Saturday, 24 January 2009
Catl Record Release Party!
Just got back from a great show at the Silver Dollar.
The Speaking Tongues, $100, and headliner Catl, marking the record release for Catl's "¿Adónde vas? A ningún lado" debut LP (with bonus CD, natch). The place was packed and hot and refreshingly wide-ranging in age; was this due to Tim Perlich's you-don't-know-what-you're-missing-stodgy-Toronto-blues-scene piece in Now?
Whatever the reason, and whatever their age, people were grooving to the juke joint groove and a wide-ranging set that really showed you what Catl are capable of. New addition to the team, Sarah K (ex Shitt Hott) provided backing vocals, organ and maracas - and I hope this is a line-up that lasts because it sure sounds fantastic to me.
As if that weren't enough, Leslie Wormworth (who sang and did handclaps on the record) joined the band at the end of the set, and Catl got the Silver Dollar floorboards bouncing up and down like kids on a bed. The fun continues tonight at Isabella's in Oshawa.
Here's some crappy pictures I took at the show.