Sunday, 11 May 2014

Mogwai - Metropolis - May 11th 2014

Band : Mogwai
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : May 11th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Heard About You Last Night
Friend Of The Night
Take Me Somewhere Nice
Christmas Steps
Master Card
Rano Pano
The Lord Is Out Of Control
Auto Rock
I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
Mexican Grand Prix
We're No Here
New Paths To Helicon, Pt. 1

Comments : Once again, the new Mogwai album has not really impressed me. Martin Bulloch is not playing on this North-American tour, so I was a bit less excited about going to this show. Gladly, it turned out to be a nice one overall. The show sounded a lot like those from the 2012 tour with a really great light show. Luke Sutherland was an interesting addition to the line-up, but no surprises in the setlist. It was really nice to hear Helicon yet I definitely missed Mogwai Fear Satan tonight. I think I should accept that I will never hear My Father My King live... The version of my favourite track of the new album "Remurdered" was disappointing and they played one of their worst songs ever (IMO) again Mexican Grand Prix.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Robert Charlebois - Salle Albert Dumouchel - May 2nd 2014

Band : Robert Charlebois
Venue : Salle Albert Dumouchel
Town (country) : Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC (Canada)
Date : May 2nd 2014
Grade : n/a

Setlist :

Comments : Definitely not my kind of stuff at all, but there was some interesting moments and it is always fun to see concerts in different cities. I even recognized 2 songs during the 2 hours show.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Hrsta - L'oblique - April 19th 2014

Band : Hrsta
Venue : L'oblique
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 19th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :

Comments : I had no shows scheduled for April, so it was a nice surprise to hear about this instore at the mighty l'Oblique. I am not a big fan of Record Store Day as I think that everyday should be a record store day to support independent record stores and independent labels, but if this is an occasion to see one of my favourite artists performing a free afternoon set, why not ? An intimate short set by Mike, solo on the guitar, performing new songs (including some work still in progress) and old ones as well. I can't wait for the new album and for more shows.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Kraftwerk - Metropolis - March 30th 2014

Band : Kraftwerk
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 30th 2014 (6:30pm)
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
The Robots
Numbers / Computer World
It's More Fun To Compute / Home Computer
Computer Love
The Man-Machine
The Model
Neon Lights
Tour De France 1983
Tour De France 2003 (Étape 1)
Tour De France 2003 (Étape 2)
Tour De France 2003 (Étape 3)
Intermission / News
Geiger Counter / Radioactivity
Trans-Europe Express / Metal On Metal /Abzug
Boing Boom Tschak / Techno Pop / Musique Non Stop
Aéro Dynamik
Planet Of Visions

Comments : After missing Kraftwerk for the last 23 years, this was definitely the one show I was looking forward to in quite a while. We were lucky enough to get tickets for the early set. Knowing that when the band plays 2 back-to-back sets the performances are identical, and considering the price of tickets, we opted to go to only one show. Well, we should have gone to both. This was probably the best concert I have seen in the last decade. I did not really know what to expect from the 3D visuals, but the result was truly amazing!

Friday, 28 March 2014

1/4 Tonne Spike Pitcher - La Plante - March 28th 2014

Band : 1/4 Tonne Spike Pitcher
Venue : La Plante
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 28th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :

Comments : The duo of Eric Craven and Nick Kuepfer actually perfomed as a trio called 1/4 Tonne Spike Pitcher featuring Mark Molnar on the cello. A very enjoyable set as expected, longer than my previous experience but I will certainly not complain about this. I love these guys.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Gary Numan - Café Campus - March 25th 2014

Band : Gary Numan
Venue : Café Campus
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 25th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
I Am Dust
Everything Comes Down To This
Here In The Black
The Fall
The Calling
Down In The Park
We're The Unforgiven
Love Hurt Bleed
A Prayer For The Unborn
I Die : You Die
Are 'Friends' Electric?
My Last Day

Comments : I really enjoyed Gary Numan's concert in Belgium 5 years ago, so I was happy to be able to see him again. I will probably not buy his new album, but once again, the set was a great blend of old and new tracks. The version of Metal was amazing and I really had a great time.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Stephen O'Malley - Sala Rossa - March 24th 2014

Band : Stephen O'Malley
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 24th 2014
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :

Comments : I was a bit disappointed by his collaboration with Tim Hecker at Mutek a few years back and sadly tonight's performance left me with the same impression. Stephen O Malley did not seem really into it and therefore I did not really get into it either. The insanely high volume of the speakers did not make up for the lack of creativity on stage. The video projections were uninteresting to watch and the artist stood on the side in the dark. I found tonight's performance highly overrated.