Sunday, June 20, 2010

NXNE: Day 4

I appear to have not written a wrap up of last night, last night.  This may have had something to do with the fact that I just found myself fully clothed, lights on, blinds open at 11am ON my bed (at least I don't have to make the bed).  Needless to say, last night, we ended NXNE with a bang.

We started the night at the Stooges, because it simply had to happen.  There was a throng of people so large that I couldn't even see the stage and the audio was like listening to your neighbor's stereo through a wall.  We left about half way through the set to go pursue something a little more intimate, but at least I can now say I've seen Iggy Pop live.

Ok, I've heard Iggy Pop live.

We poked our heads into Hannah Georges at the shoe, Future in Plastics at Hideout, and Drive Faster at Velvet Underground.  My mother always said that if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all, but I never really listened to my parents.  There is a reason why we didn't even stay for one song of either of those bands.

Where we did end up settling wasn't much better, unfortunately.  The Hyena Dog Robbery was playing Bovine, and had members old enough that they probably could have told me about how difficult rock was in the great depression.  Don't get me wrong; I'm all for respecting your elders, but rock and roll has also taught me not to trust anyone over the age of 30 (in short, I'm fucked in 2 years).  We likely would have continued to move if it weren't for the fact that we'd been pretty much everywhere within a span of 15 minutes.

Once Stark Naked & the Fleshtones came on at Bovine, enough was, as they say, simply enough.  After a few shots to numb the pain we found ourselves walking out of a venue yet again.  We returned to the Hideout to catch half of Drive Like Maria.  Thank HOLLAND our night was finally saved.  Their rotating four piece was a much needed smack upside the head after a night of disappointment.

At last, we returned to the Bovine to see the act I really cared to see last night, Trigger Effect.  I first had my mind blown by these guys around 3 years ago at a Bionic CD release party at Cafe Campus in MTL.  The only thing that's changed is that they are even tighter, but the insanity still reigns supreme.  I have never been so intimate with a band's front man and I usually don't get that covered in other people's sweat unless I'm having sex.  There is a slight possibility that I didn't hear them live; we might have just had sex.

And then my night ended.

Or so I thought.  I was just informed that we continued back to Hideout to see another two bands.  I don't remember either band however, so I feel it wouldn't be very fair to review them.

And then my NXNE ended.

Now, time to jam and then start studying for my final tomorrow.