Last night Vancouver-bound Hot Panda stopped by The Horseshoe Tavern for an intimate little set. But of course, it’s never as simple as they came and they played. Chris Connelly took the stage looking a little more relaxed than normal, though the set was anything but. They didn’t waste a moment getting into their energetic, twisted, world where Connelly is a possessed king taunted by Aaron Klassen (Drums) and encouraged by Catherine Hiltz (Bass). Their newest track, Other Spooky is, began the set and instantly had the crowd dancing and screaming for more. Though nothing is more enthralling than when Hiltz picks up that trumpet kept to the side of the stage. Plucking her bass like a boss and playing the trumpet at the same time, it’s always mind blowing. I’ve seen them before, and it’s almost better when you know it’s coming.
If you haven’t see Hot Panda live, well then, I just don’t know what to tell you. You can’t quite love this band without experiencing them live, they are a band like no other. Here are a few photos to give you a tiny taste of the band so difficult to put into words.