There was a lot of super music at Bar Robo a week ago. The bill was headlined by Bonnie Doon and included Haligonians Vulva Culture, as well as new acts Protruders and Phern. You may recognize the Protruders as the latest iteration of Joe Charmondy's Kappa Chow, plus bassist Jarrett has played here with Tough Age. Here's some guitar action with Joe!
Rhythm section action!
Thous shalt not park!
The whole lot!
On to Phern, who got all gussied up for their set of avant-garde minimalist soft-pop. They have a new album out, Cool Coma. Helene from Moss Lime is in the band, along with veterans of sundry other Montreal combos. Here's some Danelectro action with Mike!
Singalong action with Helene and Sarah!
Bass action with Ben!
More Mike and Helene!
Even more Helene!
Even more Christian!
Vulva Culture played a lovely set; they seemed a bit more low-key than when I saw them perform at Gabba Hey. Here's Amy, Hannah, Bianca and Kayla!
Bass action with Hannah!
Extra Amy and Hannah!
And so on!
On to Bonnie Doon, who kicked things up with their patented post-surf-punk. Here's Lesley and Sara!
Double-action with Madison!
Guest saxophone action with Mara!
All this and birthday cake for Keltie as well!
Fantastic stuff all around