The Fembots

The Fembots showed off some varied new material and some older songs, with violin and Rhodes piano figuring prominently throughout the set. In addition to founding members Dave MacKinnon and Brian Poirier, the Fembots featured violinist Julie Penner and the Weakerthans' rhythm section of Greg Smith and Jason Tait, who added skilful playing. The band's songs segued expertly from swaying country sentiments to upbeat pop songs that raised expectations for the group's next release, slated for late summer.