Ottawa has a long and healthy history of instrumental and garage rock groups, and it's no surprise that someone combined them to make a Surf and Turf two-nighter. It's also not a surprise that person is Patrick Shanks of The Glads, Knurlings, and too many other combos to name. It all went down at the House of Targ starting on Friday with sets from Kingston's Huaraches, Evil Streaks (who went instrumental for the surf evening) and Bytown's own Reverb Syndicate.
Here's some rhythm section action with Aidan and Steve!
Guitar and dancing action!
If the shoe fits action!
And so on!
On to the cool cats of The Evil Streaks. The Massachusetts outfit are garage rockers at heart, but apparently they made a big impression with a vocals-free outing last year in New York, and were invited up for a repeat. Here's Myra and The Rev.
Mosritely action with Jim Kozik!
Rhythm section action with Too Fast Jim and The Rev!
Even more Myra!
The whole lot!
The Reverb Syndicate tied a bow on the night with a really good-sounding set.
Rhythm section action!
Disco ball action!
Stay tuned for turf!