by Tiana Feng
I didn’t camp, but I did return for Day 2 of All Caps. At least I didn’t get bitten by a plague of red ants at night. The music started off with Ivy Mairi.
Ivy Mairi @ All Caps 2012
She played some lovely folk tunes and told us about how she would have to soon return to work to the Island Cafe. It was a strange foreshadowing of what was to come later in the day as the Blue Sky sandwich shop guy got bitten by a bee and the Island Cafe actually ended up catering for the rest of the night.
Ivy Mairi- I Can See You

Young Mother @ All Caps 2012
The weather was much nicer on Sunday so we were able to alternate venues. Young Mother played a set inside. I can’t help but think that I’ve seen the good looking fella who is the frontman somewhere else before. They played some ear pleasing psychedelic punk rock.

Canadian Winter @ All Caps 2012
Then we were back outside with Canadian winter providing some cool chill rap vibes. It was nice to be able to chill outside with friends old and new. Everyone was pooped, and lying around.

Absolutely Free @ All Caps 2012
Toronto’s Absolutely Free played some high-energy art rock. There was tons of percussion and everyone seemed to be a multi-instrumentalist going back and forth between parts.

OG Melody @ All Caps 2012
I have to honestly say I wasn’t a huge fan of OG Melody. Their attitude seemed like they were trying way too hard to fit the rap genre. A little bit like those white kids in high school that try to be thugs.

Lioness @ All Caps 2012
Lioness sported some crazy cat-eye contacts and studded high heel boots as she rocked my socks off in what was promised to be a loud rest of the night. It was hard not to dance with my camera during her set.

A Place To Bury Strangers @ All Caps 2012
A Place to Bury Strangers was probably the most random band at All Caps (seeing as they are not from Toronto) but they rocked my socks off. There was plenty of psychedelic lights to watch and a pretty huge and fuckin’ loud drum set.

All in all it was a fantastic weekend. This honestly is one of my favourite mini-festivals. There is great food, great music and a lovely atmosphere of music loving people. I met some of the greatest people this weekend.


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