The Deadly Snakes

Returning to the stage after months away, the band unveiled material from its forthcoming double LP, Porchella, due out in September. The Snakes' new songs suggest the record could be their most far-reaching release, with songs ranging from raging soul rockers to subtle ballads. While audience members slow-danced, the band played an acoustic guitar-led song about Toronto's Don Jail. Some of the more restrained tunes suffered from an uneven sound mix that had the band glowering at the soundman but despite the troubles, the Snakes rallied with stirring songs from Love Undone, during which Max Danger leapt up on his keyboard to stomp out notes.