Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sultans of sludge

For fans of volume, the House of Targ was the place to be, with headline grinders The Great Sabatini joined by hotly tipped New Yorkers Pyrrhon and Nashville's Yautja, alongside locals Black Oak Decline. BOD were on first - here's Neil on bass!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

Mike sings!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

More Mike and Tony!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

Extra Neil!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

Tony hits!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

Rhythm section action!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

More Tony!

Black Oak Decline at House of Targ

Pyrrhon ripped up the stage. Here's singer Doug and guitarist Dylan!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Bass action with Eric!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Steve hits!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Extra Dylan!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Rhythm section action!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

More Doug!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Erik sings!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

More Steve!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Pick-sliding action!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Even more Doug!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

Fisheyed action!

Pyrrhon at House of Targ

There was another great set from Yautja - actually, every band on the bill was super. Here's some rhythm section action with drummer Tyler and bassist Kayhan!

Yautja at House of Targ

Guitar action with Shibbie!

Yautja at House of Targ

Tyler hits!

Yautja at House of Targ

Extra Kayhan!

Yautja at House of Targ

More Shibbie!

Yautja at House of 
Targ

Shibbie shouts!

Yautja at House of Targ

Tyler hits!

Yautja at House of Targ

The Great Sabatini put on a crushing set - here's vocalist Sean!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Guitar action with Rob!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Steve hits!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Bass action with Joey!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Joey sings!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Heavy action!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Steve hits!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

More Sabatini!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

More Sean!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

More Steve!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Growly action!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

Singalong action!

The Great Sabatini at House of Targ

A great night out.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The hot and the heavy

Wednesday I headed over to House of Targ to check out some metal action. Mokomokai was headlining, Villain, a classic metal style band from Toronto was on the bill, and it was also a chance to check out In Heat's new lineup. First, here's Greg. He is not new.

In Heat at House of 
Targ

Brent and grimacing Tony aren't new either, but singer Surge is!

In Heat at House of 
Targ

More Surge! I'd say the band is heading in a more Guns'n'Roses direction. They plan to write up a bunch of new material, so there might not be many shows in the near future.

In Heat at House of Targ

More Brent!

In Heat at House of Targ

Even more Surge!

In Heat at House of Targ

Tim hits!

In Heat at House of Targ

Singalong action!

In Heat at House of Targ

More Tony!

In Heat at House of Targ

Rhythm section action!

In Heat at House of Targ

Standing about action!

In Heat at House of Targ

Greg sings!

In Heat at House of Targ

Heated action!

In Heat at House of Targ

On to the well-armoured men of Villain! Here's Caleb and Gaz!

Villain at House of Targ

Vocal action with Jake!

Villain at House of Targ

Caleb sings!

Villain at House of Targ

More Gaz!

Villain at House of Targ

Extra Caleb!

Villain at House of Targ

More Gaz!

Villain at House of Targ

Extra Jake!

Villain at House of Targ

Villainous action!

Villain at House of Targ

And so on!

Villain at House of Targ

Even more Jake!

Villain at House of Targ

Mokomokai are Targ regulars - they showed up for their third anniversary celebration back in April - and put on a fine show as usual. Here's J.J. and bassist Jeremy!

Mokomokai at House of Targ

Hair-tossing action with Bobby!

Mokomokai at House of Targ

John sings!

Mokomokai at House of Targ

J.J. hits!

Mokomokai at House of Targ

Guitar action!

Mokomokai at House of Targ

More guitar action!

Mokomokai at House of Targ

Metal action!

Mokomokai at House of Targ

And so on!

Mokomokai at House of Targ

Leaning action!

Mokomokai at House of Targ

A fine time.