Rockets Red Glare Toronto, ON February 13

Rockets Red GlareToronto, ON February 13
One of the most anticipated reunions at WL 500 was a flawless performance by the tightest unit to emerge out of southern Ontario hardcore. With such a mixed crowd, some were surely curiously confused by the huge ovation that greeted guitarist/vocalist Evan Clarke, drummer Gus Weinkauf, and bassist Jeremy Strachan, as they took the stage as RRG for the first time since 2003. For their part, the utilitarian trio played thoughtfully advanced compositions with uncommon precision and vigour. They don't make punk rock like RRG anymore, and really, no one but this band ever could.