Georgia Anne Muldrow Wrongbar, Toronto ON March 25

Georgia Anne MuldrowWrongbar, Toronto ON March 25
With the announcement that her rhyme-spitting cohort Dudley Perkins was turned back at the border, space-soul mad scientist Georgia Anne Muldrow held court as the night's main attraction, running through a set that (perhaps more completely than ever before) displayed the many impressive levels of her vocal abilities. Known equally for her largely future-facing, funkified instrumental creations, Muldrow turned in a performance that was decidedly soulful, her full-bodied delivery anchoring the meaty beats served up by accompanying DJ Romes. The gracious singer was all smiles as she ran down new joints like the Madlib-produced "Husfriend" and the one-people-professing "Kali Yuga" from her new Seeds release, clearly enjoying herself as she scatted along during song fade-outs. Muldrow actually seemed surprisingly taken aback by the room's boisterous response to crowd favourite "Roses," with the audience-supplied backing vocals helping to propel her own vocal input. Impressed by her fans' evident enthusiasm, the duo finished things off with a preview of her upcoming side-project Black House, with Muldrow herself taking a turn behind the decks to showcase the next-level, instrumental soundclash of gritty "Planet Rock"-era beats and her trademark otherworldly tones. Though we can only imagine that the show would have been that much better had Perkins actually made it, what the singer served up all by her lonesome was more than satisfying nonetheless.