Ottawa Explosion Weekend

Ottawa Explosion announces first wave of artists

Ottawa Explosion has announced its first round of bands for OXW happening on June 12-15 this year. The biggest news

Call to Action: First wave of artist submission deadlines for festivals coming up

If you or anyone you know is in a band and haven’t begun applying for festivals yet, the first wave

Ottawa Showbox’s Favourite Shows of 2013

2013 was quite an amazing year for shows in Ottawa and for Ottawa Showbox.  Check out some of our favourite

Ottawa Explosion Day 4: New Swears were quite the spectacle at SAW

With the rain pouring down it was a nice day for a white wedding with the New Swears! Ottawa’s party

Ottawa Explosion Day 3: Fresh Snow, The Yips and Del Bel at St. Alban’s Church

One of Ottawa’s oldest churches, St. Alban’s, played host to the eery and them ambient Friday night June 21. Titled

Ottawa Explosion Day 3: Needles//Pins, Nervosas, Wyldlife, Thee Nodes and Voicemail at Saw Gallery

For Day three I once again returned to the stage outside of Saw Gallery for great shows by a bunch

Ottawa Explosion Day 3: The Mandates and Chit Chat at Vetigo Records

  The Mandates played a great set at Vertigo Records in Ottawa June 21, while back in their home town

Ottawa Explosion Day 2: Yellowteeth, Panic Attack, The Decay, Camp Radio and Finderskeeper at Mugshots.

No Prevenge (the scheduled headliner) no problem. Yellowteeth from Sackville, New Brunswick stepped in and played an excellent set for

Ottawa Explosion Day 1: TV FREAKS and more at SAW Gallery

TV FREAKS broke through the static and kicked off Ottawa Explosion Weekend with a bang outside of Saw Galley on June