After the hometown album release show last month, and heading East in support of the newly released Victory Lap on Epitah Records, Propagandhi returned to Winnipeg for a sold-out show at the Park Theatre. As if that wasn’t enough, add in openers Mobina Galore and the Sorels and you could easily forget it was a Sunday night.
Much like the October release show, the set was opened with Failed Imagineer, Victory Lap and Dear Coach’s Corner, and continued to follow with new songs swapped out throughout the set. Surprisingly, one big difference from last month’s release show was the amount of crowd surfing. The larger stage and crowd at the Garrick Centre saw non-stop crowd surfing, while the smaller Park saw sporadic surfers taking to the stage. On the plus side the smaller, more intimate setting gave the show a basement show feel with fist bumps, handshakes, and greetings to the crowd coming often, along with Derek Riel joining the band for vocals on a cover of Hard Times.
Never a band to take a step back, after returning home from the East coast the band now heads out for the Western leg of the tour in support of Victory Lap. Check out the following links for all the latest on Propagandhi: Facebook Bandcamp Spotify Website Instagram
Opening up the night was local three-piece the Sorels. Armed with a setlist made of mostly covers, the band’s mix of glam/garbage and swagger was on full display from the get-go. Opening with the classic Hello There by Cheap Trick, the band followed up with the gem She’s In The Gang. The raucous garage rocker can be found on the band’s Bandcamp page, and much like the live show it will leave you wanting more. Check out the Sorels on Facebook
When it comes to hard working bands, Mobina Galore is always a band in the conversation. Much like their friends and former tourmates Propagandhi, the duo of Jenna(guitar/vocals) and Marcia(drums/vocals) have also returned home from an East Coast tour. Their aggressive power chord sound was perfectly suited at the Park, with plenty of support in the crowd sporting band merch. With the setlist consisting mainly of songs from Feeling Disconnected, Pieces Of You made its return to the set after being left out on the latest dates. Closing out the set, the band returned to 2014’s Cities Away and the lead track Skeleton.