Indian Handcrafts

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The Take: NXNE Live Review

Performing at El Mocambo, heavy-tone garage rock duo Indian Handcrafts. Think DFA1979 having sex with the Black Keys.

Indian Handcrafts

“This is a love song,” spoke the drummer before rocking my face off. I’m sure that most of the people at the show were there to see the Rusty reunion, but it’s still great for a band like this getting the good audience they deserved. Even Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) showed up.

Indian Handcrafts played a solid set, and it’s obvious they care about their music. I suggest you see them whenever you have the chance, if not for solely for the fact that I am convinced they will be bring a battle axe on stage in the next short while. This is not speculation, they said they want to, and I’m all for it.

Exclaim CA Live Review: Indian Handcrafts

Made up of one-half of Fox Jaws, Toronto duo Indian Handcrafts laid down some serious riffage at the El Mo, converting the packed bar into fans. Dan Allen obviously listened to a lot of Rage Against the Machine growing up, as his repetitive licks, which were run through a battery of effects pedals and massive amps, bore a fair bit of resemblance to Tom Morello’s, albeit filtered through Melvins and Kyuss. Not to be outdone, drummer Brandyn Aikins pounded along while the pair split vocal duties. Their no-bullshit approach seemed best exemplified by the cover of AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock.” Lacking the posturing and preening of hipper indie groups, Indian Handcrafts feel poised to make a crossover to rock radio and bigger venues if they wanted to.

By Ian Gormely