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Pop Montreal 2006

Think About Life/Lesbians on Ecstasy- Saturday @ Sala

Posted by Jer / October 8, 2006

It seems only fitting that I am writing my last review for pop from a dial up connection. My brain is working about as fast as my internet experience. (incidentally, this explains the lack of shitty blurred out photos that usually accompany my posts)

I got to Sala on Saturday just as Genou (aka Emerald Cloud Cobra) was finishing his sitar meets drum machine set. It sounded scary and interesting but I will leave at that until I can catch a full show.

At 11:15, the rambunctious Think About Life took the stage and proceeded to bust out a series of dance-rock party anthems. TAL songs are percussion heavy and the drummer, playing shirtless in the name of Rock, is often joined on drums by the bassist and electronic back beats. I was waiting for a song where everyone was playing drums, but alas, apparently three drum sources are enough.The wandering guitarist/keyboardist (Graham) and lead vocalist (Martin) kept the crowd thoroughly entertained and even managed to induce some crowd-surfing. The guitar riffs were also crowd pleasing but the amp's muddy tone undercut their effectiveness. Think About Life are a young band and there's a rawness to their sound which I hope they don't lose as their song writing matures.

Up next was the inimitable Lesbians on Ecstasy. It was straight up techno from the 1st drum hit and the crowd was dancing immediately. Dressed in fantastically fashionable costumes, the Lezzies were serious about getting their groove on. Jackie was hammering the drum pads and the synthetic beats reverberated off Sala's walls. Bernie's keys provided some great electronic stings until they cut out midway through the set, resulting in some not-so-nice feedback and a temporary dance break. The show stealer award though, goes to lead singer Lynne T (Fruity Frankie), whose stage presence is captivating. Unfortunately, techno music has a tendency, in my mind, to drone on a bit too long and the songs start to sound like facsimiles of each other. The Lezzies stage show makes up for this, though last night, they decided to forego the actual stage and play on the floor. It was probably a great few for the first two rows, but others were left just to listen.

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Ivan / February 4, 2015 at 08:08 am
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