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The Parts & Labour crowd gets rowdy for Ladyhawk

Posted by Erin Scholz / February 13, 2012

Ladyhawk LiveLadyhawk haven't released anything since 2008's Shots, so when they reappeared for a two night stint for the second year in a row at "MattyFest 2012" (a birthday celebration for Parts and Labour's head chef), tickets sold out quickly. Their Saturday night show, with Shotgun Jimmie and Marine Dreams supporting, was a sweaty mess of rock anthems.

The place was packed and most of the crowd was in a rowdy mood. In fact, after someone smashed a full bottle of beer on the ceiling, spraying most of the crowd, lead singer Duffy Driediger suggested, "a little less NYC hardcore a little more Toronto good times."

Ladyhawk LiveThey opened with "The Dugout," which sounds like a classic rock anthem even at first listen. They played a few new songs, hinting at an upcoming album release with Driediger telling the crowd, "...we don't give a fuck if you like them. Just kidding — we totally care".

Ladyhawk Live TorontoMost importantly, everyone was well aware which Ladyhawk they were seeing. I saw them play in late 2008 at Call The Office in London where I witnessed some classic frat boy douchebaggery: two guys thought they were seeing Ladyhawke, the New Zealand singer-songwriter, even after buying merch with the foursome's faces on t-shirts. You can read the whole story on Ladyhawk's blog, which is always hilarious and not unlike Duffy's quips this past Saturday night.

LadyHawk LiveA Ladyhawk show is kind of like partying with a bunch of your (really drunk) friends. After playing for almost an hour, with the crowd enthusiastically singing along, and the clock striking 2am I still wasn't ready for it to end.

LadyHawk Live TorontoPhotos by Irina No



I am the Black Wizard / February 13, 2012 at 04:34 pm
will / February 13, 2012 at 05:03 pm
left the show soaked in beer, amazing time.
Adam / February 13, 2012 at 05:05 pm
Friday night's show was goddamn amazing. Where is the Jimmie coverage though?! Dude is a treasure.
Colin / February 13, 2012 at 08:19 pm
It was the best of times. Cut Flowers also played and were great.
Irina No replying to a comment from Adam / February 13, 2012 at 09:04 pm
More photos from this concert: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.383074148385602.111944.100000490591314&;type=1
SS / February 14, 2012 at 11:29 am
What, no Street Style photo shoot of this party???
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