Sunday, November 24, 2013

Recording: Lily Frost with Jose Contreras

Artist: Lily Frost with Jose Contreras

Song: Pale Blue Eyes [Velvet Underground cover]

Recorded at The Silver Dollar Room ("Lou Reed: Live Tribute"), November 21, 2013.

Lily Frost with Jose Contreras - Pale Blue Eyes

Full review to follow. Lou Reed, in his work in the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, created an entirely new lineage in the great tree of rock'n'roll. Any band that embraces some combination of darkness, bad vibes, unrepentant vice, noise and art can probably trace their roots back towards Lou Reed, and in Toronto, it seemed exactly right that the Silver Dollar (home, most nights, to some combination of the above) should be the place to host a night of music in tribute. A full night saw a wide variety of Reed's heirs celebrate some good songs, ranging from quiet moments of beauty to noise freakouts.

Lily Frost stumbled a bit while trying to remember the chords to "Sunday Morning", but rebounded for one of the night's best moments in this quiet duet, which held the rowdy audience in totally silent, rapt attention.

Bonus! If that's not enough for you, I've made the entire tribute night available to download.

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