Molly Rhythm, Philly’s finest export, brought their unique mix of punk rock, ska and alternative to Quebec last week, for a short run of 6 dates. Sadly I couldn’t make it to the “official” Montreal event, but lucky for me, a secret show was planned in a dark basement in NDG on monday. Included on the lineup was my favorite band in town, Bucky Harris, so it was a no brainer, I had to go.
And what a show it was! I missed the first band, but I got to catch the “house band’, who played a killer set of straight up old school punk rock tunes. Up next was Bucky Harris, version 1.5, because long story short, they got a new drummer that’ll be ready soon, so in the meantime, Dave (guitarist) took drums duty, and Hard Up’s frontman took the strings. Needless to say they still put on a powerful set and I can’t wait to hear the new songs they’re working on!
Finally Molly Rhythm took the stage (kitchen) and all hell broke loose! If you never heard of these guys before, I won’t try and describe their sound, because really you have to listen for yourself, as each of their songs display a wide range of influences, that they mix up so well. They are also fronted by the sickest duo I’ve ever seen on stage. The first time I saw them live was at this year’s Pouzza Fest. Elissa was wearing that cute little vintage green dress, smiling non stop and pulling out these sweet dance moves, and Nikki, was this bad ass punk chic with a shitload of attitude and a sick growl. Two different personalities, but together they owned the stage so well and proved why they’re the perfect match, because in the end you saw that Nikki could be sweet too in the slower songs, and Elissa was the reckless one, as she ended up climbing the lighting rig, to make sure we would remember that moment forever (if you were there, you know what I mean!).
Of course the band is rounded by amazing musicians and that’s what makes it such a good time to hear these guys rip it on stage. They just all blend perfectly together. Also we were lucky enough to hear some new songs and I can’t wait for them to be released! In the meantime check out these pics fom the show, a live vid and I’m also including in this, a video I took from their set at Pouzza 7. And if you like what you hear, don’t forget to support the band and buy their music!