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NXNE 2013: The Maladies of Adam Stokes and Bailiff at The Horseshoe

The Maladies of Adam Stokes at Horseshoe Tavern
The Maladies of Adam Stokes, Bailiff
The Legendary Horshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON
June 12, 2013

Review by: Melissa Adamson
Photos by: Allison Janzen

The Maladies of Adam Stokes and Bailiff got us warmed up and excited for a week full of great music and discovering new favourite bands.  

The Maladies of Adam Stokes

As the first band to take The Horseshoe’s stage, The Maladies of Adam Stokes did an excellent job of warming the room and the crowd with their folk rock melodies. The sextet sites Attack in Black and Constantines as their influences, and though they capture the raw emotion of these bands they offer a sound that is much warmer. They have a relaxed sound and stage presence that is soft and appealing. Their mellow lure was particularly evident during "City of Trees", the title track off their current album. 

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Bailiff

It didn’t take long for Chicago trio Bailiff to capture the attention of the crowd with their hypnotic blues rock and incredibly tight set. Each song was delivered seamlessly and the momentum and strength of their performance built throughout the performance, leaving everyone wanting more. One of the joys of NXNE is discovering new bands that excite you and I wouldn’t be surprised if Bailiff was that band for a few people this festival.

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