The GOASTT at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto – Gig review and setlist [CMW 2015]

May 11, 2015

The Goastt

Who: The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT)
Where: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
When: Friday, 8 May 2015
In One Word: Kaleidoscopic

Though much of the allure of The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger arose from the charismatic front man Sean Lennon Ono, son of the legendary John Lennon and Yoko Ono, it truly was a performance of exceptional psychedelic dimensions.

With a heavy arsenal of powerful guitar riffs and kaleidoscopic melodies left much of the audience physically entranced, with help from Lennon’s dazzling sparkly aquamarine guitar that mesmerized onlookers.

Joined on stage at the infamous Horseshoe Tavern, was long-term model girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl, who provided luscious backing vocals which complimented the chaotic guitars seamlessly, along with meticulously plucking along on her bass before transitioning to the keyboard.

Promoting their 2014 debut album Midnight Sun, their effortless chemistry on stage was both entrancing and intensively alluring as they plucked and strummed through much of the album.

The GOASTT’s performance of their alluring single “Golden Earring”, though calm and soothing in virtual form, was shockingly electric live and resonating. Following Lennon’s enthralling guitar solo, both he and Kemp harmoniously chanted an endless amount of “la-la-la’s” which enchanted the crowd into singing along, all while rocking slowly back in forth in only a way that true psychedelic folk rock can do.

Their hypnotic collection of eclectic songs off their album is intensively brought to life in a beautifully vicious punk rock sort of fashion, and is undeniably a band that must be paid attention to.


Set list:

Too Deep



Midnight Sun


Golden Earrings

Devil You Know

Moth to a Flame

Long Gone

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