Well, my school year is done, but there was quite a lot of studying to be done in that least week, which is why this oft-delayed blog post was delayed as often as it was. A couple of Fridays ago, I headed over to see Vancouver's Jay Arner perform at Pressed for a good-sized crowd. They were joined by locals Bonnie Doon and Montreal rockers Zakary Slax.
That Zakary; you may recognize one of the Astral Gunk crew to the left.
Slax works the neck muscles.
Backup vocal action!
Rhythm section action!
Bonnie Doon followed them with some Pizza Shark action! Here's Leslie in Jaws mode.
Sara handles the low end.
Jay Arner wrapped things up with a brisk set of synth-touched pop; live he sounded quite a bit more in garage-pop mode than he does on record. Here's drummer Tim (ir is it Tom?), who also stepped up to the microphone for a song.
Jessica Delisle on keys.
The man himself!
Evan on left handles guitar duties.
The other side of Jay!
Tim/Tom takes a spin in front, singing a song "from his upcoming Mammoth Cave single."
Jessica slings some axe!
Jay goes full frontman!
Great show and great shirts!