Maybe it was discreet sarcasm, but in a rare moment of crowd interaction at the Kool Haus on Saturday night, the laconic Parker quickly apologized for it having been so long since they'd last graced a Toronto stage - despite their last show here having taken place less than five months ago at the Phoenix.
Thirteen doesn't always have to constitute bad luck. Making a good case for the opposite, tonight marks the official start of Wavelength THIRTEEN, 2013's installment of the local collective's annual music and arts festival. It's four days of celebrating the bounty of bands worth checking out all over our fine city, curated by our favourite weekly-turned-sporadic music series.
Seeing the potential of the band at the forefront of the Halifax scene, at the time deemed the "new Seattle" following that city's grunge boom of the early '90s, Geffen Records had signed the band on an international deal for the follow-up to Smeared, as well as giving their debut it's first American release.