Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows!

Ottawa Explosion presents...

FRIDAY AUGUST 30TH 2013

KETAMINES (Toronto, ON/Lethbridge, AB)
http://ketamines.bandcamp.com/

The Ketamines is music from James Leroy and Paul Lawton. Based simultaneously out of Lethbridge and Toronto, The Ketamines live band(s) have featured over one hundred members to date, touring most of North America in various disguises, disgracing themselves and dishonoring their fathers. The Ketamines have put out two singles and one LP on a variety of labels that like and trust them completely. Their friends find them “intolerable” and “annoying” and as such they find it hard to find connection or love in this cruel world. Ambition with no expectation.

TOUGH AGE (Vancouver, BC)
http://tough-age.bandcamp.com/

Tough Age blends scrappy pop-punk with surf overtones and are influenced by obscure 60's CanCon singles, Guided By Voices, cats and comic books.

AVERAGE TIMES (Ottawa, ON)
http://averagetimes.bandcamp.com/

Sweet yet nasty garage tunes for punk teens and adult degenerates. Tape out on Bruised Tongue very soon!

GABBA HEY
10 PM. $8.


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Finish What You Started and friends bring you

KICKING SPIT (new brunswick, new jersey lo-fi pop-punk)
http://kickingspit.bandcamp.com/

ORGAN EYES (psychedelic grunge)
http://organeyes.bandcamp.com/

YES, PLEASE & THANK YOU (garage rawk)
http://www.ypnty.com/

CHAIN RULE (new shoegaze)

Friday, August 30th @ Luneta Café & Bistro (665 Bronson Avenue)

Doors at 7:30pm. $5.


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Friday Night at the House of TARG presents -

THE DIRTY NIL (Dundas, ON)
http://thedirtynil.bandcamp.com/
PUP (Toronto, ON)
http://puptheband.bandcamp.com/
BLACKBREAD (Ottawa, ON)
-plus- DJ Emmett (Mod Club)

Cousin Nestor is coming to town!! And this time he is bringing a sweet showcase of Toronto bands - I've heard a lot of chatter about THE DIRTY NIL and am super excited to finally get a chance to catch their live show -
these guys hit it pretty hard and heavy while keeping the party going strong - pop sensibility/melody mixed with aggressive hooked out heaviness. PUP has risen from the ashes of TOPANGA to carry on their strong legacy of
brilliant musicianship and hard travelled road dedication - probably one of the most energetic bands on the current circuit - these guys can do it all!! First show for BLACKBREAD - my new project with members of FOGBOTTOM, KLOVENHOOFS, HEAT MACHINES, BOOM CREEK etc.
Its gonna be a short/sweet first set so get to there early!!

Friday August 30th
House of TARG
Doors@8pm/5$/BYOB
bands done at 11pm, arcade open till 1am.
Don't forget your quarters!!!


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SATURDAY AUGUST 31st 2013

Finish What You Started brings you

HIGHNESS (Brookyln, NY heavy melody, members of Christie Front Drive, pg99, Darkest Hour, City of Caterpillar)
https://www.facebook.com/highnessinfection

SPARROWS (new LP out called Cold Grounds)
https://www.facebook.com/sparrows613

CARRAWAY (ottawa emo punks)
https://www.facebook.com/carrawayband

FIGHTING SEASON (hamilton pop-punk)

Saturday, August 31st @ Luneta Cafe & Bistro

8pm. $8


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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1st 2013
walrus (HFX)
http://walrustheband.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WaWalrus

sheepman (HFX)
http://sheepman.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheepman/205341019574004

organ eyes
http://organeyes.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Organ-Eyes/262572520481652

Starts at 10
$5
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3rd 2013

Ottawa Explosion presents...
UNCHAINED MALADY
by Blake Hargreaves

September 3rd
@Club SAW
$8 8PM

premiere screening of Blake Hargreaves video collage UNCHAINED MALADY.

Tree of Life meets Anti-Christ meets Michael Snow. Very psychedelic, drone-y and at sometimes grotesque, it's incredibly captivating and hypnotic.

Be prepared to lose your mind.

informal screening setting. chairs for sitting, room for standing.

curated by Les Demon


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MY BRAIN HURTS DJ NIGHT!

w/ BIZZIE D & SKA JEFF "DJing" all their fav pop-punk jams! Hear everything new and old, old and new, and yes..even the cheesy stuff! We're going to play everything from TEENAGE HEAD to THE HARD-ONS to JAWBREAKER to LIFETIME to GOB to you name it!

$4 PBR CANS! $3 JAGERMEISTER SHOTS!

We're also having a few rad bands open the night off with short sets featuring

SCHOOL DAMAGE (toronto pop-punk)
https://www.facebook.com/schooldamage?fref=ts

FRESH HELL
https://www.facebook.com/freshhellottawa

NEW ELDERS
https://www.facebook.com/NewElders

Tuesday, September 3rd @ Luneta Café & Bistro (665 Bronson Avenue)

Doors at 8pm. $5 before 11pm (gas ain't cheap, support the bands!) and FREE after.

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Future Ottawa Explosion shows:

9.13 FUNHOUSE Punk DJ Night at Mugshots. 11 pm/$3.
9.25 Ottawa Explosion Showcase at POP Montreal w/ Holy Cobras, New Swears, Pregnancy Scares, Boyhood & Big Dick!
9.26 Pop. 1280 & Teenanger at 614 Gladstone. 8 pm/$6/AA.
10.11 FUNHOUSE Punk Dj Night w/ TV Freaks + more. 10 pm.
10.23 The Famines + more at Pressed. 8 pm/$8.
11.08 FUNHOUSE Punk DJ Night at Mugshots.
11.15 Solids + more at Gabba Hey!



Friday, August 23, 2013

8.23 Screaming Females, Organ Eyes & The Yips at Gabba Hey!

punkottawa.com, ottawa explosion, and spectrasonic present


SCREAMING FEMALES (New Jersey indie/punk, Don Giovanni recs)
www.screamingfemales.com
www.facebook.com/screamingfemales

ORGAN EYES (Ottawa psych/garage, Bruised Tongue recs)
www.organeyes.bandcamp.com

THE YIPS (Ottawa Ouija rock, Bruised Tongue recs)
www.facebook.com/youyapweyip

Friday August 23 - Gabba Hey
All Ages - 9pm doors - $10 advance

tickets available at Vertigo Records and at the door

facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/186243621550652

www.punkottawa.com
www.ottawaexplosion.blogspot.ca
www.spectrasonic.com

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review: Arboretum Arts Festival!

Read a review of Arboretum Arts Festival courtesy of Alanna Why of Pukey Party.


Congrats to Arboretum Festival for another successful year!
Looking forward to seeing what's to come in the future!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

8.15 HUMAN EYE, SWOLLEN EYES & EAT CROW!


Off The Beaten Track & Ottawa Explosion presents...


THURSDAY AUGUST 15TH

HUMAN EYE (Detroit, MI)

Psych-punk animals from outer space on In The Red, Goner & Sacred Bones records.

"One of the world’s last real examples of avant garde punk music, Human Eye is the yardstick by which all real rock’n’roll weirdness should be measured. As far back as 2004, these oblique creatures of the darkest, most unlit spaces in the universe carved out their very own caveman-cum-alien formula of sickening sounds. Withstanding lineup changes and label rearrangements, they’ve succeeded in baring the frayed edges of their own sanity and creating something truly awe-inspiring with each successive release." - Sacred Bones

SWOLLEN EYES
http://theswolleneyes.bandcamp.com/track/alone

& EAT CROW

The Dominion Tavern
33 York St.

Doors at 9 pm.
$10 advance at the door

Monday, August 12, 2013

VIDEO: The Kidnappers - "East Berlin (Ost- Berlin)"

Hamburg's THE KIDNAPPERS just released their first music video for a track called "East Berlin (Ost-Berlin)" which is coming out on a 7" on Secret Mission Records in October.

The video even features a loving tribute to Ottawa's own NEW SWEARS.

The video also features "Tennis, Golf, a human gin distillery and dancing Flamingos...Enjoy!!!!"

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

FUNHOUSE: Voicemail & Babysitter go to jail!

Ottawa Explosion & Kichesippi Beer presents the 4th edition of Funhouse!

This month CRAIG PERU (Small Talk Stinks/Bruised Tongue) & Skid Vicious (Rock & Roll Pizza Party/Ottawa Explosion) will be spinning choice punk platters and new wave nightmares in the prison yard all night long! Get ready to dance! 

Musical guests:

VOICEMAIL (Ottawa, ON)

Taking inspiration from the best of Northern Ireland in the 70's - Protex, Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers and adding a dash of Thin Lizzy's street stomping attitude Voicemail will have you begging for more.

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BABYSITTER (Victoria, ON)
http://babysitter.bandcamp.com/

"sounds like DRI jamming on Crazy Horse, but the music has taken on a more epic quality, something, that in the best sense of the denim/flannel stereotype, sounds Canadian as fuck while also evoking Grunge’s greatest ideals. “Never gonna die! Never gonna die!” screams “Talking ‘Bout The New Generation”, an anthem for the ne’er-do-wellkids with hair in their faces and holes in their jeans, spilling Blue all over the basement floor as they slamdance to keep warm during long winters." - Weird Canada

$4 bottles of Kichesippi all night & $4 dark and stormy's made with Harvey & Vern's Old Fashioned Soda! What a steal!

Mugshots Jail Bar
75 Nicholas St.

Doors at 10:30 pm. $5.

A real cool time.

https://www.facebook.com/events/608831942482633/