Over The Top Festival ’09: The Superstitions/Tiny Masters Of Today at Whippersnapper Gallery, May 23rd
Me and my buddy Mandelbaum wanted to get to the show early enough to catch Windom Earle’s set but between pick ups, drop offs, LCBO runs and the subway, it was past 9 by the time we finally got to the Whippersnapper Gallery and we missed them. Next time guys.
We did make it time though to see The Superstitions. I’ve already written about these guys; they played The Horseshoe just a bit ago. You can check out that article here. The 101: solid British Invasion-style garage rock with a singer who needs to loosen up a little. She did look particularly stylish last night though…just saying…I liked her get-up….
And of course, TINY MASTERS OF TODAY!!! I know these guys are only 13-15 or whatever and they’re oh so cute, but don’t believe the hype or the quality of their recordings. Amazing what a solid producer can do. True the drummer is damn solid, but this teenage power-trio did not impress. In fact, I’m pretty sure I saw a lot of people walking out during their set. They sounded sloppy, the singing was mediocre, and the charm of their recordings was nowhere to be found in the entire middling set. Everyone thinks, “Wow! they’re only like 13!” but honestly…they sounded it and a shitty sound mix didn’t help…I wish the Tiny Masters Of Today better luck tomorrow.