The Ghost is Dancing NXNE, Toronto, ON June 17 to 21, 2009

This Toronto-based group has earned a reputation for boisterous live shows and they pulled out all the stops here. By mid-set, the males in the band had (mostly) disrobed, and they invited nearly half the Velvet Underground crowd to join the fun onstage. Their upbeat and multi-voiced pop was certainly loose and ragged but their genuine exuberance won out. In honour of their Niagara Falls roots, they served up a catchy version of "Waterfalls," marred by a dodgy female rap section.