CMW Day 1 notables:
Caught the tail end of the set from Machines Géantes at the Central - most clearly described by three words in their bio: "riffs and fuzz." These Montrealers rocked out nice and loud on the little stage they had to work with, but were really groovy and fun. Kind of like a French Monster Truck.
Archie Powell & The Exports: WOW! These guys were fun. They swayed from a slightly more raucous Weezer all the way to the borderline rock crazies of the Vines or Jet. Five piece energetic rock from Chicago. They used every spare decibel The Piston had to offer. Super fun - and they're doing another set on Wednesday at Bovine Sex Club. Kickass.