THE OPERA HOUSE, TORONTO / APR. 17TH
Fresh off an electric South By Southwest appearance, Brit rockers KAISER CHIEFS toured all the way up to Toronto to do one main thing: rock everybody’s socks off. If you didn’t think the Leeds five-piece could do just that, think again, as the quintet showed at their gig at The Opera House in Toronto that even with rock and roll trying to crawl from underneath the age of oddities, they can still flip on recordings like “Ruby”, “I Predict A Riot” and “Kinda Girl You Are” and slam down a gavel of sense-killing post-punk. And that excludes the number “Love’s Not A Competition”, which introduced itself as an encore and blasted it’s heartfelt nature at full volume. Loud, but lovely.