Contest: Win Tickets to Vertigo Records’ Anniversary Party with The Meatmen

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*Note – This contest is now closed.

Vertigo Records is throwing a rocking 11.5 year anniversary bash Friday May 8 at The Dominion Tavern.

Gracing the stage to celebrate this momentous occasion will be oft-controversial Michigan punk legend The Meatmen, Against The Grain from Detroit, and Ottawa’s very own World War 4.

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.


There are a few ways to win. Only one entry per person per method please, but multiple methods per person encouraged!

  1. Comment below the name of The Meatmen’s latest album.
  2. Comment on the Facebook post about your favourite purchase from Vertigo Records.
  3. Share the Ottawa Showbox Facebook post of the article
  4. Email or tweet at us (@ottawashowbox) the answer to this question: Who do The Meatmen think are the second greatest band in the world?


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!