Back to a couple of Fridays ago and the Ottawa Explosion: Inside we go to Club SAW and Ottawa's favourite Montreal pop-punkers, Sonic Avenues. I think I've heaped enough praise and taken enough photos of this particular outfit to skip the formalities, even though it's been a couple of years since I actually caught them live, at the release show for the Steve Adamyk Band's Third.
Chance rocks the Ric.
The whole lot!
Punkers Hysterese played next, and they may hold the record for longest distance travelled to get to the Ottawa Explosion; they came all the way from Tubingen, Germany.
More guitar action!
Good male-female vocals from these guys-and-gal.
Plenty of pictures of the bassist's back ...
I didn't stick around to long since I wanted to catch some of Whoop-Szo's set at the Avant-Garde; they played a great set at Pressed a short while ago and I was glad to hear them again, this time with all members present and accounted for.
Kristin Palm is back from the north.
Unfortunately I only caught a song or two, so I zipped back to see if I could hear any of The Creeps' set, which I did; needless to say a lot of folks beat me there.
Another act I didn't want to miss: Petra Glynt, who put on a dynamite set at the Dominion Tavern as part of the Megaphono festival in February.
I returned to Club SAW to check out the evening's indoor headliners, Toys That Kill. They're another far-travelling band, making the trip all the way from San Pedro, California. Here's bassist Chachi Ferrara and guitarist Sean Cole!
Todd Congelliere sings!
Denis Fleps hits!
The crowd goes wild!
Several of the Toys guys are also in Underground Railroad to Candyland, and were back on stage Saturday.