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.).
And here's former Cobras frontman Dan Druff.
Aother Boyhooder, Alex, rounds out the group on guitar.
And so on!
Dan asked for a post-gig group shot, so here you go.
On to DeerGod, the only band of the evening who were strangers to me; they hail from Toronto. They were pretty wild!
Percussive action with Chris Scott!
Here's some guitar action with, and Matt on bass.
Evan works the crowd.
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).
And here's Mark, along with his trademark white belt.
I spoke with bassist Carlo after the show; I don't know who the drummer is.
Feedback and drinking action!
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.
Trippy Twins action!
The whole lot!