CONCERT REVIEW: Cute Is What We Aim For @ The Mod Club – 23.06.10

Cute Is What We Aim For

After two of the three members left the band last summer, power pop band Cute is What We Aim For became frontman Shaant Hacikyan’s solo project. With a fresh line up, the band launched a Spring Tour 2010 across the US and the Canada portion began on June 22nd.

Something You Whisper

Tonight Tonight

On June 23rd, CIWWAF played at Toronto’s The Mod Club. I have seen CIWWAF perform twice before but I have never seen them played to such a small crowd. The previous times were always packed with people but The Mod Club was probably half-filled for the show. Maybe due to the earthquake happend earlier the day, or mostly because of the G20 summit that is starting over the weekend, making downtown Toronto a ghost town. Despite the small size, it was an intimate concert with a bunch of loyal fans. The opening acts were local bands Something You Whisper, Tonight Tonight and Everlea.

Everlea

Cute Is What We Aim For

Cute Is What We Aim For

CIWWAF played a 14 songs set with two new songs, one being “Harbor”. Throughout the performance, Shaant was energetic and bounced around the stage. A great moment was when the band played “Teasing To Please (Left Side, Strong Side)” (which Shaant said it hasn’t been played since 2007), at the end of the song, there was even bubbles floating from the ceiling. Another special part of the set, Shaant confessed that he was an alcoholic and shared that he has been sober for 10 months before playing “The Fourth Drink Instinct” – a song he wrote about a douchebag when he was 18 and “now he is taking his own advice”. It was a rather touching moment. He also declared that “Toronto is my favorite fucking city, sans G20 bullshit”, I have no doubt about that since they say it every time in Toronto. I also noticed it was the happiest show I have ever seen Shaant played, he was intrigued by everything and nothing could have wiped that genuine grin off his face. On stage, he was being super honest about everything and managed very down to earth. I am truly happy for him for turning his life around and being able to play music again.

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