Thursday, 26 November 2009

Do Make Say Think - Sala Rossa - November 26th 2009











Band : Do Make Say Think
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 26th 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Make
Rock
Auberge Le Mouton Noir
The Apartment Song
Bruce E Kinesis
Reitschule
Frederica
The Universe !
In Mind
Execution Blues
Think



Comments : Maybe a bit less exciting last night, but still a pretty good concert, with a slightly different setlist but the same kind of crowd, including a guy who spent the whole show headbanging right in front of the stage...

Extra : Auberge Le Mouton Noir (video)

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Do Make Say Think - Sala Rossa - November 25th 2009











Band : Do Make Say Think
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 25th 2009
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Executioner Blues
Say
The Apartment Song
Think
Reitschule
Frederica
Bound To Be That Way
Horns Of A Rabbit
The Universe !
Do
Auberge Le Mouton Noir


Comments : I was not really convinced by the two side projects as opening acts, but Do Make Say Think played their best show I have seen so far. Two nights in a row in a smaller venue are definitely way better than one single concert at Le National. A great performance, a nice setlist, and a good ambience despite the rather young and drunken crowd.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Lionel Marchetti / Yôko Higashi - Conservatoire De Musique De Montréal - November 22th 2009












Band : Lionel Marchetti / Yôko Higashi
Venue : Conservatoire De Musique De Montréal (Akousma)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 22th 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A really great show, and totally different than Yoko's solo show at Le Cagibi two days ago. The buto performance went extremely well with the noise music. Fascinating.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

hamaYôko - Le Cagibi - November 17th 2009











Band : hamaYôko
Venue : Le Cagibi
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 17th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : The cosy atmosphere of Le Cagibi made it the perfect set up for tonight's concert; and this time, I knew what to expect. A really nice show that should definitely have deserved a bigger turnout.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Klaxon Gueule - L'envers - November 14th 2009











Band : Klaxon Gueule
Venue : L'envers
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 14th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : You know that I always complain about shows that start later than they are supposed to. Well, guess what is worse ? A show that starts earlier. After Eric's set at Casa Del Popolo, I walked to L'envers to see Klaxon Gueule. Gladly enough I showed up earlier than expected and I missed only 1/3 of the show. Last time I saw Klaxon Gueule was in a coal mine museum back... 6 years ago, and this is a show I was really looking forward to. Tonight, the trio accompagned by 2 guests (Philippe Lauzier & Gordon Allen) played a very different set than my previous experience, leaving the electronic experimentations for a more jazz sound.

Thisquietarmy - Casa Del Popolo - November 14th 2009


















Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : Casa Del Poplo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 14th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I managed to miss every single Thisquietarmy show in Montreal since Eric returned from his first European tour this Summer. Slowly recovering from the flu, (I did not say H1N1), I am glad I made it tonight. A rather different set than usual including tracks I had never heared before. According to Eric's blog, tonight was his last Montreal set for 2009. Damn ! (Eric, if you have the setlist of your show, please send it to me).

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Kimika - Le Milieu - November 5th 2009











Band : Kimika
Venue : Le Milieu
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 5th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I had never heard about Kimika before tonight, so I had no idea of what to expect. Tonight's concert turned out to be a pretty good post-rock one. Maybe not very original, but I found their long tracks more interesting than those of other recent post-rock bands I have seen.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Black Heart Procession - Sala Rossa - November 4th 2009











Band : Black Heart Procession
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 4th 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
All My Steps
Release My Heart
Rats
Wasteland
Square Heart
Drugs
Witching Stone
Tropics Of Love
Not Just Words
Blue Tears
Heaven And Hell
Tangled
Outside The Glass
Suicide
Your Church Is Red

Comments : This is another show I was waiting for. Tonight's concert was good, but started way too late and the setlist was much less interesting than last time I saw them 3 years ago. Some great moments, but I missed tracks from "3".

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Mongst - Industrial Loft Project - November 3rd 2009











Band : Mongst
Venue : Industrial Loft Project
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 3rd 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Another really good noise/drone solo performance, this time by the drummer of Shearing Pinx. Dark and ambient at the same time.

Les Beyond - Industrial Loft Project - November 3rd 2009











Band : Les Beyond
Venue : Industrial Loft Project
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 3rd 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Another solo show (well, this was actually a night of solo projects), this time by Shearing Pinx' guitar player. A great guitar/loop set, very distant from her other band, very ambient, almost shoegaze.

Anju Singh - Industrial Loft Project - November 3rd 2009











Band : Anju Singh
Venue : Industrial Loft Project
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 3rd 2009
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : An amazing solo violin performance by Anju from the band Ahna to start the evening. I really loved her loops and drones.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Shearing Pinx - Casa Del Popolo - November 2nd 2009











Band : Shearing Pinx
Venue : Casa Del Poplo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 2nd 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Not my usual stuff, but great to see Shearing Pinx. I really enjoyed their set, very various and vivid.

Ahna - Casa Del Popolo - November 2nd 2009











Band : Ahna
Venue : Casa Del Poplo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 2nd 2009
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A very nice and very loud show by this great bass/drums duo. A short and efficient set, both subtile and heavy at the same time.