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Fotocrime / Dany Laj and The Looks | Friday May 18th

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An exciting night of Post-Punk vs. Power-Pop
with guests TBA.

Fotocrime is R/Pattern (Ryan Patterson of Coliseum) with Shelley Anderson and Nick Thieneman. Forging a connection between the shadows of the underbelly of the mid-century American Dream, the ghostly corners of post-war Europe, and the present moment, FOTOCRIME breathes new life into Cold War paranoia, modern-day malaise and smoky noir.

Dany Laj and The Looks heartfelt songs seamlessly meld together elements of rock, folk, and country, without straying too far from the power-pop roots that give the tunes a certain joie de vivre, with nods to tunesmiths like Nick Lowe and Paul Westerberg. The narrative weaved together by Laj’s powerful yet unpretentious lyrics tells the tale of the Northern Ontario kid trying to find his way south, ultimately to Montreal, with stories of finding love, cross-country tours, and broken-down vehicles, retaining a strong sense of humour and hope which lies within memorably catchy hooks and intertwining harmonies between Laj and bassist Jeanette Dowling.