Islands @ First Ave...
The night started off with two rappers, Blueprint and Subtitle.... I liked Blueprint a little bit more, a little more entertaining.. Rap is definitely in the past for me.. Focusing on the stars of the night, Islands brought their violins, saxophones, and flutes bringing back that old unicorns trend. Nick, the lead singer of Islands, appreciated the young supporters but I think is still frustrated with the little attention their getting.. He said this weekend felt like Mardi gras, emphasizing that he still has a blast with his music and fans. The music was great, but the set definitely could of been longer, i.e. the all ages. Islands was missing one of their guitar players or perhaps lost him, a little guy that looked like a nome. This band reminds me a lot like Arcade Fire where their music is so clean, fresh, and bursting with spins of energy. They still have the radiohead type low to highs, but bring a more modern indie sound to the floor. Lets hope this band unites together for a long time and gets a live CD or DVD, so the fans will see how much talent this band really has. Check out their album, and keep an eye on these Canadian indie rockers.
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