Review: Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups
Ottawa Civic Centre
October 14, 2009
4/5 Stars

If one were to have bought a ticket to the Oct. 14 concert at the Ottawa Civic Centre it would have stated you were seeing the Silversun Pickups.

Little did the casual fan know, however, that they were in for a treat.

An Horse as well as Cage The Elephant delivered stellar sets more commonly associated with a headlining act, and not the opener.

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‘Darlings’ in the garage

It’s hard to imagine a band referred to “Toronto’s folk/pop darlings” would come from the Jane and Finch area of the city.

But Jane’s Party makes it known that they live “around” Jane and Finch, and they didn’t grow up there.

“We actually grew down there,” vocalist, key-player and guitarist, Jeff Giles said jokingly.

In that area, they also recorded their latest album, The Garage Sessions.

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Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show

Fort McMurray, Alta. is described as a “boom town,” riding the discovery of the oil sands just beyond its limits.

Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show, is an eccentric play that weaves a sort of stream-of-consciousness narrative incorporating Fort Mac’s history, environmental concerns and those who call this little community home.

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