My friend Brent and I went to see the Rheostatics last night at the Horseshoe Tavern. I’ve seen them about 10 times over the past 6 or 7 years, and they’ve never disappointed. They’re an amazing band in general (and criminally underappreciated) but live, they’re just genius. For the Horseshoe’s 53rd anniversary, they’re playing 4 nights in a row, so they played a lot of stuff I hadn’t heard in a while, since they don’t want to repeat the same set every night. Two and a half hours, and they’ll probably play all new songs tonight. They are, without a doubt, my favourite Canadian band.