What a phenomenal sunday night this was.
LA’s The Interrupters and Oakland punk rock unit SWMRS are currently on a North American co-headlining tour . Luckily for us, the trek included a show in Montreal last sunday, at the infamous Club Soda and was presented by ’77 Montreal and Greenland Productions. In all honesty, it was my first time seeing The Interrupters live, I did miss them last year when they came visit us with Bad Cop/Bad Cop. Even SWMRS, I had no clue who these guys were, shame on me.
Due to family duties, I walked in Club Soda only few minutes before SWMRS offered one hell of a show, in front of an already conquered crowd. Yes, this also means that I completely missed the two opening acts, Goodbye Honolulu and The Regrettes but the good thing is, I teamed up with photographers Eddy Virasack and Martine Labonté of Martine Labonté Photographie, they got my back and snap a few shots of both bands.
The Interrupters totally blew me away. Yes I was expecting a great show, but maybe not THAT good. Aimee’s contagious smile got everyone in the place smiling, singing-along and skanking from the first to the last track. The Interrupters set the Club Soda on fire as soon as they played the first note of “A Friend Like Me” . “By My Side” and “Take Back The Power” followed and that was it, the party was on. The band also offered the crowd some moshpit fun by including in the setlist the songs “Liberty” and “Good Things”, showcasing at the same time how versatile they truly are. Aimee wouldn’t stop joining the fans in the very first rows to sing with them, it was really great to witness this and also The Interrupters’s tight musicianship from the balcony. The festivities of the night were terminated with Family, a fan-favorite taken from the band’s 2014 self-titled debut LP.
As mentionned before we teamed up with Eddy Virasack and Martine Labonté of Martine Labonté Photographie, check out the photos they brought back from the night below and find out the remaining tour dates right HERE!
All photos by Eddy Virasack and Martine Labonté .