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Saturday night at the Pop Explosion
- Subject: Saturday night at the Pop Explosion
- From: James Cooper <nstn0028\!/fox.nstn.ns.ca>
- Date: Sun, 02 Oct 1994 03:45:44 -0400
This was an incredible show, I think I saw one of the best performances of
my life, I'll get into it in a bit.
Again the show went really late, I'm just getting back, it's 3:20. I guess
if their going to have all ages gigs of about the same length, it's going
to push the over 19 gigs later. It's fair enough, but the crowd in general
get a bit to tired to really get into the band, I just want to know when I
should expect not to worry about I.D.
Here's the lineup,
Local Rabbits - I guess they were really good, but I missed them, yeeech!
Hardship Post - They did a great set, their rock rocked and their quiet was
actually done well. They're really becoming a diverse band, I think this
is the third stage of development for these guys. My only complaint, as
always, is that they played to short a set.
Bruce McCullough(sp?) - Ok
Bob Wiseman - too long, way too long
Scarce - Scarce are the best band anywhere, they were solid, they
completely blew the place apart. They're new drummer is so good. They
kicked the set off with Scorpion Tray and ended it with Hope, everything
in between was brilliant. Joyce made some comment about it being a bad day,
and that the crowd was making it a better one, the crowed was completely
into it, and Scarce fed of off it(also used it to introduce Days Like
This). They covered Ashes to Ashes(Bowie) and they did everything off
of the Red E.P.(which everyone should buy), and a couple old ones that
James recognized from a demo they sent to CKDU for when they played last
year's explosion. They'll be leaving for Europe sometime in the following
week, I guess the Dino. Jr. tour is still on for them, what did they do,
cancel a couple gigs so they could do the explosion? If so, they score way
up there on the "bands who keep dates" meter, and whatever other kind of
meter that measures good things.:)
I'm just awstruck by this band, I can hardly wait for their LP to come
out, it's going to be great.