A massive, frantic crowd attended Yuyintang on Saturday night, catapulting Handsome Furs to Shanghai rock folklore. The Handsome Furs, composed of Dan Boeckner and his wife Alexei, make a neat Canadian Sid and Nancy. Their onstage charisma helped steam the room and fans, both old and new, went genuinely nuts. The music was fast, danceable, and loud, 70’s punk ethos mixed with electronic loops and beats.
We’re hoping for a next show sometime soon – perhaps in a venue big enough to accommodate the hundred or so people who had to listen to the band from the outside once YuyinTang became packed to bursting.