Ottawa Explosion Day 2: Yellowteeth, Panic Attack, The Decay, Camp Radio and Finderskeeper at Mugshots.


No Prevenge (the scheduled headliner) no problem. Yellowteeth from Sackville, New Brunswick stepped in and played an excellent set for their second show of the day.

In the cobblestone courtyard of Mugshots, with empty beer cups hanging from a clothesline, Yellowteeth showed no sign of fatigue from playing earlier. A great energetic set where they took requests, made dedications and decided the set list on the fly.  Their grungy punk rock was just what I needed at 1 am on a Thursday after a long day of concerts.  They dedicated ”Santorini” to Emmanuel and they also played the very rocking ‘’Temporary Father’’ and ‘’Green Horn.’’ I also loved their cover of Ed Hall’s ‘’White House Girls.’’

Montreal Panic Attack took to the stage around 12:30 ready to roll. The pop punk trio played a really fun set. I would have to say my favourite song of the set was the emotional but loud ‘’ I Can Work It Out.’’ They closed with the excellent ‘’Who Read Holden Caulfield?’’ off their recent split with Jeffrey Lost Control.

The Decay from Guelph brought more of a skate punk style that reminded me of the music I loved so much in high school and have unfairly neglected.  Thanks for the serving of some nostalgia gents.  I look forward to seeing them again soon I hope.

Ottawa’s Camp Radio delivered a solid dose of pop punk and jump kicks. The three-piece played a good set highlighted by their songs ‘’Radio’’ and ‘’Reinventing the Laugh Track.’’

The other Ottawa band on the bill, Finderskeepers, was tasked with opening.  I really like them, having seen them a few times now and it has always been a treat.  They played my favourite song of theirs ‘Dearly Departed’’ as well as a new tune called ‘’Pack your bag’’

Well that was what I made it to on day 2.  Now for Friday, where I am attending a private show at Vertigo Records, then a show headlined by Holy Cobras from Montréal and then The Yips, Most People and a Punk Rock Dance Party in a church.  I LOVE THIS WEEKEND!