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Band: The Supers
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2001
Reporter: Shaun Hatton
Background/Composition Two guys onstage, one with
an acoustic guitar, the other with a stand-up bass. Both of them sang.
Key for Achievement of Rock 'n' Roll Expectations
80-100: Band exceeds skill and knowledge expectations. Rocked us
so hard we peed our pants.
* 70-79: Band achieves required skills and
knowledge. Meets rock 'n' roll standard.
* 60-69: Demonstrates some skills. Approaches
rock 'n' roll standard.
* 50-59: Band demonstrates some required
skills and knowledge in a limited way.
* Below 50: Band has not demonstrated required
skills or knowledge.
Progressing well towards world domination
The Supers is actually a four-piece standard rock band. For this
acoustic performance, just one guitarist and the bassist played. It
was cool to see them out of their power-pop element.
Key for Learning Skills:
E=Excellent, G=Good, S=Satisfactory, N=Sad Really
Oral And Visual Communication
Eye Contact: E
Stage Presence: E
Stage Banter: E
Use Of Stage: E
The bassist was very funny between songs, where he plugged their
album and talked about upcoming "full band" shows. Then
he joked about how the stand-up MADE him a full band and that he didn't
need the other guys. Bonus cheese points for spinning the bass around
on its post.
Cooperation With Others: E
Level Of Participation: E
Problem Solving: E
Work Habits: E
Audience Participation: G
Hearing only half the band play puts more emphasis on the vocals
and makes you realize what amazing singers these guys are. There was
a good amount of back-up "oohs" and harmonies.
Other Skills And Areas Of Interest
Indie Rock Footwear: G
Nods To Disposable Fashion: G
Cool Equipment: E
Level Of Inebriation: G
Actual Ability: E
The guitarist was wearing a funny straw-type hat and made silly