Sunday, 19 January 2014

Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - Metropolis - January 19th 2014












Band : Godspeed You ! Black Emperor
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 19th 2014
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Albanian (Mladic)
Monheim
Behemoth
Gorecki (Moya)
Chart #3
World Police And Friendly Fire

Comments : I was really exhausted by the time GYBE came on stage, although tonight's show met my expectations. I was really happy to hear Monheim instead of Gathering Storm, although I was a bit surprised to see the exact same reel projections used for both songs. It was also nice to hear Gorecki and World Police again, but it looked like the show had been cut short (maybe due to venue curfew ?).

Neurosis - Metropolis - January 19th 2014












Band : Neurosis
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 19th 2014
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
Given To The Rising
At The Well
Distill (Watching The Swarm)
Locust Star
Bleeding The Pigs
Water Is Not Enough
The Tide
My Heart For Deliverance
At The End Of The Road

Comments : Back at the Metropolis for the 2nd night in a row. Tonight's show did not really impress me more than last night. Again, none of my favourite tracks were performed. The audience was quite annoying (hipster couple shoving their way in 2-minutes after show start and yammering all the time). Perhaps the annoying crowd was attending the Neutral Milk Hotel show last night? Coming back to Neurosis, I think I am good for another 15 years, and I doubt I will come to see them again in the near future.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Neurosis - Metropolis - January 18th 2013












Band : Neurosis
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 18th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
A Sun That Never Sets
Locust Star
At The Well
We All Rage In Gold
The Tide
From The Hill Water Is Not Enough
My Heart For Deliverance
Bleeding The Pigs
The Doorway
Stones From The Sky

Comments : I would have definitely gone to see Neurosis on their own, so it was the cherry on the cake to see them after GYBE, despite the late hour. I hadn't seen them in 15 years and I have very fond memories of my previous experiences, although I hadn't listened to any of their recent material. Tonight's show seriously lacked the amazing visuals they had back then, and the tribal elements are long gone too. The band did not perform any of the tracks I was looking forward to hear and I was not really impressed by the new tracks. Not a bad show at all, but not really what I had in mind.

Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - Metropolis - January 18th 2014












Band : Godspeed You ! Black Emperor
Venue : Metropolis
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 18th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
Albanian (Mladic)
Gathering Storm
Behemoth
The Sad Mafioso (East Hastings)


Comments : Definitely the most exciting double bill we had in a while. Tonight, GYBE performed first. I hadn't seen them in 3 years and I was really looking forward to their set. Sadly, I did not really get into Behemoth as much as I wanted to. Don't get me wrong, it was amazing to see one of my favourite bands again and The Sad Mafioso is the best song I have heard live these past 3 years. Yet, it was not the best GYBE concert I have seen and also the shortest (topping 1 hour and 40 minutes).

Friday, 17 January 2014

Thisquietarmy - Casa Del Popolo - January 17th 2014












Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 17th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : It was already 11pm when Eric got on stage, which was a bit late after a busy week. Eric performed a pretty solid set, as usual. During the last song, the members of USA out of Vietnam joined him on stage. It did not really add anything musically and the two other guitars were too loud and somehow distracting. However, Eric looked pretty good as a frontman to a band.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Sam Shalabi's Land Of Kush - Sala Rossa - January 15th 2014












Band : Sam Shalabi's Land Of Kush
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 15th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Tonight was the release party for Land Of Kush's second album The Big Mango and it was actually the 3rd time I was seeing this piece. Really enjoyable as usual, although the sound was a bit less tight and the voices were mixed too low. Just like both previous times, my favourite part was the one where Elizabeth Anka Vajagic sang.

Sam Shalabi, Jean-Guy Blanchard & Jérémie Roy - Sala Rossa - January 15th 2013












Band : Sam Shalabi, Jean-Guy Blanchard & Jérémie Roy
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 15th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Probably one of the best improvisation shows I have seen in a while. The whole was incredibly coherent and very powerful. A very enjoyable one.

Jean-Sébastien Truchy - Sala Rossa - January 15th 2014












Band : Jean-Sébastien Truchy
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : January 15th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : I was quite happy to hear that Jean-Sébastien had been added to the bill tonight. He played the same track he performed at the radio session for Symbiose in July and it was definitely nice to hear it again in a different environment, although the chatter from the bar was a bit distracting.