Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Recording: Little You, Little Me

Artist: Little You, Little Me

Songs: Greed + Wrong

Recorded at Christie Pits Park (Bloor Ossington Folk Festival – Day 1), September 17, 2016.

Little You, Little Me - Greed + Wrong

It was a bad news/good news sort of vibe down at Christie Pits. There was a sense of triumph that the festival — for the previous five years a well-curated, intimate event with an enjoyably-casual vibe — was happening at all, given that it was at the very precipice of the plug being pulled in the face of some expected grant money not coming through. The joy at the fact that the organizers found a way to go ahead with it was tempered by the sadness at the corresponding announcement that this would be the festival's final edition. On Saturday, the fact the event had been downsized — losing its main stage and moving everything under the beer garden tent — turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the day arrived with the (seemingly annual) dose of rain. The park was eerily quiet but it made everything feel extra dry and cozy as the bands played.

The second half of the festival-opening East Coast one-two punch, this Saint John quartet also had some internal back-and-forth sonics with slightly-differing approaches from a pair of alternating lead vocalists ping-ponging from Thermals-esque smart/snotty punk to nuthin'-to-Dü rawk (with a pause to give a shout-out to Satan along the way) that still sounded like it all emerged from the same garage.

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