Peregrine Falls Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda (Basement), Rouyn-Noranda QC, September 4

Peregrine Falls Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda (Basement), Rouyn-Noranda QC, September 4
Photo: Kevin Jones
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Gordon Grdina and Kenton Loewen's avant-rock guitar-drum duo gave the tight mass of people gathered in the PTVN basement a sweaty display of abstract musicianship. Both dealing in complicated time signatures at frenetic, dizzying speeds, Grdina and Loewen were impressively synched throughout their performance, their hypnotic marriage of instrumental post-hardcore and avant-garde technique both enchanting and exciting.
 
Their set consisted of pieces from their Two Fish EP as well as an upcoming full-length. The audience locked into their grooves early on as if transfixed, and Peregrine Falls rewarded their attention with novelties like prepared guitar, cymbal scrapes and a theremin.