Sunday, 29 August 2010

Radwan Ghazi Moumneh / Ariel Engle - 110 Van Horne - August 29th 2010












Band : Radwan Ghazi Moumneh / Ariel Engle

Venue : 110 Van Horne
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 29th 2010
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A cool way to enjoy one of the last evenings of August. The short set was part of an evening of experimental video projections and music. Quite similar to the show I had seen at the Constellation birthday evening, but a bit longer.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Karl Lemieux / Johnathan Parant / David Bryant / Alexandre St-Onge - Ottawa & Dalhousie - August 14th 2010












Band : Karl Lemieux / Johnathan Parant / David Bryant / Alexandre St-Onge
Venue : Ottawa & Dalhousie
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 14th 2010
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : This was the main reason I came tonight. A very nice improvisation illustrating live reel film manipulations projected on the walls. The show reached a very intense moment but a power failure cut it abruptly. The show resumed after a few minutes but unfortunately it could not get back to the level where it had stopped.

Monstre - Ottawa & Dalhousie - August 14th 2010











Band : Monstre
Venue : Ottawa & Dalhousie
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 14th 2010
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I have never been a big fan of this project, but the atmosphere and the short set made it quite enjoyable tonight.

Lanterner - Ottawa & Dalhousie - August 14th 2010











Band : Lanterner
Venue : Ottawa & Dalhousie
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 14th 2010
Grade : 1/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I did not get into this one at all, sorry. I actually spent the first half of the show wondering if it was the soundcheck ... not a good sign.

Félix-Antoine-Morin - Ottawa & Dalhousie - August 14th 2010











Band : Félix-Antoine-Morin
Venue : Ottawa & Dalhousie
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 14th 2010
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : It took quite an effort to find the venue (I felt like Dora the Urban Explorer). The first band started off their set with a very nice combination of field recordings/electronics and guitar played with a bow, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The second part featuring drums was less entertaining.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Boris - Cabaret Du Mile End - August 8th 2010











Band : Boris
Venue : Cabaret Du Mile End
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 8th 2010
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Farewell
Rainbow
8
Luna
Statement
Floor Shaker
A Bao A Qu
16:47:52...
Akirame Flower
Pink
Korosu
1970

Comments : After a great show last year at ATP, I started to dig deeper into their very extensive discography and was really looking forward to see Boris again. Tonight's concert was the perfect combination of the two previous shows I had seen. It blended the different genres the band plays in : drone, doom, heavy metal... The show progressed nicely and featured a great setlist.

Extra : video

Friday, 6 August 2010

Empty Love - Le Cagibi - August 6th 2010











Band : Empty Love
Venue : Le Cagibi
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 6th 2010
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A nice and dark show, albeit way too short. I went to the bar to grab a drink a few minutes after the show had started and by the time I came back to the room it was already over.

Rei Rea - Le Cagibi - August 6th 2010











Band : Rei Rea
Venue : Le Cagibi
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 6th 2010
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : One of my recent discoveries on the local scene. Tonight's show as a duo featured Martin Bähl on electronics. The show was really different from what I have previously seen and was quite enjoyable. Definitely a project to follow.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Thisquietarmy - Sala Rossa - August 5th 2010











Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : Sala Rosa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 5th 2010
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A pretty good show, despite shouts from an obviously heavily-intoxicated audience member. The show was a perfect sequel to the short set I saw last time and just as intense. I was a bit disappointed to see Eric playing on the floor of the Sala and not up on the stage.

Alexandre St-Onge - Sala Rossa - August 5th 2010











Band : Alexandre St Onge
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 5th 2010
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : True to form, Alexandre put on a very good show. One never knows what to expect each time one sees Alexandre play. Tonight's performance was a nice blend of both abstract and pop music.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Sonic Youth - Osheaga - August 1st 2010











Band : Sonic Youth
Venue : Parc Jean Drapeau (Osheaga)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 1st 2010
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Sacred Trickster
No Way
Calming The Snake
Walkin' Blue
Poison Arrow
Anti-Orgasm
Antenna
What We Know
The Sprawl
'Cross the Breeze

Comments : This was one of the two shows I really wanted to see today. A nasty last minute change in the schedule forced me to choose between Sonic Youth and Jon Spencer. Tough choice. I hadn't seen Sonic Youth in 6 years, so I chose them. A pretty good show as expected, mostly featuring songs from their latest album "The Eternal". Sadly, due to poorly announced schedule changes, we had to suffer through the Metric audience waiting for their show to start at the wrong place.

Extra : video