Thursday, November 6, 2014

Recording: The Lonely Parade

Artist: The Lonely Parade

Songs: She Can Wait + Hey, Felix

Recorded at Christie Pits Park ("Bloor Ossington Folk Festival"), September 20, 2014.

The Lonely Parade - She Can Wait

The Lonely Parade - Hey, Felix

Once again, the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival stayed true to its roots as a low-key and local celebration. By enfolding itself into the contours of Christie Pits, BOFF still feels casual and approachable, even with some heavy hitters in its lineup. As so often happens at outdoor events, weather forced organizers to make some adjustments on the fly, but even having to move the headliners into the beer tent served to reinforce the intimate vibes. There's room to grow, but overall the organizers are getting things right.

One of the weekend's key discoveries came early on over at the side-stage with this Peterborough trio that looked like they might have stepped out of the pages of Ghost World. The set started with "My Mom Got Hit on at a Punk Show", which was as obvious as its title, but then the band shifted, showing off a much more unique sound after that was more Fugazi than mall punk — or, perhaps, not unlike jale covering Minutemen. [You can check out their album over at their bandcamp.]

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