INSIDE ISSUE #56: info about our next 80’s DANCE PARTY with Remi Royale, Tips on how to be the HERO of your office this season, did you know we have a secret menu? Details inside, We have a brilliant new vid game tucked in the back (too which the cover pays tribute) learn all aboot it and a wicked new pinball machine that is rumoured to make an appearance this month, Big brains & big slags in this months Toys R Josh comic strip, Curtis took a well deserved break this month so we re-printed one of his greatest hitz from The Adventures of TARG comic strip series, Big Bern gives us the lowdown on one of our newest games ROADBLASTERS. Our good friend SHAWN JAM HILL is in the process of recovering from a serious accident and he is on our minds so we decided to profile all of the heavy bands he has been in between 1991 - 2013!!!! Larry from MEOW! That’s Hot Kitchen + Bar reviews some wicked wax from a local fave that will be performing at TARG this month. Tall Blue & Handsome - we have a new beer special on Thursdays - details inside the zine, Wizard Sheila interviews Melinda Massolas, a sound tech next door at Black Squirrel Books in her column SISTERS IN THE CITY, Wizard Mark has been sampling a lot of new brews, like a lot a lot - and all of his hard work has paid off as we welcome a new can from Kingston to the TARG beer fridge. If you have never had the side splitting pleasure of seeing a BUSTER KEATON film Nov Across The Street at the Mayfair is for you. 3 newly restored comedy masterpieces will be screened in all of their silent film glory, SLO’ TOM once again bestows keen knowledge & insight to improve the lives of our citizens one person at a time, thanks Tom. Jennilee has a colouring page for NEO GEO nuts or fans of slimy molluscs, The TARG Pin-UP captures an oldie but a goodie of BONNIE DOON in their natural habitat and of course everything you need to know about all the fun stuff going down at TARG this month can be found in YOGI’s Perogram. Get your free copy at the the arcade or DOWNLOAD IT HERE
This months cover by comic artist Curtis Delaney features a hilarious illustration of the TARG machine dressed up as Jason for Halloween - ya laugh it up now cause his Adventures of TARG comic this month is kinda disturbing!
INSIDE THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF TARG ZINE: Were you wondering what was going down at TARG this Halloween… well you’ll get yer answer right there on the 2nd page. On Wed Oct 17 we are hosting a FUNdraiser to help our pal Josh recoup some major loses associated with the cancellation of his annual Pinball & Gameroom Show. He had 150+ pins & games set and then the city lost power - details about the OPGS Strikes Back event inside TARG Zine. New brews in the fridge, New menu items, gaming anniversaries, new games coming - its all in the little gossip column we call TARG JIBBER JABBER. Curtis get weird (duh!) with another Adventures of TARG comic, Big Bernie shares some serious info about ARKANOID 2 in his video game super guide. Only children of the 70’s know the true Horror of Halloween… those crappy Ben Cooper plastic costumes they used to make us wear - read all about it YIKES! Larry from MEOW! THAT’S HOT supplies us with another Canadian record review - his credentials? - they exclusively play Canuck wax at their amazing 519 Bank st restaurant open till close! This month, Josh’s comic depicts his toys squabbling again… but this time they are Ninjas! Sheila interviews KIM MOSS of KAMP OPERATIONS in her SISTERS IN THE CITY column, The enigmatic ARDETH counts down her 5 fav Halloween candies, Josh from Across The Street tips us off to the best halloween movies of the month at The Mayfair, SLO’ TOM handles a host of reader submitted questions - ya people actual write in to Tom for advice, Jennilee has a spooky colouring page for us but I hope we don’t run out of orange (No it isn’t an illustration of TRUMP). Master photographer Petr Maur captures the beauty of one of Ottawa’s most handsome bands QUIET CRIMES in this months pin up - and of course everything you need to know about this months shows & events can be found in YOGI’s PEROGRAM. Grab your free copy at the arcade or download it here
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
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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WoW! Time Flies - 2nd month of 2018, nearly 50 issues of TARG Zine & the iconic 3D space shooter STAR FOX for SNES turns 25 this month... yep time flies AND does barrel rolls!!!!!
INSIDE THE FEBRUARY ISSUE OF TARG ZINE: What do you have planned for FAMILY DAY? Our suggestion involves FREE-PLAY Video Games, Perogies & Pizza - more info inside the zine. Need more IRON (maiden) in your diet? Look no further than this months appetizer special THE NUMBER OF THE BORSCHT - our take on a traditional Ukrainian Beetroot soup - yum yum, Get the full re-cap of last months amazing Lemmy Tribute Nite - so much fun, Josh digs into the acting career of NICK CAGE & fills us in on a new MAYFAIR THEATRE premiere in his “Across The Street” article, SKA JEFF gets REALLY HIGH for his Hi-Fives column and counts down the top Ottawa Tobogganing spots… warning - might get as controversial & heated as Bernies Top 10 Chips article. We have some arcade rumours for ya - reports of a new expedition themed pinball machine and some new golden age of video game classics arriving this month, Curtis stays weird & demented with his ADVENTURES OF TARG comic, Pinball tournament organizing king pin MONTY recaps the end of season HALL OF WIZARDS 2017 championship that took place last month - find out who won. Professor Bernie share his thoughts on the 5star rated NFL BLITZ ’99 game. Check out some incredible Metal themed valentines day cards & re-kindle a heavy connections, Check out a couple of Perogi Wizard Will’s Bananimal Creations, KJMAXX counts down the top 10 heart breaking Valentine’s Day Friend Zone jamz, As long as people have questions SLO’ TOM has answers & something to keep him occupied for the month - thank god - read his latest batch of advice, We welcome a new brew from PERTH BREWING to the TARG beer fridge, the spotlight gets put on Ottawa Heavy Metal god/dog Topon Das and his amazing APARTMENT 2 recording studio in this months “THE LOCAL MIX” article, break out the crayons Jennilee has a rad valentine’s day pic for you to colour in for yer sweetheart, the most entertaining MC in the Burlesque Scene is the Feb TARG Pin-up plus everything you need to about everything going down at TARG this month in Yogi’s Perogram. Grab your free collectable copy at the arcade or download it here:
FEB 2018 TARG ZINE
The cover features a hilarious caricature of Wizard/Community Builder/Underground Music Aficionado SKA JEFF because, in this issue, he took the time to put together a comprehensive list of all the 2017 Ottawa Music Releases that should be on your radar - Thanks Jeff!
Inside the January Issue of TARG Zine: The next edition of Remi Royale’s 80’s Dance Party is locked & load, info about the killer line-up on page 2, we had a short break at the start of the month - get a glimpse how The TARG Wizards celebrated xmas, news about a couple of upcoming community fundraising events & how to celebrate Ukrainian New Year all covered in the TARG JIBBER JABBER column, so many wicked shows this months we highlighted 6 that cover the full spectrum of musical taste, Josh Stafford is back with some MAYFAIR THEATRE news in his column ACROSS THE STREET, SKA JEFF shares the top local music releases so you can have some neat tunes to listen to while you slug it out in your office cube, DOC BROWN meets up with LUKE SKYWALKER in the TOYS R JOSH comic, CURTIS “phones-it-in” with his highly absurd ADVENTURES OF TARG comic, get some multiball action going on the HARLEY DAVIDSON pin with a little help from MONTY’s MASTERCLASS, Professor BERNIE gives us the goods on the 1986 classic ARKANOID in his video game Superguide, Read the very surprising story behind the MORTAL KOMBAT II demonic voice in an article called “FINISH HIM!!”, Sun Nite FREE-PLAY TOUGHEN UP DJ KJMAXX counts down the top Space Disco tunes his Space Boogie Crew played at our epic NYE party, SLO’ TOM had to field a lot of New Years resolution & self improvement questions this month - maybe his advice applies to you too, some New Brews in the TARG Beer Fridge - get the skinny on ‘em in TARG ZINE, wondering what Jan 2018 has in store for you but can’t afford to hire a proper clairvoyant? No probs ZOLTARG is here to help with is discount fortunes/predictions, Jennilee digs deep into her wild imagination to create a hidden Old Ottawa South that you can colour, this months TARG Pin Up features an unholy FINAL FALL action shot by ANDREW CHRISTIAN CARVER to help get you stoked for the upcoming DARK GATHERING Industrial/Goth nite & of course everything you need to know about all of our January events is covered in YOGI’s PEROGRAM.
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