CMW Critical Conclusions for…The Dirty Nil (Canadian Music Week 2014 concert review)
Canadian Music Week 2014 kicked off for Team PeteHatesMusic at Tattoo
Rock Parlour to see a couple of bands. Read on to discover our CMW Critical Conclusions for The Dirty Nil.
First Impressions: The bassist looked like he came straight from a Freddie Mercury lookalike contest. Oh, and shit was LOUD.
Stage Presence: High energy. Neck snapping pace (and on-stage antics) at times.
Crowd Reaction: A mini mosh pit entertained the guys and sent the girls to the back of the crowd. By the end, it wasn’t so mini (that’s what she said).
Random Observations: If there was a Venn Diagram for “clothing for hipsters” and “clothing for accountants”, the singer would somehow be right in the middle. Also, the roadie trying to fix the strap on the bass while he was playing was rather comical.
Words You Never Want to Say:
“Somebody left some hair on this mic!”
The Last Word:
8/10 – Came across sounding like a screeching, hard rock Weezer at times. A good mix of accessible songs and thrashing heavy tracks.
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