CMW Critical Conclusions for…The Almighty Rhombus (Canadian Music Week 2014 concert review)
The second band of the night was The Almighty Rhombus. This geometry loving band from Sudbury has a sound that’s made for a good time.
Venue: Rancho Relaxo
First Impressions: My first impression would be stronger if it weren’t for the overhead music that the bar was very sllloooowww in turning off. Once that was taken care of I was impressed by the catchiness of the sound. The beat is something you can immediately pick up on no matter where you are on the indie music spectrum.
Stage Presence: The band has a fun and quirky stage presence. They bop around to their music just as the crowd does.
Crowd Reaction: The turnout was a bit weak which could be because it was an 11 pm show on a school night but those who made it out were having a good time and people were actually dancing – something I was completely unaware that hipsters did!
Random Observation: The bar smelled like sweaty gym socks bordering on rotting hockey equipment. VERY distracting, if only because it reminded me of home.
The Last Word: 7/10 – The Almighty Rhombus are a good time. They describe themselves as a “Rock ‘n Rollin, beer drinkin, bottle smashin, heart throbbin, J smokin, coffee drinkin, doughnut eatin, pop band from the bury” and that’s exactly what they are. Their northern Ontario roots shine through in their music and their performance. They have a good upbeat sound for any occasion except maybe a funeral.
For spotty coverage of Canadian Music Week and other general awesomeness a) “follow PeteHatesMusic on Twitter” and b) “Like PeteHatesMusic on Facebook“, and you too can pretend you’re at Canadian Music Week.