CMW 2012: The Dears at El Mocambo

After a five-hour showcase, the pressure’s on for the last band to be energetic enough to engage a weary crowd. I had faith that The Dears would get everyone moving and cheering after standing all evening. I love it when I’m right.

Murray Lightburn promised to get through the show “in a dignified manner,” which included swigging directly out of a wine bottle (or was it vodka? Either way, it wasn’t water), asking everyone to sing along and periodically quoting Toronto’s Kardinal Offishall. Kardie quotes are the hallmark of a dignified event.

Despite a minor technical difficulty with a mic stand at the beginning of the set, the energy stayed high and patrons left happy. This CMW show’s going to be a tough one to beat.

-Michelle Farres


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