Nick and I and our friend Andrea, got to hear a lot of great live music recently at The Phoenix. It was a Canadian Music Week event, featuring admirable artists signed to the independent label, Six Shooter Records.
Not being anything near a pro music reviewer, I find it difficult to accurately describe music in writing, so, aside from saying that we had a lot of fun at this show and really liked everything we heard, I’ll let these photos stand-in for written detail.
Things got started with the five-piece alternative country band from Toronto, NQ Arbuckle …
Then, singer/songwriter from Canada’a east coast, Amelia Curran, took the stage …
^ There was an intermission at this point so I tried to get some shots of us, but the lighting wasn’t good for picture taking, but I’ll include this one of these two cuties anyway. ^
While we hung out towards the back of the audience for most of the night, just after their first song I spotted a clear path through the crowd, so I took it and ended up right near the stage.
It was the best position for picture taking that I’ve ever been in at a concert and I got so many good shots of Whitehorse in action that it was a challenge choosing which ones to post here!
^ They had a couple of vintage telephone handsets attached to their mic stands, which gave a neat sounding echo-y sound when they sang through them, as heard in their new single Boys Like You. (Careful, it’s an earworm!) ^
^ I was close enough to see their excellent shoes! ^
All in all, it was an wonderful night of live music in Toronto.
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