Sloan Montreal QC September 25 to 28

The good news is that they’re playing and singing better than ever (even with Murphy’s sore throat); the bad news is that the new album is ass, with the exception of Jay Ferguson’s "False Alarm.” But most people left this show talking about how, halfway through, the band stopped their rock star set cold in order to eject a pushy jackass from the crowd after repeated warnings and with no security in sight — a brave, and sadly rare, move at rock shows these days.