BROKEN OHMS - 2010 Canada Day celebrations @ Alderney Landing

opened up the 2010 Canada Day celebrations @ Alderney Landing - Dartmouth, NS

Not normally something you would see around here - a metal band, open up a generally 'adult contemporary'/folky indie pop type event.


Despite the band being left off the official line-up, at least that I saw, there was a healthy crowd waiting in front of the large concrete stage. It's a great place to see a show, with a nice breeze from Halifax Harbour and a steady crowd of people coming from the ferry (and wandering down the hill from the Dartmouth Commons – home of the annual Cannabis Day gathering). Broken Ohms wasted no time in grabbing the crowds attention, and holding it.




Singer Peter Hubley walked the stage confidently, with a bright red Canada jersey, and kept the crowd engaged. It certainty didn't look like a typical crowd for the band, but there was plenty of clapping and cheering, and shout outs to the band. All the guys sounded great on the big healthy PA system, and all the songs were heavy, catchy, and tight. As great as they were, I have to give most of the props to Hubley, who played the perfect frontman role: fantastic vocals, showmanship, and great interaction with the band and the crowd. In between songs and lyrics, constant hyping and Canada Day acclamations seemed to keep the crowd hooked.




While the show was a stark contrast to the previous nights sweaty, booze fueled bar scene, the band was every bit as enthusiastic and comfortable on the wide stage. It's nice to see big events tied in to the local scene, and Broken Ohms probably picked up a few new fans who might never have had the chance to see them otherwise. Check them out next week at the Paragon Theatre.





See the rest of the photos from this show - HERE -


Photos/Video: Tiffany Naugler
Review/ Video: Dan Nightingale


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