Worst Case Ontario Bio:
Worst Case Ontario was initially born on Sam Weisberg's drawling Fostex 4-track in a Japanese beetle-infested room somewhere in Oberlin, Ohio, in the fall of 2001. Sleepy yet overdriven, with a rawness that would shame Beat Happening, the demo led to the formation of Gentle Ben Control Team, which performed its only gig that spring featuring then-scraggly guitarist John MacDonald on the SG.
In September 2003, Sam met bassist Tater Read at a private school job, and was taught the art of listening to other people's ideas. Songs were then converted from mere east coast Jewish tirades into multi-layered, multi-regional swamp anthems. Tennessee transplant and drummer Drew Eastmead joined in late 2005 and helped cut most of the songs to lengths that would satisfy any ADD-ridden wall scratcher. In the fall of 2006, MacDonald reemerged from the dregs of Philly, with 82 songs and almost as many effects pedals to spare. The lineup then recorded its first album, "Burning Politely," between January and August 2007, guided gracefully by Gregg and Rich of Suspyre.
Ex-HeadQuarters drummer Tim Perzan joined in late 2007.
Worst Case Ontario has played venues all around NYC and would like to play elsewhere as people don't smile much here. It could be a club, a college, a warehouse, your mom's bedroom...anywhere where people can move we'll play (unless it's on Black Friday). Most recently, the band performed at Luna Lounge, Arlene's Grocery, Knitting Factory Tap Bar and Siberia.
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