Friday, February 14, 2020

Around and round

Back in December I headed over to Cinqhole for a set of improvised music from Ann-F Jacques, Alex Eastley and Adam Saikaley. Here's a shot of Jacques' rotating objects.

Anne-F Jacques, Alex Eastley and Adam Saikaley at Cinqhole

Autoharp action with Adam!

Anne-F Jacques, Alex Eastley and Adam Saikaley at Cinqhole

Oboe action with Alex!

Anne-F Jacques, Alex Eastley and Adam Saikaley at Cinqhole

Rotating action!

Anne-F Jacques, Alex Eastley and Adam Saikaley at Cinqhole

The whole lot!

Anne-F Jacques, Alex Eastley and Adam Saikaley at Cinqhole

Adam adjusts!

Anne-F Jacques, Alex Eastley and Adam Saikaley at Cinqhole

A very interesting evening.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Pour it on

As December was kicking off I clopmed over to Pourboy for the first time. The Somerset St. bar has an upstairs room that hosts shows, often associated with the Sitting On The Outside crowd. This quadruple bill featured a couple of new local acts, Sarin Gas and Magic Mommy, and a pair of visitors, Montreal latinx combo Estorbo and Toronto's Scorpio Rising. Sarin Gas was up first, featuring a slew of familiar faces. Here's the whole lot!

Sarin Gas at Pourboy

Gripping action with Audrey!

Sarin Gas at Pourboy

Percussive action with Brenda!

Sarin Gas at Pourboy

Bass action with Justin!

Sarin Gas at Pourboy

More Audrey and Felix!

Sarin Gas at Pourboy

Next up Magic Mommy, which once again has Felix on guitar, plus Sof from Doxx, and Aaron from Chloroform, plus Lix on guitar and Elo on bass. Here's some motherly action!

Magic Mommy at Pourboy

Aaron hits!

Magic Mommy at Pourboy

The whole lot!

Magic Mommy at Pourboy

Moshing action!

Magic Mommy at Pourboy

And so on!

Magic Mommy at Pourboy

Estorbo played a crunchy set of Spanish streetpunk. Here's singer Claudia, guitarist Andres, drummer Mauricio and bassist Carlos!

Estorbo at Pourboy

Rhythm section action!

Estorbo at Pourboy

Fisheye action!

Estorbo at Pourboy

Claudia works the crowd!

Estorbo at Pourboy

Guitar and elbow action!

Estorbo at Pourboy

Finally, Scorpio Rising ripped it up. Here's singer Arina, guitarist Harold, bassist Bee and part of drummer Dexter's arm!

Scorpio Rising at Pourboy

The rest of Dexter!

Scorpio Rising at Pourboy

Bendy action!

Scorpio Rising at Pourboy

Arina works the floor!

Scorpio Rising at Pourboy

More Arina and Harold!

Scorpio Rising at Pourboy

Upstanding action!

Scorpio Rising at Pourboy

And so on!

Scorpio Rising at Pourboy

Back to the floor!

Scorpio Rising at Pourboy

Extra Harold!

Scorpio Rising at Pourboy

Bonus Bee!

Scorpio Rising at Pourboy

All good stuff.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Out of the box

As January rolled in I headed over to House of Targ for some rockabilly action, direct from Tokyo. Ottawa's own Cadillac Rumble Trio started things off. Here's some double-bass action with Scott!

Cadillac Rumble Trio at House of Targ

Standup drumming action with Billy!

Cadillac Rumble Trio at House of Targ

Guitar action with Bogdan!

Cadillac Rumble Trio at House of Targ

Rumbling action!

Cadillac Rumble Trio at House of Targ

Cadillac action!

Cadillac Rumble Trio at House of Targ

Scott sings!

Cadillac Rumble Trio at House of Targ

Cymbal action!

Cadillac Rumble Trio at House of Targ

The whole lot!

Cadillac Rumble Trio at House of Targ

On to Johnny Pandora, who played a killer set. Here's Johnny and Sen!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

Percussive action with Take!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

Faceoff action with Seiji!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

Singalong action with Sen!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

Guitar action with Seiji!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

Extra Take!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

Bonus Sen!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

More Johnny!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

More vocal action!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

Out-of-the-box action!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

Even more guitar!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

More Take!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

Pompadoured action!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

Back-to-back action!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

The end!

Johnny Pandora at House of Targ

A fun night out.