by Tiana Feng
I spent the rest of my Tuesday night venturing between the two rooms at El Mocambo. Here is what happened downstairs.
Boston trio The Ballroom trio played some earthy folk tunes. The cello nicely accompanied a percussionist and a guitarist.
Peter Katz could probably sing me the phone book and I wouldn’t mind. The singer-songwriter has one of those always pleasant to listen to voices. During his set he pounded heartbeat like rhythms on his chest that transitioned to the drums. For the tune “Days and Nights” he created some interesting textures by looping his own voice.
Everybody Wave followed doing a set as a duo on two guitars playing some quiet folk rock.
The last band I saw downstairs was the nerdy looking band The Trade-offs. Also I looked them up and OMG THEY ARE FROM IQALUIT. I finally found a band from Nunavut woohoo! The boys performed some soulful blues rock to a crowd of people who were very appreciative of everything they heard in the room that night.