Should the ebullient power pop of Ottawa, Ont.'s Hollerado be confined to small venues? Depends on your preferences.
If you enjoy contact-free dancing space, elbowroom to hoist Molson Canadian drafts, or the freedom to endlessly swirl to the quartet’s 10 years of work, then inhaling its performance within close quarters might not be for you.
However, if you’re down for getting your sensory doors blown off by enduring favorite “Juliette” or the rocking bounce of “Pick Me Up,” then being stuffed into the manageably tight Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom may be right up your alley.
The Menno Versteeg-fronted act has played against similar cozy backdrops in Buffalo in the past. (See: Mohawk Place in 2012, with opening comedy from fellow countryman and “Kids in the Hall” star Dave Foley.) But inside the Leopard Lounge, the band will give fans the chance to absorb its frenetic pace and catalog of catchy cuts more snugly—all while allowing for consumption of its latest album, “Born Yesterday,” to be as up close and personal as possible.
Hollerado: 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Opening is Smug and Little Junior. Doors are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16-$19 (box office, Ticketfly).