Friday, 22 June 2007

Rythm Activism - Sala Rossa - June 22nd 2007













Band : Rythm Activism
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 22nd 2007
Grade : 1/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Sorry, but the same show with the same speech between ths songs (or at least it sounded so) was pretty boring tonight.

Thursday, 21 June 2007

The Ex - Sala Rossa - June 21st 2007











Band : The Ex
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 21st 2007
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Shouting At The Moon
Hip Hop
Big A Mirror
Hidgen Fùjnak A Szelek
State Of Shock
Theme From Konomo
Untitled
She Jumped On My Back
Live Wire
Waiting
Dog Tree
Prism Song

Comments : First night of the 2 The Ex shows here in Montreal. I stood on the left tonight (and I will be on the right tomorrow, sorry no photos). The Ex are always great live and both nights were a bit different.

Rythm Activism - Sala Rossa - June 21st 2007













Band : Rythm Activism
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 21st 2007
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I really like Norman Nawrocki and I know Rythm Activism had split a while ago, so these shows opening for The Ex were something I wanted to see. Well I have to say, I enjoyed much more his book launch concert at the Casa Del Popolo back a few years ago.

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Feu Thérèse - Sala Rossa - June 20th 2007











Band : Feu Thérèse
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 20th 2007
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
A Nos Amours
Visage Sous Nylon
Les Déserts Des Azurs
Nada
Ca Va Cogner
Ferrari En Feu (Partie 2)
La Nuit Est Une Femme

Comments : This show is history indeed. This was the first Feu Thérèse show with a saxophone player and therefore the band's last show ever. I leared afterwards that the band has split a few days before. A nice show, even if not the best one I have seen from them.The whole evening was organised by a web radio/TV who ere filming the event and the camera men were quite annoying standing on stage most of the time. Well, I will miss you guys.

David Kristian - Sala Rossa - June 20th 2007













Band : David Kristian
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 20th 2007
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Part One : Violin Versus Looper
Part Two : Violin Versus Ringmod
Part Three : Inside The String Studio

Comments : David Kristian's shows are something too rare to miss. A short but very good ambient set, sadly suffering from a talkative audience who mostly came to the Sala because it was a free show 5or seemed like).

Saturday, 16 June 2007

Shalabi Effect - Popolo In The Parc - June 16th 2007











Band : Shalabi Effect
Venue : Popolo In The Parc
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 16th 2007
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : It was definitely not easy to find out about that show. We knew that Shalabi Effect were playing on that open air free festival, but no one was really able to tell us when. Anyway, Sam and Anthony, the two original mambers of the band gave us a really good performance that morning.

Friday, 15 June 2007

Hrsta - Sala Rossa - June 15th 2007











Band : Hrsta
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 15th 2007
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
The Orchard
Koror I
21-87
L'éclat Du Ciel Etait Insoutenable
Folkways Orange
Whip

Comments : Replacing The Witchies at the last minute as the opening act for The Evans, that was pretty good news. I really love Hrsta and the show was really nice as usual, featuring new songs from the upcoming album. Not being a big Ian McKaye's fan, I did not stay for The Evans.

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Dinosaur Jr - Higher Grounds - June 10th 2007











Band : Dinosaur Jr
Venue : Higher Grounds
Town (country) : Burlington, VT (USA)
Date : June 10th 2007
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Almost Ready
The Wagon
Back To Your Heart
Been There All The Time
Little Furry Things
Out There
This Is All I Came To Do
Feel The Pain
Pick Me Up
Crumble
Forget The Swan
Freak Scene
Just Like Heaven
What If I Knew
In A Jar
Mountain Man

Comments : I did not have the chance to see Dinosaur Jr back in the 1990s, and that was actually my first show since their reunion. A pretty nice and extremelty loud show (as expected). J Mascis burned the head of his amp during the show. A nice setlist including The Cure's cover Just Like Heaven.

Lou Barlow - Higher Grounds - June 10th 2007


















Band : Lou Barlow
Venue : Higher Grounds
Town (country) : Burlington, VT (USA)
Date : June 10th 2007
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Skull
Holding Back The Year
Legendary
Imagined Life
Magnet's Coil
Round N Round
Pearl
Spoiled
Breakthrough
Home

Comments : Apparently, Lou did not know he was supposed to be the opening band before the night. A nice and intimate set mostly made of Sebadoh songs.

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Maggot Breeder - Soundcentral - June 9th 2007


















Band : Maggot Breeder
Venue : Soundcentral
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 9th 2007
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Ghosts Have Warm Hands
Passchendaele
?

Comments : Release party for Maggot Breeder's first album, but also Reuel's birthday party. A nice and friendly concert, including a live version of Passchendaele. 

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Elizabeth Anka Vajagic - Casa Del Popolo - June 6th 2007











Band : Elizabeth Anka Vajagic
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 6th 2007
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Tonight, I had to chose between this show and Skinny Puppy at the Spectrum. Well, I do not regret my choice at all. A very nice concert with Sam Shalabi as a guest guitar player.