Recalling an exciting time in Canadian indie rock when bands sounded less like accordion-totting balladeers and more like Dischord Records discography-totting caustic rockers, Republic of Safety are easily one of the most exciting bands currently making music in this city. Fronted by the charismatic (and Torontoist interviewed!) Maggie MacDonald, the band boasts the creative, angular guitar work of scene veteran Jonny Dovercourt, along with bassist Marlena Kaesler, saxophonist Martin Eckart, and former Quebexico drummer Steve Sidoli.
If you haven’t already had a chance to appreciate the band’s take on Shotmaker-by-way-of-Bikini Kill, what better time than Saturday, November 3, for free? At the library! Pretty perfect, we know. Along with The Bicycles, More or Les, and Ohbijou, RoS will be rocking the North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street), starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the North York Central, Toronto Reference, Cedarbrae, Lillian H. Smith and York Woods libraries. For free!
Photo courtesy of Republic of Safety.