Concert Review! Hey Rosetta! @ The Underground at Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Editor’s Note: PHM photographer Martin Bazyl can add ‘concert reviewer’ to his vast portfolio. Check out his photos and words behind last night’s special Hey Rosetta! gig.
It’s definitely not Yer Spring, and definitely Yer Fall! With the release of their new album Second Sight, Hey Rosetta! planned to treat a lucky few to a roof top album release show in Toronto, however – Mother Nature always wins. Thanks to some nasty fall weather, the show was moved indoors to the Underground at the Drake Hotel. Sports writer Stephen Brunt was there, a man who helped give Hey Rosetta! massive exposure when he used Red Heart in the Olympic Montage from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Upon arrival all guests were handed cards with a message stating that if anyone ends up recording any footage of the show and wishes to submit it, the footage will be compiled into Hey Rosetta!’s next music video. That gives me an idea….
The Newfoundland based band did not disappoint, kicking off the show with new album’s first track, Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering), followed by Dream, and Kintsukuroi, the single released prior to the album itself. Promise ended the opening streak of new songs. Yer Spring interrupted the new album set, but not for long, with a return to Second Sight through the very melodic What Arrows. Gold Teeth, Cathedral Bells, and Harriet gave the grateful audience a final look at the new album live, with Welcome ending the set before the band departed the stage.
An encore return by the east coast seven brought on the song Bandages and a chorus rendition of “she comes oh, she comes son, she comes” from the crowd. Lovely stuff. The final song of the evening was introduced as a thank you to those that have “allowed us to make a living” from making music, an energetic version of A Thousand Suns beamed from the stage (but sadly not in the sky).
All in all a wonderful look into Hey Rosetta!’s new album Second Sight, which is available in stores now.