Thursday, August 16, 2018

Return to Witch Mountain

Witch Mountain played a rocking show at Cafe DeKcuf Back in October 2012 for Cauldron of the Wild, their then-latest album, and a good time was had by all. Unfortunately, the group then parted ways with their dynamite vocalist Una ... then they found another really top-notch singer in fairly short order, which goes to show some bands have all the luck. After a few years finding their feet again, they released a self-titled album in May, and were on the road this summer bringing it to the masses. For their House of Targ appearance, the hefty bill started with a set from instrumental shoe-gazers Clavius. Here's Neil!

Clavius at House of Targ

Patrick lets his hair down!

Clavius at House of Targ

Bass action with Zachary!

Clavius at House of Targ

Mike hits!

Clavius at House of Targ

Zachary jumps about!

Clavius at House of Targ

More guitar action!

Clavius at House of Targ

Local prog powerhouse took the stage next. Here's the always-in-motion Kevin and guitarist Vincent!

Nessie at House of Targ

Myke is under there somewhere!

Nessie at House of Targ

Jack sings!

Nessie at House of Targ

Kevin at his Kevinest!

Nessie at House of Targ

Singalong action!

Nessie at House of Targ

Sean hits!

Nessie at House of Targ

More Jack!

Nessie at House of Targ

Extra Vincent!

Nessie at House of Targ

Bonus Myke!

Nessie at House of Targ

More Sean!

Nessie at House of Targ

Muffler Crunch opened for Witch Mountain last time around, and here they are again!

Muffler Crunch at House of Targ

A shouty bit with Luc!

Muffler Crunch at House of Targ

Angie hits!

Muffler Crunch at House of Targ

More Luc!

Muffler Crunch at House of Targ

Extra Angie!

Muffler Crunch at House of Targ

And so on!

Muffler Crunch at House of Targ

Crunchy action!

Muffler Crunch at House of Targ

More Luc!

Muffler Crunch at House of Targ

Witch Mountain played a killer set. Here's Rob and Kayla getting ready to rip!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

Kayla sings!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

Bass action with Justin!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

More Kayla and Rob!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

Rob frets!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

Kayla again!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

Nathan hits!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

More Rob!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

The shouty bit!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

More Justin!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

Closeup action!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

Even more Justin!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

And finally a bit more Nathan!

Witch Mountain at House of Targ

Killer stuff from everyone!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Freak show

Ottawa likes TV Freaks, and TV Freaks like Ottawa, so no wonder a big crowd showed up to catch the play the Dominion near the end of June. Freak-associates Uncontrollable Urge were on hand, and Doxx was there to kick things off. I've seen quite a bit of them lately (they also opened for Metz at Babylon earlier in the month), and as always put on a great set. Here's Britt on guitar!

DOXX at The Dominion Tavern

Bass action with Jeff!

DOXX at The Dominion Tavern

Sof sings!

DOXX at The Dominion Tavern

Kieran hits!

DOXX at The Dominion Tavern

More Sof!

DOXX at The Dominion Tavern

Rhythm section action!

DOXX at The Dominion Tavern

Audience interaction action!

DOXX at The Dominion Tavern

More Kieran!

DOXX at The Dominion Tavern

On to Uncontrollable Urge, who will look mighty familiar to fans of TV Freaks. For one thing, we have Freaks frontman Dave (also of Sweet Dave & The Shallow Graves) on drums.

Uncontrollable Urge

Here's guitarist Angie!

Uncontrollable Urge

And so on!

Uncontrollable Urge

More Dave!

Uncontrollable Urge

Guitarist (and TV Freak) T.J. sings!

Uncontrollable Urge

Singalong action! (That's TV Freak drummer Nathan just to her left).

Uncontrollable Urge

More Nathan!

Uncontrollable Urge

Extra T.J.!

Uncontrollable Urge

A shouty bit!

Uncontrollable Urge

Uncontrollable action!

Uncontrollable Urge

TV Freaks killed it as usual, here's that guy Dave again, out from behind the drum stool!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

Shirtless action with Nathan!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

Gripping action!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

Bass action!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

Bendy action!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

Staring action!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

More Kev!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

Extra Nathan!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

More T.J.!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

Belly-baring action!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

Greenish action!

TV Freaks at The Dominion Tavern

Always a killer night.