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Field Trip Music Festival

Anyone who knows me, knows I am musically obsessed. I have been since I was a kid. I was an only child and as a result my mother reared me with a karaoke machine. My father also taught me the value of quality lyrics and well-performed music at a young age and to this day is one of the life lessons I am most thankful for.

Canadian Indie music is most definitely my most favourite type of music. There’s something about Canadian artists’ lyrics that put them on a whole other stage when compared to the rest of the world. This is a bold statement but hey- why not be bold in this day in age?

My friend Nic and I getting ready to rock out!

My friend Nic and I getting ready to rock out!

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend Arts & Crafts Field Trip Music Festival. The lineup was spectacular. Hayden, Bloc Party, Stars, Feist, and Broken Social Scene were amongst the roster.

Bloc Party

Bloc Party

I was impressed with Bloc Party. They kept the energy up for the entire show and rocked out the classics. This UK band is one of my favs and continues to rock my world every time I see them.

Stars

Stars

Stars is a band who is always fun to watch. I saw them at the Danforth Music Hall a few months ago and loved every second of the show. They did just as an amazing job this time around. They are so positive with their stage presence. Lead singer Torquil Campbell yelled into the crowd some words of advice. “Stick with your friends. Babysit their kids, grab a beer together, join a band with your friends. It’s #$%king awesome.” They are a band that I respect not only for their music but their performance style – laid-back, passionate, and 100% Canadian.

Feist

Feist

I was most impressed with Feist. This was my fourth time seeing her and I must say every show is different. I love watching this indie chick who grew up from small Amherst, Nova Scotia rock out on her electric guitar. Her voice is so melodic and her songs for the most part incredible. She did indeed rock out and a bit of her punk days shone through in her set. I recommend picking up her latest album: ‘Metals’ if you haven’t already.

Broken Social Scene played a great show as well and had the crowd falling in love again with their intense array of instruments. Any band who manages to incorporate brass into their set deserves a hand. This is what real music sounds like- none of the computerized nonsense that we so often hear nowadays.

This is an amazing festival and certainly inspirational to any aspiring artist. I just may pick up my guitar a few more times this week 😉

Here is my poor quality video of My Moon, My Man by Feist. Excuse my camera skills!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAa0M3Svjak]

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