Deerhoof Canadian Music Week Toronto ON, March 5 to 8

What a treat it was to have cult faves Deerhoof kick some life into the rather predictable week. Playing to a well-attended crowd of passionate indie enthusiasts there to hear the songs and musician geeks to get schooled on the technical wonderment, the San Franciscans didn’t disappoint anywhere. They busted out their newly revamped four-person line-up to re-imagine last year’s Friend Opportunity and do justice to their back catalogue. They weren’t the most animated bunch, but the brightly lit garbage can lids served the eyes while the ears heard them explode with synchronised virtuosity.