by Tiana Feng
Kandle @ Gladstone Hotel 5/8/2014
I’m a huge fan of Kandle so I headed to the Gladstone Hotel eagerly waiting for her set. It was the BRBR TFO showcase so I was surrounded by the French community and the artist spoke entirely in French during their on-stage banter. I do understand French but I’m quite rusty when it comes to speaking. Anyways, I also managed to catch the sets of Les Hay Babies and Jimmy Hunt.

Jimmy Hunt @ Gladstone Hotel 5/8/2014
When I walked in Jimmy Hunt had already started. Though his music was decent, I was sort of annoyed that he ignored instructions and played an extra long set that resulted in the rest of the night running behind schedule.
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Les Hay Babies @ Gladstone Hotel 5/8/2014
Next up was Monton, New Brunswick’s Les Hay Babies. The folk group sang in Chiac (an East Coast dialect of French) and presented a nice range of vocal harmonies decorated with banjo and lap steel.
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Kandle @ Gladstone Hotel 5/8/2014
Kandle took the stage closer to 1am but it was worth the wait. Her powerful vocals were just as stunning in real life as they were on record. Plus up close you could see the vibrato trembles and experience the immense passion behind songs like “Not Up To Me” from this year’s album In Flames. She also teased a new song called “Won’t Do It Again”.
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