Diemonds And Pigeon Park In Toronto
Considering that December the 1st was a Thursday night, Toronto’s Adelaide Hall filled up quite nicely with a crowd ready for some great music. The venue got tighter and tighter with a total mix of music lovers as the night progressed. On the bill were four bands: Bathurst Station, Bloody Diamonds, Pigeon Park and Juno-award nominated Diemonds. This was the second date of the Diemonds/Pigeon Park cross Canada tour and you could feel the fresh excitement. Each band brought their own unique, high-energy flare to the show and left it all on the stage.
Bathurst Station (clearly a hometown band) tackled the somewhat daunting task of taking the stage first like champions and did a great job warming the room up. Bloody Diamonds, who are also based out of Toronto, boasted a dark, bluesy/rock vibe that you couldn’t resist moving to. Powerful vocals mixed with raunchy guitar, bass and drum grooves made for a winning sound.
Pigeon Park took the stage next. The only non-Toronto band on the bill, Pigeon Park rep’d Vancouver strongly with a heavy rock sound and killer vocals. There is nothing quite like seeing a band rock out hard and smile while they do it. Pigeon Park is a group of guys who very obviously love what they do and who they do it with. (Check out our Mason Jar Session with Pigeon Park here!)
With Diemonds up next, whatever floor space was left quickly filled in. After seeing the band live for the first time, it is easy to understand why they were nominated for Heavy Metal Album Of The Year at the 2016 Juno Awards.