Saturday, 26 February 2011

Cloudscapes - Galerie Nota Bene - February 26th 2011











Band : Cloudscapes
Venue : Galerie Nota Bene (Nuit Blanche)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : February 26th 2011
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Back in Montreal ! After an afternoon nap to fight off the jetlag, I was ready for Nuit Blanche. My friend Etienne played the Galerie Nota Bene for the second year in a row. A nice show as usual, although I found the general ambience of Nuit Blanche has become more "bobo".

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Terminal Hz - Les Instants Chavirés - February 23rd 2011











Band : Terminal Hz
Venue : Les Instants Chavirés
Town (country) : Montreuil (France)
Date : February 23rd 2011
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Unexpected events beyond my control made me travel through Paris before returning to Montreal. Gladly, it gave me the opportunity to visit Les Instants Chavirés for the first time. Being a big KK Null fan, I was fully expecting tonight's improvised performance. The trio actually played 2 sets with a short break, and the first one was really great !

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Black Angels - L'épicerie Moderne - February 16th 2011











Band : The Black Angels
Venue : L'épicerie Moderne
Town (country) : Feyzin (France)
Date : February 16th 2011
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I've only been twice to L'épicerie Moderne and this is not a venue I really enjoy as I find the atmosphere generally too cold. Seeing that I had seen the band twice before and that they were playing at Sala Rossa a couple of months later, I bought my ticket at the last minute. I am certainly glad I went as the band has gained a lot of power on stage compared to my previous experiences. Undoubtedly their best show I have seen so far! I look forward to see them again in Montreal.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Disappears - Sonic - February 14th 2011











Band : Disappears
Venue : Sonic
Town (country) : Lyon (France)
Date : February 14th 2011
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I have to confess the main reason I went to see this show was to see Steve Shelly play in a 100-capacity room. I am really glad I went because the show was really great, despite the fact that the room (river boat) was packed and felt like a sauna. I would definitely see them again, whether Steve Shelly is playing or not.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Chaos E.T. Sexual - Le French K-Wa - February 12th 2011











Band : Chaos E.T. Sexual
Venue : Le French K-Wa
Town (country) : Paris(France)
Date : February 12th 2011
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Comments : I didn't know much about this band before tonight (apart from a video on YouTube and one of the band members). I really enjoyed the show even if the videos that usually accompany their sets were missing and they were playing in almost complete darkness (see picture above). They are supposed to record some tracks shortly so I really look forward to a release.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Le Parti - Thunderbird Lounge - February 5th 2011











Band : Le Parti
Venue : Thunderbird Lounge
Town (country) : Saint Etienne (France)
Date : February 5th 2011
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Le Parti is one of these bands I had missed while they were active. I think I actually discovered them after they split when my friend Laetitia played me their record. Tonight they played their first show in a while. The line up has since changed and now includes my friend Fabrice from Raymonde Howard/La Seconda Volta on drums. There was a good turnout and they too ended up playing last. Not my usual stuff but a nice evening.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Chat Ours - Le Remue-Méninges - February 4th 2011











Band : Chat Ours
Venue : Le Remue-Méninges
Town (country) : Saint Etienne (France)
Date : February 4th 2011
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Comments : Once again, Chat Ours were supposed to be the opening band but they ended up playing last. They are definitely the perfect band to finish an evening.