Monday, March 16, 2009

Blistering Hardcore

Wow -- the show at Trash Palace was super fun. I literally think that it might be literally the best place in Toronto, literally. Hot dogs, Pop Tarts, popcorn, custom screened drink cozies, Argento's Demons ... what's not to love?

Some other folks had nice things to say about the show as well.

From AOL Music:

Then we abandoned CMW/F altogether to hit up a semi-secret show in Toronto's hippest venue, The Trash Palace (which deserved to be more packed than it was). Usually a cult-pop cinema -- as evidenced by the b-movie posters, popcorn machine and early 80s arcade game -- this no-stage spot (and home to the Toronto pillow-fighting league) has the feel of a Vice mag photo shoot, but less contrived.

So we stuffed napkins in our ears and downed cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon and watched Vancouver two-piece Japandroids tear through their fast, loud and distortion-laced catalogue, howling in harmony, while a 30 minute clock counted down and the best 70s Japanese monster movie I've ever seen screened in the background. It was fierce and exciting and far better than that over-hyped other noise duo No Age. They could soon be as big as the late, lamented Death From Above 1979.

Japandroids were followed-up by an equally intense set by perennially under-appreciated Toronto rockers Uncut, whose new tunes revealed an apparent hardcore change of heart.

Read full article here.

From The Star:

Japandroids and Uncut: Trash Palace, Saturday. Not a CMW show, but I had it on good authority from two friends who'd seen Japandroids at the Gladstone the previous night that this was a must-see. Quite correctly. The Vancouver duo raises a jubilant guitar-and-drums racket (earplugs recommended). Endlessly, but rightly, compared to No Age, Brian King and David Prowse sweeten the noise-pop with smiley-faced melodies that would have made peak-period Cheap Trick green with envy. Local lads Uncut chose to unveil a good chunk of what should be a blistering next record.

Read full article here.

Thanks again to Trash Palace, Japandroids and everyone else who helped make it a fun show.

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