Sunday, August 10, 2014

Recording: A K U A

Artist: A K U A

Song: One's Company

Recorded at Geary Lane ("Summer Sesh @ Geary Lane"), July 26, 2014.

A K U A - One's Company

Who says we can't have nice things? Local promotion duo Man Finds Fire launched their new venue with an afternoon party, showing off a beautiful space nestled in a warehouse-like building in the industrial strip by Dufferin and Dupont. The main floor features a large (but not imposingly cavernous) open area, with a bar and couches and tall white walls that give the whole thing the feel of a modern art gallery. There's even a comfy upstairs patio with a nice view of the railway tracks and the city beyond. Recently used for film work, the room also sounds more like an intimate hall than a reverberating cave. It's a bit off the beaten track, but well-worth heading out for. Promising to specialize in more experimental sounds (their next couple shows are already announced), let's wish MFF great success and a long tenure at Geary Lane.

Less overtly experimental than the day's other performers, Montreal (via London ON)'s Akua Carson modern soul still served as a most pleasing contrast — just right for a summer afternoon. Joined by a percussionist, she played tracks from her EP to what might have been the largest audience of the day.

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