Frightened Rabbit In Toronto: A (Brief) Review

October 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm (Uncategorized)

A funny turn of events brought me to the (Virgin Mobile) Mod Club last week. A co-worker of my wife’s got really excited when he heard about Scottish indie-pop bandFrightened Rabbit’s trip to Toronto. He was definitely going to go and suggested we come as well. Hell! He would even buy tickets. My wife agreed, but said we would get our own tickets, which we did. And before we knew it the show was sold out. Needless to say, the colleague didn’t get tickets. So there we were going to a show we knew almost nothing about on a school night too!

Still, the Mod Club had great sound and sight lines, and my thought was if it’s sold out, it might be a good show.

Local boy Rob Moir opened the show playing acoustic tunes to polite applause.

Frightened Rabbit took the stage soon after, and immediately created a sense of intimacy with the audience it was hard to believe they weren’t a beloved local band we’d all seen dozens of times. Songs? couldn’t tell you the names of any of them, but there were rockers, there were slow ones, . and they were all delivered with a passion that was intoxicating. After the main set, singer Scott Hutchinson returned to the stage to deliver a couple of songs, and then out came the rest of the band for a few more.

A great evening with a band I knew next to nothing about. Sometimes this stuff works out.




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