Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Recording: Nifty

Artist: Nifty

Song: This'll Never Last [Tradition cover]

Recorded at Holy Oak Café ("Toronto Does Toronto II"), October 27, 2013.

Nifty - This'll Never Last

Full review to follow. The basic idea here — having Toronto musicians pay tribute to the songs of other Toronto musicians — is something I can get behind as a musical locavore, so I was sad to have missed the first night in this series back in summertime. Fortunately that went over well enough to bring about a second instalment — and word on the street is that we can expect another come January.

Leading off the night with a couple "miserable" tunes, Matt Smith gave high praise to a Blocks Recording Club compatriot (and a musician that he has previously been on a split single with). James Klassen, who records under the moniker Tradition has been on the scene for awhile now, but his low-key presence and slow-simmering songwriting style are perhaps a bit out of step with out short-attention-span times. Klassen put out a new album this summer and will be taking to the same stage at the Holy Oak next week (on November 5th).

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