JUNOfest @ Dom Polski [March 30, 2012]

After the remarkable and insane show at Babylon, I headed to Dom Polski for something different.
I got there and saw two acts play, which were:

Socalled @ Dom Polski
Sound of Lions
Sound of Lions @ Dom Polski

When I arrived, Ottawa’s Sound of Lions was already into their set; I got there for the last 2-3 songs.
They never disappoint live, and this time was no different; the audience was loving them.
I was surprised that they did a cover of Ace Of Base’s All That She Wants, and it looked like they were trying to recreate a prom-like style on stage. All this included, it was a great set.
Sound of Lions @ Dom PolskiSound of Lions @ Dom Polski
I was most excited to see Montreal’s Socalled, as I’ve never seen him live.
He’s nominated for “World Album” at the Junos.
Socalled @ Dom Polski
If you aren’t familiar with his music, it’s a mix of electro and hip-hop with some Klezmer sound.
He had a backing band, with Katie Moore doing backing vocals.
When he started, I couldn’t stop dancing to his music, and man, this was a fun, wild show he put on!Socalled @ Dom Polski
I wasn’t aware that he’s a magician; during the set he brought out a newspaper, ripped it up, and then it appeared in one piece. It was a “oooh wow” moment.
He also showed some puppeteer skills when he brought out his puppet “Tina?”.Socalled @ Dom Polski
During the set, Socalled asked the audience what cover he should do.
There were some requests for “Careless Whispers”, and another one for a song I forget that was requested by Davey of Male Nurse.
Poor Davey, he had to leave and Socalled wasn’t impressed, so a friend of Davey’s gave him a cell to call him, and there was a heated but funny chat.
Overall, this was another great show at JUNOfest’s Friday night, and I was glad to finally see Socalled live!Socalled @ Dom Polski

Here are the rest of the photos.

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