Not Polka
Out With a Bang

College St. Crawl


Day two at the Over the Top Festival starts early (6:30!) at the Mod Club: a dance club on the west end of College St. that hosts rock shows prior to their techno nights (a la Webster Hall.) First up is Oh No Forest Fires: a fairly vanilla local outfit that are frankly neither inventive nor all that interesting. What they are is Loud. Earplugs loud. Still, the Indian-Canadian lead singer Rajiv Thavanathan gets points for charisma, not to mention humour (sic). "Listen to what I'm telling you,"  he says at one point. "A brown man's word is gold!" (More pics below.)