The Meatmen formed in 1981 in Lansing, MI, they have broken up and reunited a couple of times since then, but are now back and as angry as ever and touring their latest release Savage Sagas. Their primal decree, “We’re The Meatmen, AND YOU SUCK!” is synonymous with the era and the attitude of hardcore punk. Coming along for the ride is Against The Grain, a four-piece speed rock band. Fans of Motörhead, ZEKE, Fu Manchu, and MC5’s style of in-your-face rock will feel right at home during their set. Rounding out the night will be Ottawa’s World War 4. Led by one of Josh Grace’s (better known as Remi Royale) many alter ego’s Jaws Grace, World War 4 is one of a thousand bands with the same name but the only one from the nation’s capital. Regulars at House of TARG will recognize most of the band, but on this night they won’t be serving perogies, they will be dishing out a hot order of old school metal, punk and thrash.
HOW TO ENTER
There are a few ways to win. Only one entry per person per method please, but multiple methods per person encouraged!
Comment below the name of The Meatmen’s latest album.
Comment on the Facebook post about your favourite purchase from Vertigo Records.
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at us (@ottawashowbox) the answer to this question: Who do The Meatmen think are the second greatest band in the world?
WHAT YOU COULD WIN
Two (a pair, a brace, a deuce) of tickets to this ruckus-filled and surely very sweaty night. The winner will be contacted Friday morning, good luck and don’t suck!
Multimedia poltergeists and sweaty psychedelic apparitions are descending upon the nation’s capital from the far away Spellcaster Lodge, in the realm of New Orleans. Quintron & Miss Pussycat will unleash a force of light, sound & puppetry for a lucky audience at the House of Targ, a show that will be complimented by Ottawa’s own master of musical puppets Uncle Phil & Friends this Thursday.
Quintron is the captain of the organ and several homemade musical creations, including a new addition known omniously as the Weather Warlock. It might or might not create a hurricane. Miss Panacea Pussycat is monarch of her troop of puppets — an army of memorable, handcrafted characters that will give us a half-hour puppet show before Quintron takes to his songs and Miss Pussycat backs up with maracas and voice. Their tour stop in Ottawa for their full-length The Spellcaster II is a rare treat that no one should miss and we have two (2) tickets to win!
How to Enter
Email music [at] ottawashowbox [dot] com the name of Quintron’s most prized invention, a certain little lo-fi bundle of synthy joy that plays on optics and oscillation. This creation goes by the name of [ — ].
What you could win
A FREE pair of tickets to the show on November 20 at House of Targ! This kind of show is going to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen, heard, felt or tasted. Beware the vapours! We will announce the winner Thursday afternoon, so check your emails!
Fast Romantics are a band that do one thing really well — making great music. That skill set of theirs has been turning heads since the band’s genesis in 2008. They’ve worked with legendary Canadian producer and engineer Howard Redekopp (The New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara, Metric, Mother Mother… the list goes on) on two out of their three albums. They’ve been accepted by our southern neighbours, and even had the chance to play at a temporarily reconstructed CBGB in New York City before the bastards shut it down for good. As their raw sound and substantive lyrical content of their new album Afterlife Blues demonstrate, Fast Romantics are in the business of creating music that people connect with. After having just wrapped up a six-week North American tour, the band plays at Black Sheep Inn on Thursday, Dec. 19, along with Sam Cash & the Romantic Dogs. So with all this romance going down, it’d be a shame for anyone to miss out. Check out our interview with drummer Alan Reain below.
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