Babes in Toyland

Photo Gallery: BABES IN TOYLAND + FEA at Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver (4 September 2015)

Vancouver gave punk veterans Babes in Toyland an appropriately raucous welcome on their first visit since rebanding last year after a 14-year hiatus, and the band in turn ran through a comprehensive  set of crowd-pleasers (of which approximately half were from sophomore release Fontanelle) for this packed early show. Opening support from Texan punk outfit FEA set the tone for the evening with a rapid succession of upbeat songs fired with sharp timing from rhythm section Jenn (bass) and Phanie on drums (channeling a bit of Dave Lombardo, in her Slaytanic attire.\m/  )

The first leg of the tour continues for one more week before a month-long break – check tour dates on the Babes’ website for details. It’s too early to tell yet whether or not this tour will bring the trio all the way out of retirement, so don’t miss your chance (and buy lots of merch)!