For what it’s worth, music nerds wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for BADBADNOTGOOD. The Toronto collective have been doing the damn thing since 2011’s BBNG LP and it’s why their pair of hometown shows at The Danforth (March 30th & 31st) felt like a genuine portrait of their come-up. In other words, they just went for broke — turning their first set into a IV-heavy thesis on genre-hopping and modern jazz philosophies that came with a side of STANDING ON THE CORNER and Future Islands’ SAM HERRING. It was raw, unfiltered, and full of cult classics (“CS60”, “Lavender”), and it went on to show how anyone is capable of raising their own ceiling if they stick to being themselves. For proof, check out our photos above via Maggie Elizabeth.
BadBadNotGood’s IV is out on iTunes via Innovative Leisure; for shows and more, visit EmbracePresents.com