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