CMW Critical Conclusions for…LYON (Canadian Music Week 2014 concert review)
The “secret guest” at The Gladstone, in the penultimate slot, was Toronto indie pop singer LYON.
Venue: The Gladstone Hotel
First Impressions: The vocals were buried in the mix – that needs to be fixed! Thankfully it got a bit better as the set progressed.
Stage Presence: With just a drummer and a singer/synth player, there’s only so much you can do. She did tell some stories between songs though.
Crowd Reaction: Surprisingly a lot of chatter during some of the softer songs in the middle of the set. What the hell, y’all!
Random Observation: I wish I had a bright neon sign with my name on it like LYON does.
The Last Word: 7/10 – A few catchy songs, with good vocals at parts, but might benefit from playing to her strengths. Perhaps due to her lower energy set compared to Yellerkin, but she unfortunately lost the crowd to personal conversations and didn’t seem to get them back. Shame. A strong finish to the set saw a Lorde cover and her catchy track Indian Summer.
For more photos of the show, and of the entire night at the Gladstone, check out our Facebook album of Day 5.
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