Terry Steeves: “His smoky soulful voice was as crisp and strong as it was then, and the song’s cool jazz groove kept the audience in dance mode.”
Headliner Hozier drew a large crowd Saturday night to the City Stage.
Terry Steeves: “CityFolk marked the band’s second gig together with the new configuration, but their spot-on musicianship, on-stage chemistry, and tightness made it seem they’d already played thousands of times.”
CityFolk was packed Friday night as festival goers took in the sights and sounds of 54-40, William Prince, Flint Eastwood, Humble Pie and more. Marvest kicked off with free shows in bars and shops along Bank Street.
Terry Steeves: From behind the 30-foot high chain link curtain, David Byrne emerged, dressed in a pale grey suit to match the décor. Taking his place at the desk, he looked every bit the mad scientist as he scooped up the brain into his hands. In true David Byrne style, an artistic landscape of sight and sound was cast.
Thursday night at CityFolk featuring David Byrne, Ani DiFranco, Tune-Yards and more.
On Saturday morning, turn your dial to 93.1 FM for the inaugural broadcast from Pod613.
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CityFolk runs from September 12–16, 2018 at Lansdowne Park. Visit cityfolkfestival.com for the lineup and schedule. Keep checking back for more Apt613 coverage and follow us on Instagram for the latest photos.
A total of 65 bands and 24 venues are participating in the offshoot festival.
This year’s CityFolk runs for five days from Wednesday, September 12 through Sunday, September 16.
Terry Steeves: “The magic of her music and voice, and the truthful poetry in her words, stayed with me long after the show had ended. It had been my first exposure to Rose Cousins, and had left me a diehard fan forever.”
Terry Steeves: “…a little bit of historical Canadiana magic.”
Terry Steeves: “He dished it out in spades… and we loved it all.”
The final night of CityFolk saw the great lawn packed with fans enjoying Rodriguez. Other acts included Rose Cousins, Bahamas, Scott Helman and more.