Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Recording: Baby Cages

Artist: Baby Cages

Song: Space

Recorded at The Great Hall's Conversation Room (Long Winter 4.5 – Night 1), March 18, 2016.

Baby Cages - Space

You can't fault Long Winter for being ambitious and for wanting to close out the season by cramming in as much music and art into the Great Hall as possible, but their plan to close the year out with a two-night stand didn't entirely pay off. Giving patrons the choice of two nights (and holding them at the end of Spring Break) seemed to especially cut into the younger crowd and both nights (especially Friday) lacked that "about to burst" feeling that makes LW unique. But even if the crowd was at less than maximum strength, there was no certainly no lack of music spread throughout the building.

Revolving around guitarist/vocalist Halloway Jones, Baby Cages combines a bluesy roll with a drumpad rhythm into an art-rock slurry. With something of a rotating supporting cast, the band included Guelph-axis stalwarts Chris Worden and Brian Schirk on this night.

[And in another mutation, Baby Cages will manifest as a duo (with Jones joined by violinist Rachael Cadman) at Holy Oak on Saturday night (April 2nd).]

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