Sunday, 24 August 2014

Alexandre St-Onge - Stable - August 24th 2014












Band : Alexandre St-Onge
Venue : Stable
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 24th 2014 (5pm)
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : Alexandre offered us a more exhuberent performance than Alex, pushing the limits of the lo-fi speakers installation. We wouldn't have expected less from him. The result was really enjoyable as usual. A really great Sunday afternoon event.

Alex MacSween - Stable - August 24th 2014












Band : Alex MacSween
Venue : Stable
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 24th 2014 (5pm)
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : We were lucky to be able to attend an almost private afternoon performance by two great artists on a very special set up. Both concerts happened on a lo-fi recycled speaker installation called The Sweet32 Speaker created by James Schidlowsky. Alex played a very interesting minimal and subtile electronic set.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Martin Tétreault - Insectarium De Montréal - August 23rd 2014












Band : Martin Tétreault
Venue : Insectarium De Montréal (Siestes Musicales Au Royaume Des Insectes)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 23rd 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : One of the two other performers today at the Insectarium was no one else than Martin Tetreault. It was absolutely great to see Martin in this amazing environment. Unlike Eric, Martin did not suffer from volume restrictions and both sets sounded great and his first one was absoluetly perfect.

Thisquietarmy - Insectarium De Montréal - August 23rd 2014












Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : Insectarium De Montréal (Siestes Musicales Au Royaume Des Insectes)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 23rd 2014
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : This whole Summer the Insectarium presented a serie of concerts in their gardens, so it was a great opportunity to see Eric in a different set up (and probably the only opportunity ever to see him play while laying on a long chair under a parasol). Eric performed two short sets in this perfect environement. The first one suffered a bit from volume restrictions by the sound guy but the second one was just perfect.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

1/4 Tonne Overhaul - Casa Del Popolo - August 14th 2014












Band : 1/4 Tonne Overhaul
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 14th 2014
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : Tonight was probably my favourite 1/4 Tonne concert and also their more intense one ever. The sounds of Eric, Nick and Mark blended amazingly. A really great performance and the perfect conclusion to a great evening.

Steve Bates - Casa Del Popolo - August 14th 2014












Band : Steve Bates
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 14th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : It was really great to see Steve playing in the same set up I had seen him the first time. Once again, he performed a solid and very enjoyable solo guitar set.

Just'au Crâne - Casa Del Popolo - August 14th 2014












Band : Just'au Crâne
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 14th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : Tonight was also the resurrection of an old collaboration between Alexandre & Jonathan. I haven't been able to find any audio matrial anywhere before the show, but as usual, you can't go wrong with Alexandre. A very nice experience, almost esotheric, including pink duct tape and neon light.

Maggot Breeder - Casa Del Popolo - August 14th 2014












Band : Maggot Breeder
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 14th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : It has been 5 years since Maggot Breeder played live, which was way overdue. For his return, Reuel performed as a trombone/guitar duo. A very nice set as expected, short and sweet. I really liked the duo formula and I hope to see them again soon.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Osheaga - August 2nd 2014












Band : Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Venue : Parc Jean Drapeau (Osheaga)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 2nd 2014
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
From Her To Eternity
Jubilee Street
Tupelo
Mermaids
Red Right Hand
The Ship Song
Higgs Boson Blues
The Mercy Seat
Stagger Lee


Comments : Tonight, I was granted access to the side of the stage and was allowed to watch the whole show from there. You can't get any closer than that, especially in a field along with 40,000 people. Thanks again to the amazing people who let this once in a lifetime opportunity happen. It was truely amazing to be here and I am not even taking into consideration the fact that Jack White came to dance right next to me during Stagger Lee... This was definitely the perfect follow up to last night's intimate event. Thank you, thank you, thank you !

Friday, 1 August 2014

Nick Cave - Centre PHI - August 1st 2014












Band : Nick Cave
Venue : Centre PHI
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : August 2nd 2014
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Love Letter
The Mercy Seat
God Is in the House
People Ain't No Good
Into My Arms
Sad Waters


I was one of the 89 lucky people who managed to get a ticket for tonight's special event. Sadly, Nick did not attend the cocktail himself and we had to drink our Nina Simones (absinthe & champagne cocktails named as a reference to the movie) by ourselves, so we had plenty. After the drinks came the Canadian premiere of the faux documentary 20,000 Days On Earth. I actually enjoyed it more than what I had thought. Last but not least, the Nick Cave solo performance came along with a Q&A. The songs on the piano were played between the questions and I was surprised and extremey happy to hear Sad Waters. A very special evening.