Sunday, 30 November 2014

Drub - Brasserie Beaubien - November 30th 2014

Band : Drub
Venue : Brasserie Beaubien (Cuch Fest IX)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 30th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Concsciousness Circus Tent
A Faint Heart Pulse In Dub Mirror
Corps Accords
Happiness Of The Absurd

Comments : Second show for Drub. I quite enjoyed their first concert a couple of weeks ago, so I thought that would be nice to see them again, especially as they were playing first. Tonight was also my first experience at Brasserie Beaubien. The show was in huge contrast with the venue's set up and it was another very nice experience.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - Théâtre Granada - November 25th 2014

Band : Godspeed You ! Black Emperor
Venue : Théâtre Granada
Town (country) : Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)
Date : August 14th 2014
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Albanian (Mladic)
? (new)
The Sad Mafioso (East Hastings)

Comments : GY!BE is always the perfect excuse for a road trip, although the venue security was not the most welcoming this time (enforced no photo policy and mandatory coat check). The attendance was also lower than expected and the balcony was closed to the public. Anyway, another great show, including the grand premiere of a brand new song. I enjoyed tonight more than the two nights in Montreal in January.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Elizabeth Anka Vajagic - Agora Du Coeur Des Sciences De l'UQAM - November 18th 2014

Band : Elizabeth Anka Vajagic
Venue : Agora Du Coeur Des Sciences De l'UQAM (RIDM)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 18th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :

Comments : Elizabeth has played no more than 3 shows since the last time I saw her and I sadly managed to miss each of them, so even a snow storm was not going to stop me tonight. An amazing performance as expected, probably her strongest I have seen in years. Now, I really hope to see her again soon and that a new album is on the way.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Drub - Soundcentral - November 16th 2014

Band : Drub
Venue : Soundcentral
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 16th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Concsciousness Circus Tent
A Faint Heart Pulse In Dub Mirror
Corps Accords
Happiness Of The Absurd

Comments : Live debut for this new local duo, and as it was an instore afternoon free show there was not real excuse to miss this one. It was a very nice first experience and I had a good time.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Tiger Lillies - Cinquième Salle - November 15th 2014

Band : The Tiger Lillies
Venue : Place Des Arts - Cinquième Salle
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 15th 2014
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
King Is Dead
Stay Away From Him
Mad Hamlet
Dangerous Man
To Be Or Not to Be
1 2 3 4
Betray Me
Ophelia's Dream
Bottles In The Sea
Release Me
Do You Love Me
Desolation Song

Comments : We found out quite late that the Tiger Lilles were coming back to Montreal so we got quite shitty seats. I also got a bit scared when I found out that tonight's show was a play (Hamlet), but my fears quickly dissapeared through the performance as the theatre parts were extremely well balanced with the songs.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Peter Hook & The Light - Club Soda - November 10th 2014

Band : Peter Hook & The Light
Venue : Club Soda
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : November 10th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Dead Souls
From Safety To Where...?
Ice Age
New Dawn Fades
As It Is When It Was
Broken Promise
Way Of Life
Bizarre Love Triangle
All Day Long
Angel Dust
Every Little Counts
Love Vigilantes
The Perfect Kiss
This Time Of Night
Sooner Than You Think
Face Up
Thieves Like Us
Blue Monday
Love Will Tear Us Apart

Comments : Another really great evening with Peter Hook & the Light. Tonight they performed Low Life and Brotherhood, we got a short set of Joy Division to start the evening and we even had Love Will Tear Us Apart as an unplanned encore. Surprisingly the attendance was lower than the previous times and the balcony was closed. What's next ? I will actually be more reserved if the next tour is Technique and Republique. The mandatory coat check at Club Soda was the usual mess.