Friday I headed over to House of Targ for some cover band action. Hervana is one of a burgeoning number of cover bands reclaiming rock'n'roll for women. Alongside outfits such as Sheezer, Lez Zeppelin, Vag Halen and Ottawa's own much-missed Misclits, the two-year-old combo is putting a new twist on the work of male artists. It was also a chance to see the new-to-me local outfit Sleepy & The Noise and old pals Trees of North America. Sleepy & The Noise play a sort of prog-inflected indie pop; here's bassist Sarah!
Serious drumming action from Kira!
Fretful action from Christian!
Even more Kira!
On to the rootsy sounds of Trees of North America. Here's Christine singing and playing some guitar!
Guitar action with Darrell!
Patrick handles the low end!
Christine sings some more!
Hervana attracted a huge crowd, and they sung along to a lot of the songs. Unfortunately there were some audio issues and as performances go, let's just say it wasn't up to the level of Sheezer. I'd like to see them perform an electric set - I suspect I'd enjoy it a lot more. It wasn't the best (photographic) performance by me, either, since I just managed to snap a few pictures while crouched in front of guitarist Michelle (Pap Smear) Turingan and Carly (Skirt Cobain) Beath. Here's Michelle!
Erin (Miss Novoselic) handles the low end.
Adrian (Dave Grrl) Pasen hits!
Here's a shot of Erin from the crowd.
Next time, I guess!