Fuck Yeah Tour La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC July 8

Fuck Yeah Tour La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC July 8
The Fuck Yeah summer tour is an amalgamation of comedians, artists and bands, and this year they merged together for a stop at La Sala Rossa. As opposed to the Fuck Yeah Festival that happens in L.A. every year, this year’s Montreal show seemed to be strangely put together. For one, things got off to a rocky start with Hannibal Buress’ misguidedly deadpan comedy routine. Brooklyn’s Team Robespierre followed suit with a performance that in no way held up to their blogosphere hype. With both industry and Brooklyn scenesters buzzing, one would imagine Team Robespierre might be the second coming of electro pop. However, they fell flat, failing to impress an audience whose hometown heroes the Unicorns or Think About Life perfected what Robespierre wishes to achieve. The band were predictable, whiny and lacked charm. Clearly feeling the lack of love, Robespierre finished their set with somewhat of an antagonizing attitude, complaining that no one wanted to get up and dance. Brutal Knights rescued the awkward vibe in the room by jumping into their vicious garage’n’hardcore set. Playing on the floor and completely surrounded by wailing fists and dance moves, lead singer Nick Flanagan took some time off from his role as the evening’s MC to play an agonizingly fun and heavy set. Monotonix played a 35-minute set without leaving a second of silence in between songs. Lead singer Ami Shalev spent the majority of the set half-naked on top of the merch table, while guitarist Yonatan Gat and drummer Ran Shimoni stayed in the middle of the room allowing the crowd to get full view of the delightfully bizarre performance. The initially stunned audience eventually gave into the hysteria and danced the night away.