Photo Review: Folked Up VI at Castle Greyskull, July 30th 2009
Though host and performer Darren Bridenbeck proclaimed the event would be starting at six o'clock sharp, things didn't begin kicking off until closer to half past the house. The Thursday night house show was both billed as a folked up and a farewell party to residential venue Castle Greyskull. Due to building issues, decay and safety concerns, this was to be the tenants final night in the house.
Under his What Can Skulls Tell Us moniker, Bridenbeck himself delivered the evening's first song then passed it off to the Morals' Ben Hubbird, who moved the party to the front porch to sing his cover of the Blow's "Parenthesis." The evening continued to ping back and forth a little like a game of pinball with performers delivering one to two songs at a time and then choosing who would be the next up on the acoustic front. Performers included: Darren Bridenbeck, Sean Archer, Dhani Rosa of Congratulations, the Old Believers, Typhoon's Kyle Morton, Nora Zimmerly aka Glass Teeth, Ross McLeron in addition to his other Southern Belle bandmates Nicole Perry and Austin Jackson, Jordan Bagnall, Devin Gallagher aka Ghosties, the Shivas, Bone Arrow, Edward Beaudin, Eric Thipps of Wampire, Ben Hubbird and the Rainy States. Some six hours later, songs were still in the air, as were speeches delivered from ladders for the crowd to quiet down and a couple phonecalls with landlords. Quite the mid-summer's night dream.