THE CLIKS playing as part of Dyke Day on the South Stage (Church and Wood), Saturday, June 24, at 6:30 pm. Rating: NNNNN
Distilled from a brash, melodic cocktail of influences, from 70s glam rock to 80s new wave and 90s heartbreaker indie rock, Toronto garage pop power trio the Cliks have established themselves as underground and college radio heroes in the two years since their formation.
Despite weathering a personnel change that saw the replacement of two-thirds of the band by local stalwarts Jordan B. Wright (bass; Spinecracker) and Morgan Doctor (drums; Bob Wiseman, Toronto Tabla Ensemble), the Cliks have flourished, earning mega-props from the likes of EDGE 102.1 DJ Barry Taylor, Jake Gold and Moe Berg (who produced their forthcoming sophomore disc).
That's probably because all three of the players - killer rhythm section Doctor and Wright, and jagged-edged powerhouse guitarist/frontperson Lu Silveira - are as adept at delivering turbo-charged, sweetly macho live performances as they are technically gifted.
Catch a preview of the addictively crunchy pop hooks on their new CD when they whip it out on Pride's South Stage Saturday, June 24.