concert review: Lily Frost @ Yonge-Dundas Square(Toronto, Ontario), June 8, 2005
Perhaps, in keeping with the "Summer Serenade Series"(emphasis on 'Serenade') down at the Yonge-Dundas Square, Lily Frost's show down there today was pretty mellow. Rather than use a full band, Lily Frost was accompanied by By Divine Right's Jose Contrera on guitar and another gentleman on keyboards. Lily looked quite lovely and radiant in her blue dress, with her hair wrapped with a lavender scarf. Lily and her bandmates played a set of atmospheric, slightly jazzy at times, pop tunes that floated along on Lily's delicate voice, Jose's distant-sounding slide guitar, and the respectable keyboard arrangements. I didn't recognize any of the tunes and had to assume that most if not all of them were from her second LP "Situation" which I haven't gotten around to picking up. Unfortunately, because I was on a lunch break from work I was only able to catch about a half hour of her set. When it was time for me to head back to work, she finally performed a song I recognized, which in this case was an understated version of "Who Am I", the original which is off her LP "Lunamarium". I stuck around for the song and am really glad I did. Very nice, indeed. And a very good way to kick off the "Summer Serenade Series". Too bad I don't recognize any of the other artists scheduled to perform during these noon-time concerts. You can catch Lily Frost next at The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on June 12th, playing with Sarah Slean and John Southworth as part of an Art Benefit. For other tour dates check the official website.[photos]
For your viewing and listening pleasure, Lily Frost multimedia here.
Sufjan Stevens will be coming back to Toronto on September 10th to play at show at St Pauls Trinity Church. Ticket info TBA. [info from billions]
Icelandic musical group Gus Gus, who haven't been to Toronto in ages, will be returning for a show at The Mod Club on July 31st. [from emergelive.com]
I was just perusing the Edge concert listings and saw that Holly Golightly will be returning to Toronto for a show at the Horseshoe Tavern on July 20th. 19+ show, tickets $12.50 at Ticketmaster, Rotate This and Soundscapes. The Horseshoe Tavern website verifies the show date.
Also going to be at the Horseshoe are Wintersleep who will be there for a show on July 21st, tickets $8.00.
I'll be going to the Electrelane/Breaker Breaker show tonight at the Horseshoe. There'll be an interview with Electrelane tomorrow night on CBC radio program Brave New Waves. Grab this torrent of an Electrelane live set from 2003-07-10 in London, England.[torrent link via Largehearted Boy]