Sunday, 28 June 2009

Pocahaunted - Grrrnd Zero Gerland - June 28th 2009












Band : Pocahaunted
Venue : Grrrnd Zero Gerland
City (country) : Lyon (France)
Date : June 28th 2009
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A rather disappointing show. The young band played a short set (30 minutes), and although they are very energetic on stage, I found the show futile and musically unimpressive.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Monade - Gran Lux - June 27th 2009












Band : Monade
Venue : Gran Lux
City (country) : Saint Etienne (France)
Date : June 27th 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A really great show (although too short - 40 minutes) in a nice and cozy atmosphere. I'd seen Monade as a full outfit three years ago, but tonight's performance as a duo (Laetitia & Marie) completely won me over. I was totally immersed in their universe, oblivious to any Stereolab connection. Wonderful concert.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

La Seconda Volta - Parc Giron - June 21st 2009












Band : La Seconda Volta
Venue : Parc Giron
City (country) : Saint Etienne (France)
Date : June 21st 2009
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Second show of the day for Laetitia, this time with La Seconda Volta. Sadly, the great ambiance of the previous concert had completely vanished; the attentive afternoon crowd having been replaced by a highly wasted one. The band gave a nice performance, but it was completely drowned out by the obnoxious audience.

Raymonde Howard - Deli K - June 21st 2009












Band : Raymonde Howard
Venue : Deli K
City (country) : Saint Etienne (France)
Date : June 21st 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A great and cozy atmosphere for the concert, which was held in the backyard of a sushi restaurant during La Fête De La Musique. Laetitia is now accompanied by a drummer (Fabrice from La Seconda Volta) instead of a drum machine. A very nice show as expected, including new songs.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Jean-Louis Costes - Gran Lux - June 16th 2009












Band : Jean-Louis Costes
Venue : Gran Lux
City (country) : Saint Etienne (France)
Date : June 16th 2009
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A Costes performance with neither theatre nor nudity. Unfortunately, the visuals were the most interesting part of his concerts. There were some funny moments, but there was defintely something missing.

Friday, 12 June 2009

AntiGlück - Sonic - June 12th 2009












Band : AntiGlück
Venue : Sonic
City (country) : Lyon (France)
Date : June 12th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : By the time AntiGlück got on stage, the venue was as hot as a sauna. I really love them and was really happy to see them again. Sadly, I missed a couple of songs as I had to go outside to cool off.

Operation Of The Sun - Sonic - June 12th 2009












Band : Operation Of The Sun
Venue : Sonic
City (country) : Lyon (France)
Date : June 12th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Evening Star
Götzen Dammerung
Rian Iridiagmar
The Emerald Tablet
Hope
Expectancy

Comments : Very first concert of TAT's brand new side project. Antoine's usual distorted vocals are now nicely vocoded, and go very well with the lighter but still extremely sharp music.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Spires That In The Sunset Rise - Grrrnd Zero Gerland - June 8th 2009












Band : Spires That In The Sunset Rise
Venue : Grrrnd Zero Gerland
City (country) : Lyon (France)
Date : June 8th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Their concert at the Sonic three years ago had totally blown me away. I would be as enthousiastic towards tonight's performance, but the band, now a duo, seems to have lost a bit of its intensity. Nonetheless, it was a good show. 

hamaYôko - Grrrnd Zero Gerland - June 8th 2009












Band : hamaYôko
Venue : Grrrnd Zero Gerland
City (country) : Lyon (France)
Date : June 8th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Something hard to describe to start the evening, and definitely not what I had in mind after listening to the tracks on her myspace. A very interesting mix between pop and experimental noise, maybe a bit destabilizing at first, but quite good once you get into it.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Nadja - Sonic - June 6th 2009












Band : Nadja
Venue : Sonic
City (country) : Lyon (France)
Date : June 6th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Tonight's line up reminded me of a certain show at Casa last Fall. Nice to see Nadja again and nice to see them in Europe. A pretty solid show as expected, good and loud.

Troum - Sonic - June 6th 2009












Band : Troum
Venue : Sonic
City (country) : Lyon (France)
Date : June 6th 2009
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : The band offered some very interesting sounds, however, I could not really get into it. Maybe it was due to the lack of visual support as well as the rising heat & humidity in the venue. Not very memorable.

Thisquietarmy - Sonic - June 6th 2009







 




Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : Sonic
City (country) : Lyon (France)
Date : June 6th 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : My first Thisquietarmy show in Europe. Great to see him playing in a different atmosphere than Montreal. This was probably one of the best concert I have seen from Eric. Great show indeed and a good response from the audience.

Friday, 5 June 2009

La Seconda Volta - La Clé d'Voute - June 5th 2009












Band : La Seconda Volta
Venue : La Clé d'Voute
City (country) : Saint Etienne (France)
Date : June 5th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : It started off as a rather bizarre evening. The concert was booked by a student's association, so I was around 15 years older than the rest of the audience. The opening band consisted of a girl singing karaoke Lauren Hill and other R&B greatest hits. Anyways, nice to see Laetitia (Raymonde Howard)'s band again. A good and energic show.