Last weekend at Edgefest, I had planned on seeing some of the better known acts like Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots, Sam Roberts Band, The Bravery, Attack in Black and The Flatliners. Little did I know that I would stumble upon an amazing Pop/Funk/Post Punk band from Montreal by the name of Creature
Walking by the side stage I heard an awesome sounding pop melody, so I stopped to listen. The band made up of two males and two females appeared to be having a great time entertaining the crowd. At one point the lead singer/guitar player asked the crowd, “who was it that asked for more cowbell?” So they got out the cowbell for the song Who’s Hot Who’s Not.
The keyboard and guitar player took turns singing the verses which included a lot of rapping over infectious beats.
Each member of the band was fashionably glamorous in fedoras, vintage tees and the keyboardist even rocked a lycra gym suit and matching headband. They looked very rock n’ roll but stood out among the hardcore rock fans that Edgefest attracts.
I guess I’ve been paying more attention than usual to electronic dance pop music lately. Acts like Dragonette and the Ting Tings are constantly playing on my iPod. It must be those catchy melodies, hard-to-ignore danceable beats and the fact that I’m a sucker for pop music…yes I’ll admit to liking Miley Cyrus.
As soon as I got home I looked up the Edgefest lineup to learn who this band was, whose songs I couldn’t get out of my head.
It’s safe to say now that I am a fan of Creature and not Modernboys Moderngirls who I thought was the band I was listening to.