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Danny Michel @ Winter Garden Theatre

. : : December 8th, 2012 : : .

How much you enjoy seeing shows at the Winter Garden Theatre seems to depend primarily on where you sit.

It seems it has only recently turned into a music venue, showcasing primarily Canadian talent too big for bars but too small for halls, or just desiring an atypically intimate performance. I’ve seen the likes of Steven Page, Amelia Curran, Jenn Grant, Whitehorse, and the topic of today’s post, Danny Michel, all perform there in recent months. I’ve missed a handful more, still.

But its sight lines are decent, chairs reasonably comfortable, and sound…well, that’s a mixed bag.

Jim Cuddy, Danny Michel, & Quique Escamilla @ Horseshoe Tavern

. : : March 20th, 2013 : : . After a phenomenal opening set by NQ Arbuckle, and an inconsistent set by Daniel Romano, Oh Susanna and Kayla Howran following, the third set featuring Jim Cuddy, Danny Michel and Quique Escamilla fell… well, I guess somewhere in the middle. They had an immediate advantage over their predecessors: Quique Escamilla has recently been touring with Danny Michel as both an opener, and as a part of his backing band. Furthermore, the backing band on this evening was also Danny Michel’s — so the true wild card of the night was Jim Cuddy. Quique Escamilla is a talented and engaging performer, but how much you…

Danny Michel @ Dakota Tavern

. : : September 18th, 2012 : : . Only a handful of weeks after Whitehorse‘s Toronto album release party for The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss at the Dakota Tavern, Six Shooter Records‘ album mate Danny Michel followed suit with a last minute show at one of Toronto’s best sounding, most intimate venues to introduce the world to his latest disc, Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me. And when I say last minute, I mean last minute. Even though I follow Danny and Six Shooter on all the major social medias, I didn’t even know it was happening until some 12-hours before it started. Luckily, my…

Danny Michel @ Drake Underground

. : : March 20th, 2011 : : . Katie likes to tease me for getting to concerts ridiculously early. Danny Michel‘s performance for the David Suzuki Foundation was only the third show we’ve been to together, but she’s learned quickly about my idiosyncrasies. She’s not wrong. I find getting to concerts late really stressful. I don’t know if it’s OCD, or just the nervous taper in me, but I get really uptight when running late. So imagine what I was like, rushing from an unexpected last-minute late night at work. I started setting up my gear on the subway, running several feet of wire under…

Danny Michel @ Glenn Gould Studio

. : : October 16th, 2010 : : . I’m always afraid when I leave the house that I’ve forgotten the tickets. The tickets, or something else of equal importance, that is. I’m a terrible procrastinator. I leave everything to absolutely the last possible second and then will tear around the house in a mad panic. Getting dressed, grabbing recorder and mics, checking batteries, wallet, cell phone, etc. And I’m always crazy paranoid that I’ve forgotten the concert tickets themselves. I never have, but it’s a deep-seated fear that one day I will. So, on Friday night, I stepped out of the…

NXNE @ Lee’s Palace

. : : June 17th, 2010 : : . Some people say it’s good luck to be pooped on by a bird. Kind of a ridiculous statement, isn’t it? And easily said by the person who wasn’t pooped on. I think of all the real estate in the neighborhood, standing in the exact location that bird decided to relieve itself is a massive stroke of bad luck. But maybe the idiom comes from some sort of karmic equation? Such bad luck must be balanced out by the universe with a similar chance stroke of enormous good luck, no? As I stood in…