The Balconies Toronto, ON March 13

The Balconies Toronto, ON March 13
Live, Ottawa three-piece the Balconies come off as a more visceral force than their debut ever suggested. Fronted by siblings Jacquie and Steve Neville, the trio ripped through their short set with Jacquie shredding her guitar Heart-style in between batting her Zooey Deschanel-eyes for photographers in the front. Not that she let that get in the way of the music; she has a note-perfect rock'n'roll wail. The whole thing is anchored by drummer Liam Jaeger, who looked like he was relentlessly punishing his kit. The Balconies' live show still outpaces their ability as songwriters, but if they catch up (and they probably will), this band could be unstoppable.