by Tiana Feng
Operators @ The Silver Dollar 5/9/2014
I spent the rest of my Friday night at The Silver Dollar, because I was eager to see Operators, the most talked about show of the week. It was the Silent Shout showcase so the line-up was solid.

We Are Wolves @ The Silver Dollar 5/9/2014
Always a treat to watch are Montreal’s We Are Wolves. Though the audience was still only just trickling in they gave it their all and drummer Pierre Luc-Bejin (who played standing up) ended up shirtless like always.
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Petra Glynt @ The Silver Dollar 5/9/2014
Complete with colourful projections, Petra Glynt delivered her experimental electronic tunes with a mixture of live drumming/vocals. She had a few technical errors, but she is so endearing on stage that nobody seemed to mind.


Nyssa @ The Silver Dollar 5/9/2014
The one girl goth-tronic (is that a word?) project Nyssa who sealed everyone’s attention with her powerhouse vocals and danceable beats.
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Pat Jordache @ The Silver Dollar 5/9/2014
Up next was Pat Jordache who sounded really good live but there was something about the set that really annoyed me. Perhaps it was that he had a “what should we play now?” thing going on at the end of every song that sort of ruined the flow of things.
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Operators @ The Silver Dollar 5/9/2014
By far my favourite “new” discovery of the week was Dan Boeckner’s (of Wolf Parade) new electronic project Operators. Taking charge of the electronics table for the most part was Devojka. Divine Fits’ Sam Brown was recruited as the drummer. The whole band you could tell was veterans of the live stage, delivering a super tight set with very little interruption in between. Operators melded together the best parts of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs into an entirely new thing. For their final song Japandroids hopped on the stage for a cover of Wolf Parade’s “Shine A Light”. If you get the chance (Toronto had 3 this week) to see Operators, definitely do it! They will be playing much bigger stages very soon.
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