Weak Ends “Bridges”: Review

Local hardcore band energizes crowd at Lydias’ Metal Mondays

Saskatoon’s Weak Ends, a four-piece hardcore band, have released a four song cassette entitled Bridges. Concurrently, the group are hitting the road for an eastern cross-Canada tour.

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This previous Monday, June 4, after playing a solid crop of shows over the weekend (hyuk!), including MazzFest, the group played a well-received set at Lydias’ Metal Monday, along with locals Soul Mates, Grimace and the Filthy Senoritas.

This is the punk rock soundtrack to stoop jams and day drunk BBQs.

Having attended live shows at the venue since 1998, I can safely say that I have never seen a full-on raging hardcore show at Lydias. Maybe it was the ravenous crowd or the fact that punk typically has no place on that particular stage, but it was definitely one for the ages.

Weak Ends barreled out with plenty of energy, with front man Morgan Billard sounding like a younger, spryer Keith Morris – think early Black Flag/Circle Jerks (come to think of it, he sort of looks like him too… uncanny!). However, Weak Ends lean more towards hardcore than punk, billowing through song after song with the anger of a teenage buffalo.

Concurrently, their cassette release, entitled Bridges, similarly captures a raging vibe that doesn’t take itself too seriously. If put on repeat, this is the punk rock soundtrack to stoop jams and day drunk BBQs.

June 7th – Winnipeg, MB @ Ozzy’s w/ Dead Ranch & Guests
June 9th – Windsor, ON @ Digby w/ Dead Weight / Flavoured Scalps / Valerie Page
June 11th – Montreal, QB @ Cafe Chaos w/ Rat Patrol / Crossbones
June 16th – Toronto, ON @ 460 w/ Total Trash
June 18th – London, ON @ TBA w/ Battle Pope / The Syndrome / Hated Cop
June 20th – Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Odd Fellows Hall w/ Fright Light / Shit Liver / The Bear Hunters / Redundant

More shows TBA.