Thursday, January 2, 2014

Recording: Hooded Fang

Artist: Hooded Fang

Song: Bye Bye Land

Recorded at The Great Hall ("Long Winter KIDS"), December 28, 2013.

Hooded Fang - Bye Bye Land

Full review to follow. Pushing its all-ages mandate even further than usual, the Long Winter team put together this special afternoon edition aimed at the "0 to 12 set". Besides mixing kids' entertainers with indie rockers, the off-stage component was very well programmed to keep even the fussiest tykes and toddlers engaged, including: getting a chance to bang away on real instruments in Ben Cook's Rock Box; making buttons with the Girls Rock Camp crew; drawing pictures of mystery smells; exploring gloopy science; or grooving out at John Caffery's dance workshop. The day also raised awareness and funds for the End Immigration Detention campaign.

No strangers to playing for all-ages crowds, and possibly aware that quite a few of the young 'uns had already headed home for naptime, Hooded Fang turned down the volume and relaxed their tempos, making for a pleasingly unique set at a time when their stagecraft usually revolves around sloppy velocity. It felt like the proper way to close out a most successful afternoon.

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