Down With Webster. You love ’em or you hate ’em. There truly is no ‘in between’ on this one. Personally, I love them. Sure, they might be different from what I usually listen to, but they are one of those groups that I can’t help but love. Call them a guilty pleasure.
The thing I love about Down With Webster is their live performance. They were in town last week to perform at Capital Ex. Even the people in the crowd who knew nothing more
than their radio hits were able to dance the night away with a smile on their face. I attribute most of this to the remarkable amount of energy which the band members maintain throughout the duration of the hour and a half set. I’ve been trying for more than a year to snag an interview with the band, but schedules have always conflicted, and I haven’t yet had the chance to have a one-on-one chat with the boys.
Since the first time that I saw these guys play four years ago at Capital Ex, I immediately thought that they were the best live Canadian band out there. They’ve maintained and even improved this stature as they’ve progressed in the Canadian music scene. Unlike DWW, Josh, Mike, Ian, and Matt of Marianas Trench have a secret weapon: their voices.
Even if they remained perfectly still on stage, they would be turning heads with their melodies. Together, the four members create a sound which out-dos any guitar riff or drum solo. Their voices exude power, and have a lingering effect, which proves that they are a band that does not need to have it’s vocal blemishes covered up with auto tune and severe editing. Listen to them on their album, live, or acoustically, and you will be satisfied either way.