Friday, 26 November 2010

Les Beyond - Le Cagibi - November 26th 2010











Band : Les Beyond
Venue : Le Cagibi
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 26th 2010
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : The longest Les Beyond show I have even seen. Erin played for almost 50 minutes tonight, but managed to keep the intensity. A very nice one.

Extra : video

Monday, 22 November 2010

Hangedup - Casa Del Popolo - November 22nd 2010











Band : Hangedup
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 22nd 2010
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Kinetic Work
Junk The Clatter
A Different Kind Of Function
Alarm
Klang Klang
Losing Your Charm
No More Bad Future
New Blue Monday

Comments : One of my favorite Constellation projects ! This was a warm-up show for for their show at ATP UK curated by Godspeed, their first in 7 years. A very nice turnout tonight and a very nice show, including their amazing cover of "Blue Monday", not requested by me for once. I really hope this evening will make them want to play again together in the future.

Extra : video

Radwan Ghazi Moumneh - Casa Del Popolo - November 22nd 2010











Band : Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 22nd 2010
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : A very short set as usual, this time solo, but still pretty
efficient and straight to the point. Very enjoyable as usual.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Grinderman - Metropolis - November 12th 2010











Band : Grinderman
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 12th 2010
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Mickey Mouse And The Goodbye Man
Worm Tamer
Get It On
Heathen Child
Evil !
When My Baby Comes
What I Know
Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars)
Kitchenette
No Pussy Blues
Bellringer Blues
Palaces Of Montezuma
When My Love Comes Down
Love Bomb
Grinderman
Man In The Moon

Comments : Probably the most hyped show of the fall. The show where everyone had to be. We still managed to secure our usual front row spots. I have to confess the second Grinderman album did not have as much impact on me as the first one, but Nick Cave is still Nick Cave so I can not be 100% partial about this one. A very nice show as expected, although definitely less exciting than a Bad Seeds one.

Extra : video

Armen Ra - Metropolis - November 12th 2010











Band : Armen Ra
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 12th 2010
Grade : 1/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I should probably have skipped writing anything about this show and let it slip away from my memory, but tonight I feel like I have to write something about it. A solo theremin set opening for Grinderman ? Well, that could have been interesting if it had lasted half of the actual set time and if the performer did not have the great idea of using pre-recorded music to play to (think 80's keyboard muzak). The setlist included great hits like Ave Maria, but the cherry on the cake was the theme from the Godfather, the very next day after the actual godfather of the Montreal mob Nicolo Rizutto got shot...

Monday, 1 November 2010

The Black Angels - La Tulipe - November 1st 2010











Band : The Black Angels
Venue : La Tulipe
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 1st 2010
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
You On The Run
Bloodhounds On My Trail
Bad Vibrations
Entrance Song
Mission District
Yellow Elevator #2
Black Grease
Science Killer
The First Vietnamese War
The Sniper
Haunting At 1300 McKinley
Better Off ALone
Phosphene Dream
Telephone
?
Empire
Young Men Dead

Comments : Tonight's show confirmed my previous impressions from ATP. As much as I like their albums, The Black Angels are definitely not the greatest band on stage. Nothing bad per se, but nothing memorable either. The guest sitar player on the last 3 songs added something nice to the show but it was not enough to save the show for me.

Extra : video