GREEN GO, THE MAGIC, EVERYTHING ALL THE TME at Wrongbar on Thurs, April 30. Rating: NNNN
When you head to what's billed as a "dance party"-especially at Wrongbar-you expect a certain type of dance music; either synth-soaked house, indie-beats or at least cut-up club-bangers.
This is the magic of The Magic: The Guelph-based outfit achieve the idea of the sweaty dance party, but with unexpected smooth-funk-meets-rockabilly sensibilities. With ex-Deadly Snakes frontman Andre Ethier nodding in approval, The Magic, lead by singers Geordie Gordon (son of Canadian folk troubadour James Gordon) and Sylvia Smith, had the crowd hopping along to their vintage-sounding toe-tapper 5th Business, and the 70s disco-inflected Mr. Hollywood. Definitely a group to keep your eye on.
To keep the party going, headliners (and CD releasers) Green Go upped the electro-ante, brandishing upbeat bursts of colourful synth-pop. Containing members of the sadly-now-defunct Spy Machine 16, the quintet-who are also from Guelph-are carving out a solid niche amongst emerging Ontario electro bands like Bocce, Woodhands, and Kidstreet.