Anyone in the mood for a big helping of ace power-pop should have been at the House of Targ last Saturday for a triple bill featuring The Steve Adamyk Band, Mike Krol and The Isotopes. ll three put on killer sets. Steve and Co. were up first; this is the group's last performance for a while since drummer David is off to Australia for a while.
Seb handles the low end.
The whole lot!
Davey also popped on stage for a tune.
Mike Krol and company busted out strobes, smoke and costumes for their high-energy set; made for a fun show but none too easy to shoot. Here he is with guitarist Kyle Sobczak and bassist Phil Mahlstadt.
Guitar action with Sean Lango!
Mike readies the tambourine.
Most of my non-flash photos turned out as fuzzy as the music itself.
Well, they can't all be out-of-focus!
More guitar action!
Percussive action with Michael Sienkowski!
Audience participation action! "Ottawa Explosion changed my life!" said Krol during the show.
Even more, more guitar!
After a good long set, The Isotopes stepped up for the final innings with their patented baseball-themed pop punk.
Due to frequent trades, I have no idea who's playing for The Isotopes these days.
Rhythm section action!
I'm not sure what Rad Jockstrap's actual job definition is.
You've got to keep in shape in the pop-punk business ...
Backup vocal action!
Their drummer is certainly a cheerful fellow.
A lively end to a great night.