Monday, 27 October 2014

Slowdive - Le National - October 27th 2014












Band : Slowdive
Venue : Le National
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 27th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Slowdive
Avalyn
Catch The Breeze
Crazy For You
Machine Gun
Souvlaki Space Station
Blue Skied An' Clear
When The Sun Hits
Morningrise
She Calls
Dagger
Alison Golden Hair
Rutti
40 Days


Comments : I did not manage to catch Slowdive in the 1990s, so it was really great to finally see them live. The setlist was pretty solid as the band did not have a new album to promote. Sadly, tonight's show left me with the impression I was seeing them 20 years too late.

Low - Le National - October 27th 2014












Band : Low
Venue : Le National
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 27th 2014
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
No Comprende
Plastic Cup
On My Own
Holy Ghost
Sunflower
Canada
Lazer Beam
High + Right
Landslide


Comments : I was really happy when I found out that Slowdive were playing in Montreal on their North-American tour, but I was even happier when I found out that the opening band on the tour was Low. The set was absolutely great as expected, including a couple of new songs.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ben Frost - Sala Rossa - October 23rd 2014












Band : Ben Frost
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 22nd 2014
Grade : n/a

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : The most overrated hipster diva ever cancelled his performance on twitter before telling the promoters. Mr Frost made us wait in the venue for over an hour for nothing after Le Révélateur finished their set. The excuse he found was that the venue's sound system did not meet his requirements (despite the venue providing the extra equipment he asked for) to play his music, although he has absolutely no issue selling mp3s on itunes, go figure... There will not be a next time for me.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Brighter Death Now - Sala Rossa - October 15th 2014












Band : Brighter Death Now
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 15th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : Definitely the best performance of the evening. Cold Meat Industry is dead but nice to see that BDN is still alive. Roger was joined by Lina on stage. A nice harsh set as usual, but I found Roger much more confrontational with the audience than the previous times I had seen him.

Raison D'être - Sala Rossa - October 15th 2014












Band : Raison D'être
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 15th 2014
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : I remember Raison D'être being not the most exciting band to see live, but I did not expect to get this bored at this show. The music seemed mostly pre-recorded as usual, and the use of some metal rail sounded like a good idea but Peter had way too much technical issues with it on stage. The sterotypical video projections did not help either. It was not bad per se, but Raison D'être is definitely better on CD.

Deutsch Nepal - Sala Rossa - October 15th 2014












Band : Deutsch Nepal
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 15th 2014
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : I have not been especially impressed with my previous experences with Deutsch Nepal live due to the obvious high level of alcool intoxication of Lina on stage. Tonight he looked sober and the result was much more interesting. I liked the fact that he used some cassettes instead of a computer to play his pre-recorded music while singing. A nice set.