For the second year in a row Tweed’s Front Yard Shindig was a huge success, even though the weather was a major factor in the stage time for the bands.
The afternoon kicked off with The Wild Card followed by Toronto based rock-surf band Thrifty Kids.
Up next, from London, Ont., Basic White took the stage. This rock quartet features Smiths Falls own Riley White on lead vocals, for me this is where the party started. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Basic White at a pervious gig, already knowing this would be an upbeat performance, and they fully delivered.
After putting on a stellar set filled with original works and some covers the crowd wanted more, and more they got. The band played a mix of all their favourite artists mashed into one track, which had the crowd off their feet.
As mother nature rolled in, thunder and lightning storms put the show in a standstill for about an hour. After the rain stopped but with black skies still looming the sounds of Ottawa’s own BlakDenim, a hip-hop act that infuses hip-hop, funk, rock and soul as their sound had the front yard rocking again.
Keeping with the flow of hip-hop the pride of Enfield, Nova Scotia, two-time Juno winner Classified dropped lyrics on the packed crowd, which consist of old and young fans. The rapper played some of his biggest tracks, That Ain’t Classy, 3 Foot Tall, and Oh…Canada, just to name a few.
The shows headliner featured Vancouver’s Mother Mother. The band’s lead singer Ryan Guldemond sang old hits mixed with current Canadian Alt chart hit Love Stuck from their resent album No Culture. They played well into the night to top off an unforgettable evening on Tweeds Front Yard.
Photos also by Jason Code.