Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Last time Ty Segall roared through town it was for a Rock'N'Roll Pizza Party gig at the Atomic Rooster in June 2009. I noted then that his star was on the rise, and it has kept on going up, judging by the sizable Monday crowd that turned out for his show at Babylon. He also had ace local combo Holy Cobras and fine Toronto outfit Teenanger opening for him.

Up first, Holy Cobras, who rocked loudly and mightily, as they usually do. The crowd response was kind of muted. "So, stick around for the next bands, then ... go to hell," said singer Danny.

Holy Cobras at Babylon
Holy Cobras at Babylon, October 18, 2010

Teenanger also played a killer set. I think they're getting closer and closer to twangy garage rockers like The Goodnight Loving every time I see them. Since there regular drummer couldn't make the trip out east with them and The Cobras, they recruited Doug McGregor of The Constantines to fill in.

Teenanger at babylon
Teenanger at Babylon, October 18, 2010

Finally Ty and co played a completely wicked set, one of the best shows I've seen this year. He was accompanied this time around by drummer Emily Rose, guitarist Charlie and bassist Denee Petracek, who's also a photographer and provided the masked figure for the front of Melted, Ty's latest.

Ty Segall at Babylon
Ty Segall at Babylon, October 18, 2010

Oh, the crazy hijinks these guitarists get up to!

Ty Segall at Babylon
Ty Segall at Babylon, October 18, 2010

Unfortunately, So Cow got stopped at the border. Other than that, an awesome show.
  • Show reminder: There's another hot show tonight at Babylon, with Segall-approved rocker Jeff and the Brotherhood plus Mannequin and Mouth; Stars and Young Galaxy play the Bronson Centre Theatre; Nashville Pussy and Civet rock Mavericks; Lindsay Barr and The Bullys perform at the Rainbow. 

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