By Will McGuirk
Whitby rad Chastity is bringing his conscientious anger-is-an-energy mix of glam and gloom to Toronto’s Rec Room Friday Feb 15 2019. Dude has been on a European jaunt with Fucked Up and heads to the U.S.of A. next.
The TO gig is at the Rec Room part of the Roundhouse, next to Steam Whistle. Its close to the GO which loops in the suburbs of the GTA, source of teen age angst and its all-ages as befits the mindset of Chastity, very much an activist around barrier reduction and mental health issues around life in the ‘burbs.
Chastity is a pied-piper figure for the mall rats and skate kats, leading them on a freestyle roller road down and down as close to the edge just to peer over but not veer over. There is propulsion in skateboarding, a rush to the future, skating is choosing hope on every edge and in Chastity’s album “Death Lust” there is a route around the Smashing Pumpkin-esque gazing and the sonic sweeps best navigated by board and in company and its hopeful in its intent. Therein lies its power.
Casper Skulls and Greys open.