Friday, September 15, 2017

Animal attractions

I took a bit of a break from show-going at the end of July, and it was a third of the way into August when I headed back to Targ for some heavy sounds, courtesy of World War 4, Public Animal and Thunderkok. Here's Josh from World War 4 to kick things off!

World War 4 at House of Targ

Guitar action with Necroburger!

World War 4 at House of Targ

Bass and guitar action with Michael and Orca!

World War 4 at House of Targ

Extra Josh!

World War 4 at House of Targ

Leigh hits!

World War 4 at House of Targ

More Michael!
World War 4 at House of Targ

Smokey action!

World War 4 at House of Targ

More Orca!

World War 4 at House of Targ

More Necroburger!

World War 4 at House of Targ

Public Animal went on before Thunderkok, which is wise, since it means fewer fluids to clean off stage between sets. Here's Eric tuning up a bit!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Keyboard action with Caitlyn1

Public Animal at House of Targ

Ian sings! He'll be back at Targ Sept. 23 for a show with his other band, Change of Heart.

Public Animal at House of Targ

More Eric!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Caitlyn sings!

Public Animal at House of Targ

And so on!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Ryan hits!

Public Animal at House of Targ

More Ian!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Extra Eric!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Bonus Caitlyn!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Thunderkok provided a happy ending for the night; here's Travis checking the ejaculation (I think).

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Guitar and spandex action with Hamish!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Smokey guitar action with David!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Kelso hits!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Pick-sliding action!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

And so on!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Garrett sings!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

More David! It was a smokey set!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Travis sings, Garrett pours!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

There were accuracy issues.

Thunderkok at House of Targ

And then there are the photos for which I have no explanation.

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Always messy fun.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The new new wave

One of the problems with having a band is that other bandmembers go off to start other bands, forcing you to recruit people from other bands to form another band of your own. Just look at this show featuring many folks you've seen together perforing as New Calling, and even more folks you've seen before performing as Sweet Dave & The Shallow Graves. Things kicked off at the House of Targ at the end of July with the phone phreaks of New Calling, fronted by Ian from The Sedatives, White Wires and Cryptomaniacs, alongside assorted Bonnie Dooners, Million Dollar Marxists and Mother's Children. Here's Ian!

New Calling at House of Targ

Ken sings, Sara works the keys!

New Calling at House of Targ

Johnny O. also plays keys.

New Calling at House of Targ

Keltie hits!

New Calling at House of Targ

More Sara!

New Calling at House of Targ

Singalong action!

New Calling at House of Targ

More Sara and Keltie!

New Calling at House of Targ

More Johnny!

New Calling at House of Targ

Even more singalong action!

New Calling at House of Targ

Sara sings!

New Calling at House of Targ

Average Times were on next; here's some rhythm section action with Seiji and Steph!

Average Times at House of Targ

Todd sings!

Average Times at House of Targ

Curtis sings!

Average Times at House of Targ

Seiji sings!

Average Times at House of Targ

Steph hits!

Average Times at House of Targ

More Todd!

Average Times at House of Targ

Steph and Curtis!

Average Times at House of Targ

Singalong action!

Average Times at House of Targ

You've seen at least a few of Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves on the blog before, although you might not recognize Dave himself with his shirt on - he also front Hamilton rockers TV Freaks.

Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves

Bass feedback action!

Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves

Guitar action!

Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves

Dave sings!

Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves

Backup vocal action!

Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves

Percussive action!

Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves

More bass!

Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves

Singalong action!

Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves

TV Freaks' Nathan gets to shift over from drums for some keyboard and guitar action!

Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves

Shaken action!

Sweet Dave and The Shallow Graves

Headliners Teenanger finished the night off with a ripping set. Here's Chris!

Teenanger at House of Targ

Guitar action with Jon!

Teenanger at House of Targ

Singalong action with Melissa!

Teenanger at House of Targ

Grainy percussive action with Steve!

Teenanger at House of Targ

Melissa sings!

Teenanger at House of Targ

More Steve!

Teenanger at House of Targ

It was dark enough I took a few flash photos just to be sure I got everyone in focus.

Teenanger at House of Targ

Rhythm section action!

Teenanger at House of Targ

More Jon!

Teenanger at House of Targ

Fun times.