The Paps at the Academy, Winnipeg

The Paps photo

The Paps at the Academy, Winnipeg, Nov 26 2009. Linda Vermeulen photo

Review and photos—The Paps at the Academy, Winnipeg, Nov 26 2009

– text by eugene osudar/photo by Linda Vermeulen and Andru Valpy

i’m gonna make this quick
gonna make this sweet

with a little innocence
tossed in

The Paps
EP release.

The Academy.

100 plus souls.

www.myspace.com/thepaps

pop on
Love Me
that’s
po(P)tential

they’re young
they’re innocent
(on stage)

they’re beautiful
and youthful

just out of high school

sisters
(twins)
Jordan on guitar
Jodi on drums

and
a band from Gimli

home of the Icelanders.

i couldn’t take my
eyes off the drummer

i love drummers
Jodi plays like ida
in The Ex-Girlfriends
but
with innocence
(she keeps her
shirt on) and yes
Jodi’s
technically
a better drummer

performance
and songs

you have those
you’ll fly to the moon.

The Paps
are passionate

their exuberance
and
their innocence

takes my heart

they’re a little
stiff
on stage
they’re
(un)
relaxed

that’s where Jodi
has it
the ease
the joy
of being in the zone
on stage

the relaxing will come
with time
with experience

Terra
lead vocals

tae kwon do
black belt
unleashing
(dynamic)
high kicks

takes me down

thinking
of Mike Koop
now of The Kicker
ex of The Bonaduces
his 100 plus
leaps and kicks
in a 60 minute
set

two songs stood
out
Love Me
Hate To Say I Told You
(needs to be on your myspace)

No
they’re not
The Quiffs

the best live band
in this city
when i returned
in 2004
and all
female

The Quiffs
inspired
so many
women
in this city
to get up
on stage
and do it!

That
‘s punk.

every guy
in every band
knew The Quiffs
were the best.
most
stewed over it.

except,
The Hot Live Guys
who just
kicked it up
higher.
and higher.

The Paps,

they’re not The Angry Dragons
they’re The Ex-Girlfriends
they’re not Oh My Darling

performance and songs.

the bassist
Fiona
has a striking
resemblance
to Ida Cherry

she’s not as punk
sexy
as Ida,

she is
as beautiful

to be this young
this beautiful
this passionate
on stage
about
playing your songs

waiting for a record company
employee
to offer
the moon

(they’re still too young.)

the moon will be
always be there
take the time
to listen
and watch
bands

find anything
by The Quiffs
(YouTube and myspace)
go see Joanne
of The Angry Dragons
and American Flamewhip
go watch Jessee Havey

see the zone
feel it
and hear the songs

time is on your side.

and in a few years…

(perhaps)
The Paps
will be
as hot and
as devastating
as The Quiffs were
live.

www.myspace.com/thequiffs

or
maybe they’ll (only)
be as
ruthless
and nasty
and hard
as
The Angry Dragons.
are.

www.myspace.com/weathermanunderground

The Weatherman Underground
delivered their usual
blazing 45 minute
set

yeah,
Rene looked
uninterested
after a few songs

doesn’t matter

performance and songs!

the songs
and the power
coming from
Jed’s drumming
drives the band

and Bobby
and Johnny
always rocket.

to the moon!

they’re always
performing for the
females in the
audience

the best band
on any stage
they play
(period)

they always do it.

play it
hard
fast
loud!

they’re
always
in the zone.

and if
you don’t dance to it

you’re a fool.

you’re a drag.

now, wouldn’t it have been
The Challenge
The Weatherman Underground
on the same stage
same bill
as The Hot Live Guys

?

Rene would have been
full-on
for that.

never to be.

The Hot Live Guys
end
December 23rd
last show
at The Albert.

The Paps
The Weatherman Underground
The Academy
November 26.

More photos of The Paps:

About Eugene Osudar

“born, august 16, 1963. i’m 45, and yes, i’m getting too old for this. bring out the rocking chair. my first concert, november 1978, elvis costello and the attractions. i was 15. their blisteringly brilliant 65 minute set only served somebody to affirm my new direction in the musical parallel universes, new wave punk alternative, oh sanctity oh celebration (!Freedom!) college radio! i’m old, i’m used up and i’m free. i see 50something Full sets of music every month and dance most of them. and when i dance, i mean to say, I Dance and Celebrate, 2/3/4 hours a night. The Gaslight Anthem. The Boss. The Weber Brothers. The Wind Ups. i’ll dance with Los Campesinos. i’ll move to The Long Winters. The Replacements. Husker Du. The Pogues. oh elvis costello, oh Clash! i could go/go/go Gogol Bordello forever. L(eonard) Cohen. come, Dance With Me (Old 97s) wherever you may be, sincerely, eugene

This entry was posted in concert photos, concert reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!