The Weakerthans, Rock Plaza Central at MHOW

The Weakerthans at MHOW (09/18/09)
The Weakerthans

Rock Plaza Central at MHOW (09/18/09)
Rock Plaza Central
Photos: Matt Fricovsky

I know, I know, a little late to press on this one, but hey, better than never for my Canadian homies. Here’s a review from the Thursday night show:

Rock Plaza Central had a veritable menagerie of instruments on stage, which they switched between with ease – their violinist did double duty on trombone, one guy was switching between a mandolin, guitar, and trumpet, and they all sang in gorgeous sometimes six part harmony. They went through the usual, we’re from Canada, is anyone here from Canada, then: “Does anyone here dream of Canada?” Which, met with a resounding yes, summed up the evening quite well.

As for The Weakerthans: I love these guys, have for a while, John K. Sampson’s lyrics are some of my all time favorites; they express the kinds of sentiments you felt and never had a name for in perfectly poetic fashion, and it’s quite easy to adopt any and all as personal anthems.


We were treated to a mix of old and new favorites, a Virtute the cat double header, and a two part encore, as no one was willing to stop screaming and clapping and let the guys leave the stage entirely. [Rockscope.com]

More photos from Friday night’s show after the jump.

Rock Plaza Central
Rock Plaza Central

Rock Plaza Central

Rock Plaza Central

Rock Plaza Central

The Weakerthans
The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

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