Friday, May 13, 2016

Recording: Germaphobes

Artist: Germaphobes

Song: Heavenly Hash

Recorded at Anchored Social Club (Feast In The East 5 Year Anniversary – Day 2), May 7, 2016.

Germaphobes - Heavenly Hash

Congratulations are due to Tad Michalak, Katie Jensen & Neil Rankin for their dedication in shepherding the Feast in The East series to its fifth anniversary. Providing a local option for east-end residents and a too-rare chance for the rest of us to fill in the terra incognita on the other side of the Don, FitE is a pretty unique event with its mix of food, art and music. Recently operating from Anchored Social Club (a converted Leslieville garage that will soon be lost to east-end condofication), this celebration (which came complete with a beautiful cookbook and tape compilation) required two nights to bring back some past faves that served as a de facto series "best of". I missed the Friday show, but Saturday night was complete with four bands that I'm always happy to see.

This rousing set-closer was also the big finale for last summer's Heat Shuts Off Overnight — though the lyrical reference to Feast in the East was added for this occasion. A sweaty dance-off of a set with the crowd packed into a converted DIY space, I found myself flashing back to seeing Gay at Oz Studios, so presumably this will also be the stuff that memories are made of.

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