Hostile Takeover Canadian Music Week 2004 March 3 to 6, Toronto ON

Making their live debut, Hostile Takeover’s tight-knit post-punk packed a mighty punch similar Mission Of Burma and Drive Like Jehu. Led by ample guitar riffs complemented by a steady rhythm section, there was a surprisingly high level of melody in the vocals that showed anger can be sweet. For a first gig, it was a triumph.