SURGESFirst up were SURGES. They were very entertaining and played a noisy, sassy, garage-rock band rooted in punk. Just before the climax of the set came the climax of the Team America movie that was being projected next to the band. It was rather fitting and pretty darn funny. Regardless, the band was tight and definitely talented. This was my first time seeing them but hopefully not the last!
WOODLOUSETaking the floor next were WOODLOUSE and this was their final Toronto show as the band is apparently done now. They remind me of Neurosis, Black Sabbath and Old Man Gloom all wrapped into one big, sludgy, dripping burrito of darkness. These guys will be noticed too late, especially if they don't have any recordings. Epic, massive stuff.