All good things come to an end and after a week full of hiccups and getting lost in the sea that was the audience at Yonge & Dundas, we finally got our nightcap. In the case of NORTH BY NORTHEAST, it happened to be Exclaim!’s showcase at The Horseshoe Tavern. Stacking punk bands on top of punk bands, the Queen West spot overflowed with people who came to get a shellacking from SINGLE MOTHERS, THE ARCHIVES, WHITE LUNG, ICEAGE and Toronto’s crazed six-piece FUCKED UP. To keep it short and sweet, bodies were shoulder-to-shoulder and each group delivered the straightforward PSA: “Punk heals wounds but it can’t help you if you mosh barefoot”.
WHITE LUNG at THE HORSESHOE TAVERN
TEENAGE KICKS at YONGE & DUNDAS SQUARE
ICEAGE at THE HORSESHOE TAVERN
FUCKED UP at THE HORSESHOE TAVERN