Wavelength 450 Ninth Anniversary Festival – Night One After Show:
Thursday February 13th, 2009
Cameron House 408 Queen St W
The Diableros can swing from subdued and heartfelt to a sound that urges the song on like a team of impatient oxen. The roots are from deep in the bedrock of jam band Canadiana and as a result their sounds can blend seamlessly into the Toronto winter like a Caribana poster on a telephone pole in February. They’re the ultimate “show and tell” band and leave visitors spellbound, they’re the wedding afterparty at the cottage band.
Loitering Heroes are something special amongst the recent spate of local bands. They’re a throwback to local music history, recalling Sea Snakes, Holding Pattern/Burn Rome In A Dream and Deep Dark United, with a sense of whimsy and experimentation often lost by bands that take themselves too seriously. And yet, there’s an undercurrent of very serious musicianship here. The lineup is filled out with respected jazz musicians Don Scott and Michael Herring, as well as Sister Suvi’s Nico Dann. The result is a beast quite unlike any else in this city, and shouldn’t be missed.