A week ago Saturday I headed over to Mugshots to check out Toronto's The Auras and Haligonians Walrus. I caught The Auras at a Debaser-curated show featuring The Swollen Eyes and Spectre in August 2013. Then as now, they gave off quite a Brian Jonestown-styled vibe.
Keyboard action with David Zboch-Alves!
Jangly action with Robb Schaede!
Vox action with Dallas Wheeler!
Aaron McCoy hits!
Bass action with Hank Von Harten!
On to Walrus, who put on a terrific show, super psychedelic pop. I gather they were a sextet last year, now they're down to a hard-hitting quartet.
Percussive action with Jordan Murphy!
Some great guitarwork as well from Justin McGrath, while Adam Ledrew provides a solid bottom.
Justin Murphy rocks the Danelectro (and does most of the singing).
The whole lot!
Justin works the pedals!
A swell evening.