Montreal’s Ought are officially my surprise highlight band of the summer.
It was during their day performance at the annual Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ontario. Not that I went in there with low expectations; it’s just that I only knew one of their songs and had no idea what their live show was like. Some of the comments among my friends during the set were:
“Oh wow, these guys are excellent!”
“There’s definitely a David Byrne vibe going on here.”
“Doesn’t the lead kind of look like a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt?” (Seriously, he does).
If you find any of the above opinions intriguing, you can catch Ought at Hard Luck this Friday night. You will not be disappointed – I could never in good conscience lead you astray like that.