The Holy Gasp w/ The Sulks & Hellenica @ Wavelength Pop Up 2/7/2015

Last night was probably the louder of all the nights at the Wavelength Pop Up Gallery.

It began with Montreal’s Hellenica blasting out spooky and tribal sounding ambient tunes created by guitar loops. Vocals created extra layers and in the end he got on the drum kit to add even more to the mix.

Next up was 4 piece psych-rock band The Sulks. It was their first show, but the members were no newbies to the stage as they were members of Fresh Snow, Grounders and Neon Windbreaker. An audience member even yelled “are you sure this is your first show?” Their psych-surf tunes were infectious and got the audience moving in the crowded space.

Last but not least The Holy Gasp took over the small corner as a 5 piece. They were also joined by trumpeter Michael Lou Johnson. It was hard not to smile during their punk jazz tunes especially with lead singer Benjamin Hackman insane stage demeanor. He even broke out of the “stage” to dance with audience members. Crowd favourites included Stomp Out the Man which exclaimed, “Fuck you Rob ford, fuck you Stephen Harper”, the new isngle “The Daily Affirmation” and the encore of “Beans in My Ears.” If you’re looking for a good time, The Holy Gasp is a good reason to go outside.