Friday, February 27, 2015

SECOND ROUND OF BANDS! EARLY BIRD PASSES FOR SALE!


















We are insanely excited to announce another round of bands playing OXW 2015!

Early bird passes are $60 and will get you into all the shows during OXW! There are up to 4 shows happening at night so this will save you from shelling out at the door for each. Venues subject to capacity.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Friday April 10th!

Ottawa Explosion & Gabba Hey! presents...

FRIDAY APRIL 10th

FIST CITY (Lethbridge, AB)
http://www.fistcitycult.com/

Fist City is a four piece; a pack of earnest weirdos with a penchant for churning out music that screeches and rings with the blood-rush of a night crime yet charms with sugary sweet pop jangles and kool surf sleeze. They are of Alberta small town bummers and anti-boredom youth cults. Their music has been described as “raggedly elegant … stripped down challenging punk”, “pop songs clouded in a lo-fi basement show sheen” ; a blend of post-punk and dark-surf, with a twinge of pop.

TOUGH AGE (Toronto,ON)
http://tough-age.bandcamp.com/ 

Tough Age is culmination-rock. The sound of four radical adults with shared decades of experience, chops and killer record collections coming together to create charismatic, idiosyncratic pop songs for the ages.

MILK LINES (Toronto, ON)
https://milklines.bandcamp.com/

Barbasol psych country featuring members of Demon's Claws and Wish. LP coming out on In The Red!

SAILOR JUPITER (Ottawa, ON)

They rip through it all - from garage rock to grunge and it's done with just the right amount of snottiness and melody. Ottawas' best new band!

Friday April 10th

FIST CITY
TOUGH AGE
MILK LINES
SAILOR JUPITER

GABBA HEY!
250 City Center Ave #202

Doors 7:30 pm.
$8 / AA



Friday April 3rd!

Ottawa Explosion, Beau's All Natural Brewing Company & House of Targ presents...

FRIDAY APRIL 3rd 2015












DIVERS (Portland, OR)
http://diverspdx.bandcamp.com/ 

Driving & anthemic rock with a punk edge from the Pacific Northwest. Life is a highway.














MASS (Toronto, ON)
http://masstheband.bandcamp.com

A bunch of people who played in bands in Ottawa in the late 90's/2000's move to Toronto and later start a band that sounds like it's from the late 90's/early 2000's. Cuts like a knife.













NIGHTSHADES (Ottawa, ON)
https://nightshadesband.bandcamp.com

Jangly, bouncy, catchy. eerie pop from Ottawa. Black Velvet.

FRIDAY APRIL 3rd 2015

DIVERS
MASS
NIGHTSHADES

HOUSE OF TARG
1077 Bank Street

Doors at 9 pm.
$5 before 10 pm.
$8 after 10 pm.
19 +

http://ottawaexplosion.com
http://houseoftarg.com

Monday, February 16, 2015

OXW 2015 - FIRST ROUND OF BANDS!!!

This year's Ottawa Explosion Weekend is shaping up to be a doozy!

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We will have a lot more info and passes will be available very soon but we can't wait any longer to start announcing bands that are playing OXW 2015!!!

Without further ado, here are the first 15 bands we're announcing!