Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Low - Bar Le Ritz P.D.B - September 22nd 2015












Band : Low
Venue : Bar Le Ritz P.D.B
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 22nd 2015
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
No Comprende
Kid In The Corner
The Innocents
Plastic Cup
On My Own
Holy Ghost
Monkey
Spanish Translation
Lies
Into You
Pissing
DJ
What Part Of Me
Will The Night
Landslide
Sunflower
Two-Step


Comments : Tonight was my very first time at Le Ritz and I was nicely surprised by the transformation of the venue (it used to be Il Motore). It is still a long way out to get there, but it looks much nicer inside. Sadly the video projections did not work at all on the walls and the band stopped it after the first song. I really wish the venue would have turned on more lights on stage at this point. I like the new album more than the previous one, so I enjoyed the show more, although I wish they would change the old tracks they are playing a bit more from tour to tour. No big surprises in the setlist (except for Two-step requested by my friend), but it was once again really nice to hear Pissing. Alan seemed happy to be here and was quite chatty with the audience. Hope to see them again soon.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Lee Ranaldo - Ubisoft - September 19th 2015












Band : Lee Ranaldo
Venue : Ubisoft (Pop Montreal)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 19th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : I was reading Kim Gordon’s memoir when the tickets for this show went on sale, so it probably unconsciously influenced me to go to see this one. The location (on a rooftop terrace) sounded also really appealing. However getting tickets were another story as the website of the tickets office was really unreliable. Sadly on the day of the event, the rain made the promoters move the show to a conference room inside the Ubisoft building instead. Mind you, a nice one, but still a conference room instead of a terrace... Tonight, Lee was accompanied by another guitar player he introduced as Raul. The show was nice, but not special.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Godflesh - Le National - September 18th 2015












Band : Godflesh
Venue : Le National (Pop Montreal)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 18th 2015
Grade : 4/5

Setlist :
New Dark Ages
Deadend
Shut Me Down
Life Giver Life Taker
Carrion
Towers Of Emptiness
Christbait Rising
Streetcleaner
Spite
Crush My Soul
Like Rats


Comments : Last time I saw Godflesh was 14 years ago and Paul Raven was playing the bass. That particular show had left me disappointed based on my previous experiences with the band. I still had quite high expectations for this reunion even if the new album did not impress me as much as I would have wanted to. Anyway, that was a great show and I had a really great time. Probably not the best Godflesh concert I have ever seen, but a pretty good one. Sadly the venue was far from being sold out (the balcony was closed to the publis), so I doubt they will be back in Montreal anytime soon.

Prurient - Le National - September 18th 2015












Band : Prurient
Venue : Le National (Pop Montreal)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 18th 2015
Grade : 2/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : I have been buying records from Hospital Productions the last few times I went to New York, so I was quite curious to see Dominic live. Sadly, the result was not as exciting as I thought it would be.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Maggot Breeder - Brasserie Beaubien - September 11th 2015












Band : Maggot Breeder
Venue : Brasserie Beaubien
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 11th 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : I was not really looking forward to ever come back to Brasserie Beaubien, but Maggot Breeder shows are too rare to miss. The first band started over one hour late (despite the cancellation of one of the 4 acts) and the attendance was quite low. I was already 11:45pm when Maggot Breeder got on stage. Reuel was accompanied by Neb on electronics and Charlie on acoustic guitar. Their short set was pretty good despite the poor listening conditions of Brasserie Beaubien. I really hope to see them again soon in a better venue.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Vajagic / Bates - Casa Del Popolo - September 1st 2015












Band : Elizabeth Anka Vajagic / Steve Bates
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 1st 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : Probably one of the most exciting collaborations in the local scene in a while. The result was more abstract than what I was expecting and I wish Elizabeth would have used her voice, but there were some really amazing moments. I am not sure if they plan anything more together for the future, so this was definitely not to be missed.

Sophie Trudeau / Michaela Grill - Casa Del Popolo - September 1st 2015












Band : Sophie Trudeau / Michaela Grill
Venue : Casa Del Popolo
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : September 1st 2015
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
n/a


Comments : An audio-visual collaboration, although I am not sure whether the video projections were actually played live or just from a DVD. The film showed abstract images of a pelican. Musically, the result was very reminiscent of Silver Mt Zion. It was a short and interesting performance.