THE DISHES Kitschenette (Bullseye) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
Originally planned for release last December, the long-overdue Kitschenette retrospective of Toronto art-punk innovators the Dishes is finally ready, and it's an impressive package. Along with tracks from the group's two sought-after EPs, 1977's Fashion Plates and 78's Hot Property, the real reason to get this is a boisterous 77 live performance documented by TVOntario (!) that captures the Dishes flailing and screeching away at their angular best. The members of the Dishes (including NOW food writer Steven Davey) will be holding their release party at the Beverley Tavern Monday (March 4) at 6 pm.