Thursday, September 21, 2017

Let there be skreedle

Last Friday was Day 1 of the annual Skreedlemania festival - the "loud" night. Curated by Jeff from Neck, things started off with Dark Plains, who played a storming set. Here's Matt!

Dark Plains at House of Targ

Chuck sings!

Dark Plains at House of Targ

The whole lot!

Dark Plains at House of Targ

Singalong action!

Dark Plains at House of Targ

Percussive action with Andy!

Dark Plains at House of Targ

Guitar action!

Dark Plains at House of Targ

More Andy!

Dark Plains at House of Targ

Closeup action!

Dark Plains at House of Targ

A shouty bit!

Dark Plains at House of Targ

Bendy action!

Dark Plains at House of Targ

Even more loudness followed, courtesy of Longhouse. Here's Josh!

Longhouse at House of Targ

Guitar action with Marc!

Longhouse at House of Targ

Rhythm section action with Mike!

Longhouse at House of Targ

Extra Josh!

Longhouse at House of Targ

More Mike!

Longhouse at House of Targ

More Marc!

Longhouse at House of Targ

It's been a while since I've seen Davey from Terrible Liars, Male Nurse, and dozens of other bands play live, but here he is introducing his new band The Offers at their debut performance.

The Offers at House of Targ

Percussive action with Tim (Million Dollar Marxists, Year Zero)!

The Offers at House of Targ

Seiji from Average Times sings!

The Offers at House of Targ

And so on!

The Offers at House of Targ

Bass action with Davey!

The Offers at House of Targ

Bendy action!

The Offers at House of Targ

Extra Tim!

The Offers at House of Targ

Davey sings!

The Offers at House of Targ

Slow Dawn played an excellent and ear-cleaning set. Here's Dan and his light show!

Slow Dawn at House of Targ

Percussive action with Chris!

Slow Dawn at House of Targ

Dan sings!

Slow Dawn at House of Targ

That's guitarist Sean deep in the smoke.

Slow Dawn at House of Targ

More Sean!

Slow Dawn at House of Targ

Gripping action, plus Jesse on bass!

Slow Dawn at House of Targ

Thunderuncle finished the evening off. Here's Larry and Jon!

Thunderuncle at House of Targ

And here's Dave and Joe!

Thunderuncle at House of Targ

Guitar-lifting action!

Thunderuncle at House of Targ

Jon sings!

Thunderuncle at House of Targ

Rhythm section action!

Thunderuncle at House of Targ

Dave is amused!

Thunderuncle at House of Targ

More guitar!

Thunderuncle at House of Targ

A fine night out.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Animal attractions

I took a bit of a break from show-going at the end of July, and it was a third of the way into August when I headed back to Targ for some heavy sounds, courtesy of World War 4, Public Animal and Thunderkok. Here's Josh from World War 4 to kick things off!

World War 4 at House of Targ

Guitar action with Necroburger!

World War 4 at House of Targ

Bass and guitar action with Michael and Orca!

World War 4 at House of Targ

Extra Josh!

World War 4 at House of Targ

Leigh hits!

World War 4 at House of Targ

More Michael!
World War 4 at House of Targ

Smokey action!

World War 4 at House of Targ

More Orca!

World War 4 at House of Targ

More Necroburger!

World War 4 at House of Targ

Public Animal went on before Thunderkok, which is wise, since it means fewer fluids to clean off stage between sets. Here's Eric tuning up a bit!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Keyboard action with Caitlyn1

Public Animal at House of Targ

Ian sings! He'll be back at Targ Sept. 23 for a show with his other band, Change of Heart.

Public Animal at House of Targ

More Eric!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Caitlyn sings!

Public Animal at House of Targ

And so on!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Ryan hits!

Public Animal at House of Targ

More Ian!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Extra Eric!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Bonus Caitlyn!

Public Animal at House of Targ

Thunderkok provided a happy ending for the night; here's Travis checking the ejaculation (I think).

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Guitar and spandex action with Hamish!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Smokey guitar action with David!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Kelso hits!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Pick-sliding action!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

And so on!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Garrett sings!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

More David! It was a smokey set!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Travis sings, Garrett pours!

Thunderkok at House of Targ

There were accuracy issues.

Thunderkok at House of Targ

And then there are the photos for which I have no explanation.

Thunderkok at House of Targ

Always messy fun.