Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Eight is enough: Part II

After watching Lost Love at Targ I headed back up to Black Squirrel Books for Father Bodies set. They're a trio from Waterloo with a punk rock sound. Heres bassist Dylan and guitarist Chris!

Father Bodies at Black Squirrel Books

More Dylan!

Father Bodies at Black Squirrel Books

Mark hits!

Father Bodies at Black Squirrel Books

Even more Dylan!

Father Bodies at Black Squirrel Books

The whole lot!

Father Bodies at Black Squirrel Books

The crowd jumps around!

Father Bodies at Black Squirrel Books

Bodily action!

Father Bodies at Black Squirrel Books

Fatherly action!

Father Bodies at Black Squirrel Books

Back at the House of Targ, Parisian punks were hitting the stage (and also memorializing much-missed scene supporter JS). Here's some gripping action with Till!

Geurilla Poubelle at House of Targ

Paul sings!

Geurilla Poubelle at House of Targ

Singalong action with Anto!

Geurilla Poubelle at House of Targ

More Paul!

Geurilla Poubelle at House of Targ

More Till!

Geurilla Poubelle at House of Targ

Extra Anto!

Geurilla Poubelle at House of Targ

Guest action with Lost Love's Guilhem!

Geurilla Poubelle at House of Targ

Microphone-sharing action!

Geurilla Poubelle at House of Targ

And so on!

Geurilla Poubelle at House of Targ

Paul gets in some guitar time.

Geurilla Poubelle at House of Targ

Empty Nesters shut things down at Black Squirrel Books with a brisk set. Here's Eric, the groups creative core.

Empty Nesters at Black Squirrel Books

Bass action with Philip!

Empty Nesters at Black Squirrel Books

Robert hits!

Empty Nesters at Black Squirrel Books

Nested action!

Empty Nesters at Black Squirrel Books

More Philip!

Empty Nesters at Black Squirrel Books

Extra Robert!

Empty Nesters at Black Squirrel Books

Bookish action!

Empty Nesters at Black Squirrel Books

Singalong action!

Empty Nesters at Black Squirrel Books

The entire event came to a close with a performance from Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish. Here's Jon!

Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish

Guitar action with Cory!

Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish

Bass action with Kieran!

Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish

Tony hits!

Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish

Kieran sings!

Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish

Extra Tony!

Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish

Singalong action!

Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish

Good stuff all around.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Eight is enough, Part I

Last week I bused over to Ottawa South for a CHUO to check out an eight-band bill spread between Black Squirrel Books and House of Targ, assembled by Ottawa Showbox, CHUO 89.1 FM and Pandamonium Productions. I missed most of Bug Bites' set since I was stuffing my face with perogies. They played at Black Squirrel Books and feature folks from Torpor and Toxic Thoughts. I only managed to shoot three photos, so here's Shayla and Felix!

Bug Bites at Black Squirrel Books

And here's the same photo, more or less, with a different focal point.

Bug Bites at Black Squirrel Books

Percussive action with Pat!

Bug Bites at Black Squirrel Books

On to Prospect Nelson, a Franco-Ontarian combo from Hawkesbury. Here's singer and guitarist Wes!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

J.R. hits!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

Prospective action with Wes and Frankybone!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

More Wes!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

Extra J.R.!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

Bonus Frankybone!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

A shouty bit!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

Even more Frankybone!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

Rhythm section action!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

Nelsonian action!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

J.R. sings!

Prospect Nelson at House of Targ

Singalong action!

Prospect Nelson at House of 
Targ

Back upstairs to Black Squirrel Books and a hot set from London's Isolation Party! Here's bassist Preston!

Isolation Party at Black Squirrel Books

Guitar action with Rob!

Isolation Party at Black Squirrel Books

Jake hits!

Isolation Party at Black Squirrel Books

Vocal action!

Isolation Party at Black Squirrel Books

Flashy action!

Isolation Party at Black Squirrel Books

More Preston!

Isolation Party at Black Squirrel Books

The whole lot!

Isolation Party at Black Squirrel Books

More Jake!

Isolation Party at Black Squirrel Books

Crowded action!

Isolation Party at Black Squirrel Books

Montreal's Lost Love performed at House of Targ. They're a fun live crew. Here's Guilhem on bass!

Isolation Party at Black Squirrel Books

Guitar action with David!

Lost Love at House of Targ

Percussive action with Sebastian, filling in on this trip.

Lost Love at House of Targ

Singalong action!

Lost Love at House of Targ

Olivier lunges!

Lost Love at House of Targ

Extra Sebastian!

Lost Love at House of Targ

Closeup action!

Lost Love at House of Targ

Bonus Guilhem!

Lost Love at House of Targ

Up next, Part II!