THE OFFSPRING, DEAD SARA
ECHO BEACH, TORONTO / SEPTEMBER 2ND
At its core, alternative rock music still has the innate ability to be personal and resounding at the same time, and though they have a few decades attached to their name, THE OFFSPRING demonstrated that mantra through intensity. During their performance at Echo Beach in Toronto, riffs were suspended on top of the band’s personalized brush stroke of chemistry which pounded through tracks that materialized punk chaos in the ’80s, ’90s and today. While Dexter Holland and co. made the term “influential” a thing again, they were also supported by fellow Californians DEAD SARA, who stung on-lookers with an emotional beatdown and their ear-splitting variation of hard rock that abided by the night’s theme. In this case, it revolved around creating a temporary loss of hearing.