Day two of one of the most fun weekends of the summer in Victoria has come and gone and the music-lovers who were in attendance aren’t going to forget the jam-packed, sun-soaked day anytime soon.
The second day of the Tilt Phillips Backyard was all about giving attendees a healthy dose of nostalgia along with a taste of something new with one more day to go.
If you weren’t there or you didn’t catch it all, here’s what went down in the Phillips Backyard on Saturday, July 8th.
Nicky Mackenzie is just 19-years-old and calls the Gulf Islands home and she started things off strong for the second day of Tilt.
Clad in a Charlotte Day Wilson shirt, her influences were pretty clear and that became even more clear when she performed a cover of Amy Winehouse’s You know I’m No Good.
There’s no doubt that she is going to be a local BC-grown act to keep an eye on in the years to come.
Missy D’s performance was equal parts fun and groovy. She has a magnetic presence, she’s got soulful vocals, and an amazing vibe that she used to effortlessly captivate the hearts and minds of Victoria.
She and her band wove together R&B, hip-hop and soul to deliver a powerful and unforgettable experience that will have everyone who was there saying, “yes mama”, for years to come.
Her bassist got off to a tough start when her instrument’s strap came undone, but it didn’t faze her. She played incredibly propping the bass up on her leg until a stage hand noticed and came to help her mid-song.
Missy D definitely garnered some new fans last night and gave those who already loved her a really special show.
After a fabulous drag performance by Woofie, Eddi Licious and Vivian Vanderpuss, This five-piece full of powerhouse vocalists took to the stage with their DJ and gave Tilt-goers a taste of the 90s girl groups they grew up loving.
Naduh had girls and guys alike twerking and bopping to their brand of R&B, throwing things back to the 90s.
The 90s theme Tilt had going on for this weekend really had people feeling like they’d been put in a time machine and sent back to a simpler time when the music was undeniably fun.
So colourful and so fun, Fleece was in the four-spot on the second day of Tilt in the Phillips Backyard.
They coordinated with their instruments and all in attendance could tell the band was having so much fun being on stage performing for them.
Groovy is the best way to describe their sound. Fleece fuses indie rock, prog-pop and psychedelic to create boppy music that took the entirety of the audience on an unforgettable ride.
Their tight musicianship, infectious energy and catchy hooks had everyone grooving along from start to finish.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
Despite performing at last year’s Phillips Backyard music series, Snotty Nose Rez Kids gave this year’s crowd an incredible show.
They were climbing the stage columns, they were running around the stage and they had people screaming louder than they have for anyone else to turn out at the Backyard so far this year.
If they play again next year, make sure you show up or you will have some serious FOMO.
DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak)
It was the dance party of the year!
Anderson .Paak’s DJ alter-ego came out to close out the second day of Tilt and he surprised everyone with a fun mix of new and old music along with some drum playing and even a bit of rapping.
He spun all-vinyl in his DJ set making sure to play only bangers for 90 minutes straight.
Despite it not being a full-on Anderson .Paak performance, DJ Pee .Wee proved that .Paak can indeed do it all and he can do it well.
DJ Diesel may just have had his reign as most unforgettable DJ to play the Backyard overthrown last night as the sun set over Victoria’s dance pastry of the summer.
If you missed out on day one and/or two of the Phillips Backyard Tilt music series, there is good news…There’s still one more night to go!
Get a ticket because on Sunday, July 9th, Bahamas will be serenading the Phillips Backyard as the sun sets, but before they close out the night, Trophy Dad, Hayley Blais, Whitehorse and Sudan Archives will be there.
See you there!