Baroness Brought Their Brand of Heavy Metal to an Intimate Horseshoe Tavern

Eschewing the likes of a traditional, large-scale tour, Savanah, Georgia’s Baroness did what they do best. They got creative.

Currently embarked on their Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening With Baroness trek across North America, the heavy metal quartet came to Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern, an iconic venue holding fewer than 300 people.

Baroness frontman John Baizley at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern. Photo by Myles Herod.

Small and fan-friendly by design, the intimate concert was an all-request set voted on by ticket holders in each city. Compiling favourites with eclectic, not-often-heard gems, for those in attendance, was a treat to behold.

Setting the mood in a blaze, the show began with “Ogeechee Hymnal” jumping straight into deep cuts such as “Rays on Pinion” and “Fugue” as well as some classics including “Chlorine and Wine”, “Shock Me,” and “Take My Bones Away.”

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From the moment they took the stage, until the final chords of their encore “Isak”, it was palpable that all four members of Baroness were thrilled to be there. They fed off the crowd’s energy, throwing it right back, musically playing at their masterful best with smiles on their faces from start to last.


Myles Herod

Myles Herod

Traveller, image maker, pop-culture seeker, storyteller, a guy you want around when things go south. Tastes range from Kubrick to Krautrock, Wu-Tang to Wiseau. Currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
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