Loom, “For Elan”
The group at Humble Empire obviously have good taste in music, because it seems like they were at a bunch of the same shows that I was. Take the Nevado Records showcase at The Rivoli on Wednesday June 15; I was there to enjoy Loom (aka Brooke Manning), Megan Bonnell (whom I also saw at Bellwoods on Sunday June 19), and The Meligrove Band before bouncing over to the Horseshoe Tavern to take in some of the M For Montréal slash ExploreMusic showcase featuring Red Mass and Parlovr.
It’s a technique I employed for three nights at NXNE; on Wednesday, it was the great Rivoli/Horseshoe Bounceoff. Other nights featured Bounceoffs centered around the El Mocambo at College and Spadina — Thursday was the Silver Dollar/El Mocambo Bounceoff. Saturday it was El Mocambo/Comfort Zone.
Anyway, while at The Rivoli I took some video of the event, but in fact recorded the same song that the Humble Empire crew did. And, since their version is much better, we need never speak of my humble camera-phone recording again.