Wednesday, 22 April 2009

k.a.n.t n.a.g.a.n.o - Le Divan Orange - April 22nd 2009












Band : k.a.n.t n.a.g.a.n.o
Venue : Le Divan Orange
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 22nd 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I was really looking forward to seeing them again, after their amazing show in January. Tonight's concert was great as expected, and featured a special guest performer wearing a plastic ear on his forehead as well as live video projections.

Monday, 20 April 2009

The Walkmen - Sala Rossa - April 20th 2009












Band : The Walkmen
Venue : Sala Rossa
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 20th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I was a bit disappointed by their last show in September, but tonight's concert was pretty good. Setlist included 2 brand new songs (still untitled according to the band). I do however wonder what is wrong with their audience, mostly frat-boy type, not to mention the two girls who threw their bras on stage and flashed them.

Extra : All Hands And The Cook (video)

Friday, 17 April 2009

Acid Mothers Temple - Mercury Lounge - April 17th 2009












Band : Acid Mothers Temple
Venue : Mercury Lounge
City (country) : New York City, NY (USA)
Date : April 17th 2009
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Seeing as this show was right after Throbbing Gristle, I was worried that I would not fully appreciate it. My fears were unfounded: tonight's show was really great , including a neverending, crazy version of "Pink Lady Lemonade".

Throbbing Gristle - Le Poisson Rouge - April 17th 2009












Band : Throbbing Gristle
Venue : Le Poisson Rouge
City (country) : New York City, NY (USA)
Date : April 17th 2009
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Very Friendly
Persuasion
Fed Up
Live Ray
Hamburger Lady
Almost A Kiss
Springbankistan
Endless Not
What A Day
Discipline

Comments : Announced one week before the date, the second New York show took place in a much more intimate venue than the previous night. The band started at the point they left off the night before and gave an amazing concert. The set included a great version of "Persuasion" and a very moving "Almost A Kiss". Probably the concert of the year and the best one I have seen in a very long time.

Extra : What A Day (video)

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Throbbing Gristle - Masonic Hall - April 16th 2009












Band : Throbbing Gristle
Venue : Masonic Hall
City (country) : Brooklyn, NY (USA)
Date : April 16th 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Very Friendly
Persuasion
Fed Up
Live Ray
Hamburger Lady
Almost A Kiss
Springbankistan
Endless Not
What A Day
Discipline

Comments : After an autograph session and an opening act, Throbbing Gristle were back on stage for a "best of" concert. A great setlist, although I would have liked to hear tracks such as "Final Muzak" amongst others. The show's intensity peaked towards the end, during "What A Day". A great show, yet I found it overall less intense than the 2004 London Astoria show, which still remains the very best concert I have ever seen.

Extra : Very Friendly (video)

Throbbing Gristle - Masonic Hall - April 16th 2009












Band : Throbbing Gristle
Venue : Masonic Hall
City (country) : Brooklyn, NY (USA)
Date : April 16th 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Tonight being their first US show since 1981, Throbbing Gristle played two sets. The first one was a soundtrack to Darek Jarman's 1974 movie "In The Shadow Of The Sun". Totally different than the actual studio recording, the live soundtrack sounded improvised at times. Very interesting indeed and something I was really looking forward to see. However, the venue configuration was probably not the most comfortable for the audience.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Julie Doiron - Phonopolis - April 12th 2009












Band : Julie Doiron
Venue : Phonopolis
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 12th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Unlike the last in-store I saw at Phonopolis, this afternoon's show was packed. Unfortunately, the overcrowded room made for a less intimate show. Julie played for half an hour, including two tracks sung by the drummer. 

Extra : video

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Crippled Black Phoenix - Les Katacombes - April 11th 2009












Band : Crippled Black Phoenix
Venue : Les Katacombes
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 11th 2009
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A rather disappointing show, except maybe for a couple of songs. Overall, quite different than the recorded material I had heard. I have to admit that one of the reasons I went to see this band is because Dominic Aitchinson (from Mogwai) is the bass player. Sadly, Dominic is not playing with them on this tour...

Extra : video

Squalor - Les Katacombes - April 11th 2009












Band : Squalor
Venue : Les Katacombes
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 11th 2009
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Squalor is now a foursome with a new member playing live electronics. Their half hour set was surprising and very different than what I was used to and expected. The addition of this new member completely transforms their sound.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Maggot Breeder - Le Cagibi - April 5th 2009












Band : Maggot Breeder
Venue : Le Cagibi
City (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : April 5th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A pretty good concert. Maggot Breeder played a much less noise-oriented set than last time I saw him at Le Petit Campus, and therefore gave a much more interesting show. 

Cloudscapes - Le Cagibi - April 5th 2009












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

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Another very nice concert of Cloudscapes, although maybe a bit long towards the end. Etienne's previous show at Cagibi is still my favorite, but there were some really great moments this afternoon as well.

Extra : video

Thisquietarmy - Le Cagibi - April 5th 2009












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

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : And now something totally different by Thisquietarmy... As part of "Sunday Afternoon Drones", Eric played a very nice improvised ambient set without videos in the background. The whole event started around 3pm and featured 10 bands in a very nice (I would even say cosy) atmosphere.

Extra : video