The crowd was eating up everything he played, including two memorable covers. One was Juliana Hatfield’s "My Darling". The other, we figure, might be the most gloriously meta moment in acoustic music history: Evan Dando covering an old Noise Addict song called "I Wish I Was Him", which is an ode to none other than Evan Dando himself, penned by Ben Lee, who had just finished played his own set on the same bill that night.
As the evening went on, it started to take on a more alt-country-rock vibe, as Dando was joined on stage by Willy Mason (who had also played earlier on the bill) and Marciana Jones, who combine to form The Sandwich Police. It was a nice touch, leaving me sad to head back into the night while they were still on stage, their beautiful harmonies following me down the steps and out into the chaos of Queen Street.
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Words by 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.