Concert Review: The Rosebuds, May 28, Horseshoe

Toronto – Impromptu concerts are always fun. By impromptu, I mean, knowing about the show for awhile, not really deciding as to whether to going or not, and then finally deciding to go because 24, Prison Break and Heroes was all done for the year. Lucky for me, I found someone else as excited-but-not-excited-enough-to-get-advanced-tickets as me to drag along to the show, and on the streetcar, I bumped into another two meeps. What do you know, theres a party of four going to the show (if only we had one more…). The Rosebuds are a indie rock outfit from North Carolina. The main two members are the husband and wife, that do a majority of the vocals. There are some songs that definitely have some sourthern-esque influence . Here is the wiki article about them.

The Rosebuds came on about a quarter past eleven, I wasn’t paying attention to the stage when they came on..and much to my amusement, the lead singer was sitting down with a guitar! Instantly, I was intrigued. I couldn’t see why he was sitting since there were a bit of people in front of me. I was he just lazy? Because if he was sitting down, at a rock show and doing it just cos he was lazy, he’d pretty much be my hero. ‘fuck you rockstars and your jumping just gonna sit in this rocking chair and play the geee tar’.

After a song, I had come to the conclusion that he was not lazy, as he wanted to ‘tear the house down’. This lead me to two other conclusions: 1) He was a paraplegic or 2) He had no legs. Either way, As I thought about it, I began to feel really happy for this guy. I was like ..dude, this guy is pretty happy for a dude who can’t walk, good for him! Wondering why the lead singer was sitting down preoccupied my mind for the first 20 minutes of the show. He eventually said he got injured playing some sport and walked around with a cane a few times.

The show lasted about 75 minutes, and its to nice some genuine enthusiasm from a band . They played all their hit songs, such as ‘boxcar’, ‘leaves do fall’ and their current single – ‘Get Up, Get Out’. It was a good set, although you kinda noticed how many times the band uses ‘ooohs’ and ‘whooaas’ in their songs after a while. They also had some good crowd banter going, and even let some overly enthusiastic fans play some instruments for their song ‘bluebird’. That’s always fun. The best part of the show , besides the lesbians making out, was when the dude in the chair said ‘well, thats the end of the set. How about we skip this encore bullshit and we’ll play a few more songs’. That was awesome. I hate encores.


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