Call It Intuition
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Call It Intuition

Leslie Feist is back. She’s playing shows in London on October 31 and here in Toronto on November 1 (at Massey Hall) and 3 (at the ACC). Yesterday, she was host of a surprise “songwriters circle featuring members of her touring band (Afie Jurvanen, Jay Baird, Vancouver songwriter-cum-guitar tech Bob Kemmis), her opening act (Hayden, along with his touring guitarist Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke) and old friends (Doug Paisley)” at the Rivoli, according to Eye. We’re pretty sure that we took the southbound Dufferin bus with her to Queen West late Monday night. And we’re also pretty sure that Feist fans might want to be on high alert for a secret show that just might be happening this evening.
Eye teased at the conclusion of their article about last night’s impromptu Rivoli show that “murmurs abounded that this wouldn’t be Feist’s only surprise club gig this week—let’s just say that, if you’re hanging out on Queen West this afternoon a block west of Spadina, keep an eye on the chalkboards.” We’ve heard similar rumblings about a performance on Queen West tonight, and we’ve also heard that Tyler Clark Burke, who writes Feist’s site, will be updating that site with a riddle that’ll settle the whole thing at 3 p.m. this afternoon. Stay tuned…
UPDATE (3:00 p.m.): The riddle (and the jig) is up:

In Toronto, out came a sign
Of wood, nails, it wasn’t fine
Last night, it said there’s been a heist
A stage was taken, stolen by Feist
A crowd arrived, a line up made
It might be time for another raid
A Queen still true, the King a spouse
In Came Ron, a real full House
A lady watches, ten times an ant
If after eight: late, late, pant, pant

To restate the obvious: Cameron House (408 Queen West), 8 p.m.
Photo by Kevin Steele from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.