Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - D.A.R. Constitution Hall - July 23rd 2014












Band : Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Venue : D.A.R. Constitution Hall
Town (country) : Washington, DC (USA)
Date : July 23rd 2014
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
We Real Cool
Jubilee Street
Tupelo
Do You Love Me ?
Red Right Hand
Mermaids
From Her To Eternity
West Country Girl
Into My Arms
People Ain't No Good
God Is In The House
The Weeping Song
Higgs Boson Blues
The Mercy Seat
Stagger Lee
Push The Sky Away
The Ship Song
Deanna
The Lyre of Orpheus

Comments : Once again, this Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds North-American tour was a real disappointement when it comes to the choice of venues as all the shows were reserved seating. Getting good seats were again impossible on the ever messy pre-sale, so I ended up going to see less shows than I initially intended to. However, tonight, I managed to make my way to the front and enjoyed a Bad Seeds concert the way I like it ! A nice show despite no real surprises on the setlist, but George Vjestica is definitely a great replacement to Ed Kueper.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Thisquietarmy - La Vitrola - July 20th 2014












Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : La Vitrola
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : July 20th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : My second time at La Vitrola and also my second time seeing thisquietarmy there. Sadly, Eric had technical problems once and this show was not the most memorable one I have seen, even if he managed to make up for the lack of reliability of the monitors.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Sam Shalabi & Stefan Christoff - Casa Del Popolo - July 17th 2014












Band : Sam Shalabi & Stefan Christoff
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : July 17th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Unlike last month, tonight's collaboration had guests. I was almost disappointed when I found out because I was really looking forward to repeat the amazing experience I had once again. The evening was divided in two sets : the first one with Will Eizlini & Xarah Dion and the second one with two musicians I was not familiar with at all (Jahsun Drms and Mark Haynes). It was different than last time, but it was still very enjoyable. I definitely preferred the first one. I found the two gests on the second one a bit shy at first but the collaboration became really interesting once it built up.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Eric Craven & Mark Molnar - Casa Del Popolo - June 29th 2014












Band : Eric Craven & Mark Molnar
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 29th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : After seeing Nick and Eric performing as a duo, I was quite curious to see what Eric & Marc could bring together on stage even if I already had a rough idea from the cassette they put out last year. Once again, I was not disappointed. There was an amazing progression to the short (20 minutes or so) performance and lots of intensity built up between the two performers. A very nice collaboration.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

1/4 Tonne - Casa Del Popolo - June 25th 2014












Band : 1/4 Tonne
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 25th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : Eric and Nick performed once more as a trio with Mark Molnar tonight, this time as 1/4 Tonne. The result was really different than their previous set at La Plante, but it was definitely another extremely enjoyable performance as expected. I really love these guys.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Thisquietarmy - La Vitrola - June 21st 2014












Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : La Vitrola (Suoni Per Il Popolo)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 21st 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : I was quite curious to check the brand new venue opened by the owners of Casa Del Popolo/Sala Rossa. Although, just like Pharmakon last week, I did not really understand tonight's line up. What on hell was Eric doing here ? Nevertheless, he performed a very nice set, probably the most punk TQA show I have ever seen.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Swans - Le National - June 18th 2014












Band : Swans
Venue : Le National (Suoni Per Il Popolo)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 18th 2014
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Frankie M
A Little God In My Hands
The Apostate
Just A Little Boy
Don't Go
Bring the Sun / Black Hole Man


Comments : The Swans are definitely one of the best bands I have seen live. Tonight was no exception, once again this was an amazing performance, and the perfect balance to my two previous evenings with Low.