INSIDE ISSUE #54: Comix, game strategies, Much Music VJs of the 90's, record reviews, artist profiles, TARG Wizard of the month, wicked shows alert, advice, a colouring page, a sweet pin-up + everything you need to know about this months shows at TARG. Grab your free copy at the arcade or DOWNLOAD IT HERE.
According to the Terminator movies - AUGUST 1997 was a pretty hectic month for computers & robots… "The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.” Well it’s 2018 and we can assure you that issue #53 of TARG Zine posses not serious global threat other than stealing valuable time from those who choose to flip through its silly pages.
INSIDE THE AUGUST ISSUE OF TARG ZINE - Family FreePlay Super Summer Sundays continues in August details inside, There is a new brew in the TARG beer Fridge And a delicious new perogi on the menu - get in the know! Curtis is back with his 52nd Adventures of TARG comic … Incredible! This month in Big Bern’s Video Game Super Guide, TETRIS is discussed, SKYNET sure gave computers & robots a bad rap, but we can assure you there are some good electronic eggs out there - we introduce you to 4 of the best in our “We are the robots” article, Celebrate 40 years of DEVO on Sat Aug 26 with a Toronto punk/indie supergroup performing the first album in its entirety, Sunday FreePlay DJ & new dad KJMAXX has started a new clothing line for the freshest humans on earth - read all about it, Wizard Sheila found another inspirational local artist to interview for her SISTERS IN THE CITY column. There are a few new wizards you haven’t been formally introduced to yet - how rude - so meet MEKKI the Aug Wizard of the Month, there are 26 shows and events this month - so checkout the WICKED SHOWS ALERT page for some of our crucial picks, Josh Stafford from across the street gives us the heads up for the WINONA RYDER film fest happen all month at the Mayfair, Ottawa’s most gorgeous theatre, We were pretty sure SLO’ TOM was on vacation this month but nonetheless there appears to be some Quick Advice in the pages of TARG Zine, FELIX offers up a primer for the incredible Aug 18 punk/hardcore show by reviewing the latest release by BIB, Unfortunately TARG colouring page master, Jennilee just had too much on her plate this month to provide us with another wacky illustration so this month you will have to settle with colouring Metallica instead, Thankfully Andrew Carver is always in the front with his camera to archive the live music in Ottawa - he sure captured the intensity of a CROSS DOG performance in this month’s TARG PIN-UP and of course everything you need to know about all the shows and events happening at TARG this month can be found in YOGI’s Perogram. Grab you free copy at the arcade or download it here
Pascal Languirand adorns this month cover of TARG zine. His synth group TRANS-X is know for their massive worldwide hit "Living On Video" which charted worldwide & peaked at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. We are stoked to have TRANS-X at our Synthesizer Festival this July - Details inside this issue of TARG Zine.
INSIDE THE JULY ISSUE: Did you know about our Family Free-Play Super Summer Sundays? Every Sunday from 11am - 8pm all of our Classic Arcade Cabinets will be on Free-Play - that Unlimited video game action until labour day!!!!! Heads up - there is a new item on our perogi menu - check it out! Get Psych Savvy with Ottawa’s expert - John Westhaver of BIRDMAN SOUND shares his list of essential psych wax to get you primed for the Ottawa Psych Fest. UNDERWATER DANGER - the Toys R Josh comic gets deep this month & has an accompanying video that you can watch online, Curtis has yet another side splitting edition of the Adventures of TARG comic, Open up the pages of TARG Zine to take Monty’s Master Class - this month he divulges everything you need to know to get some unbelievable score on the RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT Pinball Machine, Big Bernie gives you the straight good on our newest gun game POLICE TRAINER (1997) in his Arcade Super Guide. S.O.S.Fest returns to TARG this July with some incredible SynthPop, DarkWave, bands - we are proud that half the performers are women - checkout what makes these Diode Divas tick on an interview column call THE WOMEN OF S.O.S.FEST. Wizard Sheila has another cool interview in her “SISTERS IN THE CITY” Column - this month she talks tp Franco-Ontarian mixed Media/Graffiti/Mural artist Mique Michelle. Hey Let celebrate 45 years of KISS with the ultimate KISS tribute band KISSED…. even the dude from the hit kissed themed comedy Detroit Rock City will be at TARG, Always something cool going on across the street at THE MAYFAIR - this month they have a Quentin Tarantino Film Fest Going Down, SLO’ TOM handles some serious career advice from WaterWorld star Kevin Costner, Gap year Felix reviews the new BOOJI BOYS tape, Jennilee has a fun illustration for you to colour, Photographer Andrew Carver captured experimental electronic circuit bending duo RASS for this months TARG pin-up and last but not least everything you need to know about all the full events happening at TARG this month can be found in YOGI’s Perogram - Grab your free copy at the arcade of DOWNLOAD IT HERE.
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Women have always occupied prominent positions in electronic music - from Suzanne Ciani & Wendy Carlos to Grimes. Get inspired by the Diode Divas of S.O.S.fest performing at Ottawa’s Synthesizer Festival Wed July 25 - Sun July 29. Find out what makes these performers tick and explore the music that gave them synth power.
Everything you need to know about the 2018 Ottawa Psychfest. Festival organizer John Westhaver provides some background on this incredible evening of trippy tunes and graciously offers up a top 5 primer list to help initiate the curious into the wild world of psych rock!
June 2018 rules - Space Invaders turns 40 & Beloved Targ regular BERNIE celebrates his 49th.
INSIDE ISSUE #51 - we have a fun Summer Discount "Choose Your Own Adventure" coupon game on page 2 - pick your character: Foodie, Gamer or Music Fan. Each choice allows you to save $ on your next visit to TARG, Our mega fun Father’s Day Free-Play Brunch is back - deets inside - don’t disappoint Dad!, Ska Jeff celebrates all the great metal happening at TARG this month with a rundown of his top 5 Bay Area Thrash Albums, The bizarre Adventures of TARG continue & many are wondering if the surgical technicians were able to rebuild a smashed up TARG - read Curtis’ comix to find out how it all pans out. Our new Stern IRON MAIDEN Legacy of the Beast pinball machine is one tough customer but thankfully Monty’s Master Class will help you get acquainted and comfortable with the newest pin at TARG. The 1982 arcade classic MR. DO! can look pretty intimidating but don’t worry Professor Bernie lays down everything you need to know to get started with this fast paced game in his Video Game SuperGuide - look for Mr DO! on one of our 4 multi-cade cabinets. It’s Ottawa Explosion Weekend time again - Ottawa’s little punk/indie fest that has grown into a diverse multi venue extravaganza - Wizard Sheila interviewed Azarin So one of the festival co-founders for her awesome “Sister In The City” column which focuses on inspirational women in the Ottawa Arts, Business & Entertainment scene. Synth, Funk, Metal & Legendary Punk - so many amazing shows this June… our Wicked Shows Alerts page attempts to dog-ear some rad concerts you might want to investigate further - tons of tunes & vids for you to “Try before You Buy” over at www.houseoftarg.com, There is always some creative & inspiring film curating going on Across The Street at The Mayfair Theatre & Josh Stafford keeps us in the know with his column - be sure to check out the &$#?@ING SCORSESE/DE NIRO FILM FEST this month - #overflowingswearjar. The Toys R Josh comic is back this month and the stormtroopers learn some harsh lessons about living in Centretown. Hey It’s Bernard’s Birthday month so we thought it would be cool to reprint his AMAZING TOP 10 CHIPS article - so good, Quick Advice from Slo’ Tom = laughter + knowledge - power. Check out Gap Year Felix’s June record review - he has a knack for finding obscure underground gems… get in the know, Jennilee supplies yet another wild wizard illustration for you to colour - handy when you run out of conversation at TARG. Photographer Andrew Carver captures every member of Canada’s Best Metal band in 1 frame for the June Pin-Up - don’t miss Metalian’s 2 set performance Sat June 23, and everything you need to know this month’s fantastik shows & events can be found in Yogi’s Perogram. Grab your free copy at the arcade or download it here
INSIDE THE APRIL ISSUE: Holy Crap, we have a super over-the-top mega arcade party planned for our Year Four Anniversary on Tues April 17… deets inside, we have some new fancy bottles on our liquor shelf read all about ‘em if you dare go Beyond Beer, this month a bunch of pages are dedicated to looking back on an amazing year of shows - check out all the important TARG stats, bands who travelled the greatest distances, a list of every band who played & game we had, our most liked instagram photos plus a bunch of pics from photographer Andrew Carver’s fave TARG shows of Year Four. Weirdo Cartoonist Curtis was busy this month with a very special project so we reprinted a depressing comic he did for the 2015 anniversary issue of TARG Zine…so dark. Freaking Monty bestows some some pro #$@&%*! good tips for our new *bleep* Sopranos *bleep* Pinball #$@&%*! machine, Professor Berine gives you the straight goods on the Williams classic JOUST - which we now have at TARG BTW (it’s in the multicade cocktail cabinet next to the red tents). Wizard Sheila is back with another cool interview from her SISTERS IN THE CITY column - it focuses on inspirational women in the Ottawa Arts, Business & Entertainment Scene - so excited to have this new monthly feature in TARG Zine, Josh’s Across The Street article provides the backgrounder for THE GREAT SILENCE - a rare classic spaghetti western that will be screening at the MAYFAIR THEATRE this month. SLO’ TOM provides some spiritual & practical guidance for aging “musician”… god help their damned souls. Josh & his toys are back… Jason And Freddy go to McDonalds what could they possible be chatting about? The ultra busy & uber talented Jennilee still found time to give us a sweet little April showers inspired umbrella creature to colour PLUS she provided a wicked illustration for this months cover - so good! Aiden Thatcher’s camera captures DEATHSTICKS Live for this months TARG pin-up & of course everything you need to know about all the amazing shows/events taking place this month at TARG can be found in Yogi’s Perogram.
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INSIDE THE MARCH ISSUE OF TARG ZINE: Our new multicade sit-down cocktail machine has some classic and bizarre titles for you to try out - we have a few tips for Joust & Bubbles to help you get started with the egg cracking and sink cleaning, Brace yourself for the information firehose that is the TARG JIBBER JABBER column…. Sound Wizard Mike now has his Noisy Kitchen Hot Sauces available for purchase at the bar, T-shirts are back in stock, some crazy awesome arcade rumours plus news from the perogi wizards - ok! Josh from across the street tells us about a super rare “2 thumbs up" screening going down at the Mayfair Theatre this month, SKA JEFF counts down his top 10 80’s Punk Compilations - check it out to find your new fave band that you didn’t know existed, Did you hear that SPARTACAT is going to visit TARG this month? Details within the pages of TARG Zine. The recent parachute plot continues in Curtis’ twisted comic saga ADVENTURES OF TARG - it doesn’t end well. TRANSFORMERS pinball is quite rad but it is even more fun to play after reading Monty’s Master Class tips, Get ready for some alliteration—— Big Bern’s Bits & Bytes Brings you a BAGMAN game review, Perogi Wizard Sheila launches a new interview column covering inspiring women in the Ottawa art, business & education scene. Everything you need to know about our FREE-PLAY SUNDAYS! is covered on one page including the New 8PM start time - that’s an xtra hour of unlimited arcade action - are you ready for the NEXT LEVEL? SLO’ TOM answers some questions about Ozzy Osbourne, Booze & Partying… good thing he pretty much has a PHD in all of those things, Gap Year Felix reviews the latest release by local punkers DOXX, Ya Hoo METAL UP YOUR CATS is back - Val Halla CATches up with Cauldron Axe Wizard Ian Chains to ask him about his furry little roommate, Judas Priest Plays Ottawa this month & Rob Halford likes cats!!!??? Jennilee has a mega weird brain goggle thingy for you to colour, clip out & wear, the magic of Petr Maur’s lens captures the handsome side of local punks Radiodazed in this months TARG Pin-up and of course, everything you need to know about the amazing shows & events happening at TARG this month can be found in Yogi’s Perogram. Grab your free copy at the arcade or download it here
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