Sunday, 1 July 2012

Shalabi Effect - Casa Del Popolo - July 1st 2012












Band : Shalabi Effect
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : July 1st 2012
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Shalabi Effect shows have become extremely rare, so tonight's show was definitely not to be missed. Tonight was the release party for their 5th album, released this time on a Middle-eastern label instead of Montreal-based Alien8 Recordings. Just like last year, Shalabi Effect’s members were joined on stage by a guest: John Heward on drums. Tonight's improvised performance was almost twice as long as last year’s and sounded much less free but more Middle-eastern, so no complaints from me! The part with Will playing the tablas was really trippy and absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, some quiet parts were somewhat drowned out by the DJ playing next door...

3 comments:

pie said...

hi! i am a big fan of godspeed in taiwan. while searching for their news on the net, i come across here. it's really so cool that you live in their city and are able to meet other great great musicians of constellation. thank you the gig notes and plz keep us posting! /hsinyi (yeah yeah i love shalabi effect and land of kush as well!!!)

Jeff Kitchen said...

Hello. I'll be in Montreal over the next few weeks and am wondering if you can recommend any shows going on. Love the blog, great taste. Many thanks! Jeff

AlBéRiCk said...

Hey Jeff,
You can check the listings here : http://cultmontreal.com/
Enjoy !