January 16, 2009

Entire Cities, Skeleton Park Music Festival, 21 June 2008

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 12:59 pm by rgsc

We are a fair way away from the Summer Solstice, the date of the wonderful annual Skeleton Park Music Festival in Kingston and it is cold out – really, really cold out. But never fear because there is no better way to warm up than to get up, stomp your feet and dance (with or without your brother) to the riotous cowpunk of Entire Cities.

Long time b(oot)log readers know that I am quite a fan of Entire Cities – check out here and here for older posts – and I think it is safe to say that they are one of my favourite live acts. Onstage, and on their great album ‘Deep River’, they are passionate, energetic and often unpredictable. During their rollicking moments they can whip the crowd into a frenzy and will have you pumping your fist in the air, shouting along with the very memorable chorus to “Dancing with My Brother” (the choice words were edited out during the kid-friendly SPMF performance). Their slower songs will have you swaying along transfixed by the gorgeous melodies and lyrics.

At this year’s SPMF, Entire Cities put on quite a fun show. They tailored their material somewhat to the audience, editing the objectionably lyrics out of songs where necessary and they even pulled out a children’s song which had the young child beside me sing “Octopus farm, octopus farm…” for quite some time afterwards. However, they were not quite as raucous as I have seen them in the past, so to see Entire Cities at their finest be sure to get out of the cold on Saturday and head to the Grad Club to see them play along with Nich Worby. SomeĀ  dates from their myspace:

17 Jan 2009 – The Grad Club w/ Nich Worby & the Milkwood Sparrows, Kingston
24 Jan 2009 – The Silver Dollar Room w/ the Schomberg Fair

I have just a couple of songs from the set for you. The recording was plagued by the aforementioned child who spent a great part of the set yelling across the park at her mother which doesn’t exactly make for great listening. Enjoy these songs and check out my older recordings linked above and be sure to check them out for yourself this weekend.

Entire Cities, Skeleton Park Music Festival, 21 June 2008

* Sunshine
* Accountant’s Dream

Pick up “Deep River” locally at the amazing Made4You in Kingston, digitally at Zunior, or at select fine retailers in your neighbourhood.

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