clocktower. 8 pm.


CENTERTOWN RECORDING ALLIANCE presents a night of hooks, howls, and headbanging with a line-up featuring Ottawa punk stalwarts Four Stroke, Ottawa's answer to an AC/DC-Girlschool hybrid, IN HEAT, and a rare sighting of Ottawa's most elusive purveyors of grey metal, THUNDERUNCLE.


1.20 Bruised Knees, Karaoke & Caymans at Raw Sugar. AA/8pm/$6.


Bruised Knees
(ex-Creeping Nobodies, Toronto)
http://www.myspace.com/abruisedknee

Yet another face-melting insertion within the Scotch Tapes and Young Guv lathe series. Two slabs of soylent plastic were necessary to capture the wikked vibrations emerging from Toronto’s B
ruised Knees. Eerie, synthetic mellowtones are sandwiched between cultic clamor and shattering shimmer, spinning psychedelic sinusoids around our sonic horizon. The Huckleberry influence runs deep within the wincing metal and triplic drummery; thud, thud, thud, thud, burn burn burn burn. What else lay dorment in Guv’s lair? Grip before the patina groweth.
Aaron Levin - WEIRDCANADA
http://weirdcanada.com/2011/03/new-canadiana-bruised-knees-badwater-holy-sees-horror/

Karaoke
(ex-Creeping Nobodies, Toronto)
http://www.myspace.com/okkaraokeok
http://okkaraokeok.bandcamp.com/

Karaoke do not play Karaoke. They probably wouldn't if you asked. Living and rehearsing in possibly half-haunted buildings has taught them the value of 'living in the now'. Loop-heavy at times, composed of various density, songs hurtle or halt at will, poltergeist-like, or, perhaps, trance-enducing. Karaoke wish to visit you. They will love your basements as much as your colliseums. Invitations to the dance are rarely turned down, though, the dance may be spastic, and on their own terms. All this and more is what Karaoke promise. They put it forth, before you. It is yours to behold. Take it with you, let it possess you, as it might... Karaoke is two. Karaoke is many. Karaoke is a force that they, themselves, can't comprehend. Can you

Caymans (Flourescent Friends, Thames, Clinton Machine)
http://soundcloud.com/fluorescentfriends/sets/caymans-demo-reel/

Future heavyweights, Ottawa's own Joni Sadler and Blake Hargreaves form into a dual pillar of magic sounds to take your mind out of this universe. Know them before the rest of the world.


AA / 8PM / $6

poster by
Michael Deforge 
www.kingtrash.com


1.21 Bludgeoned (Mtl), Sofistifucks (t.o.), and Asile (Ott) at HasselHouse (295 Powell) 7 pm/$5.

Another show hosted by the HasselHouse girls? Fuck yes!!!

Starring (haha):

Bludgeoned - Montreal (http://www.myspace.com/bludgeoned666)
The Sofistifucks - Toronto (http://www.purevolume.com/TheSofistifucks)
Asile - Ottawa (http://www.purevolume.com/ASILE94858)

7pm
$5 donation for the traveling bands (and to rent equipment).

We don't make money from these shows. We do it out of the kindness of our hearts. So don't be stingy people, please support your local/Canadian bands and scene.
You can also do that by respecting us, our house, and those around you.

Last show the house got trashed, things got stolen (from an out of town band), and our belongings got destroyed. this was really disappointing, cause up until that show, everything had gone so well. Please, let's go back to having an awesome, positive, and respectful scene. Cha.

With that being said, this show is gonna rule, so come fucking out, have fucking fun and DON'T HASSLE THE HOUSE!



1.27 Swarm Of Spheres EP release with Djanguar and Kloven Hoofs at 34 1/2 Main St.

Meatlocker Records / House of TARG Presents:

SWARM OF SPHERES (EP Release Party)
DJANGUAR
KLOVENHOOFS

Friday, January 27th
34 1/2 Main St., Ottawa, ON

Doors @ 7:30pm
Bands @ 8:30pm SHARP
$5
BYOB


1.28 The Nils FC, Benevenstanciano & Shot Nerves at the Legion. AA/19+/8pm/$8 adv/$10.


Finish What You Started proudly presents:

THE NILS FC (montreal's punk rock legends!)
http://www.thenils.net/

MOTHERS CHILDREN (power-pop)
http://www.myspace.com/motherschildren

BENEVENSTANCIANO (no idea style pop-punk)
http://benevenstanciano.tumblr.com/

SHOT NERVES (hardcore punk, tape release show!)
http://shotnerves.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 28th @ The Montgomery Legion (330 Kent St.)

$8 advanced (tickets on sale SOON), $10 at the door. 8pm doors.

This event is ALL AGES/LICENSED. Bring your I.D. if you plan to drink! Remember to respect the venue!! No bags allowed inside, but you're welcome to leave them at the door with us. No beverages (soda and water included) are allowed to leave the basement. No hanging out in the BACK or ON THE SIDE because it could lead to noise complaints from neighbours which could lead in the show being shut down. HANGOUT IN THE FRONT or go for a walk between bands. Remember to respect the staff, other patrons and people attending other events at the Legion, each other, and the space.. and have fun! Let's keep this awesome space going!