Today is one of my favourite days of the year.....Cyclovia! There was so much happening this weekend, my blood was red hot from the hours I spent on the pavement.
I took full advantage of the free stages this weekend, which only means I saw two of them: the Cyclovia stage in front of the Leg & the Sherbrook St Fest stage late saturday night. I have a quota I've gotta fill for local bands before I leave to go travelling in October & they keep surprising me with bands I forgot about! Blue Sky Addicts only play about once every 9 months, and I managed to catch them accidentally Sunday afternoon! Great songwriters! Great show! As a tip of the hat, I kicked the show off with them.
Blue Sky Addicts - Stuntman
The Weber Brothers - The One For You For Now
The Crooked Brothers - Sweet Lemons
The Avett Brothers - Laundry Room
The Idlers - Wonderwars
The Real Mackenzies - Mainland
The Ripperz - Believe It or Not
The Vibrating Beds - Just What I Need
The Ripperz - Home Sweet Home
The Pack AD - Cobra Matte
Richard Laviolette - Silhouettes
Whitey - Funkminister
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Bottled in Cork
Blue King Brown - Never Fade Away
Balkan Beat Box - Kabulectro
Zrada - Who Was Born In...?
Zrada - Give Me Liquor
Royal Canoe - Dumb Waiter
The Cat Empire - Beyond All
Murder By Death - King of the Gutters Prince of the Dogs
The Bottoms Up Blues Band - Got to Make a Change
Kicked it off with local pop & ended with the blues, with some weird fusion of garage rock, international flavours, bagpipes & folk throughout there. Sound like Only Cowards!