“Hey, do you wanna sign my petition to save Zaphod’s?”
This week we say farewell to Ottawa’s venerable nightclub and music venue Zaphod Beeblebrox
The indie rockers were ready to party, proclaiming “We don’t have a show tomorrow, so we can leave it all out on the field!” The crowd was just as prepared, singing and dancing all night long.
More than 60 artists will showcase at the MEGAPHONO festival, February 1–3.
PUP talk about how to keep on keeping on, and their rumoured connection to a urinal at Sneaky Dees
“This is my playtime. With my solo thing, the stakes aren’t as high and I let things get a little looser around the edges”
Aficionados of punk rock history will want to visit Zaphod’s this weekend to see Rough Francis, a band with deep and complex roots in the genre’s history by way of 1970’s proto-punk band, Death.
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Zaphod Beeblebrox is a ubiquitous part of Ottawa’s nightlife. Known to most as Zaphod’s, the club opened at its current location in 1992 by Eugene Haslam, who later re-opened Barrymore’s in 1996. As a preteen, I’d hear my brother, almost a decade my senior, and his friends making plans virtually every weekend to hit up Zaphod’s. […]
“Our philosophy: no racism; no aggression; no gender bias; entertain and enlighten; no attitude or pretensions; fair prices and fair measures; a musical and social alternative; friendly staff and fast courteous service; respecting our audience and gaining their respect; all our guests, especially women, should feel comfortable and safe here.” Ottawa’s live music landmark, Zaphod […]
Although they’ve been been around since 2011, Gang Signs will be playing their first show in Ottawa at Zaphod’s on November 28. Touring in support of their brand new album Geist, a follow-up to their 2012 self-titled EP, it will also be the Vancouver-based band’s first time playing in eastern Canada. Comprised of Peter Ricq (also […]
Opening the pages to Yours Truly, Miss Creation is akin to opening the window on a very specific moment in life: a moment when part-time jobs rule; Zaphods is the standard for Friday night; French fries are 2:00 am snacks; and university is a great excuse to troll Elgin Street during frosh week. (Unless you’re […]
Halloween can be great if you have access to a child old enough to do the trick or treating rounds, but young enough that you can easily coerce them into giving you their candy. But what to do if you don’t have a kid, can’t borrow one, or you secretly think that “Halloween is christmas […]
This Hallowe’en, some of the elder statesmen of Ottawa’s punk and alternative music communities will gather to celebrate the legacy of a short-lived music venue with a big influence on local music. Nee’wollah (read it backwards if you’re confused), takes place October 31st at Zaphod’s, revisits acts associated with the Rotters Club, and celebrates the […]
We often have the strongest attachments to music we listen to in our teens. Members of Sheezer, like many of their listeners, discovered the angsty alternative rock band Weezer at a formative time in their lives. On October 23rd, Ottawans will have the opportunity to relive their own teen years when Sheezer plays at Zaphod’s. […]