Sunday, 28 June 2015

Thor Harris - Sala Rossa - June 28th 2015












Band : Thor Harris
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 28th 2015
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : I had absolutely no clue that Thor had released some music on his own when I first heared about tonight's show. As a matter of fact, tonight was Thor's very first solo performance ! The evening started by a reading from his new book followed by an exhaustive discussion with the audience on depression, then (after two opening acts) the show itself. It was a great performance, and towards the end of his improvised set, Thor invited Insect Ark and Echo Beach to join him on stage for a grand final. A very nice evening !

Insect Ark - Sala Rossa - June 28th 2015












Band : Insect Ark
Venue : Sala Rossa
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 28th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : I had been extremely disappointed by my first experience with Insect Ark, but I am quite happy there has been a second time. The duo formula seems to work nicely and the set was more dynamic and quite seamless this time. Quite enjoyable.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Thisquietarmy - Turbo Haus - June 26th 2015












Band : Thisquietarmy
Venue : Turbo Haus
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 26th 2015
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : Tonight was my first time at this new venue in St-Henri. The decor is quite nice (an old bank), but you can not really see anything if you are not in front of the stage. Luckily for us the room had started to clear a bit due to the late hour Eric got on stage, so we managed to make our way up front. Halfway through the 50 minutes set, Eric was joined by the members of Show Of Beldam. The collaboration was a bit slow to start and the drone of Eric did not really seem to blend well with the metal of the others. The result was quite overpowering and I did not enjoy this collaboration at all, sorry Eric.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Hiss Tracts - Sala Rossa - June 19th 2015












Band : Hiss Tracts
Venue : Sala Rossa (Suoni Per Il Popolo)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 19th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : Even if I have seen quite a few of these audio/visual collaborations with Karl Lemieux, tonight was the very first (and maybe only ?) show since they released the album on Constellation. The line up was Dave Gallant, Kevin Doria and another guy with film projections by Karl Lemieux. The 35 minutes show was nice as expected, although less intense and captivating than the the last one I saw at Musée D'art Contemporain a few years back with Jonathan Parent.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Expo 70 - La Vitrola - June 11th 2015












Band : Expo 70
Venue : La Vitrola (Suoni Per Il Popolo)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 11th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : It was already passed midnight when show started. I kind of feel bad for him because we were ony 13 people in the room (including the bartenders) halfway through the set. The show itself was pretty ambient and minimal : Justin sat facing his amp in low light, his back to the audience.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Théâtre Fairmount - June 9th 2015












Band : Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Venue : Théâtre Fairmount
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 9th 2015
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : This was my first visit to the newly renovated Théâtre Fairmount. I did not notice much difference with the Cabaret Mile End (except for the bar and the ceiling). The performance was amazing as usual and the sound was so much better that last time at the Corona. I had a great time, except for the intoxicated audience members trying to push their way up front towards the end of the show.

Friday, 5 June 2015

J Mascis - Sala Rossa - June 5th 2015












Band : J Mascis
Venue : Sala Rossa (Suoni Per Il Popolo)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : June 5th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Listen To Me
Me Again
Little Fury Things
Ammaring
Every Morning
Stumble
Get Me
Drifter
Heal The Star
Not The Same
Out There
Fade Into You
Blowing It
Not You Again
Alone
Just Like Heaven
The Wagon


Comments : Let's face it, J Mascis is definitely not the most entertaining performer to watch. Tonight's setlist (the same one on all the tour) was a pretty good mix of both Dinosaur Jr and his own songs, but also a cover of Mazzy Star's Fade Into You and my all time favourite cover of The Cure's Just Like Heaven. After a little while though, I started to find the show a bit boring.