Dearly Beloved

In front of a thin crowd at Montreal’s cosiest dive, Barfly, this Toronto quintet hit the stage like a pack of junkies playing for their smack. Former Change of Heart bassist Rob Higgins led the charge through a short and sweet set aided vocally by rock tigress Niva Chow. This town hasn’t seen so much desperate sweating in sharp suits since the last comedy festival, but at least in this case it made for some hard-hitting, hook-heavy rock’n’roll.