by Tiana Feng
Larry and His Flask @ Toronto Underground Roots Festival 7/6/2013
Saturday of TURF began bright and early compared to the previous days. There was a full day of music starting with Larry and His Flask. I’m really glad I woke up for them because they were super fun to watch (and shoot). The Oregon group play folk and bluegrass tunes with a punk flair.
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Hannah Georgas @ Toronto Underground Roots Festival 7/6/2013
Providing some variation to the lineup, Hannah Georgas was second delivering tunes from her electronic-inspired self-titled album. She also covered Jesus & the Mary Chain which was awesome.
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The Felice Brothers @ Toronto Underground Roots Festival 7/6/2013
We returned to roots and Americana with The Felice Brothers who wielded an accordion and fiddle.
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Skydiggers @ Toronto Underground Roots Festival 7/6/2013
Of course this wouldn’t be a Collective Concerts celebration without the Skydiggers performing some Canadian classics.
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Dawes @ Toronto Underground Roots Festival 7/6/2013
Dawes tastefully did the jam band thing delivering Laurel Canyon and CSNY inspired tunes.
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Matt Mays @ Toronto Underground Roots Festival 7/6/2013
Canadian roots-rocker Matt Mays played a sweaty and energetic set. Considering the recent and sudden passing of guitarist Jay Smith, the group still had it together and put on a solid performance.
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Frank Turner @ Toronto Underground Roots Festival 7/6/2013
UK’s Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls was probably one of my favourite discoveries of TURF. The handsome fella, acted as a great hypeman. The crowd jumped and sat down at appropriate moments. If that wasn’t enough he also covered The Weakerthans’ “A Plea From A Cat Named Virtue.” Frank later returned to the stage to introduce his favourite band the Hold Steady and almost got kicked off by stage crew who didn’t know who he was.
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The Lowest of the Low @ Toronto Underground Roots Festival 7/6/2013
The Lowest of the Low (now a quartet without founding member David Alexander) hung on to their alt-rock sound. They had a few slip ups but I’m sure their dedicated fans were just happy the band still played together in some form or another.
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The Hold Steady @ Toronto Underground Roots Festival 7/6/2013
Introduced by Frank Turner, The Hold Steady put on a captivating performance of pure rock n roll led by Craig Finn. Noticeably missing were the keyboard solos of Franz Nicolay, but that was made up by Finn’s dramatic demeanour and Frank Turning joining them on stage in the end.
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Flogging Molly @ Toronto Underground Roots Festival 7/6/2013
Closing the night was LA Celtic punk band Flogging Molly. I half expected to be kicked out of the photo pit before 3 songs were up but the crowd at TURF were pretty civilized and tame. There wasn’t too much crowd surfing until a little later.
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