Said the Shark Toronto ON, March 11 to 14

Danish band Said the Shark played to a small but appreciative crowd, more a product of audience burnout from five days of booze and music than the quality of the music. The quintet play melodic and dramatic lo-fi indie rock, with lead singer Maya Saxell's low rasp piercing through the many, many percussion instruments. In fact it was the group's rapturous enthusiasm to turn anything on the stage — amps, bass guitars — into percussion instruments and their ability to play their instruments as if they were picking them up for the first time, that gave them the charm to win over a seriously fatigued crowd.