The remaining lineup at Club SAW was really excellent: Crusades, Wet Brain, TV Freaks and Soupcans. Unfortunately, I dropped and broke my flash (continuing on my tradition of breaking at least one piece of camera gear per Ottawa Explosion), so my remaining photos were all pretty grainy. Here's Crusades tearing it up.
Bass action with Skotty!
Sparkly guitar action with Dave!
The audience got really crazy for TV Freaks. Here's some rhythm section action!
Dave always gets a little crazy himself.
Audience singalong action!
Kevin is under there somewhere.
Shirtless action! (Also, guitarist T.J. in the background - I couldn't get close enough for a good shot.)
Even more Dave!
Wet Brain have played at the Explosion before, but this was my first time catching them live. Here's a bit of soundchecking action with bassist Sienna and guitarist Madi!
More bass action with Camila! Is it just me, or are there a lot of dual-bass bands about these days?
And so on!
I was super-tempted to stick around for The Soupcans, but I also knew The Dirty Nil was playing at Ritual. I decided to head over there, if only because I knew the light would be better ... here's guitarist Luke!
Rhythm section action with Kyle and David!
Even more Luke!