• 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

  • 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 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

  • 2014
  • September 25, 2014

Boys Night Out @ Babylon in 2003

Boys Night Out lead singer Connor Lovat-Fraser looking pretty in pink at Babylon Nightclub in Ottawa in 2003. Photo by

  • 2014
  • September 18, 2014

Popping My Alexisonfire Cherry @ Babylon in 2003

Photo by Junked Camera Many of you may not be old enough to remember this, but MuchMusic used to actually

  • 2014
  • September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Summer of ’88 — The Stand GT @ One Step Beyond in Ottawa

By Chris Page The Stand GT didn’t play Ottawa much in our early days. It wasn’t that we weren’t shown

  • 2014
  • September 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday: MxPx at the Civic Center in 2001

Today we throwback to when I was 13 and loved me some pop punk. It was the summer of 2001, the