CMW Critical Conclusions for…Flint Eastwood (Canadian Music Week 2015 concert review)
Wednesday night was a Lee’s Palace kind of night. The Orwells were the top bill, which meant a couple other bands were scoped out beforehand. First up was a band from Detroit called Flint Eastwood.
Venue: Lee’s Palace
First Impression: The lead singer tried way too hard to pump up the static, sober crowd. Like, way too hard. However, great opening riff to kick off the music.
Stage Presence: Energetic, fun loving, lots of movement. Dressed all in black. A couple of brimmed hats for good measure.
Crowd Reaction: The singer wore down the crowd with her “pump up the crowd” tactics. Or they genuinely warmed to the band. Either way, fun was had throughout.
Random Observation: This band checked a lot of multicultural and gender boxes. Almost like they formed on a TV show. Or are from a metropolitan city (they’re from Detroit).
Last Word: 7/10. Some strong songs mixed in with some that were forgettable. The lead singer had a nice set of pipes on her, which was used well in some songs, and not so well in other songs. Lots of energy and a few good hooks made this an enjoyable set.
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