Presented by: House Of TARG, ABC Brewery
Doors: 9pm / Show at 10pm
Cover: $6, No advance tix.
Saturday Sept. 27th - House of TARG and ABC brewery present a reunion show like no other featuring Ottawa's garage monsters the DOUBLE PUMPERS, legendary rawk warriors KING KUNG and garage/punk masterminds MOUTHPIECE.
The DOUBLE PUMPERS
Passionate exponents of dude rawk, Ottawa’s Double Pumpers bleed
classique riffology, oozing a chemistry only a straight up bro-down can ensure. Formed in 2003, Damian Sawka (rollicking 4-string bombast/sweet vox), Dave Martindale (frenzied old-skool six string technique/impassioned vox) and Paul “Yogi” Granger (meat n’ potato skin thumper) converge to create a timeless tone marrying the austerity of Captain Beyond
with the force of the Sabs and a hint of what made BTO Canada’s greatest hard rock
expungers. This is sweaty, beer-soaked rawk n’ roll unashamed to explore the
bluesier side of the street and their latest offering, Old Gold, cranks out solid jams sure
to get your ass offa that greasy barstool and onto the dance floor.
"Steeped in fuzzy guitar-rock as perfected by Thin Lizzy, the boogie-laden groove of opening
track "Hit You Hard Enough" is a powerful shot of slippery guitar lines, fat-backed drumming and thunderous bass, complete with an unforgettable, chant-along chorus. One expects the Double Pumpers to be the next step in the evolution of bands inspired by Tricky Woo and Shikasta's finest work."
Rob Snasdell-Taylor first began forming KING KUNG out of the ashes of his former project, the Waxies, with old bassman John Nash. It just meant he had to convince his old axe man Shawn Hill to return from the mountains and once again strap his rawk boots to the floor. After procuring drummer Scott Terry from the then defunct Red Pony, the mold was full. Since then, the band has established itself as one of the hottest indie bands to come out of the Capital region in years.
To date, the band has released (on their own label, subphonic records): a seven inch single entitled "oragone and the enemies of rock"; a full length cd entitled "smashin' glass/ breakin' hearts" which debuted in Earshot's(Exclaim!) national college charts at number 36 in august 1999, and held strong at number 43 in september 1999;two songs on the new compilation put together by Furnaceface's Slo Tom Stewart, along with a distribution deal with Hamilton's Sonic Unyon records. King Kung continues to chart on college radio from Cape Breton to Southern Ontario, and have also been on the road quite extensively throughout the past eight months, hitting the Trans Canada and blowing crowds away from Halifax to St. Catherines, grabbing alot of media attention at home in Ottawa.
Who Are These Guys Now? They were Mouthpiece but not anymore. There is still Chris, Wayne and his brother Albert but now they have Rene from the Dead City Rebels on bass and Ian Vance on guitar. Four members wear glasses (at least most of the time so now they are calling themselves THE FOUR FRAMES.
They all still draw from a wide variety of influences, both musical and otherwise, and now their sound is even beefier than ever before. Can you say "seriously kick-ass Rock 'n' Roll? Check them out soon.
the Four Frames recorded and played live punk rock music through the mid-late 90's in the Ottawa area. Known for their high octane energy, speedy riffs and explosive drumming, The Four Frames garnered a niche following and dedicated fan base.
Previously known as "Mouthpiece" and with with one full length vinyl album released, the band headed back into Little Bullhorn Productions to record their second full length album. With Dave Draves at the helm, the boys let loose with their unique sound.
Shortly after that recording, the band fell apart and the recording was never released. Only heard by a select few, it was left behind as the Ottawa music scene moved forward...