Fresh off the release of their widely applauded sophomore LP Antisocialites, Alvvays are on the fast track to becoming a big deal – at least as big a deal as there can be in the realm of jangly rock music. I last caught the Toronto quintet opening for Yuck back in 2014, and three years later they had no trouble selling out a venue more than double that size (with a truly heroic line stretching up Comm Ave before doors). And hey, any band that can write as irresistible a pop song as “Archie, Marry Me” deserves the recognition.
Alvvays delivered all the goods from the new LP and their 2014 self-titled, and hometown heroes Beeef played a well-matched and well-received opening set. See photos from both below.