The Horny Bitches – Live at Katacombes – June 6th, 2014 – Montreal, Quebec

The Horny Bitches - June 6th, 2014 - Montreal, Quebec

Montreal-based, female punk band The Horny Bitches waited ‘til this night to finally release their new album Heart N Guts. In celebration of such a great accomplishment, they threw this show with openers The Slums, Just Because, and No Chaser. To begin the night, the girls decided to throw a little BBQ with potato salad, tofu skewers, and more.

After spending some wonderful time on the terrace, it was time to catch The Bitches play their set. Katacombes was impressively full. Bands such as Kill Matilda and hornybitches1members of Talk-Sick graced us with their presence as well to check out the show. With no introduction, the band began. It’s been about two years since I’ve seen them play and I was very fascinated by how much they improved since. It almost makes me chuckle when I see the tiniest girl like Melanie Roy tear her drums apart. She kept the band’s pace and held the band together tightly. For a punk band like this, it’s good to be “dirty” and play raw like you mean it, and these girls definitely delivered that.
“Necromaniac,” the last track on the album, was performed exactly how I had hoped for. Being a huge 7 Year Bitch fan, this track’s slower-paced, musical beginning reminds me so much of their music. They played it well and got a nice circle pit going. I like how all the ladies deliver vocals in this one – I really would like to hear lead guitarist Marie sing more. I like her higher-pitched, scream-y vocals and they work well with Virg’s lead, but it would be interesting to hear her take lead more. At one point however, I caught Marie forgetting her backups and Virg gave her a glance. Uh Oh. But they covered it up well and continued rocking out. “In Cock We Thrust” seemed to have been a highlight for the crowd as lots of people cheered when they played it. The fun, upbeat-ness of this track got the crowd bouncing, especially during the fun chorus “You’ll fuck me, I’ll fuck you” along with the little groovy guitar riff.

I dug Iza’s calm and collected attitude on stage while she played bass. Her stage presence reminded me of Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders. When the banhornybitches8d played “Fist of Furry,” the crowd began fist pumping along to the song while Virg got the crowd pumped up. The interaction with the crowd during this performance was rad; the crowd responded with positivity; lots of singing along, smiles, and moshing.

Overall, I am proud of these Bitches for getting where they are today. They head over to Europe for a mini tour to promote their album at the end of this month.

THE HORNY BITCHES EURO TOUR
June 27th to July 20th 2014

June 27th – Birmingham – England – Adam & Eve
June 28th – Edinburgh – Scotland – Citrus-Club
June 29th – London – England – To be confirmed
June 30th – Espierres -Belgium – Belle-Vue Musique Club
July 1st – Dunkerque – France – Ducasse Containers
July 2nd – Brussels – Belgium – Garcia Lorca
July 3rd – Liège – Belgium – to be confirmed
July 4th – Hannover – Germany – Kopi
July 5th – Gelsenkirchen – Germany – Ueckendorfer str
July 6th – Hamburg – Germany – Gauss Platz
July 8th – Thessaloniki – Greece – Bate Skyloi Bar
July 9th – Athens – Greece – Squat Prapopoulou
July 11th – Lille – France – El Diablo
July 12th – Paris – France – Le Parvis de Bagnolet
July 13th – Callac – France – Vive le punk – Le Bacardi
July 14th – Nantes – France – La Scène Michelet
July 15th – Carsen Ponson – to be confirmed
July 16th – Durban Corbière – to be confirmed
July 17th – Chambéry – France – Brasserie du Mont Blanc
July 18th – Genève – Suisse – La Makhno
July 19th – Valentigny – France – BMS garage
July 20th – Besançon – France – Ze Music All Bar

Written by Liz Imperiale
Photography by Gabii H-Blanco

About Liz Imperiale 143 Articles
Liz, founder and CEO of Bucketlist, Canada's first female-owned music webzine, is an avid lover of music and the arts who brings a rich, artistic background to every aspect of her life. As a child, she sang in a choir and has been playing keys on and off for 15 years. Liz’ musical inclinations coupled with her love of art allowed her to pursue a degree in media/marketing/design. After 20 years working in the music industry, booking raves, shows, handling promotion management, and managing artists she decided to form a webzine called Bucketlist Music Reviews. The zine was a medium for her to be able to help musicians gain some recognition that they deserved. She has taken advantage of this experience and pushed her career further in Public Relations and Social Media Management. Because of Liz’ wide knowledge and musical taste she DJs as well, blasting your favourite 80s and 90s tunes. If you find DJ Lizard Queen spinning in your town do not miss out - you may just have the time of your life.

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