Lake Street Dive

The Horseshoe Tavern Presents

Lake Street Dive

River Tiber, Fish and Bird

Thu, February 28, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON

$12.50

www.horseshoetavern.com

Tickets Available at: Rotate This, Soundscapes, The Horseshoe

Lake Street Dive - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Lake Street Dive
How is it that something so unlikely can also be so infectious, so naturally exhilarating? Pulling in familiar elements and irreverently scrambling and recombining them, Lake Street Dive are at once jazz-schooled, DIY-motivated, and classically pop obsessed. Beginning with catchy songs that are by turns openhearted and wryly inquisitive, this northeastern quartet proceeds to inject them with an irresistible blend of abandon and precision. Composed of drummer Mike Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, vocalist Rachael Price, and trumpet-wielding guitarist Mike "McDuck" Olson, Lake Street Dive encompasses a myriad of possibilities within its members' collective experiences, and the resultant music is a vivid, largely acoustic, groove-driven strain of indie-pop. Lake Street Dive makes the most of pop music virtues: solid, evocative song craft; propulsive grooves; and Price's disarming, forthright vocals. However, it's a personal strain of pop that is refracted through the band members' rich backgrounds: a sinewy Motown bass line is reborn with woody heft on Kearney's upright, Calabrese's drumming mixes timekeeping with more adventurous jazz-inflected outbursts, McDuck's nimble trumpet is an unexpectedly warm counterpoint to Price's singing. It all makes for a sound with familiar roots, but with a slant that is entirely their own.

Lake Street Dive is a staggering, monumental disc… There is real power, real magic on display here—a chemistry between the interplay of band members and an appreciation for a blend of genres that congeals here into something that can be pinpointed to past influences, yet remains one of a kind… Lake Street Dive is a gorgeous, tasteful,close-knit band of musicians, and the sounds that they purvey are something celebratory to behold." - PopMatters (9 STARS)
River Tiber - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Fish and Bird - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2
http://www.horseshoetavern.com/