Thursday night we saw The Weakerthans (who we've posted about before). They were great, as always, and even played a handful of new songs that sound like the band may be working on a somewhat different sounding album.
In a way, though, the night was stolen by opener Christine Fellows. Fellows's music was completely new to me, but oh what a welcome surprise. Her music is refreshingly whimsical and observational, but it's also very grounded and purposeful.
I can't say enough good things about her right now. "Face Down. Feet First." was a solid opener for her set, but it was "Vertebrae" that was etched in my brain for the rest of the night. Listen and get ready to fall in love.
[mp3] Christine Fellows - Vertebrae
[mp3] Christine Fellows - Face Down. Feet First.
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