Recap of the Toronto double header

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Recap of the Toronto double header

Post by Beechied » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:08 pm

Sadly back at work after a wonderful double header of Frank & the Sleeping Souls this weekend in Toronto.

Saturday he played a set at the historic Fort York as part of the inaugural TURF (Toronto Urban Roots Festival), a hot but beautiful music filled day. A relatively safe setlist for the festival crowd and he included some Canadian content by covering the Weakerthans. The end of the set included a cover of Thunder Road which was a bit spontaneous but very welcomed as I hadn't seen him perform that one in the shows that I'd been to. (Thanks JC!)

Last night though was otherworldly.... he played Lee's Palace (capacity is about 600 people) and it looked to be a near sell out - but the venue's air conditioning wasn't working. HOTTEST SHOW EVER - both literally and figuratively. Even in the heat, unbelievable energy from both the band and the crowd. A more fan devoted setlist of which highlights included a cover of Neil Young's Only Love Can Break Your Heart, an acoustic duet featuring Billy the Kid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Pettinger) on harmonica and back up vocals and a surprise in the encore of the first live performance of Broken Piano.

First time I've seen Frank surf into the crowd as well. Fantastic energy!

I'm now counting down until November when I can catch them again.

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Re: Recap of the Toronto double header

Post by marowak » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:17 pm

Beechied wrote: a surprise in the encore of the first live performance of Broken Piano..
wow - i was expecting the first play of that at 2000 trees .. hopefully this means it will def get played
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Re: Recap of the Toronto double header

Post by JerseyGirl » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:09 pm

Thanks for the review! Exactly what I came on here looking for- someone who was at the show last night!

Broken Piano- nice. Love it!

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Re: Recap of the Toronto double header

Post by valderie » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:23 pm

broken piano video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeXpx-k6Fss

i agree the two shows were a LOT of fun! lee's was ridiculously hot and i gained many friends wherever i went inside since i had a hand held fan with me and everyone wanted a go with it. so great. i also enjoyed wisdom teeth at the fort york show!

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Post by Blonde » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:28 pm

marowak wrote:
Beechied wrote: a surprise in the encore of the first live performance of Broken Piano..
wow - i was expecting the first play of that at 2000 trees .. hopefully this means it will def get played
I'm not holding out much hope with it being a festival crowd.

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Post by marowak » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:30 pm

Blonde wrote:
marowak wrote:
Beechied wrote: a surprise in the encore of the first live performance of Broken Piano..
wow - i was expecting the first play of that at 2000 trees .. hopefully this means it will def get played
I'm not holding out much hope with it being a festival crowd.

It's not just any festival crowd ;)
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Post by marowak » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:37 pm

valderie wrote:broken piano video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeXpx-k6Fss

i agree the two shows were a LOT of fun! lee's was ridiculously hot and i gained many friends wherever i went inside since i had a hand held fan with me and everyone wanted a go with it. so great. i also enjoyed wisdom teeth at the fort york show!
Thanks for sharing the video. Was great to watch.
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Re: Recap of the Toronto double header

Post by Beechied » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:58 pm

valderie wrote:broken piano video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeXpx-k6Fss

i agree the two shows were a LOT of fun! lee's was ridiculously hot and i gained many friends wherever i went inside since i had a hand held fan with me and everyone wanted a go with it. so great. i also enjoyed wisdom teeth at the fort york show!
Here is Wisdom Teeth from Fort York

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_QKKzQqZzE

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Re: Recap of the Toronto double header

Post by Beechied » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:07 pm

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Re: Recap of the Toronto double header

Post by Beechied » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:50 pm

and here is a link for Frank's cover of the Weakerthan's Plea From a Cat Named Virtute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6L7ZjP7Y1I

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Re: Recap of the Toronto double header

Post by Venomous_Bear » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:31 am

I can't believe this was last summer....sometimes it feels like a lifetime ago, sometimes it feels like last month. So confusing.
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