Fine Times Handlebar, Toronto ON, June 13

Fine Times Handlebar, Toronto ON, June 13
Photo: Matthew Ritchie
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You probably don't have to be a psychologist to diagnose that lead singer and Fine Times songwriter Matthew Moldowan may have a bad case of ADHD. Springing across Toronto's downtown hipster hotspot Handlebar, the venue's microscopic stage could barely contain the sprightly frontman, who moments after his set began could be seen climbing the PA system, grabbing his bandmates' microphones, jamming on cymbals and throwing his guitar on the ground. Playing a far too short set, the captivating five-piece brought listeners on a trip through rock music's golden age, merging the pomp of Roxy Music and the Clash's precise guitar work with the modern-day bombast of the Strokes and the Libertines. The crowd ate it up — although it should be mentioned that the majority of people attending seemed to be friends of the rising Vancouverites. Nevertheless, the handsome lads in Fine Times easily made sure that good times were had by all.