Friday, 25 January 2008

Exhaust - Sala Rossa - January 25th 2008












Band : Exhaust
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : january 25th 2008
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Several blocks away from where we started the evening with Whilst, we arrived quite early at the Sala for the Distroboto anniversary party. Well, I think it was about 11pm and there was still 2 more bands to go before Exhaust. We had to suffer the martyr with Gisela Number One (sorry no pictures). Anyway, after the wait, the cold, the wine at the restaurant, the free beer at the Casa because of my birthday, Exhaust gave us an amazing show. Ok, I really love this band, but still one of their best shows I have seen over the last few months.

Whilst - Rap Machines - January 25th 2008












Band : Whilst
Venue : Rap Machines
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 25th 2008
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : My 35th birthday,and this was a long evening. We went to see 2 shows in 2 different venues and Whilst was the first one of them. Despite the rather weird venue which looked more like a reconverted shop or appartment, Whilst gave us a pretty good show. Sadly, we missed Sam Shalabi who played first and was supposed to play last. We headed to the Sala Rossa after that.

Friday, 18 January 2008

Sam Shalabi - Casa Del Popolo - January 18th 2008











Band : Sam Shalabi
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : Januray 18th 2008
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : The Casa was extremely packed for Sam's new album lauch party. The idea of having all the musicians who collaborated to the album playing with him turned out to be a great idea, but I was much less convinced by the result live. Some tracks were amazing, like the one at the beginning with Elizabeth Anka Vajagic, but some other collaborations sounded way weaker. A nice evening anyways.

Friday, 11 January 2008

Julie Doiron - Sala Rossa - January 11th 2008











Band : Julie Doiron
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : Januray 11th 2008
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I really like Julie Doiron's records, and was really excited to see her live. There is something that reminds me of what I used to like in Cat Power actually. The show was pretty nice and mininalist. Julie is very communicative with the audience (well, I might almost say too much at a certain point).