|Frankie Rose (Photo Credit: Faronheit)|
To kick things up a bit was former Vivian Girl/Crystal Stilt/Dum Dum Girl Frankie Rose with her backing Outs. The set was dynamically paced with a mix of shoegaze, garage-rock and a dash of psychobilly, all layered with enough reverb to fortify whatever wall of sound your construction needs require. Ms. Rose is at her best when on the bad-music-for-bad-people kick of "Must Be Nice" and "Don’t Tred." Monitor problems seemed to abound and there was never quite the right amount of vocals in the mix. The worst complaint was that the set was too short (which Frankie combatted via Twitter), but we’ve gotta keep in mind that their album is only half an hour long. If you’re looking to catch more Rose related music, she used to drum for the Dum Dum Girls, who are hitting up the Empty Bottle February 24th.
Personally, the abbreviated set worked better for me, as the aforementioned OTCs began to wear off. From the looks of it, I missed out on a fantastic set from the Besnard Lakes. Read up about it at Gaper’s Block and peak some photos up on Craig Shimala’s Flickr.
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