Live Concert Series: No. 4
Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon - August 11, 2017
Friday marked a pretty special day for me as it was the first day I claimed possession of my new Nikon D750 camera body and Sigma 24mm F1.4 lens. I was itching to try them out as soon as possible. Brandon White and Landon Johnson of Little Jack Films were asked to shoot video for Johnny 2 Fingers & The Deformities at Amigos. I had been chatting back and forth with Brandon for a little while, talking all sorts of gear, and he knew that I had just picked up my new equipment so he extended an invite for me to come out and snap a few photos for the evening. I couldn't pass up the opportunity!
Moon Tan and Johnny 2 Fingers were bands I had never heard of before. I browsed through their social media content prior to the show and was intrigued by what I heard and saw. Both a bit eccentric in their own way with equal part flair and musical chops. Moon Tan with their unique get-up kicked off the evening to a pretty tame room, but with only a song or two into the night they won it over and the floor filled up as they blasted through an energetic set full of originals and well-known classics like Rush's Tom Sawyer. They even earned an encore from the appreciative audience. When Johnny 2 Fingers hit the stage, the mood was set and primed for the next hour of chaos that would be unleashed by the mighty trio. Johnny owned every part of the stage, engaged heavily with the crowd, and at one point stood up on the bar at the back of the room blitzing through some tasty guitar much to the delight of everyone present.
A memorable show with two uniquely different acts that joined together for what has been dubbed the Double Headed Rock 'n Roll Monstour. Entirely worth the price of admission if you have a chance to catch them at one of their next stops.
Remaining Tour Dates:
August 14, 2017 - Kelowna, BC.
August 15, 2017 - Vancouver, BC.
August 16, 2017 - Rossland, BC.
August 17, 2017 - Medicin Hat, AB.
August 18, 2017 - Regina, SK.
August 19, 2017 - Winnipeg, MB.
A quick shoutout to Brandon for the invite. He's a tremendous talent and all-around great dude. Definitely head over to his site here, check out his work and show him some love!
**UPDATE: August 15/17 - I created a highlight video of Johnny 2 Fingers set:
Johnny 2 Fingers & The Deformities