Patrick Watson, Cosby Tent
Patrick Watson, Cosby Tent:
Best known by some as the man - or more accurately, the band - that beat Arcade Fire to the Polaris Prize (Canadian Album of the Year) in 2007, Patrick Watson's success in his homeland hasn't really translated to this side of the Atlantic.
Still, a decent-sized clutch of loyal fans mingle with intrigued observers drawn into the Cosby Tent by Watson's brand of quirky indie chamber pop.
This is the sort of gig that would sound great in a venue like Vicar Street, where the charm of songs like The Quiet Crowd wouldn't be lost amidst the chatter of a tipsy late-night festival crowd.
Even when the scruffy, baseball cap-attired musician moves from behind his lightbulb-adorned piano to tightly cram around one mic stand with his four-piece band for the normally beautiful Into Giants, it seems like a case of the right songs in the wrong place.