Pat Jordache Garrison, Toronto ON June 15

Pat Jordache Garrison, Toronto ON June 15
TUnE-yArDs affiliate Pat Jordache played a much earlier show than his buzz would have suggested. Consequently, the Garrison was only half-full for his 9 p.m. set. Jordache, backed by a four-piece band, struggled initially with some slight sound issues, but worked through them to deliver a surprisingly effective performance. At first, they came across as an early '80s Factory Records rehash, like Ian Curtis fronting A Certain Ratio. But as the set progressed, Jordache distinguished himself as a singer with some exceptional soul and the band a tight-knit post-punk combo, quickly transitioning from song to song without the usual between-track pauses that kill the momentum of so many shows.