Angry Robot

Beta Band live show

Beta Band, Tuesday Oct. 23, Opera House, Toronto

Damn. These cats are amazing. The setup on stage looked like they were a twelve-peice band, but there were only four of them – four musicians who each play at least three instruments. They’d play recordings of some tracks, so at some points there would be a recording of the guitar part playing, while the guitarist was in mid-drum solo. Musically they are borderline indescribable. It’s sort of an indie-rock / electronica hybrid, but not in the sense of throwing a dance beat under a rock song, or looping a few guitar sounds into a dance mix. Their song structures themselves are mutated and entirely unpredictable. They played for about two hours, and It Was Good. Check here to see if they’re playing in your North American Urban Center.