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- Posted on Oct 2nd 2010 11:30AM by Jonathan Dekel
For their return this year, the organizers needed to one-up themselves. Finding a new, more central location, they branched out from the energetic indie rock that dominated last year's lineup, booking live hip-hop group Grand Analog to close the festivities.
But the group never got to lay down a single rhyme.
By midnight, the party started to turn into a sweaty mess of bodies intermingling with industry. Hotly tipped New York group the Postelles played a furious early '60s inspired set that motivated several attendees to crowd surf in the tiny loft.
They were followed by the raucous rock stylings of Toronto's Dinosaur Bones, pictured, who cranked up the volume and sent the crowd -- now overflowing into the hall -- into a tizzy of sweat-induced gyrations. Packed like sardines trapped in a smoke-filled tin can, the audience grew louder as the band previewed material from their upcoming album, due out early next year.
Around three quarters of the way through their set, the feeling in the room switched from euphoria to unease. As the back of the room tensed, the band played on, unaware that, mere feet away from them, Montreal's finest had entered the second story loft and begun demanding the party be shut down.
Miraculously, the group managed to wrap up just before the cops forced the crowd to disperse onto the street blow, leaving Grand Analog's Odario Williams to sit in quiet disillusionment onstage as his band's set evaporated.
The kids would have the last laugh, however, as nearly 20 minutes after the cops finished their sweep of the premises, the Postelles took over the make-shift DJ booth and the party once again raged well into the morning hours.
Watch Dinosaur Bones perform just as the cops enter the party below:
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.