Sunday, April 10, 2011

Good practice

For a while now Capital Rehearsal Studios has dwelled beneath a bank St. building that also houses a bunch of Department of Foreign Affairs offices; operator Luke Nuclear has shot videas for White Wires and Peach Kelli Pop there, and many bands that have appeared on the blog use it as a practice space. It also turns out to be an adequate venue for bands looking to book a last-minute show - just what Vancouver's Peace and Halifax/Montreal trio Crosss were looking for last night.

Crosss like fuzz and pedal tones. It's a raw, lo-fi garage sound with a heady buzz.

Crosss at Capital Rehearsal Studio
Cross at Capital Rehearsal Studio, April 9, 2011

Peace have been described as Mark E. Smith meets The Modern Lovers, and unlike most such crossbreed comparisons, it's actually quite apt. Fortunately the band is blessed with the right vocalist and rhythm section to pull it off.

Peace at Capital Rehearsal Studio
Peace at Capital Rehearsal Studio, April 9, 2011

Good show, although the pictures turned out kind of dull ...

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