Ottawa Explosion 2017

OXW Day 5: Trails, Lake Urmia, & Nice Try

Featured image by Els Durnford Trails was the first band to play. Songwriter Allie O’Manique’s sweet melodic voice gently flowed


OXW Day 4: Sally Ride, Empty Nesters, The Shiverettes, Toxic Thoughts

Photos by Sara Osmanovic I managed to get to Ottawa Explosion earlier than expected and in time to hear the


OXW Day 4: The Smugglers, Needles//Pins, Tough Age and Expanda Fuzz

During Ottawa Explosion’s fourth day, the outdoor stage at Club SAW was rocked by the Mint Records Showcase featuring The


OXW Day 3: Warp Lines, WLMRT, & Mardou

Photos by Sara Osmanovic This being my first time at Ottawa Explosion I didn’t know what to expect except for

OXW Day 2: Crusades, Partner, Strange Attractor, Lonely Parade + more

Photos by Els Durnford It is that wonderful time of year again when you know all that matters is going


A Brief History of Ottawa Explosion Weekend

Photos by David Forcier The Beginnings: Rock n’ Roll Pizza Party Let’s rewind to the mid-2000’s, a time when Ottawa

The Famines Discuss Their Own DIY-Minded Label Pentagon Black

Artwork by Lisa Czech The Famines are a Montreal-based noise garage music duo made up of Raymond Biesinger (who also