Jazz Festival - Gastown
Went to the Vancouver Jazz festival's free shows in Gastown today. The
Mystery Groove Band was Bullfrog, featuring Kid Koala. So in the last
three years, the Mystery Groove Band on Saturday evening in Gastown has
played at the Commodore either on Sunday or Friday, which makes the
guessing game... rather easy.
For what it's worth, Herbaliser was by far the best. Live, they exhibit
a lot more energy than the downtempo, laid-back vibe I get from their
recordings. The Cinematic Orchestra was a big letdown for me, and Bullfrog
was pretty good but not quite as great as Herbaliser.
Last year, Antibalas was the Jazz festival's inaugural Mystery World
Beat band at the Roundhouse/David Lam free weekend. I missed out cause
it was deathly hot that day and I couldn't summon the energy to get out
and go. This year, there is no such mystery band. Too bad.