Thursday, May 8, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Stars

To kick off Canadian Music Week on Monday night, I was lucky enough to be invited to an exclusive launch of Google Play in Canada that included stellar performances by Stars, Kevin Drew and A Tribe Called Red to a crowd of 150 or less. Needless to say, it was fantastic.

Perhaps the most obvious takeaway from this evening, other than the terrific open bar and La Carnita catering, was the fact that 15 year-old Jess was losing her shit while standing front row (in a small, swaying crowd) watching Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan rule the stage as Stars. Stars were one of the biggest parts of my growing up and growing into indie-rock. I remember being in high school, owning every bit of their discography and forcing friends and family to listen to this amazing Canadian band. They were probably the first group that helped me realize not all amazing music came from the American airwaves. And, songs like the one below are evidence the quintet haven't lost an ounce of their allure.

PS. Kevin Drew joined them on stage for this song and a few others (Canadian music nirvana) - have a peek at the short clip below.

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