Back in January I paid a visit to Black Squirrel Books to check out some punk and off-beat sounds. Unfortunately, the expected headliner couldn't make it. Well, a few weeks later and Stefan Christoff - a well-known community activist and musician noted for collaborating with Sam Shalabi, among others - was on hand to play some solo guitar pieces, with local shouty punks Ogresse and H. de Heutz, who were also on the bill earlier in the year.
First up Ogresse, who share a bassplayer with Aube.
And, of Critical Convictions and others, checks those pedal settings.
Hugh handles the low end.
The shouty bit!
The whole lot!
On to H. de Heutz whose name - as Christoff noted - references Quiet Revolution author Hubert Aquin's Prochain Episode. Here's Nathan singing a bit.
Stefan spoke briefly about Quebec's student demonstration and the importance of activism operating outside the sphere of government. He also complimented the event's poster.
And on to the music ... Christoff's usual instrument is the piano, so this was a bit outside his comfort zone.
Nathan also contributed in the key of A-minor.
Intriguing presentations all around.