Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hopscotch 2011 Day 2: Japandroids at The Pour House

Photo by Emily Price
While the occasional strobe light and constant artificial breeze blowing lead singer Brian King’s hair back were a little silly, Vancouver band Japandroids put on a show that was serious fun.

Both King and drummer David Prowse threw themselves into their set and the audience responded right away. They started with some new songs before playing the Post-Nothing hits, but the audience was in constant motion for all of them.

Japandroids had some well-timed silences that gave the audience a moment to rest before the band exploded and the audience burst back into dancing.

The audience sung along when the band finished with their hit "Young Hearts Spark Fire" and things got rowdy when the band was told they could play one more song. Japandroids covered The Gun Club’s "For the Love of Ivy" while the front of the audience formed a pit to finish up the second night of Hopscotch.

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