Dinosaur Bones/Still Life Still at The Horseshoe, August 28th
Last night’s Still Life Still album release show at The Horseshoe really did feel like a momentous occasion of sorts. The Horseshoe was packed, Kevin Drew was there along with most of the cooler people in Toronto and magic was in the air. Not to mention, I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many beautiful indie chicks in one room as I did last night. It was seriously like…damn. Even the show’s host People Of Canada joked at one point, “I was asked to host the Still Life Still show and I said, “Those are the guys that, like, all the beautiful girls come see, right? Yeah, I’ll think about it.”" So someone yells, “play the song you wrote for your girlfriend.” And he did (very cute song, btw).
I am soooo sorry I missed Boxes and Bags
, if anyone doesn’t know that they’re awesome at this point then just know that they are awesome and you should totally go to their next show cuz it’ll be awesome.
I made it in time to see Dinosaur Bones and they played a solid set. Not as good as their incredible NXNE performance but still very solid. After the set I was talking to lead singer Ben Fox for a bit and all these girls kept coming over to talk to him so I had to head off and bug other people between sets (like Simone from Audio Blood Media – btw, did you know she just can’t resist guys with beards? I mean, take a look at her ex…
Still Life Still’s crowd was huge and impenetrable. The band played a pretty sick set. “T-Shirts” and “Pastel” in particular had the crowd going nuts, jumping around, dancing onstage, doing a little moshing at the front, it was intense. They played some strange, slow song for the encore that ended with everyone singing along with a line that was something like, “you should’ve fucked me.” They really did look like rockstars up onstage, it felt like they’d “made it” to some extent. It was a beautiful thing to see them get to where they deserved to be after 10 years together.
After the show a bunch of us made it over to Ben’s place around Dundas West where everyone chilled, talked, danced, broke bottles, wore cool hats, and played Snakes and Ladders.
Tags: dinosaur bones, still life still