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Discovering How to Talk In Blue

Talk In Blue at Rancho Relaxo
Talk In Blue
Julian Harris Brown, The Lad Classic
Rancho Relaxo in Toronto, ON
February 3, 2011

Photos and Review by: Pete Nema

The Rancho Relaxo has to be my favourite dive in the city. It's been ages since I've stopped by, but it's good to see that the music community there continues to thrive, and that the venue still features new bands on the narrow stage, often with some raw talent.

Talk In Blue

Talk In Blue is a perfect example. Although their stage presence is still that of a young band, their performance displayed worthy musical abilities and compositions. Not all songs captured my attention, but at least three were interesting enough to get the dense crowd (many of which were friends with the band) smiling, moving, and singing along. One song in particular, a new song entitled "Hurricane" was excellent, with a flow that brought out memories of Obscured By Clouds by Pink Floyd for me, and reminded Nick Boyd (of Hollerado) of The Beta Band, but with an alt-country top layer.

This was only the second show in Toronto for Talk In Blue, the first being only four days earlier at the Horseshoe. The band can normally be seen performing in and around St. Catharines, their hometown. There's no doubt they have some work to do, but Talk In Blue reminded me exactly why I like to find my way to the Rancho Relaxo every now and then: To discover a new band with some decent music.

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