I've posted about Speedy Ortiz quite a few times and, sadly, I missed them the last time they came through town. I was excited to go to The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern to catch the band on an early-summer Friday night, June 5.
The band hails from Massachusetts and have a great 90s alternative vibe, led by Sadie Dupuis and her cool, angular guitar playing, imagery-filled lyrics and direct vocals. The rest of the band keep things solid, while keeping just enough of that feeling that things just may fly apart at various times.
set, and these are some of my personal favourites.
Opening tune "Tiger Tank" from their 2013 début Major Arcana
"The Graduates" from their recently-released album Foil Deer
"Raising the Skate" from Foil Deer
"Plough" from Major Arcana
"American Horror" from the Real Hair EP
"Everything's Bigger" from the Real Hair EP
"Indoor Soccer" from the Sports EP
And thanks to the sound guy not starting up the music after their set, they came back for an encore of "Silver Spring"from the Sports EP