by Tiana Feng
BADBADNOTGOOD @ The Opera House 12/13/2014
BADBADNOTGOOD played a sold out hometown show last night at The Opera House with River Tiber and surprise guest Kaytranada.

River Tiber @ The Opera House 12/13/2014
BBNG friends River Tiber began the night with their smooth electro R&B-esque sounds that could be Canada’s answer to How to Dress Well. A neon sign with their band name flickered (not purposely) as frontman Tommy Paxton-Beesley wooed a crowd that consisted of many new fans. Comments like “man, this guy can sing” could be heard in the audience.
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Kaytranada @ The Opera House 12/13/2014
Montreal DJ Kaytranada was the special guest of the night, playing an hour long dance set to hype up the headliners.
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BADBADNOTGOOD @ The Opera House 12/13/2014
I’ve been following the youngsters of BADBADNOTGOOD since the more instrumental and jazz influenced days of BBNG. It’s amazing to see them on a larger stage years later, filling out the entire hall with audiences of different ages. There were old grown-ups and kids that did not look old enough to drink united and eagerly waiting to be hypnotized by the music. Though they only released III this year, they already had new tunes to deliver including “Velvet” and their cover of Future Islands’ “Seasons”. Leo the line made an appearance initiating a frenzy that would turn into moshing at an instrumental show. The next time these boys play Toronto, it’s going to be at a much bigger venue (and hopefully not the Sound Academy).
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