Thursday, October 5, 2017

Together Pangea at Hard Luck Bar

Together Pangea

      Yesterday, I spent the day painting walls and tearing old hardwood floor out a farmhouse in the countryside north of Toronto. It was a humid afternoon, unseasonably warm for October and I blasted Together Pangea's latest album Bulls and Roosters to pass the time. After a quick autumn hike and a drum lesson, I headed into the city to catch them at Hard Luck, along with tourmates Daddy Issues out of Nashville. A last-minute cancellation meant that Tall Juan wouldn't be appearing at the Toronto show, but he was replaced by local garage rockers Vypers and Goodbye Honolulu, a fitting substitute for the vibe of the show. I missed their set last night, but I've seen Goodbye Honolulu a few times before and it's always a great time.
      Daddy Issues went on just after I arrived at the venue and they absolutely killed it! Self-described as a grunge pop, alien punk band, they played songs about heartbreak and dating people in bands. They are signed to Nashville indie label Infinity Cat, which features releases from bands like Guerilla Toss, Colleen Green and White Reaper. Their latest album Deep Dream is definitely worth a listen!
      Together Pangea played a great set, as well, full of energy with lots of dancing, head-banging and arm-swinging from the crowd up front. It wasn't quite a mosh pit, but almost. The band played a mix of songs from their four LPs including garage rock crowd pleasers like 'Money On It' and 'Better Find Out' from their latest release. I'd seen them once before at Lee's Palace when they were on tour with The Growlers and the Burger Records Caravan of Stars in 2013. Their latest album Bulls and Roosters is out now on Harvest Records . Check it out here and if you're in the midwest or on the Pacific coast, you can still catch them on the tail end of their North American tour before they head off to Europe.

Sept. 14 - San Diego, CA @ Irenic
Sept. 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Sept. 16 - Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse
Sept. 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel
Sept. 19 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr.
Sept. 20 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sept. 21 - Houston, TX @ White Oak
Sept. 22 - New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boy Bar
Sept. 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Sept. 24 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sept. 26 - Nashville, TN @ The End
Sept. 27 - Carrboro NC @ Cats Cradle
Sept. 28 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro
Sept. 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Sept. 30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct. 01 - Boston, MA @ Sonia TICKETS
Oct. 03 - Montreal, QCOct. 05 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 
Oct. 06 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge 
Oct. 07 - Madison, WI @ Frequency 
Oct. 08 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry 
Oct. 10 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird 
Oct. 11 - Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop 
Oct. 12 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown 
Oct. 13 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge 
Oct. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 
Oct. 16 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project 
Oct. 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret 
Oct. 18 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theater 
Oct. 20 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s 
Oct. 21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel 
Oct. 22 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium