Located on Dundas just west of Bathurst, this hotspot for indie rock back activity was where I bunkered on the cold saturday evening to see Maybe Refuge’s last acoustic performance before they work on plugged shows in the future.
The Hard Luck Bar club sits on Dundas between Little Italy and Trinty Bellwoods alongside a line of independent businesses. The dimly lit interior is lined simple painted wood furnishings including bar and a couple small tables for two. Further back, the walls gave way to mirror panel and the stage.
The sound wasn’t as good as some of the other venues I’ve been to and neither was the lighting which was strong in only the front left and right. I do have to give them credit for the smoke and light beam effects which gave a kind of carnival/club dynamic to the stage.