I figure it's a good idea to start the new year by checking out some bands I've never seen before. I went over to House of Targ for Volume 2 of "Voice Of A Generation" to catch a quartet of punk rock acts. Photographing the local scene for more than a dozen years means that there's always a few familiar faces, so even though openers Omerta are pretty fresh, you'll recognize some folks if you've been following the blog. First, here's some guitar action with Rick!
Sierra sings, Dan bangs head!
More Rick and Patrick!
The shouty bit!
Up next, Pok Gai; you've seen Will before playing guitar with Shackles, drumming with such bands as Alcohol Fuelled, now here he is singing (with an assist from Ataxia's Frank)!
Bass action with Tim (also Alcohol Fuelled)!
Tasha (of Slumlord) hits!
Guitar-action with Matt!
And so on!
It was also the birthday of Sammy, who got a celebratory dousing with silly string.
Ataxia was celebrating the release of their new tape.
Scott (of many loccal punk bands) reaches for a new stick!
Guitar action with Aaron!
Bass action with Kailey!
Even more Scott!
Cacophonous Montreal hardcore combo Drip closed the night with some raucous sounds. I don't know who anyone in the band is, so here they are!
Flying V action!
The next edition of Voice of A Generation rolls out Feb. 25 at the House of Targ.