A week ago I headed over to pressed to check out a couple of local acts and a pair of travelling combos ... then I sat on the photos for a while because things got crazy busy at work. Now that I'm no longer in a crawlspace in Cornwall stuffing insulation between joists, I can share them with the world (or at least more of the world that looks at my Flickr account). First on the bill were Grime Kings, who were showing off a bunch of new material in somewhat haphazard fashion, along with a song from Calum Runciman's early days.
Rhythm section action!
"Great sound check, eh guys?"
On to Victoria's Backhomes, a duo who struck me like a more song-focussed Spacemen 3 ... Spacemen 2? They use loops and throw in some harmonica as well. Here's Aimee Van Drimmelen!
Vocal action from Kees Decker! Kees has performed with Montreal psych titans The Besnard Lakes but not, as far as I can tell, at any of the shows I've caught.
The Heavy Medicine Band followed with a knockout set of soulful alt-rock. They used to travel under frontwoman Keturah Johnson's name but have recently undergone a brand change. They'll be playing again up at The Black Sheep Inn on Oct. 24.
Bass action with Sean!
Lit action with Keturah!
Bad River wrapped up the night with some spacy grunge. They're fronted by Thomas Huhtala, who also has a good line in bluesy psych.
Bryan Goman hits!
Geoff Fogden handles the low end ... normally the band is a quartet, but Andrew McGill was not about.
The other side of Mr. Huhtala.
Solid all around!