Dinosaur Bones Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, June 15

Dinosaur Bones Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, June 15
Photo: Matthew Ritchie
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Coming off last week's announcement that their sophomore LP was finally seeing its release in early August, moody Toronto five-piece Dinosaur Bones took the stage of the Danforth Music Hall to play old and new tracks alike. Commanding the cavernous theatre with their ambient guitars and punishing rhythm section, Ben Fox and company played a tight set that relied heavily on their new album, Shaky Dream, while breaking occasionally to play some of the more well-known hits from their previous LP, including "Ice Hotels" and My Divider opener "Making Light." If tonight's performance was any indication, the band's new album will continue the kind of ambient guitars and urban darkness that made their debut such a hit. But even so, the band managed to keep things light, with bassist Branko Scekic taking a break midway through the evening to thank his 83-year-old grandmother for showing up and urging people to give her a hug if they saw her. Although the venue was only moderately occupied when the band began, by the end of the set the majority of the hall had filled up. But judging by the crowd's reaction, it wasn't only geriatric ladies making some new friends tonight.