Last week, I headed out to Katacombes in Montréal for the annual St Patrick’s day Oi weekend. As usual, it proved to be an amazing time. When you mix good beer, a good crowd and put a camera in my hand, I’m having a blast every time!
Though I missed out on the first evening headlined by BAD CO. PROJECT which is composed of former OXYMORON members, I managed to get out on the second night for an equally solid line-up. In general, the whole evening’s program was really tight. I’ve got nothing to say there: the sets were not too long which is great and the energy level was high.
Personally, I discovered The Strike that night, which reminds me that sometimes great style only sharpens with age. This is truly what comes to mind when I reflect on their set which concluded with a cover of ”Sunday morning nightmare” by SHAM 69, a song that’s been particularly present in my ears over the last year. To put it simply: this band is in your fucking face. Plus, I had a chance to meet the bassist and lead singer/guitarist and they were ultra stand-up individuals.
Then: Lion’s Law came on stage. That’s when the place, quite simply, turned up to 11.
It was great to get to get out and add more shots to the archives; the bands were wicked as usual. The Sunday morning after wasn’t quite a nightmare but the bells of Saint Patrick’s were ringing in my ears for the rest of the weekend.