Photos Concerts Persian Rugs, The Lava and Ash at Rancho Relaxo

Persian Rugs, The Lava and Ash at Rancho Relaxo

Persian Rugs at Rancho Relaxo
Persian Rugs, The Lava and Ash
Father Christmas
Rancho Relaxo in Toronto, ON
January 7, 2011

Photos by: Pete Nema

The Rancho Relaxo is the venue where I was introduced to bands such as Amos The Transparent, Michou, Make Your Exit, The Paint Movement, and Mark Berube, among many others. It is a hub of truly independent music in Toronto, and it seemed like the right place to start out my 2011 concert-going year.

Three bands I hadn't previously heard of took the stage that night while the crowd in the venue grew and shrank over the course of the night. Father Christmas opened the night before The Lava and Ash took the stage to fill the room with their indie rock sound. Last up was Persian Rugs, who despite having only one recording to their name, have already had that song, "Always All", featured on Pitchfork Forkcast.

Persian Rugs

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The Lava and Ash

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Father Christmas

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