Date: 6-14-12

Doors: 5:30pm

Venue: ARTSCAPE [map]
GIBRALTAR POINT

FERRY PICKUP POINT
[MAP & DETAILS]

Age: 19+

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SMITH WESTERNS

TORONTO, CANADA

For the third installment of the JanSport Bonfire Sessions, we headed up to Toronto with one of our favorite (or do they spell it favourite up there?) US bands and a pair of local producers that are rapidly on the rise. The Smith Westerns are from Chicago, but listening to the full-bodied revivalist art-rock on Dye It Blonde, their recent release on Fat Possum, you could see them in nineteen- seventies London opening for glam-rock luminaries like Roxy Music or T. Rex. They performed with Dusted, a new duo comprised of Brian Borcherdt (who you’ve probably heard of from his electronica outfit Holy F*ck) and Leon Taheny, a fantastic new two-piece that plays hazy, melodic folk music. They’ve got a new record coming out through Polyvinyl later this summer.

In addition to the concert line-up, local artist Emily Bitze created a unique poster for the Toronto event, and concertgoers received limited edition silk-screened prints at the show along with JanSport backpacks throughout the event.