Thursday, March 20, 2014

OXW 2014: Band annoucement #1!!!!!


We are very excited to announce the first round of bands playing Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2014!  


We’ve partnered up with Spectrasonic to bring you Sub Pop recording artists METZ! We’ve also booked an incredibly exciting Dirtnap Records showcase featuring Denton’s THE MARKED MEN alongside Ottawa’s own STEVE ADAMYK BAND & VOICEMAIL and Montreal’s SONIC AVENUES.


As usual we’ve got a bunch of amazing bands from Ottawa playing alongside bands we love from all over the US & Canada. Check out the first 25 bands we’re announcing for OXW 2014!


BOYHOOD (Ottawa, ON) http://boyhoodsongs.bandcamp.com
THE CREEPS (Ottawa, ON) http://thecreeps.bandcamp.com
CRUSADES (Ottawa, ON) http://crusades666.bandcamp.com
IDLE BLOOM (Nashville, TN) http://www.facebook.com/idlebloom
THE FAMINES (Montreal, QC) http://thefamines.bandcamp.com/
FERAL TRASH (Moncton, NB) http://feraltrash.bandcamp.com
KETAMINES (Toronto, ON) http://ketamines.bandcamp.com
METZ (Toronto, ON) http://metz.bandcamp.com
NEEDLES//PINS (Vancouver, BC) http://needlesxpins.bandcamp.com
NEW SWEARS (Ottawa, ON) http://newswears.bandcamp.com   
POOKIE & THE POODLEZ (Oakland, CA) http://pookieandthepoodlez.bandcamp.com
PRETTY PRETTY (Columbus, OH) http://prettypretty.bandcamp.com
PRIMITIVE HEARTS (Oakland, CA) http://primitivehearts.bandcamp.com
PROTOMARTYR (Detroit, MI) https://soundcloud.com/protomartyr
STEVE ADAMYK BAND (Ottawa, ON) http://steveadamykband.com
STRANGE ATTRACTOR (Sudbury, ON) http://strangeattractor.bandcamp.com/
TOUGH AGE (Vancouver, BC) http://tough-age.bandcamp.com
TROPICAL DRIPPS (Ottawa, ON) http://tropicaldripps.bandcamp.com
TWEENS (Cincinatti, OH) http://tweens.bandcamp.com
VACATION (Cincinatti, OH) http://vacation.bandcamp.com
THE WHITE WIRES (Ottawa, ON) http://thewhitewires.bandcamp.com

We'll be announcing more bands very soon!
We'll have a bunch more info about places to stay during the weekend as well!

Passes are $60 by email transfer to ottawaexplosion@gmail.com
Add $2.00 per pass for payment via paypal. (They take a percentage.)

Want to buy an ad in our OXW 2014 booklet? http://bit.ly/OXW2014booklet

More info: http://ottawaexplosion.com
instagram: @ottawaexplosion

#OXW


About Ottawa Explosion Weekend (OXW)
Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2014 will be the fourth edition of this yearly festival. OXW is a celebration of independent music in the punk/garage/hardcore/weirdo vein with a focus on local & canadian bands while still including up and coming bands from the US.


Past performers include Metz, The Men, Mean Jeans, Night Birds, Iron Chic, Bad Sports, Omegas, Nude Beach, Vacation & a bunch more of new and exciting bands from Ottawa, Montreal & Toronto and as far as San Francisco & Hamburg.


The festival is organized by a small group of passionate people and the help of volunteers to pull together this multi day/multi venue affair.

Poster & logo by Curtis Delaney http://pizzatrip.tumblr.com

Monday, March 3, 2014

March shows!

A lot of stuff going on in Ottawa/Gatineau this month!


3.6 New Ottawa Artist Spotlight 3 (Phil Osborne / Bonnie Doon) at SAW Gallery. 7pm/FREE


3.7 Wind & The Wild, and Bosveld at Raw Sugar Cafe. 8pm/$10/AA/Licenced 19+

3.8 Black Angels & David O'Meara's Record Release at The Blacksheep Inn.

3.8 Doom Squad, JFM, You’ll Never Get to Heaven, and F Hood at Mugshots. 9pm/PWYC/19+





3.15 Bumpin Tacos, Generation Hexed at The Dominion Tavern. 10pm

3.17 Charlotte Healey at Oz Cafe. 8pm exhibition until Apr

3.21 Radio Radio and DJ CPI at Ritual Nightclub. 10pm/$20


3.20 ABCDelevision: The Videos of Dennis Tourbin at Club SAW. 7:30pm/FREE




3.22 Freelove Fenner, Gay, Street Meat at Mugshots. 9pm/$5/19+

3.22 Blue Angel, Amantani, Black Baron at Le Troquet. 10pm/$5/18+

3.26 Casual User, The Donner Party, Bonnie Doon and Lord Megatron at Luneta. 8pm/$5
3.28 Flying Fortress, Hassler, and Mothers Children at Luneta. 8pm/$5

3.28 Walrus and Chairs at Cafe Alt. 9pm/$5/AA

3.28 Foxmoulder, Sartre + 2 TBA at 614 Gladstone. 8:30pm

3.29 Silkken Laumann, Matt Tamblyn, and Kabaal at Gabba Hey. 10pm/$8 adv.