News: Montreal's Planet Smashers are sending Mixed Messages: their eighth studio album just released this spring.
2 things that surprised us: (1) We've seen a lot of shows at the Magic Stick, but we've never seen a band blow a circuit breaker not once, but twice. (2) For third-wave ska show, the audience skewed a lot younger than we expected.
2 things we liked: (1) This show was fun, fun, fun. (2) Planet Smashers celebrate 20 years in 2014.
What we didn't like: We had planned on a nice dinner at the Majestic Cafe before the show only to find it closed for a private event. So we went across Woodward to Union Street and enjoyed some great fish tacos and French dip sliders.
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