Sometimes the universe delivers exactly what you need. During Sunday night's concert at Rebel featuring Speedy Ortiz opening for Chvrches, singer/guitarist/songwriter Sadie Dupuis told us that it was going to be her birthday on Monday and that she wanted to come to one of her favourite cities, Toronto, to celebrate. Then they got the call to join Chvrches on this leg of the tour that brought them straight to, you've guessed it by now, Toronto.
Well, happy birthday, Sadie, and hope you had a great time playing for the crowd at Rebel.
This was my third time seeing Speedy Ortiz so I knew the songs well and knew I'd have a good time. I love their 90s-influenced alternative rock tunes. The band played tunes new and older in a fun set that I'm sure garnered them some new fans. They're celebrating not just Sadie's birthday, but also the release of their most recent album, Twerp Verse, which you can get right now.
Check out my photos from the last couple of times I saw them at The Horseshoe Tavern in 2018 and at The Horseshoe Tavern in 2015.
Check out some tunes from Speedy Ortiz from their set:
"Lean In When I Suffer"
"Raising the Skate"