the show was at Gallery 101, at their old location on Lisgar Street. also on the bill were The Warmers and Crom-Tech (both from DC) and locals Polemic. the turnout was good, around 60 people, and the bands were all really good. Crom-Tech were pretty amazing with their jazz/metal onslaught. seeing a good opportunity to spend some time with old friends Alec Mackaye and Chris Thomson, i went to see the bands play Montreal the next night as well. they were booked into the backroom of a record/skate store in the burbs called Underworld. the promoter didn't really promote AT ALL and two people showed up, both leaving - "oh, i just wanted to stick my head in and say hi, but i gotta go wash my hair. bye." none of the bands ended up playing and i jumped on the 9pm bus back to Ottawa. i did get to spend some time with Chris and Alec and that was worth the 2 hours travel time each way.
the same guy who "promoted" that show owes me a couple hundred bucks for records he sold in his distro, but we won't go there.
Chris and Andy of The Monorchid joined forces with Kim Thompson (ex-Delta 72, Cupid Car Club) and Brooks Headly to form Skull Kontrol. they have a couple records on Touch & Go.
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dipsomania - n. uncontrollable craving for alcoholic drink.