Ottawa Music Scene


Self described “failed showman” BA Johnston never stops. He never stops touring, he never stops making us piss out pants with laughter & he never stops putting out records. “Shit Sucks”, BA’s 10th studio album will be officially released on Feb 27th (Mammoth Cave Recording Co.).

House Of TARG is arguably the closest thing this strange performer has to a natural habitat so we are honoured and excited to be the place where you can hear the first single off this album - “Gonna End Up Working In Fort McMurray”. Enjoy! 

Catch BA Johnston Live at House Of TARG on FRIDAY MARCH 27 2015.


Gentlemen Start Your Moustaches: Issue 8 of TARG Zine Is Out

The November edition our zine features: Ska Jeff counting down the 5 most functional moustaches in Rock, young Felix reviews a legendary Venom album, Elixir Wizard Josh lets us into his toy chest and challenges us to identify 6  moustachioed action figures, Wizard Yogi gets all Undercover Boss on us and sneaks into TARG to discover what this Brunch business is all about, DJ KJMAXX gives us his Tough Twenty Can-Con Records, Wizard Jennilee gives us a sassy colouring page plus everything you need to know about all the wicked shows happening this month. WARNING this issue contains 38 moustaches. 

You can pick it up at the arcade or download the PDF version here

August Invasion: Hear The World At House Of TARG

Our concert promoters & programmers work hard to bring you the best Punk, Metal & Indie bands we can get. The TARG August calendar is packed full of great shows featuring acts from: Japan, the U.K., Texas, L.A., Calgary, Toronto, Moncton & of course some of our fave local heroes. I guess Ottawa ain't so boring after all.

Dream Big with the August Edition of TARG zine

Well issue #5 is out and the pages tell the tale of a very busy & action packed August at House Of TARG. We have bands coming from Japan, the U.K., from all over the U.S.A plus a whack load of hard working locals. 

Other features include: a review of Iron Maiden's "Number of the Beast" in our popular "Classic Albums Reviewed by a Millennial", an interview with Barenaked Ladies frontman & pinball nut Ed Robertson, a very Zexy pin up and a new colouring page.

Drop by the arcade to grab a copy or download the PDF version here.