10.23.02 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - w/ Arlo

show listing

Globe and Mail
October 19, 2002

. Oct. 23, $5, Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., 416-532-1598.

Idaho's Jeff Martin is a dab hand at slow, sad songs in the "slowcore" vein of Low, Red House Painters or Mark Eitzel, with a serious Neil Young fetish and a real way with melody. Los Angeles' Arlo, by contrast, serves up sunshiney slabs of bigfooted pop-rawk -- their Sub Pop album Stab the Unstoppable Hero has had power-chord fans cheering since the beginning of the year. Overall, an excellent bipolar bill.

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