by Tiana Feng
Jazz Carter @ The Garrison 11/28/2014
I’m catching up on a few concert posts. I haven’t had the time to sit down and edit the photos, let a lone write the review! Last Saturday, I attended Wavelength’s NICE II (Nifty Interventions for Cultural Enhancement). It was a way to bring different genres together for one show. The audience was a mixed crowd and the entertainment for the night was rapper Jazz Cartier, dream-pop band WISH and chamber-pop group Plumes.

Plumes @ The Garrison 11/28/2014
Plumes opened the night. I actually thought they would be the headliner (as I had specifically attended to see them) but they were the openers. Plumes previous self-titled had charted in RTT’s 2012 year end list but I had yet to see them live. They specifically pointed out that the album was done under the moniker “Plumes Ensemble”, though they still played arrangements for the smaller group Saturday night. There was no harp and strings present but a bass clarinetist added a lovely touch of colour. There’s also something about Veronica Charnley’s folky-but-slightly-weird vocals that tie everything together.
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WISH @ The Garrison 11/28/2014 Second in line was the Beliefs + Milk Lines band WISH. The band has the shoegazey style of Beliefs but with a bit more psychedelia.
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Jazz Carter @ The Garrison 11/28/2014
The coolest thing about the NICE series is that it allowed underground hip-hop to find an outlet that didn’t involve going to North York. The audience reacted positively to headliner Jazz Cartier’s short but sweet set. Look out 2015, this dude’s going far.
Jazz Carter @ The Garrison 11/28/2014