Monday, April 28, 2014

In the House

After a week's delay, I've finally made it out to the new House of Targ (a previous effort was stymied by a huge lineup). It's not, strictly speaking, the first time I've been there. Once upon a time it was the site of the New Bayou, where I caught unlikely appearances by French black metallers Peste Noir and Belgium's legendary punks The Kids (also my first White Wires show, if memory serves). Well. the New Bayou is now old news, and local recording engineer, pinball enthusiast and perogie tycoon Paul "Yogi" Granger has claimed it for his own. It's quite spacious, so the capacity crowd of around 180 can look a little thin at times, but then as now it's a nice place to catch a band. On offer for this Saturday show were Montreal's Solids, locals big Dick and Waterloo's Life in Vaccum, who have a nice, tensile post-puk sound.

And they're off! With Dylan Bravener on bass!

Life in Vacuum at House of Targ

Ross Chornyy hits!

Life in Vacuum at House of Targ

Sasha Chornyy sings!

Life in Vacuum at House of Targ

Double Dragon does not stop for music!

Life in Vacuum at House of Targ

Pedal board action!

Life in Vacuum at House of Targ

Fisheye action!

Life in Vacuum at House of Targ

Dylan sings!

Life in Vacuum at House of Targ

On to Big Dick, who have made frequent appearances on the blog, so on to the photos.

Big Dick at the House of Targ

Dave sings!

Big Dick at the House of Targ

Johnny sings!

Big Dick at the House of Targ

Extra Dave!

Big Dick at the House of Targ

Solids finished the evening - I confess I was feeling pretty damn sleepy by the time midnight rolled around (my schedule is waaaay earlier now than a month ago, and soon I'll be getting up at 5:30 in the morning - yikes!), so I didn't stay for more than a few songs, but as always they put on a heavy set of that mid-80s-meets-the-90s indie rock sound. Ready, set ...

Solids at the House of Targ

Go!

Solids at the House of Targ

Louis sings!

Solids at the House of Targ

Xavier sings!

Solids at the House of Targ

Okay, time to bust out some flash.

Solids at the House of Targ

Extra Xavier!

Solids at the House of Targ

The end!

Solids at the House of Targ

A fine sort-of introduction to the new House of Targ!

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