Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The untold story of Ottawa ‘90s emo-hardcore band Shotmaker

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Shotmaker (photo: Shawn Scallen)

By Jason Schreurs

The ‘90s emo-hardcore scene was an explosion of angsty bands with overtly political lyrics and lead screamers who frequently rolled around on the floors of brightly lit youth centres and community halls. Those of us who were part of that scene, despite its ambient shortcomings, hold a very dear place in our hearts for it. It’s where we grew up, learned about the world around us and met some of our dearest friends. One band from that scene that provided a different musical aesthetic, and is one of the few that have stood the test of time musically, is Ottawa’s Shotmaker...

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