Yes, it's time for another delayed update (my weekend was dedicated to blending stumps), on yet another visit to the House of Targ. Mother's Children released their third album, Lemon, on the weekend, and had Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs and Pale Lips on hand to help them deliver it. It was a bit of a strange occasion because indefatigable man-of-many-bands Davey Quesnelle was mostly out of action ... but more on that nearer post's end.
Pale Lips once again brought their girl-group punk doo-wop and tales of boys, dogs, candy and murder. I still don't know who anyone is, apart from Ilona of the Dagger Eyes.
Rhythm section action!
The whole lot!
Lippy action! Incidentally, I think Pale Lips should cover a Rose Tattoo song, just for thematic ink reasons.
Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs first impressed at The Ottawa Explosion last year and the year before with their gutsy rock sound, and they were sounding even hotter this time around - also, matching vests! Sam sings!
Everybody's doing it!
Meanwhile, on the other side of the stage ...
The shouty bit!
Even more singalong action!
So, Mother's Children ... bassist Davey had been bed-bound for a week and was not really in a fit shape to play that evening (mostly), so the band rustled up a substitute: House of Targ comment-growler Remi Royale!
Davey! Disobeying doctor's orders!
Okay, now for some actual stand-in-bass work with actual stand-in bassman Seiji of Average Times fame.
Of course they had a get well soon card for Davey!
He felt well enough to sing (and play a bit of bass later, too!).
Swell sounds all-round.