With Hot Kid
These Toronto alt-rock hang-arounds returned in 2007 with a knock-out, 30-song epic "Never Hear the End of It"—it's a showcase of the band's immense musical chops, an exhausting journey with four-part harmonies ("Flying High Again"), post-punk throwback ("HFXNSHC"), soaring like the Eagles ("I Understand") and the cheesy ballad with a wink ("Last Time In Love"). Subsequent albums "Parallel Play" and "The Double Cross" (noting the band's 20 years in the game) have been met with mixed reviews. But at this fan-only show (really, there were lots of Canadians in the house), nobody seemed to care when frontman Chris Murphy and company breezed through the new material in an opening medley. Those who stuck around got the full catalog treatment, including the much-loved closer "Money City Maniacs." With Hot Kid.