I’ve seen the band live three times now and I think they’re great. Malcolm Craig and Jack Anderson form a solid rhythm section (when Jack’s not wielding the sticks during “Louie” or layering in some keys), and Ayla Tesler-Mabe is a fantastic guitarist and singer. I personally can’t wait until her funk-fusion band Ludic come to play Toronto. I’d love to see that show. And of course Finn does an energetic job as guitarist and singer, leading the band into fun, insanity and unhinged, head shagging, rocking out.
Most recently, I caught Vancouver's Calpurnia playing to a packed all-ages audience at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre. Their set included some new tunes around the halfway point, one with a particularly wicked guitar solo from Ayla that I can't wait to hear again.
Label-mates Little Junior opened the show. Check out those photos and their music here.
And if you haven't already, check out all my photos from Calpurnia's set at Royal Mountain Records Festival. They're here. And a post with all the Royal Mountain Records Festival coverage is here.
Take a listen to some tunes, and grab a ticket to a fun, indie rock show.
"Wasting Time", "Greyhound", "Blame", and "City Boy" on KEXP