Akron/Family | Live Review

Toronto Star

Akron/Family raised an unholy (or a holy) racket

Jan 15/06 

...Akron/Family raised an unholy or ‹given the quasi-gospel nature of its material and approach ‹a holy racket which ended with all four members of the largely shirtless band standing in the middle of the floor section of the hall exhorting the audience to chant and clap along to the refrain "love and space."  Like everything else in the quartet's wildly unhinged, feedback-fuelled set, the rendition of the song in question, "Raising the Sparks," bore a recognizable but distant similarity to its execution on CD. The tribally primitive performance was a marked contrast to the delicacy that surrounded it....