Sunday, 19 May 2013

Attrition - Playhouse - May 19th 2013












Band : Attrition
Venue : Playhouse
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : May 19th 2013
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
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Comments : I found out about tonight's show by accident yesterday, thanks to a complete lack of promotion. Even if I hadn't really followed Attrition in over 10 years (last time I saw him was in Marseille in 2001), I could not pass on the opportunity to see him playing in a brasserie. The venue has actually been renovated since the last time I was there (probably because of the firebombing of the restaurant downstairs a few months earlier) and the remains of the old strip club seem gone forever. After a couple of horrendous goth opening acts, Martin Bowles got on stage, accompained by a new female singer and a member of the first opening act on keyboards. The rest of the music was actually prerecorded on a minidisc. No big surprises during the show as expected, but still fun to see.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Secret Keeper - Casa Del Popolo - May 8th 2013












Band : Secret Keeper
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : May 8th 2013
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
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Comments : Second Mary Halvorson show in town in a week, this time as the duet Secret Keeper. It was actually much more interesting than last week, but not really my cup of tea.

Aerosol Constellations - Casa Del Popolo - May 8th 2013












Band : Aerosol Constellations
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : May 8th 2013
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :

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Comments : I was really looking forward to see this new (?) side project from Jeremy as I really enjoy his solo project Mongst. The duo managed to create a really unique atmosphere on stage (interesting decoration by the way) with panda costumes. The show started very minimal and ambient and grew a lot in intensity with more drones and drums. Very enjoyable !