NXNE 2013: Blinker The Star @ The Horseshoe Tavern by Laurie McGregor

FRIDAY — These big music fests always seem to wind up being a small trip down musical memory lane, with old favourite acts coming back to play. Indulging my nostalgia, I went to check out Blinker the Star at the Horseshoe for their 9pm set to start my Friday night. Early sets are usually tough, I find — the crowd is sleepy and worn out, lacking their later night booze-fueled energy, while attendance tends to be on the leaner side, and the bands seem to feel it too. Musically as tight as I remembered them being live, Blinker the Star put on an ok show — really kicking into their best gear when they launched into their 1999 hit (and my personal favourite) "Below the Sliding Doors" — but the entire thing could have used more oomph... from the band and the crowd alike.


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Photos by Laurie McGregor.

Laurie McGregor is a Toronto-based dilettante. She likes books, music, soft things, baking, unicorns, robots and has an unnatural love of vending machines. You can find all her posts here and email her at laurie@littleredumbrella.com.


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