On Friday I walked over to Pressed for an unusual show: Sacred Bones recording artist Pharmakon isn't the sort of performer we usually get in town, so hats off to the Bruised Tongue folks for getting her up here, along with linked Montreal combos Pelvic Floor and Pelada. The three artists meant for a packed house. They each played brief sets (I get the impression setup and soundchecking took a little longer than anyone expected), but all three sets definitely hit the mark.
I decided against flash for all but my last couple of photos, so everything's a bit shadowy, and I really have no idea who anyone is, so here we go!
Pelvic Floor was on first; their frontman comes out of Montreal powernoisers Vile Intent and their ladder player (yes, you read that correctly) also sings in Pelada. Here's another one of their three percussionists.
There's also a Strong Boss connection to the band. And they play ladder.
The shouty bit!
Pelada's singer takes her turn on Pelvic Floor's last tune.
Do mine eyes deceive me, or is that Tobias Richman of Grand Trine and Paradise on the keys?!?
Time for a quick switch of clothes for Pelada's more dancy numbers.
Not that there was much room to move about on the Pressed floor.
Pharmakon's Margaret Chardiet moved her gear off-stage, and you can really hear how she's stepped up the noise game with her work.
Okay, I finally relented on the flash.
I hope the packed house means more off-the-beaten bath acts come through town!