Drag City Prolific fuzz-rock youngster Ty Segall's new album, 'Goodbye…
- Posted on Jun 19th 2011 2:01PM by Marsha Casselman
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The sweaty, grungy set took place in the bowels of a small cruise liner which drifted around Lake Ontario and saw Segall rip through older hits like 'Finger' alongside more downtempo songs off his upcoming release, 'Goodbye Bread,' even throwing in a stoner-rock cover of Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid.'
The McDonald appearance was a nice touch for Segall, who was still reeling from the previous night's NXNE set, where he broke his bottom tooth when moshing got out of hand and a mic smashed into his face. "I was pretty down about that for a bit," Segall told Spinner before the set. "I'm fine except it hurts to eat anything ... and I'm worried about the $500 [dentist] bill."
This cruise was put on by M for Montreal and Brooklyn Vegan -- the latter of which could not make it past the Canadian border for the event -- and is one of a few that have already occurred in the same vein. This was Segall's fourth boat set, overall -- another being the Vice Bruise Cruise, which stuck greaser garage-rock fans and the Black Lips on a family cruise liner headed to the Bahamas.
This Canadian Bruise Cruise included the sax-infused pop of Young Governor (F---ed Up guitarist Ben Cook's side project) and retro rockers Uncle Bad Touch (Priestess' Mikey Hepner's side project). While the bands rocked the boat, it seemed a bit counter-intuitive to be relegated to the stale, humid basement on one of the most gorgeous days of the year -- which is why many patrons chose to bask in the sun on the upstairs decks instead.