The nice folks at Ottawa Shobox and Debaser teamed up last week for another swell show at Pressed. Local lights The Yips opened things up for a bill including Year of Glad (who wowed me at Mugshots about a year ago) and Smokes, another Montreal combo (all three have been on a mini-tour together). On to Yips, starting with some percussive action from Jon!
Kerri gets a grip!
Kurt handles the low end.
The whole fisheyed lot!
On to Smokes; I hadn't heard of the band before this set but their hyper-dramatic rock'n'roll is quite catchy. Here's frontman Nick.
Patrick on violin!
Percussive action with Jeremy!
Rhythm section action with Andrew Miller!
And some final jumping about!
Last time I saw Year of Glad, theye were performing as a trio; for this set they added a saxophonist and a second guitarist and things were more ecstatic than ethereal. Here's Justin on bass and mainman A.P.
And a bit more A.P.