Sunday, 30 March 2014

Kraftwerk - Metropolis - March 30th 2014

Band : Kraftwerk
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 30th 2014 (6:30pm)
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
The Robots
Numbers / Computer World
It's More Fun To Compute / Home Computer
Computer Love
The Man-Machine
The Model
Neon Lights
Tour De France 1983
Tour De France 2003 (Étape 1)
Tour De France 2003 (Étape 2)
Tour De France 2003 (Étape 3)
Intermission / News
Geiger Counter / Radioactivity
Trans-Europe Express / Metal On Metal /Abzug
Boing Boom Tschak / Techno Pop / Musique Non Stop
Aéro Dynamik
Planet Of Visions

Comments : After missing Kraftwerk for the last 23 years, this was definitely the one show I was looking forward to in quite a while. We were lucky enough to get tickets for the early set. Knowing that when the band plays 2 back-to-back sets the performances are identical, and considering the price of tickets, we opted to go to only one show. Well, we should have gone to both. This was probably the best concert I have seen in the last decade. I did not really know what to expect from the 3D visuals, but the result was truly amazing!

Friday, 28 March 2014

1/4 Tonne Spike Pitcher - La Plante - March 28th 2014

Band : 1/4 Tonne Spike Pitcher
Venue : La Plante
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 28th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :

Comments : The duo of Eric Craven and Nick Kuepfer actually perfomed as a trio called 1/4 Tonne Spike Pitcher featuring Mark Molnar on the cello. A very enjoyable set as expected, longer than my previous experience but I will certainly not complain about this. I love these guys.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Gary Numan - Café Campus - March 25th 2014

Band : Gary Numan
Venue : Café Campus
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 25th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
I Am Dust
Everything Comes Down To This
Here In The Black
The Fall
The Calling
Down In The Park
We're The Unforgiven
Love Hurt Bleed
A Prayer For The Unborn
I Die : You Die
Are 'Friends' Electric?
My Last Day

Comments : I really enjoyed Gary Numan's concert in Belgium 5 years ago, so I was happy to be able to see him again. I will probably not buy his new album, but once again, the set was a great blend of old and new tracks. The version of Metal was amazing and I really had a great time.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Stephen O'Malley - Sala Rossa - March 24th 2014

Band : Stephen O'Malley
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 24th 2014
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :

Comments : I was a bit disappointed by his collaboration with Tim Hecker at Mutek a few years back and sadly tonight's performance left me with the same impression. Stephen O Malley did not seem really into it and therefore I did not really get into it either. The insanely high volume of the speakers did not make up for the lack of creativity on stage. The video projections were uninteresting to watch and the artist stood on the side in the dark. I found tonight's performance highly overrated.

Et\Ou - Sala Rossa - March 24th 2014

Band : Et\Ou
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 24th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :

Comments : The collaboration between Martin Tétreault and Michel Langevin turned out to be the really nice surprise of the evening. Not being a fan of Voivid at all, I did not know what to expect, but it worked really well. Both artists were actively listening to each other and the result was complementary and cohesive. A very nice one.

Aim Low - Sala Rossa - March 24th 2014

Band : Aim Low
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 24th 2014
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :

Comments : I haven't seen these guys in a while, so I was quite looking forward to their set. Sadly, the band had technical difficulties with the power source for one of their pedal boards halfway through their set, which quite ruined the experience. The band seemed less tight than before and the video projections did not really bring anything to their set. Dommage.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Parallel Lines - Casa Del Popolo - March 6th 2014

Band : Parallel Lines
Venue : Casa Del Popolo (Under The Snow)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : March 6th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :

Comments : Originally booked as Parallel Lines, Eric & Ryan performed as a duo instead (third member was absent due to a personal matter). I must say that I have always enjoyed Eric's solo performances more than the collaborative ones and tonight was no exception. Nonetheless, the improvised set was still quite enjoyable and had really great moments.