Washington Social Club Montreal QC September 25 to 28

The trio who grinned and bopped their way under the skin of those who saw their festival set last year returned as a quintet and launched into their tight power pop tunes with wonderful vigour, plus some offstage cheerleading and vocal support from StarsÂ’ Torq Campbell. This band is best served with a punch, and they lost momentum when the songs somewhat slowed and slightly dulled. But even their weakest tracks could wrestle radio fare to the ground and the band soon climbed back to top gear, exiting on the same wave of passion and glee they rode in on.