Artist: Les Savy Fav Video: 'Let's Get Out of Here' Highlight: Watching this…
- Posted on Oct 2nd 2010 11:00AM by Melody Lau
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Playing in a roomy loft on the outskirts on the Pop Montreal festivities map at 2:30AM (a 30 minute delay), the band played songs from their latest record 'Root For Ruin,' a blend of math rock and punk anthems, while working up a sweat onstage and in the crowd.
Blasting the sound to its maximum, the band's set was near deafening, but no one complained. "Turn it all the way up," instructed Harrington. Songs became a wall of noise but still audible enough to make out the razor sharp riffs of 'Let's Get Out of Here' and 'The Sweat Decends.'
Messiness and spontaneity drive their performances, as the music almost takes a backseat to the insanity Harrington works up. At one point, he instructed everyone to get down as low as they could to the ground before bursting up jumping. The crowd frequently serviced crowd surfers as Harrington dangled from a strap tied onto ceiling poles -- dangerous, but exhilarating to watch, just the way a Les Savy Fav show is supposed to be.
Germany's Atari Teenage Riot (also known as ATR) were ready to rock when they tore through their live set with all the crazy energy and antics you'd expect from a hardcore techno band.