Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Thisquietarmy - Casa Del Popolo - February 11th 2015












Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : February 11th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : I don't think I had seen Eric performing with a drummer before tonight, so I was quite looking forward to this improvised set. Max Cayer (from Nous Étions and Drub) added a nice balance to Eric's guitar. Eric was also plugged into one of the big amps from one of the other bands performing tonight. The sound of the amp did not really work well with Eric's sonorities and the sound coming out of the PA was much better. It was also one of the very few thisquietarmy concerts I have seen with no video projections. Tonight was probably not the best TQA show I have seen but quite an interesting and unique experience.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Ex Hex - Hi-Tone Cafe - January 24th 2014












Band : Ex Hex
Venue : Hi-Tone Cafe
Town (country) : Memphis, TN (USA)
Date : January 24th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Don't Wanna Lose
Waterfall
Waste Your Time
How You Got That Girl
New Kid
Hot And Cold
Beast
Radio On
All Kindsa Girls
You Fell Apart
War Paint
Outro
Everywhere


Comments : It was really amazing to find such a cool DIY venue in Memphis. I really liked the atmosphere of the place despite people smoking inside. Ex Hex gave a nice and energetic show, although the songs started to sound a bit the same after a while, but I had a very nice evening.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Alexandre St-Onge / Michel F. Côté / Bernard Falaise / Sam Shalabi - La Vitrola - January 14th 2015












Band : Alexandre St-Onge / Michel F. Côté / Bernard Falaise / Sam Shalabi
Venue : La Vitrola
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 14th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : For the last set of the evening, Alexandre and Michel were joined on stage by Sam Salabi and Bernard Falaise. I was a bit scared by the "jazzy" beginning of the show. Gladly, halfway through the performance the improvisation evolved into something less conventional, more abstrast and therefore much more enjoyable according to my personal standards.

Alexandre St-Onge & Michel F. Côté - La Vitrola - January 15th 2015












Band : Alexandre St-Onge & Michel F. Côté
Venue : La Vitrola
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 14th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : After a short action by Michel F Coté where many copies of his new release Botul À La Campagne were either auctioned or destroyed with an axe, he joined Alexandre for a really interesting improvised set : short and abstract.

Alexandre St-Onge - La Vitrola - January 14th 2015












Band : Alexandre St-Onge
Venue : La Vitrola
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 14th 2015
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Le Sujet Modifiant Le Sujet


Comments : Tonight was the launch of Alexandre's new album called Le Sujet Modifiant Le Sujet. His short set included dry ice, water and fire and was more performance art than an actual concert. No complains about it, it was a really great and very creative performance !

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Sam Shalabi & Will Eizlini - Atomic Café - January 10th 2015












Band : Sam Shalabi & Will Eizlini
Venue : Atomic Café
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 10th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : A nice way to start a new year of concerts as you definitely can't go wrong with half of Shalabi Effect playing a oud/tabla set. I was also quite happy to go East and to discover a new venue outside of the Mile-End. Sadly the non stop chatter of the audience did not do justice to tonight's great set.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Nadja - Casa Del Popolo - December 19th 2014












Band : Nadja
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : December 19th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Dark Cicles
Flowers Of Flesh
Icelight


Comments : It had been quite a while since the last time I saw Nadja, so I was really happy to see them on the same bill as my everlasting local favourite act Thisquietarmy. I really enjoyed tonight's set a lot, including old and new material.