Fine Options Montreal QC September 25 to 28

Victoria’s the Fine Options had to make due with small stage space, choosing to omit guitar from more than half of their set. The four-piece, including an organ player, jammed a cool blend of Weezer-like riffs mixed with Thrush Hermit indie rock sensibilities. Comparisons to Hot Hot Heat are irresistible, but the band did manage to create some original-sounding stuff. Overall, the Fine Options kept the crowd interested with catchy songwriting, but the performance was a little cramped.