Throwback Thursday

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  • 2016
  • January 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Ottawa Gaga Compilation (2009)

Over two weekends in March, 2009, 15 bands got two hours each to lay down one track live off the floor.

  • 2015
  • July 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Weakerthans @ Babylon in 2001

Featured photo by: Brooks Reynolds As many of you already know, on July 14, Winnipeg’s beloved band The Weakerthans called

  • 2015
  • January 22, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Growing Up Punk in Ottawa

By Matthew Gilmour As an overly polite, 13-year-old, third-culture kid who had just spent his puberty in Singapore, I knew nothing

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  • 2014
  • December 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Fireweed (aka The Fireweed Company) – Drinking Man (1994)

By Zachary Houle It has been said that Ottawa is the city that fun forgot – a cliché if there

  • 2014
  • December 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Paperjack – The Effort I’ll Never Get Back (2001)

By Zachary Houle It was the summer of 2000. I frequented the Second Cup on the corner of Bank and

  • 2014
  • November 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Heartbreakers by Brights

By Pierce McKennirey of Those Gulls I love the Heartbreakers EP by former Ottawa band, Brights. Though short in length, it

  • 2014
  • November 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Buck 65 at Bluesfest 2011

Photo by Blair Smith (Byward of Mouth) One of my favourite Canadian talents, no matter the genre, will be gracing

  • 2014
  • November 6, 2014

Call for Submissions: What’s your throwback story from the Ottawa music scene?

We here at Ottawa Showbox are officially putting out a call for submissions for Throwback Thursdays. We want to hear

  • 2014
  • October 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Billy Talent @ The Tulip Festival 2004

Benjamin Kowalewicz, lead singer of Billy Talent, rocking out at the Tulip Festival in Ottawa in 2004. Photo: Brian Garson

  • 2014
  • October 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Flatliners @ Maverick’s in 2010

With life being so busy right now, I thought it might be fun to throwback to the article I sent