Everyone in Hydra played off each other's energy and musical strengths, delivering new and improved versions of Feist favourites like "Undiscovered First" with Engle and Gesunheit on synchronized tambourines and an a cappella ending, as well as a rousing "How Come You Never Go There," which garnered the most applause of the evening. A gorgeous minimalist cover of Antony and the Johnsons' "Another World" saw the ladies ditch their guitars, and was certainly a poignant, if restrained, highlight of the set.
It was the encore, however, that delivered the night's most memorable cover. Coming back on stage to raucous cheers, Feist took a spot atop Kerr's drumkit as the band launched into a wild rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song." Whiteman took over on vocals, with Engle and Gesundheit nailing the song's trademark "Ah-ah-ahhh"s. It was an exuberant ending to a set from a band that perfectly embodies the collaborative and experimental spirit that Hillside champions.
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