Murdered City Music Festival: Night Three
The Murdered City Music Festival continued into its third day as The Blow, The Sourkeys, We're Marching On.... & The Born Ruffians owned The Ford Plant stage.
Starting off were Toronto's excuse for crude behavior, The Born Ruffians. Having to cancel their previous engagement in Brantford, the band felt terrible and wanted to make it up to the locals by playing an extremely solid set. With the rose on Luke LaLonde's guitar, the band played strong and concrete, yet moved around bouncing and screaming. After being around for not too long, the band are signed to XL Recordings for a couple of releases.
Following the Ruffians were the band that could only be described as "epic" in the eyes of the locals, We're Marching On... Their assorted brand of somewhat math-y indie-rock, but with rocket-ship propulsion beyond anyone's dreams, absolutely dominated the room and whatever was on the sidewalk outside. Almost every song required audience participation. We're Marching On... believe in sharing miracles with everyone. For the songs that could have carried on, they carried on quite well. Had their been more time, the whole room would have gathered in a circle, lock arms 'n shoulders together, and chant along to the tune of the "1800s".
The Sourkeys continued the night with their brand of math rock. Although the band doesn't move and jump around, especially in attempt to match their sound and strength, the band did manage to get the crowd dancing. Those in the front should have been wary of their feet as not to get stepped on. More importantly, The Sourkeys had a cowbell. Sharing their voices and cowbell amongst the crowd, fun was clearly had.
The Blow, also known as Khaela Maricich, was the final act of the night. Although her close 'n collective assistant Y.A.C.H.T. (aka. Jona Bechtolt) was supposed to support, he could not make it past the border and Khaela went about the evening on her own. Shaking around for tunes of an R&B nature, Khaela managed to entertain everyone from the foot of the stage to the back of the bathroom. Apparently she played 'Hey Boy' twice, played some guitar tunes, threw a mass of confetti on everyone and brought out a self-made banner which described her love for Canada (first it said "CAN", unfolded a bit it said "CANADA", then unfolded completely it said "CANADANCIA").
Tonight: The Hidden Cameras, The Bicycles, The Old Soul, Brigette & Matt Murphy.
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