Saturday, 26 July 2014

Matmos - Metro Gallery - July 26th 2014












Band : Matmos
Venue : Metro Gallery (Charles St. Parking Lot)
Town (country) : Baltimore, MD (USA)
Date : July 26th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : It was really great to be able to catch Matmos in their hometown. They played a more experimental set than the last time I saw them in Montreal and I will certainly not complain about it. Sadly, the audience was pretty annoying and the non stop chatter of people who were waiting for the main act to play was quite distracting even from the front row.​

Friday, 25 July 2014

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Mann Center - July 25th 2014












Band : Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Venue : Mann Center For The Performing Arts
Town (country) : Philadelphia, PA (USA)
Date : July 25th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
We Real Cool
Jubilee Street
Tupelo
Red Right Hand
Mermaids
From Her To Eternity
Into My Arms
God Is In The House
Higgs Boson Blues
The Weeping Song
The Mercy Seat
Stagger Lee
Push The Sky Away
Deanna
Jack The Ripper
The Lyre Of Orpheus

Comments : Unlike in DC, things did not really work out tonight. The security did not let people move forward (except from the first section), so I was stuck in my seat. It was like watching a DVD instead of being part of a live performance, so I did not really connect to the show. Gladly, I was able to make my way up during the encore and enjoyed the last 3 songs from a way more interesting point of view.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - D.A.R. Constitution Hall - July 23rd 2014












Band : Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Venue : D.A.R. Constitution Hall
Town (country) : Washington, DC (USA)
Date : July 23rd 2014
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
We Real Cool
Jubilee Street
Tupelo
Do You Love Me ?
Red Right Hand
Mermaids
From Her To Eternity
West Country Girl
Into My Arms
People Ain't No Good
God Is In The House
The Weeping Song
Higgs Boson Blues
The Mercy Seat
Stagger Lee
Push The Sky Away
The Ship Song
Deanna
The Lyre of Orpheus

Comments : Once again, this Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds North-American tour was a real disappointement when it comes to the choice of venues as all the shows were reserved seating. Getting good seats were again impossible on the ever messy pre-sale, so I ended up going to see less shows than I initially intended to. However, tonight, I managed to make my way to the front and enjoyed a Bad Seeds concert the way I like it ! A nice show despite no real surprises on the setlist, but George Vjestica is definitely a great replacement to Ed Kueper.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Thisquietarmy - La Vitrola - July 20th 2014












Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : La Vitrola
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : July 20th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : My second time at La Vitrola and also my second time seeing thisquietarmy there. Sadly, Eric had technical problems once and this show was not the most memorable one I have seen, even if he managed to make up for the lack of reliability of the monitors.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Sam Shalabi & Stefan Christoff - Casa Del Popolo - July 17th 2014












Band : Sam Shalabi & Stefan Christoff
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : July 17th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a

Comments : Unlike last month, tonight's collaboration had guests. I was almost disappointed when I found out because I was really looking forward to repeat the amazing experience I had once again. The evening was divided in two sets : the first one with Will Eizlini & Xarah Dion and the second one with two musicians I was not familiar with at all (Jahsun Drms and Mark Haynes). It was different than last time, but it was still very enjoyable. I definitely preferred the first one. I found the two gests on the second one a bit shy at first but the collaboration became really interesting once it built up.