Friday, February 15, 2013

City Slang Radio!

Don't forget to listen to City Slang every Monday at 9 pm on CHUO 89.1 FM.

You missed an episode? You can listen to it HERE!

Here's a recap of all of the shows.

EPISODE 1
Emmanuel and Travis talk to Aaron and Marie of weirdcanada.com, a website archiving the weirdest and best Canadian music. 

Aaron shares some bizarre tales of private press treasures, including the story of alleged murderer and extreme soft-rocker Lewis!

Plus tunes from S.H.I.T., Big Dick, Merchandise, The Soupcans, Teledrome, and Lewis.

EPISODE 2


Emmanuel and Travis talk to Chris Mason of Dirt Cult records about punks in Los Cruces, New Mexico. Chris reveals how his mom feels about the new Misfits (it’s not good).

Hear tracks from Chris’ band Low Culture. Plus, tracks from The Sediment Club, Alex Calder, Fuzz, Open Channels, Chloroform, Rational Animals, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Total Crush, and a Valley Boys song that might BLOW TRAVIS’ MIND.

EPISODE 3

Pierre Richardson and Craig Proulx from tape label Bruised Tongue take over the airwaves to play some of the finest tunes from the Bruised Tongue catalogue. What a couple’a jerks!

Pierre and Craig talk about the origins of the label, how the cassette game has changed in Canada, and what kind of biker trouble you get into wearing a back patch.

Hear tunes from Blue Cross, Black Train, Monomyth, Boyhood, Mannequin, Red Mass, Organ Eyes, plus a preview of upcoming releases from The Yips, New Swears, and J.S. Odette.

EPISODE 4

All star after all star! Raymond Biesinger of The Famines gives us some style pointers and a history lesson on WWI TANKS! Plus, Alex Calder of Makeout Videotape takes a RAPID FIRE INTERVIEW, and we learn about near-death tour experiences, and where the best drug-front restaurants are in Montreal.

And hear tunes from The Famines, Tweens, Pretty Pretty, Vacation, Alex Calder, Makeout Videotape, Dirty Beaches, Whore Paint, and Rough Kids.


EPISODE 5

Steve Adamyk of THE STEVE ADAMYK BAND joins Emmanuel and Travis in studio! We almost kick him out, but then the gang talks about punk rock karaoke, debauchery in hospitals, and how not to get arrested in Spain. 

Hear tracks from The Steve Adamyk Band, Sonic Avenues, The Shooting Guns, TV Freaks, Red Dons, Absolutely Free, Camel Heads, Inservibles, and more.


Follow the show on Twitter if you're into that kind of thing.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2012: A visual retrospective.

David Forcier, photographer and drummer extraordinaire, just unearthed all his pictures from Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2012.






See the rest here!

Don't be too impatient. We'll be announcing bands for OXW 2013 later this month!

The Yips - EP - stream!



To finish off the week we're posting the fourth stream of the week! THE YIPS will be releasing their debut cassette on BRUISED TONGUE next month but you can get a sneak peak of the tape now by listening to it HERE!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hilotrons "At Least There's Commotion" stream


You can stream the new HILOTRONS lp "At Least There's Commotion" HERE.

It's an amazing record that completely blew my mind when I heard it.

There's an awesome interactive map with videos for a bunch of the tracks from the record HERE.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Swears "Funny Isn't Real" stream!

NEW SWEARS just put up a stream of their "Funny Isn't Real" tape. Check it out here!

BRUISED TONGUE will be releasing the tape on March 7th at Pressed with NEW SWEARS playing with COLD WARPS! More info here!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Steve Adamyk Band - "Third" LP stream!

You can stream the brand new lp from STEVE ADAMYK BAND that will be out February 12th on DIRTNAP records at the Exclaim! website.

You will be able to pick up a copy at the record release show on March 2nd with SONIC AVENUES!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Win 2 passes to Ottawa Explosion Weekend!



This Thursday CHUO 89.1 FM is putting on a fundraising auction at Club Saw. We have donated 2 passes to OTTAWA EXPLOSION WEEKEND. Be there to get a chance at snatching up a couple of passes to the festival for a fraction of the price with all the proceeds going to an awesome community radio station!

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/417379028346946/


Friday, February 1, 2013

March 2nd: Steve Adamyk Band & Sonic Avenues!

OTTAWA EXPLOSION presents...


Saturday March 2nd 2012: STEVE ADAMYK BAND LP RELEASE PARTY!

STEVE ADAMYK BAND (Ottawa, ON) 11:15 pm
http://steveadamykband.com/

This is the 3rd lp from this amazing band. If you've been following them from the start you know what to expect: powerful punk with catchy melodies. Not reinventing the wheel but definitely making it faster and smoother.

SONIC AVENUES (Montreal, QC) 10:30 pm
http://sonicavenues.com/

Sonic Avenues may be from Montreal but they are an Ottawa band at heart. Brothers in arms with the Steve Adamyk Band, the two have toured Europe together twice and share a member. They released the incredible Television Youth lp on Dirtnap last year.

followed by NIGHT MOVES with DJ Pat Johnson!

BABYLON
317 BANK ST.
DOORS AT 9 PM. $8.

Poster by Curtis Delaney (http://pizzatrip.tumblr.com/)