Published Oct 23, 2010Ottawa's the White Wires started off their set with the most enthusiastic introduction of the festival. "We really like this idea of a pop explosion because we really like pop," their frontman exclaimed. Playing pop punk songs that brought in elements of everything from rock'n'roll to the Beach Boys to '80s pop, it was a bit like they had swallowed a radio playing the history of later 20th century pop music. And their enthusiasm did not diminish throughout the set. The White Wires' songs are simple but infectious, making for a fun time.