The Interrupters and Bad Cop Bad Cop at Hard Luck Bar Toronto – Concert Review

Last night The Interrupters & Bad Cop Bad Cop, wowed audiences as they gave it their all in front of a packed crowd at Toronto’s Hard Luck Bar venue.

Bad Cop / Bad Cop

 

bad-cop-bad-cop toronto hard luckBad Cop / Bad Cop is a punk band from California who are signed to (NOFX/Fat Mike’s) the record company Fat Wreck Chords. It is no surprise that the band has recently been voted “Best Punk Band” by OC weekly.

I was pleasantly surprised that the band sounded almost exactly the same live as on the record – I mean this in a good way. No backing tracks here. The band was so tight that the drummer sounded like she was playing to a click track – though I could not see an in-ear monitor.   It was astonishing how well the band harmonized vocals live. All the members of the band can stand alone as great singers/musicians.

Stand out songs included Nightmare and It’s My Life.

It was differently worth the trip out just to see Bad Cop / Bad Cop. To say that I was “impressed” by the live performance would be an understatement. I picked up a copy of their debut full length CD “Not Sorry” which is out now on Fat Wreck Chords.

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The Interrupters

 

The headliners of the night, The Interrupters, are a ska punk band signed to (RANCID/Tim Armstrong’s) record label Hellcat Records. They just released a new album entitled “Say it Out Loud”.

the-interrupters-toronto-hard-luck-barThe packed bar went crazy when The Interrupters took the stage. It seemed like a lot of the ska lovin’ fans had been waiting a long time to see The Interrupters live.

They had a great energy and interactive approach to their set. They asked the audience to shout out “requests” during a portion of their performance.

Crowd favourites included Family and Take Back the Power.

If you have haven’t seen The Interrupters or Bad Cop / Bad Cop yet don’t fret. They still have another month or so of this tour left. See tour dates below:

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