Pathological Lovers The Rock House, St. John's NF, April 20

Pathological Lovers The Rock House, St. John's NF, April 20
Photo: Vish Khanna
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An assembly of some of the most esteemed musicians in St. John's, the Pathological Lovers played a set of pop-infused rock with the edges pretty smoothed out. When the band struck into their first song, lead singer/guitarist Jody Richardson sang really dramatically, arms outstretched, hands shaped like claws to accentuate the meaning behind the schizo slow jam that seemed like an odd opener. What followed were a couple of fastballs with heat; power pop numbers laced with frenetic arrangements. As women hit the dance floor hard, the band fell into their zone, playing slicked up new wave and meaningful bar rock that showed off Pathological Lovers' noodle-y chops without making them seem like music school grads.

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