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GALLERY: FRANZ FERDINAND (REBEL / TORONTO, ON)

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Scottish art rock insurgents, Franz Ferdinand, began their North American tour Sunday night with their performance at the REBEL in Toronto. The band’s set was a marvel to behold, both visually and musically. Having switched up their sound to a more dance-rock feel with their newly released album Always Ascending, the use of synth and catchy guitar riffs reminded me of their classic garage rock sound mixed with a little Daft Punk. Being notorious for drawing massive crowd numbers, Franz Ferdinand had no problem filling the 3,000 cap venue with eccentric and excited fans. With their killer new-found sound and trademark suave that the band consistently display (especially frontman Alex Kapranos), three songs was really all I needed to see as to why Franz Ferdinand has been able to stay relevant for over a decade.

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