By Joey Lopez
The Commodore Ballroom
August 27, 2019
Canada’s own queer cowboy crooner Orville Peck took the stage of the sold-out Commodore Ballroom to put on a fireworks display of a show. Strutting out in his signature black mask with tassels that hang over his mouth and a red suit fit for Nashville, Peck had the swagger of a 50s country star singing his own style of cowboy blues.
The crowd was wild and rowdy, dressed in their own styles inspired by Peck himself — cowboy hats, bolo ties with open denim shirts and tight wranglers. Peck’s classic sounding vocals and twangy guitar riffs melded perfectly with an updated modern stage production.
Watching Orville Peck was like watching a flamboyant Las Vegas show. He was dramatic and theatrical, belting out his tales of woe and lost love. Peck puts on an undeniably unique show and there’s no one else in the industry that can be compared.Commodore Ballroom, Orville Peck