Artist: Cindy Lee
Songs: unknown* + Burning Candle [Chad VanGaalen cover]
Recorded at The Horseshoe Tavern, December 21, 2016.
Manifesting as something like the frailest of all femmes fatale, Patrick Flegel (once of Calgary rockers Women) hit the stage like a pressed flower ready to crumble, held together only by determination and an assured Grey Gardens fabulousness. The stage setup was sheer Suicide, with Flegel clinging to a microphone stand while Scarlett Rose (formerly of Crosss, Schønsee) adorned his backing tracks with distorto Farfisa crunch (and on these tracks, beautifully-detailed lap steel). And like Suicide, the project's recordings (which you can grab free + lossless at Flegel's website) often feature the songs clothed in distancing layers of noisy haze, but on stage, they were more circumscribed in a zone somewhere between "Femme Fatale" and "Candy Says".
* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!