Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

Thursday, June 23, 2016

North By North Easy ~ Through the Lens Tuesday and Wednesday Nights

Romantic Dogs running free at the Rivoli reboot.

Putting the 'partee' back in Repartee, Newfoundland's Meg Warren and crew blew the Rivoli up to full capacity with a display of vocal sharpshooting and tight rhythmic expertise.

Backstage, Jose Contreras, head arbiter of By Divine Right argues the pros and cons of new electric versus old steam radiators at the Rivoli's revamp, with Romantic Dog drummer Kyle Sullivan (right) retaining a healthy skepticism.

Grand Mistress of Toronto Soul Rock, Saidah Baba Talibah whose power to SATE, suffice and satisfy is one of the true natural wonders of the local galaxies ruled the Bovine Sex Club on Thursday night. She takes no prisoners, else I'd be so gonzoid.

Bravestation proved their courage by facing down a small crowd in the opening slot of Rivoli Redux night with impassioned love songs and grooves of brooding magnificence.

Veins' goddess-powered pulsations of heartsong and guitar wound the crowd up in vortexes of silk and sulphur. Bass player (left) garners extra points by stringing a Fender Jaguar with bass strings whaaaaaa...

Heaven's Muse debuted a fresh sound of soft funk and flirt-rock.

And if you had a bro beard, a tattooed calf or two and a ball-cap, you were in the right place at The Silver Dollar as Shy Kids goofed and groped and gagged out top laughs while their blustering game plan unfolded with supreme musicality.

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