By Sebastian Buzzalino
Tiny Shrine, Paradise, Death Knell
September 18, 2019
Ship & Anchor
Free Wednesday night Ship shows are always a good idea, especially when a local band that seldom plays headlines the night. Tiny Shrine played a rare set to a full audience, putting their imaginative, expansive psych jams at the forefront.
Matthew Robinson led the band through a set that was equal parts meandering and deafening as projections by Edmonton VJ, Evan Pearce, swirled and shifted behind them. There’s real intention behind Robinson’s songwriting, even as the band jammed out ideas on stage, and the foursome built and layered up the songs with attention to detail as their wall of noise swelled amidst the smoke and fog. It was more than enough to keep the packed crowd of friends and fans enraptured for the entirety of the show.
Local punks, Paradise, provided direct support for Tiny Shrine. Their “downer haze punk” was a perfect fit for the upcoming psych trip as they thundered through a tight set cloaked in smoke and darkness. Death Knell’s grinding punk opened up the night with a refreshing blast of noise that promises cool things from the new band.Tiny Shrine