Rich Aucoin Toronto, ON March 13

Rich Aucoin Toronto, ON March 13
Rich Aucoin's ambitious live show just keeps growing and growing. The Halifax musician, who famously wrote a 30-minute EP that sync with How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Wizard of Oz/Dark Side of the Moon style, now has a band (bass and drums) and a crazy amount of audience participation, including singalongs, hand claps and group huddles. Songs from the aforementioned Personal Publication EP have evolved to match the amalgam of Flaming Lips' revelatory pop and Daft Punk robot rock of new tracks like "Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E." Video syncs, confetti and a growing sense of showmanship made Rich Aucoin's all-too brief set the highlight of the fest.