Cuff The Duke and Hooded Fang live at Starlight, Waterloo. © 2011 . All rights reserved.

Cuff The Duke at Starlight (November 16, 2011)

A couple of week I decided to go watch Oshawa alt-country rockers Cuff The Duke at Starlight on a recommendation of a friend. I didn’t know anything about the band in advance, but going in I sure wasn’t expecting a country show. The openers for the night were Toronto’s Hooded Fang, who played with a stripped down line up and seemed a little lacking a little in energy on the night. Cuff The Duke gave a great show though.

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The whole show I couldn’t help notice a fiddle sitting up on top of the bass amp, and I kept wondering when the fiddle song was coming. Of course their was only one fiddle song, the enjoyable If I Live of If I die, and of course it was the encore. There was also a group of young girls who decided they would clap religiously to every song. But unfortunately they became evangelical about it and got up in everyones faces trying to force them to clap, and they did a good job of attempting to ruin the show for one of my friends whom they wouldn’t leave alone. I’m surprised she didn’t headbutt them. A word for future shows Waterloo Clap Police: if you want to clap go all out, but let other people enjoy the show in their own way.

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