03/07/14 Pontiac, MI Pike Room
03/08/14 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
03/12/14 SXSW - Friends
03/14/14 SXSW - Maggie Mae's
03/17/14 London, ON APK Live
03/19/14 Waterloo, ON Starlight Social Club
03/20/14 Hamilton, ON The Casbah
03/21/14 St Catharines, ON Detour Music Hall
03/22/14 Kingston, ON The Grad Club
03/25/14 Ottawa, ON Zaphod Beeblebrox
03/26/14 Montreal, QC Casa De Popolo
03/27/14 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
03/28/14 Fredericton, NB The Capital Complex
03/29/14 Halifax, NS The Seahorse Tavern
03/30/14 Moncton, NB Tide + Boar Gastropub
04/01/14 Allston, MA Great Scott
04/02/14 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
04/04/14 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
04/05/14 Washington, DC DC9
04/06/14 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
04/08/14 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway Nightclub
04/09/14 Omaha, NE Slowdown
04/10/14 Lincoln, NE Vega
04/11/14 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
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Speaking of SXSW, Join The Pack A.D. at the Nettwerk's SXSW show at Friends on March 12. Details on news.weheartmusic.com.
The duo is also listed to appear at The Music BC SXSW Showcase on March 14 at Maggie Mae’s.
“It was almost warm today,” joked Fury Things bassist Devon midway through their fuzz-laden set. “You can keep your jacket open just a little.” The band, made up of vocalist and guitarist Kyle Werstein, bassist Devon Torrey and drummer Andrew Bryant, have a noisy melodic sound reminiscent of Husker Du and Dinosaur Jr (the band takes its name from the Dinosaur Jr. song “Little Fury Things”). In a music scene awash in banjos and synthesizers, Fury Things are a breath of fresh air.
But the chilly conditions beyond the Turf’s doors was certainly not bringing anyone down. Jawbreakers like “Lights” and “Positronic,” both from the band’s acclaimed 2011 Unpersons record, continued to rouse the sweaty, adoring crowd. Following the fuzzy throb of “Creepin’ Jenny” was an awesome cover of The Cramps’ “I Was a Teenage Werewolf,” the perfect choice for an evening already bursting with dirty guitar licks and swaggering rhythms. To wrap up the set, Black launched into the menacing rocker called “Sirens,” a tune that begins with a needling guitar drone and Miller’s simple pounding rhythm before exploding into a sweet, violent mess of sound.
Another great cover would appear in the band’s three song encore (the Split Endz power-pop hit “I Got You”) but what really cemented my affection for the Pack A.D. was the moving performance Do Not Engage’s quiet closer called “Needles.” Black stood by herself, gently strumming her guitar and murmured the lyrics, “Why would I live life/worried, worried all the time/Shouldn’t be a surprise/it’s easy, easy to be terrified.”
The Pack A.D. will cover most of Canada and the US in the next few weeks before hitting Europe in May. Don’t miss out this dynamic and energetic band!
The Pack A.D. at the Turf Club, St Paul (03/05/14)