Sunday, 15 May 2011

Thisquietarmy - Deathhouse - May 15th 2011











Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : Deathhouse
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : May 15th 2011
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Booked at the very last minute, tonight was a warm up show for Eric's second European tour. Sadly the small venue was instantly saturated with cigarette smoke and the guy who was supposed to do the live projections couldn't get the projector to work. Eric did the best he could playing under a neon light but the awful sound of the venue and the non-stop chattering of the audience did not do him justice at all. A forgettable evening.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Baby Dee - Casa Del Popolo - May 8th 2011











Band : Baby Dee
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : May 8th 2011
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I was a bit worried of suffering post-Godspeed depression after my intensive Godspeed schedule. Baby Dee was exactly what I needed. Tonight, she played the piano accompanied by her usual cellist as well as a brass player and a drummer. The ensemble gave a whole different dimension to her set. A really great show and much longer than both previous times I had seen her.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

01ek - Casa Del Popolo - May 5th 2011











Band : 01ek
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : May 5th 2011
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I was only familiar with the work Alexander Wilson does with k.a.n.t.n.a.g.a.n.o. so I was curious to see what he was doing on his own. His solo set tonight sounded more techno/pop oriented, nicely done but not really my kind of stuff.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - Olympia - May 2nd 2011











Band : Godspeed You ! Black Emperor
Venue : Olympia
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : May 2nd 2011
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Gathering Storm
Monheim
Albanian
World Police
Dead Metheny
Tazer Floyd (Rockets Fall On Rocket Falls)
The Sad Mafioso (East Hastings)

Comments : Game over. My last show of the tour. The sound improved from last night and I was really happy that they finished the set with Sad Mafioso. (I guess everybody understood that I really like it when finish their shows with it.) I am really glad I managed to catch them 12 times this year. Now I only hope I will not have to wait another 8 years to see the band again.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - Olympia - May 1st 2011











Band : Godspeed You ! Black Emperor
Venue : Olympia
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : May 1st 2011
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
John Hughes (She Dreamt She Was A Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone In An Empty Field)
Gathering Storm
Albanian
Dead Metheny
12-28-99 (Outro)
Chart #3
World Police And Friendly Fire
Gorecki (Moya)
BBFIII

Comments : I was not crazy to come back to the Olympia. I was relieved to see that the barriers between the stage and the audience were gone and I found the general ambiance in the venue much better than the Mogwai show. The sound at tonight's show was probably the “least good” I have heard on the tour. A similar set list to last show’s; nice to hear John Hugues again though ! Tomorrow is my last chance to hear Gamelan I guess...