After a quick bus ride Tuesday I ended up at the House of Targ. Aukofen, the first band on the bill had already started things up. They're a young combo who play the melodic metal popular with the youngsters nowadays. Since I'm ancient, it reminded me a bit of bands like Tool and Failure.
Here's bassist Martin Rocheleau and drummer Simon Joly.
And guitarists Marc-Antoine Joly and Matthieu Leroux.
And so on!
Martin sings a bit!
They were followed by The Yips, who tore up the stage as usual.
Bass and guitar action with Kurt and Jonny (the latter recently seen surfing it up with Casa Lagarto)!
More guitar with Zach!
Extra Kerri and Kurt!
Fet. Nat. finished the evening with a killer set. They've had a lineup change since I saw them last: Bassist Daniel Boivin has departed and jazz improv guru Linsey Wellman has joined up - last time I saw him was back in 2011 with Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers.
Here, once again, is Olivier Fairfield. I just saw him on stage again with Her Harbour at the Elmdale Taven just a few hours ago.
Gripping action with JFNO!
Linsey conducts some audience vocals!
JFNO works the crowd!
More Pierre-Luc and Olivier!
A good end to the fest's first day.