CMW Critical Conclusions for…Yellerkin (Canadian Music Week 2014 concert review)
We pass the halfway mark of our night at the Gladstone with Brooklyn act Yellerkin.
Venue: The Gladstone Hotel
First Impressions: The bassist looks like Russell Brand without a beard.
Stage Presence: The band moved around a lot and the singer switched instruments several times. Their high energy helped keep the crowd engaged.
Crowd Reaction: Pockets of dancing during some of the more driving and upbeat tracks.
Random Observation: The singer requested more drum pad. Then he looked angry in the next song. Then he asked again, noting “everyone wants more drum pad”. Give the man some more bloody drum pad!
The Last Word: 7/10 – Singer switched from banjo to drum pad seamlessly. The band had good, upbeat grooves and an entertaining sound. I could see the band adding a slew of good tracks to the repertoire over time.
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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