Money Money / Jet Lab Project Le Swimming, Montreal QC - August 8, 2004

Money Money / Jet Lab Project Le Swimming, Montreal QC - August 8, 2004
Congratulations to Peterborough, Ontario's new rock 'n' roll phenomenon, Money Money, who managed to wake up and shake up a tiny, sleepy crowd at Le Swimming late on a Sunday night. Following the lead of Jet Lab Project, who briefly enticed us with a chaotic mash of samples, left-field rapping and off-stage strutting, Money Money raised the room's energy to manic heights, careening into the crowd to bring the rock to us instead of lamely lambasting the 30-odd spectators for not moving forward to lick their boots the way many bands would. Instead, the young quintet signed, sealed and delivered some white-hot garage rock — hard and catchy tunes you can sing and stomp along to. Matching the Hives' Pelle Almqvist in the self-aggrandising department, singer Ryan Kennedy said, "Say hello to the best band in the world," and proceeded to verbally assault the mic and whip his rock star haircut from side to side while tripping over chairs and jostling his band-mates. Before long the ladies in the audience got up to shake it to the airtight rhythm as muscular riffing and six-string squeals rang out from the band's two guitarists. Two seems to be Money Money's magic number — the band is made up of two Ryans, two Jeremys, two Kennedys and, of course, two Moneys. If this show is any indication, the magic will spread to the band's second release, a full-length follow-up to last year's debut single, to be produced by Bionic's Jonathan Cummins.