Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Legendary Pink Dots - Le Petit Campus - September 25th 2013












Band : The Legendary Pink Dots
Venue : Le Petit Campus (Pop Montreal)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 25th 2013
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : The Pink Dots skipped Montreal on their last couple of North American tours. It has been 5 years since they last performed here and there have been a lot of line-up changes since : Niels van Hoorn has left and the band is now a trio with Erik Drost back on guitar. The show was quite good, their sound returning to earlier Pink Dots material. They played a few old tracks, including Black List and Casting the Runes. Unfortunately, as it happens too often, the show started way too late and I started to fade out halfway through their set. The band came back for a second encore, but sadly I was so tired I could not have cared less.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Peter Hook & The Light - Club Soda - September 18th 2013












Band : Peter Hook & The Light
Venue : Club Soda
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 18th 2013
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Homage
Ceremony
Procession
Dreams Never End
Truth
Senses
Chosen Time
ICB
The Him
Doubts Even Here
Denial
Cries and Whispers
Age of Consent
We All Stand
The Village
586
Your Silent Face
Ultraviolence
Ecstasy
Leave Me Alone
Everything's Gone Green
Temptation
Blue Monday


Comments : This evening did not start so well actually. Doors opened 40 minutes late, therefore the opening band started at 8:45 instead of 8:00. Furthermore, we had an "actual" opening band instead of Slaves Of Venus (which is basically Peter Hook & The Light playing Joy Division). Anyways, I was really looking forward to Peter Hook & the Light play Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies tonight, especially after seeing New Order without Peter Hook last month. Tonight's show lasted for over 2 hours and left me pretty much with the same impressions as the first time I saw them: fantastic, although I think Peter Hook actually played the bass more tonight.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Pere Ubu - Cabaret Du Mile End - September 17th 2013












Band : Pere Ubu
Venue : Cabaret Du Mile End
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 17th 2013
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : As soon as the band got on stage, we left our chairs on the side to stand in front of the stage as suggested by the drummer and the keyboard player a bit earlier. I was brave enough to stand in front of David Thomas, who seemed to be in a rather good mood. A very good show as usual, as expected, despite the disappointing low turnout.

Gagarin - Cabaret Du Mile End - September 17th 2013












Band : Gagarin
Venue : Cabaret Du Mile End
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 17th 2013
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I had absolutely no clue who was the opening band tonight and it is with great surprise that I saw David Thomas getting on stage. The image of the other band member (who remained in Britain due to visa issues) was projected on a screen with minimal electronic music playing. During the short set, David Thomas was joined on stage by a chicken— well, someone wearing a chicken mask—and other Pere Ubu members. It was actually a very interesting set and I enjoyed it a lot. Now I have to dig around to find more about this project.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Chelsea Light Moving - Sala Rossa - September 16th 2013












Band : Chelsea Light Moving
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 16th 2013
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : The demise of Sonic Youth gives us the opportunity to see the ex-members in smaller venues and I will not complain about this. After Lee Ranaldo this Summer, I was very excited to see Thurston Moore at Sala Rossa (downsized from Cabaret Mile End). I did not have the chance to listen to the Chelsea Light Moving album before the show but still found it good overall, albeit not the best one I had seen from Thurston Moore. Ono Soul played during the encores which was much appreciated. Now, can I get Body/Head ?

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Le Bal Des Enragés - Cabaret Du Mile End - September 15th 2013












Band : Le Bal Des Enragés
Venue : Cabaret Du Mile End
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 15th 2013
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Le Bal Des Enragés is definitely the ultimate cover band ever if you have ever listened to french punk rock in the 80/90s. An allstar line up featuring members of Parabellum, Lofofora, Tagada Jones, Punish Yourself... Probably not a show I would go to see on my own, but very entertaining and a lot of enthousiasm from everyone on stage. I really enjoyed seeing Vincent singing Ace Of Spades, I Wanna Be your Dog and Just One Fix.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Eric Boivin & Rachel Ní Chuinn - L'oblique - September 1st 2013












Band : Eric Boivin & Rachel Ní Chuinn
Venue : L'oblique
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 1st 2013
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : After a short intermission, Rachel came back to perform with Eric. This time, Rachel concentrated on a circuit bent videogame unit intended to play golf, while Eric played on his laptop and pedals. Just like the first set, the performance was short and kept us interested from beginning to end. A very nice instore event. I definitely need to attend these more often.

Rachel Ní Chuinn - L'oblique - September 1st 2013












Band : Rachel Ní Chuinn
Venue : L'oblique
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 1st 2013
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : There is nothing better than a free experimental show on a sunny Sunday afternoon on a long weekend, is there ? A short and interesting performance where the audience could interact/interfere with the sounds played form Rachel's laptop through her iphone.