Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Gillian Welch - Le National - October 25th 2011











Band : Gillian Welch
Venue : Le National
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 25th 2011
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : And now for something different. I went to the show by accident after Madame played one of her records at home. Am I glad I went! A very nice show split in 2 sets, although the 30 minutes break in between felt a tad long. The acoustic duo managed to put more ambiance and energy in the sold out theatre than the wall of amps in last night's show (Boris). A very enjoyable performance for me. The duo seemed really happy to be playing Montreal for the first time and truly touched by the crowd's roaring reception. They played for almost 2 hours and came back for 3 encores, including a cover of Johnny Cash's "Jackson".

Monday, 24 October 2011

Boris - Cabaret Mile End - October 24th 2011











Band : Boris
Venue : Cabaret Mile End
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 24th2011
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : After last year's amazing shows, I had very high expectations of this one. I must say I was truly disappointed by tonight's setlist and the total lack of emotion from the stage. I did not really get into their set, except maybe for a couple of songs. Gladly, the show was shorter than last time.

Friday, 21 October 2011

The Tiger Lillies - Usine C - October 21st 2011











Band : The Tiger Lillies
Venue : Usine C
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 21st 2011
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Back to Usine C. Tonight, we scored second-row-center seats. The track list was quite similar to last night's, but we found the show way more dynamic. Really glad we went both nights. I hope to see them again soon.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Tiger Lillies - Usine C - October 20th 2011











Band : The Tiger Lillies
Venue : Usine C
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 20th 2011
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : After a 3-year absence, the Tiger Lillies returned to their favourite Montreal venue, Usine C. We decided to go to both evenings. Tonight's show started really up-tempo with "Heroin & Cocaine", but remained mostly quiet and dark through the rest. At the end of the second set, we were spoiled with classics like "Banging the Nails" and "Vagina". See you tomorrow!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Sala Rossa - October 9th 2011














Band : Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 9th 2011
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
BlindBlindBlind
13 Blues For Thirteen Moons
There Is A Light
God Bless Our Dead Marines
What We Loved Was Not Enough
Horses In The Sky
1,000,000 Died To Make This Sound

Comments : After last year's show in Quebec city we were not really sure when we would be able to see them again. It was a great surprise (not to say relief!) to see a few East coast shows scheduled along with ATP, including one in Montreal and at the Sala Rossa to boot! Efrim introduced tonight's concert as a memorial service to his recently deceased and dear friend Stephen Harper. His portrait was hanging upside down on stage (to let the blood flow to his huge feet, according to Efrim). Tonight's was the longest ASMZ show I have ever seen. It included one brand new song. Although I was a bit disappointed by the setlist (last year's was better), overall it was a great performance as usual.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Explosions In The Sky - Metropolis - October 6th 2011











Band : Explosions In The Sky
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 6th 2011
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean
Last Known Surroundings
Catastrophe And The Cure
The Only Moment We Were Alone
Postcard From 1952
Greet Death
Birth And Death Of The Day
The Moon Is Down
Let Me Back In

Comments : I was sceptical about the show, mainly due to the size of the venue and the fact that the new album did not really impress me. Despite my fears and a quiet moment halfway through, EITS gave a really great show, picking up once again where Mogwai has let us down a few years ago.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Laurie Anderson - Usine C - October 4th 2011











Band : Laurie Anderson
Venue : Usine C
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 4th 2011
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : We only heard about this show a few days beforehand, and we were lucky enough to get tickets for the first night. Billed as a "multimedia experience", I did not really know what to expect for my very first Laurie Anderson show (minus the controversial collaboration with Lou Reed and John Zorn last year). I really enjoyed tonight's performance, sometimes reminiscent of The Residents (see Randy's stories during the Talking Light tour). A very nice evening, I almost wished I had gotten tickets for one more show even though it would have been the exact same performance.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Thisquietarmy - La Petite Boite Noire - October 1st 2011











Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : La Petite Boite Noire
Town (country) : Sherbrooke QC (Canada)
Date : October 1st 2011
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Tonight is actually the third time I get to see Eric playing outside of Montreal. Another nice show including his cover of New Dawn Fades at the end, despite an iffy sound (which did improve towards the end).