Okay, this night could not be more diverse if I tried.The Pack A.D.
, who played the last P.A Festival are back. This two-piece blues/rock band is so amazing, I don't know what else to say. They set up, two women, and then they play loud, gritty bluesy rock tunes that make you want to contort your face along with the lead singer. They remind me of my new favourite band, The Black Keys
, as they are a rockin' two-piece with a similar output.
This is one of the best live acts to come through Phog last year, and they will reprise their roll as ass-kicking rockers again on this night.
Oddly enough, the band playing with them is a very different taste. Hey Ocean
! is a band from Vancouver who has been making it onto the charts and podcasts of the beloved CBC Radio 3
The best description I can give of this band is that, to me, they sound a lot like Mother, Mother. A ska beat is often heard, but the poppy quality to the vocals and other instrumentation makes this band quite diverse on its own. A flute played by the lead singer is always unique.
And the opener, the local flavour is Lee Gaul. This guy has a voice to match his guitar-playing prowess, and this means a double-whammy of talent for those lucky enough to make it to the show. Constantly compared to Band of Horses
, Fleet Foxes
, and My Morning Jacket
lead singers, he is a star in the making.