CMW Critical Conclusions for… Fat White Family (Canadian Music Week 2015 concert review)
Next on the Friday night bill at the Horseshoe Tavern was the truly chaotic UK band Fat White Family (their SXSW set is becoming the stuff of legend).
Venue: The Horseshoe Tavern
First Impression: They seemed confused. Lots of banter before they did anything, figuring out mic delays, looking for things around the stage. Interesting get up on the singer, too. When they started, it was a wall.of.sound. Guitar madness.
Stage Presence: The shirt didn’t last one song. The show was crazy at times, mainly from when they started to when they finished. Hyper action, full of energy. The pants almost came off the singer – we merely got to see pubes.
Crowd Reaction: Eating up the songs and the antics. Very receptive, and jumping around to mimic the madness.
Last Word: 7.5/10. Some songs devolved into unorganized jam sessions when even the band might not have known what exactly was going on. Songs were hit and miss, and started off strong but didn’t follow through until a few good ones near the end. Their stage antics ate probably worth the price of admission, but the songs don’t always support that notion.
To see even more photos of the band, check out our CMW photo album on our Facebook page. All photos by the excellent Martin Bazyl.
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