Santigold Fort York, Toronto ON, June 4
Published Jun 05, 2016Santigold's music is as engaging and entertaining live as it is on record. A reliance on visual aspects of performance helped bring the bright colours of her latest record, 99¢, to life at Field Trip through a giant LCD screen, costume changes and two backup dancers. First flanking her in a pair of inflatable chairs while drinking Gatorade and eating Cheetos, the dancers remained in sync for their sharp dance moves, and even some selfie stick choreography during "L.E.S. Artistes."
Visuals included everything from animated supermarket aisles to advertisements for a range of odd products, such as a miniature 3D-printed Santigold head. Santigold herself, while initially not as animated as her dancers were, still delivered a clean and technically sound vocal performance, leading the crowd through "Big Boss Big Time Business," "Banshee" and "Disparate Youth" before calling a crowd of enthusiastic fans young and old to the stage for a dance party to "Creator."