Williams has come a long way since Barcelona. The story has been well
told, and if you're even a remote fan of WAVVES, I'm certain you've
heard it. But for the uninitiated, a truncated version of the
happenings: Williams and then drummer Ryan Ulsh played Spain's Primavera
Sound Festival in early 2009.
Well, not really. To be honest, I expected the Toronto indie/hardcore band FUCKED UP to be a lot more destructive on stage last Friday at Royale. They have a rich history of being permanently banned from venues, getting the cops called on them, and generally just making everything a giant clusterfuck of tom foolery. They kept their cool (sort of), but the stagediving caused security to eventually wander over to the front of the stage during the song “Police,” naturally.
Okay, yes, this is about a week old, but still: it is awesome. FUCKED UP did a Bande à Part session for CBC radio in Toronto during which they unveiled their eleven-and-a-half-minute epic "Year of the Ox" with an assist from Annie-Claude Deschênes of DUCHESS SAYS