"Junk food" band heads west
By John Kendle
for the Sun
On the surface, one would think that soda and pop tarts
are the late night 7-11 junk-food dream of some bad-complexioned, long-haired
teenager with red-rimmed eyes.
Well, that's not quite the case at the Osborne Village Zoo
this week as hard-rocking bar-band guitar king Frank Soda showcases his new
band, an all-girl trio known as the Pop Tarts.
Currently working his way
out to his hometown of Vancouver, Soda is, as always, hyped about his new
project, especially in light of the plans he has up his sleeve.
to take this show out west and settle there," said Frank at his mile-a-minute
pace, "Some people have expressed interest in getting involved with a studio
project on the coast, and it may be soon that you see a new Frank and the Pop
"I wanna get the girls (drummer Tiz Direnzo, bassist Tessa
Kimmel and guitarist Kathy Miner) completely involved in every aspect of the new
While the Sodaman waxes enthusiastic offstage, onstage he's up
to the same crowd-pleasing gimmicks as ever. His exploding pig and TV headgear
still elicit squeals of delight and Frank obviously takes pleasure in hanging
from the rafters, doing Hendrix solos