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The five best things we saw at Toronto’s Field Trip festival

June 9th, 2014


Toronto’s Field Trip went down this past weekend and as we try and piece our minds back together — that’s how mind-blowing the experience was — we wanted to share with you our five favourite moments of the weekend.

Did you go to Field Trip? Share your fave moments with us!

For photos from the festival, check out our day one and day two recaps.

1. Kevin Drew and Feist performing You In Your Were
We’ve been obsessed with Kevin Drew’s latest music video for You In Your Were, but we were even more pleased to see his longtime collaborator and Broken Social Scene bandmate Leslie Feist join him onstage on day one of Field Trip to perform said single. Together, their energy is palpable and totally infectious. Sure, we were blown away as usual by BSS’s second day festival-closing performance, but we will always remember that magical moment when the two shared the small stage to sing this new classic.


2. Chvrches listing off their fave Canadians
Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches have toured Canada a few times in the past couple of years, supporting their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that the band has a great knowledge of Canadian music. It was great, though, that in between performing their hits like the bombastic Lies and The Mother We Share, the band took their time listing off all their fave Canucks including Young Galaxy, Metric and Alanis Morissette, the latter of which we almost got a karaoke rendition from lead singer Lauren Mayberry except unfortunately she wasn’t “drunk enough.” Sigh, next time!


3. The Constantines bring back Shine A Light
One of the most anticipated acts of the weekend was the newly reunited Canadian rockers The Constantines. Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their album Shine A Light, the Guelph band performed hits from the album that were met with some of the biggest, most enthusiastic sing-alongs of the day. It was a loud affair, but fans have been holding in those screams for a decade. We were happy to lose our eardrums to that.


4. Hydra is born
Last year, the members of Hydra performed onstage together for the first time at Field Trip. Now, the members of AroarA, Snowblink and Feist have become a musical force and definitely became everyone’s new favourite band after their jam-packed performance featuring songs from all three bands’ discographies. If Field Trip decides to come back for a third year, we’re certain that Hydra will take on the big stage.


5. The Kills kill it
Even though rock duo The Kills haven’t put out any new music since 2011’s Blood Pressures, that didn’t stop them from blowing us all away with one of the weekend’s best performances. The band’s primal and raw rock ‘n’ roll sensibilities practically ooze out of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince. And don’t even get us started on Mosshart’s hair… if you know how to pull that off, please give us a call ASAP.


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