Sunday, December 06, 2015

Down the rabbit hole

The K-Hole  house I've often passed en route to shows elsewhere, and the occasional gaggle of folks hanging out outside as I made my return often made me wonder if it was the site for house shows. Well, if it wasn't before it is now; a bunch of past and present Montrealers (and some past and present Ottawans) brough some psychedelic burnout to its front room two Fridays ago. First up, Slow Dawn. If you wanted to know what former Holy Cobras members were up to, here you go. The new combo (featuring  of the Cobras psychedelic punch with a lot of shoegaze. Here's Jesse and Caylie (Boyhood, Blue Angel, etc.).

Slow Dawn at The K-Hole

And here's former Cobras frontman Dan Druff.

Slow Dawn at The K-Hole

Aother Boyhooder, Alex, rounds out the group on guitar.

Slow Dawn at The K-Hole

Caylie hits!

Slow Dawn at The K-Hole

And so on!

Slow Dawn at The K-Hole

Dan asked for a post-gig group shot, so here you go.

Slow Dawn at The K-Hole

On to DeerGod, the only band of the evening who were strangers to me; they hail from Toronto. They were pretty wild!

Deergod at The K-Hole

Percussive action with Chris Scott!

Deergod at The K-Hole

Here's some guitar action with, and Matt on bass.

Deergod at The K-Hole

Evan works the crowd.

Deergod at The K-Hole

Gripping action!

Deergod at The K-Hole

Back to more familiar faces; No Negative features a couple of vets from The Fuzz (not the Ty Segall group), Mark Frags (also of Ultrathin and Holy Cobras) and Matt Oxley of copious psychedelic outfits (Mannequin, New Humans).

No Negative at The K-Hole

And here's Mark, along with his trademark white belt.

No Negative at The K-Hole

I spoke with bassist Carlo after the show; I don't know who the drummer is.

No Negative at The K-Hole

Feedback and drinking action!

No Negative at The K-Hole

There was just a bit of time for Drainolith (who recently opened at the House of Targ for Neil Michael Hagerty) to play a quick set; their material was a bit mellower than their Targ noise.

Drainolith at The K-Hole

Trippy Twins action!

Drainolith at The K-Hole

The whole lot!

Drainolith at The K-Hole

Alex sings!

Drainolith at The K-Hole

Fisheye action!

Drainolith at The K-Hole


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