There’s just enough time tonight (before I start pushing up Z’s), to throw a few words together about the fantastic “City and Colour” performance I caught at the “Tivoli Theatre” this evening with my Brissie music buddy, Mel.
Having headed “Down Under” to participate in this year’s roaming regional “Groovin the Moo” music festival, Canadian Dallas Green and his band were tonight playing their second SOLD OUT gig in a 2-night series of “side show” concerts.
Tonight’s performance, the only one I was able to jag tickets for, was an alcohol-free, all-ages affair, so the pint-sized, fidgety crowd wasn’t exactly the best one I’ve been part of. But, as Dallas pointed out, you gotta let the kids have their night out from time-to-time… I suppose.
The playlist from tonight’s show hasn’t yet made its way online anywhere that I can find, but I can tell you that a nice selection of tracks from the band’s three platinum selling albums were rolled out including some of my favourite tracks from their latest release “Little Hell”, in “The Grand Optimist”, “Fragile Bird” and the outstanding “Weightless”.
There’s no doubt that Dallas connected with the all-ages crowd with a number of songs including a stirring, crowd-participating, performance of “What makes a man?” which literally had the two girls in front of me and Mel sobbing like the couple of schoolgirls they were. Good lord. Haha!
Oddly enough, despite the ridiculous amounts of camera phones being brandished around us, I can’t yet find any decent videos from tonight, but here’s a sweet clip from last night of Dallas performing “Day Old Hate” from the band’s 2004 EP “The Death of Me”.
As is often the case, I have to give a shout out to the charismatic, talented opener, “Bahamas” who entertained the Tivoli crowd with his solo, folk rock act that really surprised me. I enjoyed his 2nd album ”Barchords”, released in February, but I guess I never really had a full appreciation for the guy’s self-taught talent on a six string. Wow!
Check out this talented Canuck if and when you get the chance!