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The Soupcans heat it up 

Trashrock villains bring energy and a charming lack of rules to Halifax


Along with the bevy of psychy avant-garde experimental performers slowly trickling into town this week, Toronto trashrock villains The Soupcans are on their way, toting a garbage bag full of their own particular brand of frenetic energy.

Picture G.G. (RIP) covering Arab on Radar without the matching outfits and you'll get a loose idea of what to expect from this crew.

The band has opened for the likes of Scratch Acid and The Spits, a resume that should do nothing but heighten your expectations of their live show. "There should be no rules to making music," states Gideon (drums, vocals). That anti-rule/rule carries over into the arena of live performance where, depending on how much Baja Rosa everyone's been guzzling, the audience exists both as friends and adversaries to the band. "Either way we love them to death," they say.

With a one-sided 12 inch, CDR/poster and a four-song tape to its name, the three-piece recently moved its practice space from an asbestos-decorated basement to a former slaughterhouse and hope to channel that positive energy into a new release sometime later in 2012.

You can catch their set Friday at the Bus stop. The Soupcans sum it up: "More music. More good times. C'mon, let's have a party."

The Soupcans w/The Pink Noise, Feel Alright, Crosss, Monomyth, DJ Aaron Levin and host Jesse Lock, Friday, June 1, The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street, 6:30pm, $10

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