O(h) NO! Festival Day 1 – Recap

O(h) NO! Festival Day 1 – Recap

Oh No Festival 2014 - Day 1 Recap

The O(h) NO! Festival is officially under way! We kicked if off last night with the crew from Eat’em Up records and bunch of awesome local rock’n’roll sounds. @yocvo was on hand to snap a few pictures and soak up the action.

The show kicked off with Atomic Don and the Black Sunrise kickin’ out dark surf numbers and Weezer worthy jams about all types of local subjects. They took a couple minutes to sing politics with the track ‘Brian Pallister called me an infidel’.

Atomic Don and the Black Sunrise

Up next was the ferocious woman wails of Chica Boom Boom. If you’ve never seen these two before, their style screams grungy duo, with one member playing guitar and kick drum and the other playing bass guitar and tambourine.

Chica Boom Boom at the Windsor in Winnipeg - OH NO Festival

From there, the ladies were joined by local guitar terror Joe to form the fabulous train wreck of rock known as the High Thunderers .

High Thunderers - Joe at the Windsor - ON NO Festival 2014

Joe hit the stage hard as always and made the point that norm core fasion was here and happenin’ on the NORTHCOAST. He seizured into his normal guitar antics managing to avoid the spill of broken glass left in his trail. The rhythm section just held it down and did their gig.

High Thunderers at the Windsor - ON NO Festival 2014

At this point it only made sense that we put the brakes on the music and hand out the O(h) No award to one of the people who help make great shows like this possible. Jon Mayo was adequately awarded the trophy for Best Door or Security Person in a 500 person or less venue.

Best door Guy Award - Oh No Festival 2014

From there there was only one act left – the reason for the season – Mark Sultan. After overcoming some brief kick drum related technical difficulties, the turbaned one put the feedback on high and crushed the dancefloor with his punk-a-billy garage rock snake charming. Hips shook, beers flowed and the room was a screeching mess of good time rock’n’roll.

Mark Sultan - OH NO Festival at the Windsor

If you’re in the mood to laugh, come on out to tonights O(h) No Festival Event at the ANAF 60 in Osbourne Village. It’s $5 and we’ll be crowning the king (or queen) of OH NO Comedy. $5 – featuring DJ Hartford and DJ’s ack & Quack.

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