I took a trip over to Pressed last week to check out their newly reconfigured space (patrons have gained a nook and bar space where there used to be counter); it was also a chance to check out Shoe Blog, a new-ish Ottawa band, and Long Branch, a combo made up of veteran Toronto musicians. Boonie Doon was also revealing some new tunes from their next album. Shoe Blog had already started when I arrived, and the place was pretty full, new nook or not. Local music fans will recognize indefatigable broadcaster and promoter Rachel from Debaser on cello.
More percussive action!
Long Branch have a sort of Neil Young style vibe, and features folks from such outfits as Adaptor 45, Chicken Milk, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet and The Good Family. Let's start things off with Don Pyle, who's been on the scene since the gestation of punk rock in Toronto.
Laura sings and plays guitar.
Lisa , her bandmate from Adaptor 45, does the same.
Singalong action with bassist Sally!
D'arcy Good also plays the fiddle.
More singalong action!
Boonie Doon brought the house down; they were rocking a denim theme this time around. Here's Madison!
More bass with Sara!
They've also released one of their new recordings since this show.