As you may have noriced, I get out to the House of Targ with some frequency. That said, one of the few events I hadn't been to was their monthly ska/reggae/rocksteady/roots rock night, Voice of the People. The event was started by local ska combo The Sentries, and usually gets in guest bands. For the May edition Montreal's Sweaty Palms came down to help get the groove going. Here's singer and guitarist Eric!
Rhythm section action with drummer Nick and bassist Hugh!
The Sentries started thir own set off with a ska-ified take on the 007 theme song. They have a new EP out, The Horseman, and played a bunch of tunes off that as well. And now some finger-snapping action with Julian (who performed earlier that same night with T.O. soul combo Slack Bridges at Zaphod's) and trombonist Nick!
Cornet action with Jessie!
Keyboard action with Lou (just behind him is bassist Darren).
Hollowbody action with Victor!
Staring action with Matt (who also plays guitar in folk-punkers Valveenus)!
And so on!
A fine performance; the next edition of Voice of the People will be June 25; Israels Skarate Kid will guest.