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2nd round of bands announced!

April 21, 2017

We are incredibly excited to announce 50 more bands who will be performing at Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2017!

Head to http://bit.ly/OXW2017 to pick up a $65 full weekend early bird pass and to http://ottawaexplosion.com for more info!

We will be presenting a Mint Records showcase featuring The Smugglers (first Ottawa show in 20+ years!), NEEDLES//PINS, Tough Age & local openers Expanda Fuzz.

We are partnering up with tireless Ottawa scene organizers Debaser for a series of 3 shows. One at Le Temporaire and two at St. Albans Church featuring, from Montreal: Pelada, IDALG, Fountain, Carla Sagan & Lungbutter who will be joined by Toronto’s HSY, New Chance and Eyeballs as well as Hamilton’s Persons. Local artists holding it down will be PIPPA, Ruth Grader, H de Heutz, Lovecraft & DJ Smoke Weed Guy Bud Club.

With Bruised Tongue Records now being split between Toronto & Ottawa, it’s only fitting to see three Toronto bands: Plasmalab (LP release), Sahara & Protruders alongside two locals Slow Dawn & Organ Eyes.

Yet another record label will be presenting their bands except this isn’t exactly a “record label.” The Pentagon Black showcase features bands who appeared on this label’s infamous paper compilations. No record, just a full-color two-sided poster with a download code. You’ll see Hamilton’s Sweet Dave & The Shallow Graves alongside Fredericton’s Motherhood, Montreal’s PRIORS & The Famines as well as local support from recent transplants Deathsticks alongside WARP LINES.

We’ll also be hosting plenty of other bands like Montreal’s American Lips, BBQT & Sonic Avenues. Strange Attractor, The Ape-ettes & Tommy and the Commies are all making the drive from Sudbury to come party for the weekend as are Toronto’s Casper Skulls, WLMRT & Blank Stares. Third time’s a charm when Shellshag finally makes their Ottawa appearance after a couple of botched attempts alongside their pals in Flesh Mother & Vacation! Laika’s Orbit will also be returning to OXW this year!

Local bands The Creeps, BLACK TOWER, Crusades & The Yips are playing! Expect some hardcore shredding from Grimm, The C.H.U.D’s & Tightlip who are all playing our previously announced PRISM shows.

We have also have newer local bands like Ultra Love, Lake Urmia & Cow (featuring Girls+ Rock Ottawa alumni!) playing as well as Sally Ride who will be playing their first show ever!

Check out the full list below!

AMERICAN LIPS (Montreal, QC)https://www.facebook.com/americanlipsband/
AVERAGE TIMES (Ottawa, ON) http://averagetimes.bandcamp.com
BBQT (Montreal, QC) https://bbqtband.bandcamp.com
BLACK TOWER (Ottawa, ON) http://blacktower.bandcamp.com
BLANK STARES (Toronto, ON) https://blankstarestoronto.bandcamp.com
CARLA SAGAN (Montreal, QC) https://carlasagan.bandcamp.com/
CASPER SKULLS (Toronto, ON) https://casperskulls.bandcamp.com/
THE CREEPS (Ottawa, ON) http://thecreeps.bandcamp.com
COW (Ottawa, ON) https://girlsrockottawa.com/
CRUSADES (Ottawa, ON) http://crusades666.bandcamp.com
DEATHSTICKS (Ottawa/Peterborough, ON)https://buysomedeathsticks.bandcamp.com/
EXPANDA FUZZ (Ottawa, ON) https://expandafuzz.bandcamp.com/
EYEBALLS (Toronto, ON) https://eyeballsmusic.bandcamp.com/
FLESH MOTHER (Cincinnati, OH) https://fleshmother.bandcamp.com/
FOUNTAIN (Montreal, QC) https://fountain.bandcamp.com/
GRIMM (Ottawa, ON)
H DE HEUTZ (Ottawa/Hull) https://hdeheutz.bandcamp.com
HSY (Toronto, ON) https://hsy666.bandcamp.com/
I.D.A.L.G. (Montreal, QC) https://idalg.bandcamp.com/
LAIKA’S ORBIT (New England) https://laikasorbit.bandcamp.com
LAKE URMIA (Ottawa, ON) https://lakeurmia.bandcamp.com
LUNGBUTTER (Montreal, QC) https://lungbuttermtl.bandcamp.com/
MARDOU (Cincinnati, OH) https://mardouband.bandcamp.com
NEEDLES//PINS (Vancouver, BC) https://needlesxpins.bandcamp.com/
NEW CHANCE (Toronto, ON) https://www.facebook.com/ear.rationelle/
ORGAN EYES (Ottawa, ON) http://organeyes.bandcamp.com
PELADA (Montreal, QC) https://soundcloud.com/new-514/sets/new002-pelada-digital-ep
PERSONS (Hamilton, ON) https://personscrew.bandcamp.com
PIPPA (Ottawa, ON) https://pippalouu.bandcamp.com/
PLASMALAB (Toronto, ON) https://plasmalab.bandcamp.com/
RUTH GRADER (Ottawa, ON) http://ruthgrader.com
RHYTHM OF CRUELTY (Edmonton, AB)https://rhythmofcruelty.bandcamp.com/
SAHARA (Toronto, ON) https://artificialsounds.bandcamp.com/album/sahara
SALLY RIDE (Ottawa, ON) 1st show!
SHELLSHAG (Brooklyn, NY) – not showing up on website despite being published?
SLOW DAWN (Ottawa, ON) http://slowdawn0.bandcamp.com
SONIC AVENUES (Montreal, QC) http://sonicavenues.com
STRANGE ATTRACTOR (Sudbury, ON)https://strangeattractor.bandcamp.com/
THE APE-ETTES (Sudbury, ON) https://theape-ettes.bandcamp.com/
THE C.H.U.D’s (Ottawa, ON)
THE FAMINES (Montreal, QC) http://thefamines.ca
THE SMUGGLERS (Vancouver, BC) http://thesmugglers.com
THE YIPS (Ottawa, ON) https://yips613.bandcamp.com/
TIGHTLIP (Ottawa, ON) https://tightlip.bandcamp.com
TOMMY & THE COMMIES (Sudbury, ON)https://tommyandthecommies.bandcamp.com/
TOUGH AGE (Toronto, ON) https://tough-age.bandcamp.com/
ULTRA LOVE (Ottawa, ON)
VACATION (Cincinnati, OH) https://vacation.bandcamp.com
WLMRT (Toronto, ON) https://wlmrt.bandcamp.com/

OXW 2017: 1st round of bands announced!

March 16, 2017

We are excited to present to you the first round of bands playing Ottawa Explosion Weekend 2017!

You can buy early bird passes for $65 HERE.

You can sign up for our email list HERE.

AYE NAKO (Brooklyn, NY) http://ayenako.org

BONNIE DOON (Ottawa, ON) http://bonniedoon.bandcamp.com

BOOJI BOYS (Halifax, NS) https://boojiboysfuneral.bandcamp.com

CELL (Montreal, QC) https://cellfromthegrave.bandcamp.com/

CENTURY PALM (Toronto, ON) https://centurypalm.bandcamp.com

CREEP WAVE (Ottawa, ON) http://creepwave.bandcamp.com

CROSSED WIRES (Halifax, NS) http://crossedwireshfx.bandcamp.com

DAD JOKES (Auckland, NZ) https://dadjokes.bandcamp.com/

DJ SMOKE WEED GUY (Ottawa, ON) https://djsmokeweedguy.bandcamp.com

DOXX (Ottawa, ON) http://doxxottawa.bandcamp.com

DUNES (Sudbury, ON) http://dunestheband.bandcamp.com

FAZE (Montreal, QC) http://fazefazefaze.bandcamp.com

FEEL ALRIGHT (Calgary, AB) http://feelalright.bandcamp.com

FUTURE GIRLS (Halifax, NS) http://futuregirls.bandcamp.com

GAZM (Montreal, QC) https://gazmmtl.bandcamp.com

GURM (Ottawa, ON) https://gurmbandottawa.bandcamp.com/

KOWABUNGA KID (Champaign, IL) https://kowabungakid.bandcamp.com/

LEATHER JACUZZI (Calgary, AB) http://leatherjacuzzi.bandcamp.com

LONELY PARADE (Peterborough, ON) https://thelonelyparade.bandcamp.com

LOVECRAFT (Ottawa, ON) http://lovecraft.bandcamp.com

MOTHERHOOD (Fredericton, NB) https://soundcloud.com/motherhoodmusic

NICE TRY (Bloomington, IN) https://nicetry.bandcamp.com/

PARTNER (Windsor, ON) https://partnerband.bandcamp.com/

PRETTY PRETTY (Columbus, OH) https://prettypretty.bandcamp.com

PROTRUDERS (Toronto, ON) https://protruders.bandcamp.com

REMWAR (Montreal, QC) https://remwar.bandcamp.com

SWEET DAVE & THE SHALLOW GRAVES (Hamilton, ON) https://sweetdaveandtheshallowgraves.bandcamp.com/

SWIM TEAM (Cincinnati, OH) https://youtu.be/T_Sal204Rd4

THE CREEPS (Ottawa, ON) http://thecreeps.bandcamp.com

THE SHIVERETTES (Calgary, AB) https://theshiverettes.bandcamp.com/

TIGERS OF THE SEA (Wellington, NZ) https://tigersofthesea.bandcamp.com/

TOWANDA (Montreal, QC) https://towanda.bandcamp.com/album/plaything

TOXIC THOUGHTS (Ottawa, ON) http://toxicthoughts666.bandcamp.com

TWEENS (Cincinnati, OH) https://tweens.bandcamp.com/

UNCONTROLLABLE URGE (Hamilton, ON) https://theuncontrollableurge.bandcamp.com

VANILLA POPPERS (Cleveland, OH) https://blowbloodrecords.bandcamp.com/album/vanilla-poppers-demo-cassette

 

Fourth round of bands announced! General schedule revealed!

May 6, 2016

You can now see our schedule split up by DAY or by VENUE!

Here’s the fourth round of bands!

BABERAHAM LINCOLN (Ottawa, ON) https://soundcloud.com/baberaham-lincoln-band

BOYHOOD (Ottawa, ON) http://boyhoodsongs.bandcamp.com

BLUE ANGEL (Ottawa, ON) https://blueangel.bandcamp.com

DOXX (Ottawa, ON) http://doxxottawa.bandcamp.com

FET.NAT (Hull, QC) http://fetnat.bandcamp.com

FRESH HELL (Ottawa, ON) http://freshhell.bandcamp.com

GOMS (Kamloops, BC) https://goms.bandcamp.com/

JFM (Halifax, NS) https://jfm3.bandcamp.com/

JOYFULTALK (Halifax, NS) http://joyfultalk.bandcamp.com/

MENTAL FIX (Montreal, QC) http://mentalfix.bandcamp.com

MIXER (Ottawa, ON) https://soundcloud.com/casualhex613/mixer-how-do-you-know-when-to-block-a-number-demo

MOTHER’S CHILDREN (Ottawa, ON) http://motherschildren.bandcamp.com

MICK FUTURES (Sudbury, ON) http://mickfutures.bandcamp.com

MIKEY ERG (FULL BAND) (New Jersey) https://mikeyerg.bandcamp.com/

NO FUSS (Ottawa, ON) http://nofuss.bandcamp.com

PIPAHAUNTUS (Ottawa, ON) https://soundcloud.com/pipahauntas

PUBERTY HANDS (Peterborough, ON) https://pubertyhands.bandcamp.com

SCATTERED CLOUDS (Hull, QC) http://scatteredclouds.bandcamp.com

SIK RIK (Sudbury, ON) http://sikrik.bandcamp.com

SPELL (Ottawa, ON) http://spellingglitter.com

THE C.H.U.D.S. (Ottawa, ON)

THE YIPS (Ottawa, ON) http://yips613.bandcamp.com

Third round of bands announced! We’re looking for volunteers too!

April 15, 2016

OXW 2016 passes are available now!

You can download our the second volume of free sampler courtesy of our friends at vinylcodes.com!
password: OXW2016_2

Want to volunteer at OXW 2016? Fill out the form!

Here’s the next round of bands:

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

BARRASSO (Montreal, QC) https://www.facebook.com/barrassomusique

CHEAP WHINE (Ottawa, ON)

CHILLER (Ottawa, ON)

THE CHINCHEES (Minneapolis, MN) http://thechinchees.bandcamp.com

CROSSED WIRES (Halifax, NS) http://crossedwireshfx.bandcamp.com/  

CRYSTAL EYES (Calgary, AB) http://crystaleyesband.bandcamp.com

EXPANDA FUZZ (Ottawa, ON) https://expandafuzz.bandcamp.com

FUTURE GIRLS (Halifax, NS) http://futuregirls.bandcamp.com

PALE LIPS (Montreal, QC) http://palelips.bandcamp.com

SHOE BLOG (Ottawa, ON)

THE DIRTY NIL (Dundas, ON) https://thedirtynil.bandcamp.com/

TORMENT (Montreal, QC) https://runstatetapes.bandcamp.com/album/torment-cause-living-day-to-day-is-sold-out

WARP LINES (Ottawa, ON)

WASTED POTENTIAL (London, ON) http://wastedpotential.bandcamp.com

 

Second round of bands announced & passes are on sale!

April 1, 2016

OXW 2016 passes are available now!

You can download our free sampler courtesy of our friends at vinylcodes.com!
password: OXW2016

Want to volunteer at OXW 2016? Fill out the form!

Here’s the next round of bands:

BAD SPORTS (Denton, TX) http://badsports.bandcamp.com

BIG EYES (Brooklyn, NY) https://bigeyes.bandcamp.com/

BONNIE DOON (Ottawa, ON) http://bonniedoon.bandcamp.com

CASSIE RAMONE (Brooklyn, NY) https://youtu.be/e3whAZQL0p0

COCCINELLA (Ottawa, ON) https://www.facebook.com/Coccinella-889525191094228/

CREEP WAVE (Ottawa, ON) http://creepwave.bandcamp.com

CRIMINAL CODE (Tacoma, WA) http://criminalcode.bandcamp.com

CRUSADES (Ottawa, ON) http://crusades666.bandcamp.com

DAD JOKES (Auckland, NZ) https://dadjokes.bandcamp.com/

EVERETT (Ottawa, ON) https://everett613.bandcamp.com  

FAUX CULTS (Peterborough, ON) https://thefauxcults.bandcamp.com/

HEAVEN FOR REAL (Halifax, NS) http://heavenforreal.bandcamp.com/

NATO COLES & THE BLUE DIAMOND BAND (Minneapolis, MN) http://natocoles.bandcamp.com

NICE TRY (Bloomington, IN) https://nicetry.bandcamp.com/

PEEK FREENS (Toronto, ON)

PLASMALAB (Toronto, ON) http://plasmalab.bandcamp.com/

PRETTY PRETTY (Columbus, OH) https://prettypretty.bandcamp.com/

QUAKER PARENTS (Halifax, NS) http://quakerparents.bandcamp.com/

RADIOACTIVITY (Denton, TX) https://www.facebook.com/radioactivitytx

SEDATIVES (Ottawa, ON) https://sedatives.bandcamp.com/

SONIC AVENUES (Montreal, QC) https://sonicavenues.bandcamp.com/   

THE LONELY PARADE (Peterborough, ON) http://thelonelyparade.bandcamp.com/

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

TOWANDA (Montreal, QC) https://towanda.bandcamp.com/

TRIAGE (Toronto, ON) https://triageheshlords.bandcamp.com

TV FREAKS (Hamilton, ON) http://teeveefreakzz.bandcamp.com

UROCHROMES (Western MA) https://youtu.be/IO4tnCN08f0

URSULA (Montreal, QC) http://ursulamtl.bandcamp.com

Previously announced bands:

BB CREAM (Ottawa, ON) https://abandcalledbbcream.bandcamp.com

BLACK TOWER (Ottawa, ON) http://blacktower.bandcamp.com

CENTURY PALM (Toronto, ON) http://centurypalm.bandcamp.com

COLLEEN GREEN (Los Angeles, CA) http://colleengreen.bandcamp.com

LAIKA’S ORBIT (New England) https://laikasorbit.bandcamp.com

MIKE KROL (Los Angeles, CA) https://mikekrol.bandcamp.com/

NERVOSAS (Columbus, OH) http://nervosas.bandcamp.com

NEW FRIES (Toronto, ON) https://newfries.bandcamp.com/

NIGHT BIRDS (NYC/NJ) http://night-birds.bandcamp.com

OLD & WEIRD (Halifax, NS) https://oldandweird.bandcamp.com/

PHÈDRE (Toronto, ON) https://soundcloud.com/phedre

PITH & THE PARENCHYMAS (Ottawa, ON) https://pithandtheparenchymas.bandcamp.com/

SCREAMING FEMALES (New Brunswick, NJ) http://screamingfemales.com/

SHELLSHAG (Brooklyn, NY) http://www.starcleaner.com/revenge.htm

SNEAKS (Washington, DC) http://sneaks.bandcamp.com/

SOUPCANS (Toronto, ON) http://soupcans.bandcamp.com  

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

STRANGE ATTRACTOR (Sudbury, ON) https://strangeattractor.bandcamp.com

THE CREEPS (Ottawa, ON) http://thecreeps.bandcamp.com

THE DREARIES (Vancouver, BC) http://thedrearies.bandcamp.com

VACATION (Cincinnati, OH) https://vacation.bandcamp.com

WET BRAIN (Baltimore, MD) http://wetwetbrain.bandcamp.com

WHOOP-SZO (London, ON) http://thenoisymountain.bandcamp.com

WORRIERS (Brooklyn, NY) https://worriers.bandcamp.com

First round of bands announced!

March 1, 2016

Hey!

The 6th edition of Ottawa Explosion Weekend (OXW) is happening from June 15 – 19th.

This year, we’re going to be featuring a Don Giovanni Records showcase w/ Screaming Females (co-presented by Spectrasonic) with Vacation, Worriers & Shellshag!

Weekend passes & individual tickets will go on sale soon!
We’ll be announcing A LOT more bands & partnerships & lots of fun stuff in the next few weeks!

Sign up to our mailing list if you want to stay informed about upcoming announcements & more!

This year we’ve once again partnered with Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Co, AI Merch & SAW Gallery!

Huge thanks to Mike Haddad for another awesome poster!
oxw-poster-2016.logos

Huge thanks to Geneviève Brisson for making this amazing website and Smith for hosting!
We’ll be adding a lot more info in the next few weeks so keep checking back.

Here it is! Our first round of band announcements for OXW 2016!

BB CREAM (Ottawa, ON) https://abandcalledbbcream.bandcamp.com

BLACK TOWER (Ottawa, ON) http://blacktower.bandcamp.com

CENTURY PALM (Toronto, ON) http://centurypalm.bandcamp.com

COLLEEN GREEN (Los Angeles, CA) http://colleengreen.bandcamp.com

THE DREARIES (Vancouver, BC) http://thedrearies.bandcamp.com

LAIKA’S ORBIT (New England) https://laikasorbit.bandcamp.com

MIKE KROL (Los Angeles, CA) https://mikekrol.bandcamp.com/

NERVOSAS (Columbus, OH) http://nervosas.bandcamp.com

NEW FRIES (Toronto, ON) https://newfries.bandcamp.com/

NIGHT BIRDS (NYC/NJ) http://night-birds.bandcamp.com

OLD & WEIRD (Halifax, NS) https://oldandweird.bandcamp.com/

PHÈDRE (Toronto, ON) https://soundcloud.com/phedre

PITH & THE PARENCHYMAS (Ottawa, ON) https://pithandtheparenchymas.bandcamp.com/

SCREAMING FEMALES (New Brunswick, NJ) http://screamingfemales.com/

SHELLSHAG (Brooklyn, NY) http://www.starcleaner.com/revenge.htm

SNEAKS (Washington, DC) http://sneaks.bandcamp.com/

SOUPCANS (Toronto, ON) http://soupcans.bandcamp.com  

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

STRANGE ATTRACTOR (Sudbury, ON) https://strangeattractor.bandcamp.com/

THE CREEPS (Ottawa, ON) http://thecreeps.bandcamp.com

VACATION (Cincinnati, OH) https://vacation.bandcamp.com

WET BRAIN (Baltimore, MD) http://wetwetbrain.bandcamp.com

WHOOP-SZO (London, ON) http://thenoisymountain.bandcamp.com

WORRIERS (Brooklyn, NY) https://worriers.bandcamp.com

OXW 2016!

February 25, 2016

This year OTTAWA EXPLOSION WEEKEND is happening from June 15 – 19th!

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Q: Why is it called Ottawa Explosion WEEKEND when it’s five days?

A: Weekend is a state of mind, man.

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