Saturday, November 18, 2017

Honorable conduct

On Remembrance Day I headed over to The Dominion Tavern for a benefit show in support of veterans and their families. On hand to help out were the Sons of Scotland Pipe and Drum Band, Oi! crew Honour Guard and Quiet Crimes. The Sons kicked things off. And since they mostly performed from the floor my photos aren't that great. First, some bagpiping action!

Sons of Scotland at the Dominion Tavern

Marching drum action! The band was formed in 1896, which makes it hand's down the longest-running act I've ever photographed.

Sons of Scotland at the Dominion Tavern

More percussion!

Sons of Scotland at the Dominion Tavern

More piping!

Sons of Scotland at the Dominion Tavern

And so on!

Sons of Scotland at the Dominion Tavern

Next up, some Oi! style action with Honour Guard ( you may recognize some of them from playing with Ape City when they opened for the U.K. Subs at Targ).

Honour Guard at the Dominion Tavern

Guitar action!

Honour Guard at the Dominion Tavern

Bass and guitar action!

Honour Guard at the Dominion Tavern

More guitar!

Honour Guard at the Dominion Tavern

Percussive action!

Honour Guard at the Dominion Tavern

Guarded action!

Honour Guard at the Dominion Tavern

More percussion!

Honour Guard at the Dominion Tavern

Rhythm section action!

Honour Guard at the Dominion Tavern

Quiet Crimes finished the night off - you might well recognize Mike, Tony and Neil from the previous post, where they played as Black Oak Decline at Targ. Quiet Crimes takes a more melodic turn that BOD - think Queens Of The Stone Age (who they covered). Here's Mike!

Quiet Crimes at the Dominion Tavern

Rhythm section action!

Quiet Crimes at the Dominion Tavern

And so on!

Quiet Crimes at the Dominion Tavern

Not very quiet action!

Quiet Crimes at the Dominion Tavern

Mike sings!

Quiet Crimes at the Dominion Tavern

Tony hits!

Quiet Crimes at the Dominion Tavern

And so on!

Quiet Crimes at the Dominion Tavern

More Neil!

Quiet Crimes at the Dominion Tavern

The whole lot!

Quiet Crimes at the Dominion Tavern

And so on!

Quiet Crimes at the Dominion Tavern

A good night for a good cause.

Sultans of sludge

For fans of volume, the House of Targ was the place to be, with headline grinders The Great Sabatini joined by hotly tipped New Yorkers Pyrrhon and Nashville's Yautja, alongside locals Black Oak Decline. BOD were on first - here's Neil on bass!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

Mike sings!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

More Mike and Tony!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

Extra Neil!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

Tony hits!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

Rhythm section action!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

More Tony!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

Pyrrhon ripped up the stage. Here's singer Doug and guitarist Dylan!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Bass action with Eric!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Steve hits!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Extra Dylan!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Rhythm section action!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

More Doug!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Erik sings!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

More Steve!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Pick-sliding action!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Even more Doug!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Fisheyed action!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

There was another great set from Yautja - actually, every band on the bill was super. Here's some rhythm section action with drummer Tyler and bassist Kayhan!

Yautja at House of Targ

Guitar action with Shibbie!

Yautja at House of Targ

Tyler hits!

Yautja at House of Targ

Extra Kayhan!

Yautja at House of Targ

More Shibbie!

Yautja at House of 
Targ

Shibbie shouts!

Yautja at House of Targ

Tyler hits!

Yautja at House of Targ

The Great Sabatini put on a crushing set - here's vocalist Sean!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Guitar action with Rob!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Steve hits!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Bass action with Joey!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Joey sings!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Heavy action!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Steve hits!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

More Sabatini!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

More Sean!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

More Steve!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Growly action!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Singalong action!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

A great night out.