By Sarah Mac
The Palace Theatre
Sat., June 16
Saturday night might have been cold and dismal outside, but inside the sold-out Palace Theatre it was nothing but bright lights and hot, sweaty bodies. Canadian politipunks, Propagandhi were in town to show off their latest album, the appropriately named Victory Lap. Joining them in their campaign of “total all-out maniacalness” were special guests, La Armada and Mobina Galore, who are fully capable of packing The Palace with an army of devotees.
Winnipeg’s Mobina Galore were first on the bill and quickly took the audience captive. The duo’s aggressive style and powerful sound was the perfect way to kick off the night – the crowd devoured it. La Armada were next up, to the delight of the fanbase they had drawn in for the show. The guys turned things up a notch and the crowd responded in a frenzy as La Armada’s heavy sound and Latino-flare added a perfectly unique flavour to the evening’s line-up.
Typically, La Armada would be a tough act to follow – but tonight, we had Propagandhi.
When they hit the stage, the venue erupted with excitement. Their set provided a mixture of old classics along with a healthy sampling of tunes from their latest album. Given Victory Lap’s 2017 release date, the majority of attendees were already well-versed in the legendary band’s most recent material, making new songs feel like old favourites. As usual, Propagandhi completely killed it and an encore only sweetened the deal. But as with every Propagandhi show, the audience was left chanting for more as the lights slowly lit up the theatre.La Armada, live review, Mobina Galore, Propagandhi