Continuing our delayed Ottawa Explosion coverage, things headed inside at Club SAW, for sets by Kappa Chow, Monomyth pals Nap Eyes, the "Socan Billionaires" (various Scattered Clouds and Hi-Lo Trons members) and The Yips. Kappa Chow started things off with some rough-and-tumble punk rock, now with extra buttock exposing.
Joe rocks the wraparounds, Ilse prepares to hit!
Some Astral Gunkster guitar.
Joe expresses himself.
Nap Eyes put on a particularly strong set; once again I was particularly ipressed by Brad Loughheed's ripping guitar work, which perfectly complements Nigel Chapman's laconic singing and Velvet Underground-inspired songcraft.
Rhythm section action from Monomyth's Josh and Seamus!
Brad kicks out the jams.
And so on!
On to the band billed as "SOCAN Billionaires". This turned out to be most of the latest lineup of the Hi Lo Trons - that is, Mike Dubue, Phillipe Charbonneau, Pascal Delaquis and Alex Moxon - but without synthesist Adam Saikaley.
Extra Alex and Phillipe!
Rhythm section action!
Pascal, post beer-spillage.
The Yips finished off Day One with a typically rocking set.
And so on!
A great start to this year's weekend blast.