LEATHER UPPERS with POW-WOWs and WET DIRT at the Trash Palace, Saturday, April 7. Rating: NNNN
In keeping with the theme that permeates Easter weekend, Groovy Greg Tymoshenko (who now lives in Montreal) and Classy Craig Daniels resurrected the Leather Uppers for a rare performance at the Trash Palace.
Headlining a bill that also included the stunning Pow-Wows and Wet Dirt (who have to be seen to be believed), the Leather Uppers played a short, fast and out of control set that had the audience grinning from the moment they walked out in white pants, black shirts and white chiffon scarves.
Alternating between drums and guitar, the pair covered a lot of material from 1994's OK, Don't Say Hi and 2006's Bright Lights, including a smoking version of Sexy Time and rousing renditions of their two odes to processed meat, Carne Mysterioso and Don't Sell Hot Dogs Tonight.
Although they've been doing this for 20 years, the pair look and sound great, with Daniels pulling off some pretty epic rock moves, including some fine scissor kicks.
The Trash Palace's cavernous, stage-free setting was the perfect venue, allowing Tymeshenko to strut up to the audience and stare into the cameras of the numerous people recording the event. While people filming shows can sometimes be annoying for those standing behind them, the return of the Leather Uppers deserved to be captured.
Who knows when the chance will arise again?