Mint Records Showcase (Novilerro, The Awkward Stage), Rosebuds at The Bell House

The Awkward Stage at Fat Baby (10/24/08)
The Awkward Stage

Novillero at Fat Baby (10/24/08)
Novillero

Novillero

The Rosebuds at The Bell House (10/24/08)
The Rosebuds

This is the last set of CMJ pictures I have and I apologize for the delay, but I hope they were worth the wait. On Friday, October 24, I headed down to Fat Baby (for the first time ever) to check out the Mint Records showcase and I caught sets from Vancouver’s The Awkward Stage, Winnipeg’s Novillero, and Edmonton’s Hot Panda. Like I mentioned earlier, both The Awkward Stage and Novillero have new records out now and both bands were in fine form, but honestly, Novillero just killed it. In fact, keyboardist Rod Slaughter was rocking so hard that he knocked over his own instrument and barely missed a beat. If you haven’t heard it yet, I highly recommend checking out A Little Tradition, which is the latest offering from Novillero, it’s a fine rock’n roll album. After Novillero’s set I left the Mint show and headed home via The Bell House where I caught part of The Rosebuds set which frankly left me a little underwhelmed. They were playing some tracks off of their new record, Life Like, and I guess I just didn’t connect with the material.

Lots more pictures after the jump.

The Awkward Stage
The Awkward Stage

The Awkward Stage

The Awkward Stage

The Awkward Stage

The Awkward Stage

Novillero
Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

Novillero

The Rosebuds
The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds

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