December 23, 2014

Public Animal at The Garrison

Public Animal at The Garrison December 12, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesPublic Animal at The Garrison December 12, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Public Animal at The Garrison December 12, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesPublic Animal at The Garrison December 12, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Public Animal became my new favourite band when I saw them open for Supersuckers at The Horseshoe. Habitat Animal was already in my collection and the songs quickly became some of my favourites, but seeing the band live cemented everything. They shined. They rocked. They sounded fantastic.
Public Animal at The Garrison December 12, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesPublic Animal at The Garrison December 12, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Public Animal at The Garrison December 12, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The songs made a strong impression featuring highly on my Favourite Albums and Favourite Songs lists for 2014 and they hold the top spot in my Favourite Canadian Bands of the year. Pretty high praise, even if it is only from me. I was excited to see the band again, this time headlining at The Garrison on December 12. I even brought a few friends along to experience the band, one of whom had discovered them recently, too, and was equally impressed.
Public Animal at The Garrison December 12, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
This particular show was a volume assault that tested the capacity of he sound system. Hard rock music like the music created by Public Animal relies on volume. Lots of volume. And I like it. But there's a point when there might be too much volume. Or I might, as the saying goes, be too old. I think Public Animal tested those volume limits. It was still a fantastic show by one of the best bands playing these days but the volume took some of the quality out of the music. I still wholeheartedly recommend the band and will be out to see them again but next time I'll hope for a little tiny bit of restraint with the stage volume and at the soundboard. Or stronger earplugs.

If you haven't heard it, I recommend hitting play and soaking up all of Habitat Animal and new single "Stolen Eyes".


Public Animal at The Garrison December 12, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures

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