Saturday, 20 May 2017

Boss Hog - Bar "Le Ritz" P.D.B - May 20th 2017












Band : Boss Hog
Venue : Bar "Le Ritz" P.D.B
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : May 20th 2017
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Wichita Grey
Winn Coma
Trouble
Black Eyes
Ground Control
Signal
Gerard
Elevator
Whiteout
Hustler
Disgrace
Sugar Bunny
Strawberry
Trigger, Man
I Dig You
Texas
17


Comments : No one around me wanted to see that show so I ended up going on my own. Tonight was maybe my least favorite Boss Hog show I have seen. The performance was good (you can't go wrong with Jon Spencer), but I did not really get into it. The light show was completely non existent (Jon Spencer had to put a light in the back of the stage to see anything), so maybe that did not really help ?

Friday, 28 April 2017

Eric Boivin & Stéphanie Castonguay - Eastern Bloc - April 28th 2017












Band : Eric Boivin & Stéphanie Castonguay
Venue : Eastern Bloc (Ibrida*Pluri III)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 28th 2017
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : My friend Eric performed a collaboration set with Stéphanie Castonguay and with live video projections by Caroline Blais. The result was pretty interesting although the venue was too hot and the sound volume too low.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Acid Mothers Temple - Sala Rossa - April 27th 2017












Band : Acid Mothers Temple
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 27th 2017
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : Acid Mothers Temple skipped Montreal last year, and it was great to see them back at Sala Rossa this time. The concert was fantastic as usual, with a weird drag performance by Tabata Mitsuru.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

PJ Harvey - Metropolis - April 15th 2017












Band : PJ Harvey
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 15th 2017
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Chain Of Keys
The Ministry Of Defence
The Community Of Hope
The Orange Monkey
A Line In The Sand
Let England Shake
The Words That Maketh Murder
The Glorious Land
Written On The Forehead
To Talk To You
Dollar, Dollar
The Devil
The Wheel
The Ministry Of Social Affairs
50ft Queenie
Down By The Water
To Bring You My Love
River Anacostia
Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
The River


Comments : Back at Metropolis for the second night. We managed to get the same spots as yesterday and that second show was amazing as well. A few changes in the setlist and I was so happy to hear songs from Let England Shake again.

Friday, 14 April 2017

PJ Harvey - Metropolis - April 14th 2017












Band : PJ Harvey
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 14th 2017
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Chain Of Keys
The Ministry Of Defence
The Community Of Hope
The Orange Monkey
A Line In The Sand
Let England Shake
The Words That Maketh Murder
The Glorious Land
Medicinals
When Under Ether
Dollar, Dollar
The Devil
The Wheel
The Ministry Of Social Affairs
50ft Queenie
Down By The Water
To Bring You My Love
River Anacostia
Highway 61 Revisited
The Last Living Rose


Comments : It took me 16 years to see PJ Harvey again (last time was in Nîmes in 2001), so I was really looking forward to both tonight's and tomorrow's performances a lot. The line up of the current tour is absolutely stunning with Mick Harvey, James Johnston, John Parish, Terry Edwards... and both shows sold out almost instantly. Gladly we managed to secure our front row center spots. The show exceeded my expectations and I had an amazing time.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

OSB - Casa Del Popolo - March 28th 2017












Band : OSB
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 28th 2017
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : This was my second time seeing OSB (formerly known as 1-Speed Bike) in a few months. Sadly, the venue had already significantly emptied by the time Aidan started his set. Once again, his electronic set was very different than what he does with GY!BE but still very enjoyable.

Émilie Mouchous - Casa Del Popolo - March 28th 2017












Band : Émilie Mouchous
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 28th 2017
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : Tonight was the 16th birthday and fundraising party for the Distroboto automatic vending machines. Émilie performed a short 10 minutes set of homemade electronics. The result was very random but fun. [Update : Sadly, the Distroboto machine at Casa Del Popolo was moved away a few weeks after the event.]