Saturday, 31 January 2009

Thisquietarmy - Casa Del Popolo - January 31st 2009












Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 31st 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Hunting Demons
? (New)
Vampyr
? (New)

Comments : It had been over 3 months without any "real" Thisquietarmy concert and tonight's show was really worth the wait as Eric played a totally new set. Another nice concert as expected.

Extra : video

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Jerusalem In My Heart - Le Zigoto Café - January 29th 2009












Band : Jerusalem In My Heart
Venue : Le Zigoto Café
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 29th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Tonight's show was actually sold out before it was announced or advertised, but I still managed to get a ticket. A very nice line up featuring members of ASMZ and Sam Shalabi, amongst others. They played a short but nice concert in a small and packed café. Luckilly enough, I got a front row seat.

Extra : video

Friday, 23 January 2009

Hrsta - Sala Rossa - January 23rd 2009












Band : Hrsta
Venue : Sala Rossa
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 23rd 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
...And We Climb
Beau Village
Hechiero Del Bosque
Blood On The Sun
Swallow's Tail
Whip

Comments : Hrsta play more often in Europe than in Montreal nowadays, so it was a great surprise and pleasure to see them headlining the Distronoto 8th anniversary show. Another great concert by Hrsta, as usual, with a very good setlist. It was funny to see Eric playing the guitar on some tracks instead of the drums.

Extra : ...And We Climb (video)

Marianne Dissard - l'Oblique - January 23rd 2009












Band : Marianne Dissard
Venue : l'Oblique
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 23rd 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
L'embellie
Les Confettis
Sans Façons
Trop Exprés
Les Draps Sourds
Cayenne
Indiana Song
Ce Visage Là
Le Lendemain
Merci Du Rien Du Tout

Comments : Third (and last) show and second in-store for Marianne Dissard in Montreal in a week. A much bigger turnout than at Phonopolis and another nice show, although the band seemed a bit tired tonight.

Extra : Cayenne (video)

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Exhaust - l'Envers - January 17th 2009












Band : Exhaust
Venue : l'Envers
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 17th 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Another great show by Exhaust. Nothing really new but still very good. A very intense and trippy set straight from the beginning, but short due to the live radio broadcast.

Extra : video

Pink Saliva - l'Envers - January 17th 2009












Band : Pink Saliva
Venue : l'Envers
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 17th 2009
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Tonight's concerts are part of Art's Birthday organised by CKUT radio station. All the concerts are simultaneously broadcasted live on the radio. I just discovered tonight that Alexandre St-Onge was part of the band. The beginning of the show was too abstract/jazzy, but I started to get much more into it towards the end. Sadly, because of the tight broadcast schedule, it was over too quickly.

Marianne Dissard - Phonopolis - January 17th 2009












Band : Marianne Dissard
Venue : Phonopolis
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 17th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
? (Instrumental)
Flashback
Indiana Song
Trop Expres
Les Confettis
Cayenne
?
Merci De Rien Du Tout
Le Lendemain
L'embellie

Comments : After last night's nice show, we decided to come back for more. I think the last in-store show I saw was about a year and a half ago. This was my first time visiting Phonopolis. Marianne and her band played for about 35 minutes and started the show with only two audience members (Emmanuel & I), taking requests. A few more people showed up towards the end of this amazingly intimate performance. Sorry if you missed it.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Marianne Dissard - Casa Del Popolo - January 16th 2009












Band : Marianne Dissard
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 16th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Trop Expres
Les Confettis
Sans-Façon
Indiana Song
Les Draps Sourds
J'attendrai
L'embellie
Cayenne
Flashback
Ce Visage-Là
Merci De Rien Du Tout
Le Lendemain
Les Draps Sourds (Waltz)

Comments : Another nice show on a very cold winter night. I am usually more reluctant towards French lyrics, but Marianne Dissard created the perfect balance between French pop and Arizona and permeated the Casa with much needed desert heat.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Anti-School-Year - Le Cagibi - January 10th 2009




















Band : Anti-School-Year
Venue : Le Cagibi
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 10th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Just like Cloudscapes, Greg's show was shorter than last time I saw him at l'Absynthe and therefore gained a lot in intensity straight from the beginning. A nice and very trippy performance. His analog organ has really something special.

Cloudscapes - Le Cagibi - January 10th 2009












Band : Cloudscapes
Venue : Le Cagibi
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 10th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Nice to see Etienne again. I think he played one more show since I last saw him in September. Tonight's concert was shorter but seemed more structured and intense. Etienne looked more relaxed on stage. His handmade pedals still sound amazing.

Friday, 9 January 2009

k.a.n.t n.a.g.a.n.o - Lab Synthèse - January 9th 2009












Band : k.a.n.t n.a.g.a.n.o
Venue : Lab Synthèse
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 9th 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A really good show to start off 2009. The perfect balance between Fly Pan Am and Feu Thérèse actually. The band seemed to enjoy themselves a lot on stage and I really look forward to see them again. (I think tonight was their second show ever in Montreal.) This was also my very first time at Lab Synthèse (nice, but I really have a problem with smoking venues nowadays).

Extra : video