May 20, 2011

The Darcys opened for Dinosaur Bones on May 14th, 2011

When the initial opener, The Seas left the stage, I spotted a few local musicians in the crowd -  including Hollerado's front man,  Nixon Boyd. Then Toronto noise rock quartet the Darcys hit the stage. In the dark blue light, they quietly started their performance. They weaved their instruments together to form a quilt of sound - each stitch in the quilt more important than the last. The words meant so much, and the hooks popped up, as if out of nowhere - it left the audience feeling transcended from the traditional sense of an audience - it was more like we were witnessing something. Their music is not just a song with a few alluring choruses and random verses - for the Darcys, each song is a mean to express their deep thoughts... much like a painter using brush strokes to complete his composition; or how a poet uses romantic words to plaint another picture in the minds eye. Watching the Darcys; I didn't feel like I was at a rock show... I felt as if I was witnessing a completion of a work of art. It was truly beautiful.

Click here to find out more about the band.  I've also posted a live show video of a song called " Glasnost/Don't bleed me via Southern Souls. Enjoy!


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