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Eve 6, I Mother Earth, Sloan, Our Lady Peace -- Echo Beach-- Edgefest III, 2014

Back to Echo Beach for Edgefest III-- this time they went old-school with some bands that made a big splash during the 90's.  It's been years since I've listened to some of these bands but it really didn't affect how impactful it was when to see them live.  Waves of nostalgia here--

 

Echo Beach and Live Nation-- Thanks for the light show! You made me shoot in colour

Eve 6

I Mother Earth

Sloan

Our Lady Peace

FAN PHOTOS!

In the 90's these would have been lighters-- I think that was cooler

In the 90's these would have been lighters-- I think that was cooler

Now THIS is cool

Now THIS is cool

And also THIS

And also THIS

The Dropkick Murphys-- Sound Academy

With hard punk having been all but absorbed by other soft subcultures it is becoming an oddity to enter a venue and witness a mohawked twenty something woman spitting and clawing at security as they hauled her out of the club.  With more consistency, concert halls are filled with the waxen faces of stationary hipsters, illuminated by the sickly glow of Iphone screens. But, on September 15, the Sound Academy did not feel like a 2010′s Toronto venue when, with their signature spit, sweat and swagger, the Dropkick Murphys hit the stage.

Lonnie in the Garden-- Clintons //After the Show//

Another fantastic Toronto band, Lonnie in the Garden.  Crazy mix of heavy and folk.  Very Cool.  This is another one of my After the Show series where I grabbed the band immediately after the show and made a portrait happen.  This is one of my favourites of the set-- the band was super open to my crazy thoughts moments after their set as they were unwinding outside the venue

Lonnie in the Garden, After the Show

Lonnie in the Garden, After the Show