Pure Finesse at the Rivoli, Toronto – Gig review and photos

May 24, 2010
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Pure Finesse at the Rivoli, Toronto, 22 May 2010 - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Gig/Concert: Pure Finesse (CD release show for the EP Got A Lot To Prove, available on iTunes)
Venue: The Rivoli, Toronto, ON, Canada
Date: 22 May 2010
In one word: Mental

Jack Black’s insanity walked into a record store and met the counter madness of System Of A Down, where they argued over nu funk vinyl. Meanwhile, a bugle boy on his way back from practice at his local church, burst into the store and got tangled in the ensuing bedlam of twisted brass. A few innocent bystanders were pulled into the scuffle, including a sax player who was minding his own beeswax in the jazz section (while fondling a rare Charles Gayle EP, nice). After the dust settled, seven weary men emerged from the wreckage and at this moment this rag-tag group decided to create something from all that wanton destruction: they formed a band called Pure Finesse.

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Related links:
Pure Finesee – Myspace

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