Ty Segall The Seahorse, Halifax NS October 20
Published Oct 21, 2010San Francisco's Ty Segall amped up the fun and the crowd participation in the grimy basement of the Seahorse. And you know a festival show is going to be good when you see all the bands that played last night in the audience. Bursting onstage in a blast of fuzzy garage rock, Segall exuded an easygoing California attitude, bouncing through a set of songs that conjure up '60s psychedelia mixed with garage punk. If you weren't having fun already, Segall made sure you got in on it: when one guy climbed onstage, Segall stopped security from throwing him off. "Nothing wrong with being stoked, right?" he said. By the last song, Segall was sending random objects crowd-surfing, and then himself, inviting the singer from opener Teenanger and the audience up on stage to take over vocal duties.