CMW Critical Conclusions for…The C’Mons (Canadian Music Week 2013 review)
Day 1 of the 2013 Canadian Music Week is now behind us. PeteHatesMusic is covering random bands throughout the week, and giving a gig by gig review as they happen. Below is our Canadian Music Week Critical Conclusions for.. The C’mons.
First Impressions: You can almost never go wrong with a fiddle in a band (flawed logic but work with me here)
Stage Presence: 7/ 10 – 5 piece band with a female fiddle player and female singer and they were definitely the more excitable of the bunch.
Crowd Reaction: 7 / 10 – The occasional woos during quiet parts. Otherwise, generally quiet, but built as the set went on.
Number of times they said their band name: Someone had to ASK them if they were the C’mons. The bassist replied, followed by the singer. Stage banter 101, guys! They did say it 3 more times though, so they learn fast.
Water/alcohol/neither: The male guitarist had some water, while the fiddle player had a beer. She definitely rocks.
The Last Word: 7 /10 – Perhaps the sum was greater than the whole in this case. The fiddle brought a nice, often subtle, element to the songs and didn’t enter Ashley MacIsaac territory. I generally liked the music but wasn’t sold on the vocals and the choruses. That being said, they leaned a little on the punk rock vibe at times and that’s not my scene.