Concert Reviews

JILL SCOTT @ Metropolis

By Kelly Belfo - After Noon Roots - 03/15/2005


EPITAPH RECORDS TOUR: Matchbook Romance + others @ Club Soda

By Mikey B - The Lonesome Stranger - 03/11/2005

Ahhh Epitaph Records… what great bands, albums & tours you’ve given us over the years. Remember when Epitaph Records meant Bad Religion, Pennywise and Rancid? This was the label that put out the Offspring’s Smash in ’94, making it the best-selling indie release of all time! And heck, I bet most of you have at least one Punk-O-Rama album in your CD collection. This is the Epitaph Records that I know; Punk as Fuck, and they always will be.


THE FRAMES + Mark Geary @ Cabaret La Tulipe


By Emilie - The Treefrog - 03/03/2005

I went to see The Frames at Cabaret La Tulipe, an old theatre that makes a very good venue in terms of sound and general ambiance. I had seen The Frames open for Calexico a year or two ago, and I had been impressed by the energy they had on stage. I listened to their live album to learn more about them and despite their similarities to British rock-pop bands like Coldplay and early Radiohead, I grew fond of their songs. The Frames became one of my guilty pleasures and I was looking forward to seeing their live set again.


TASTE OF CHAOS: The Used + My Chemical Romance @ Stade Uniprix

By Nikkie - More Rock Than A Crackhouse - 03/03/2005

Take the essence of the Warped Tour (angry mallrats, merch and overpriced food), add to this too many scenesters and bad hairdos and a stage sponsored by myspace.com and what you get is the Warped Tour’s new sibling, the Taste Of Chaos Tour. Don’t get me wrong, the idea behind Taste Of Chaos was pure genius: a harder, louder, smaller version of the Warped Tour featuring the hottest screamo bands of the moment. The results however… not so hot.


THE MUSIC + Kasabian @ Cabaret La Tulipe

By Jordan-na - Canadian Invasion - 02/24/2005

There was something in the smoky air of La Tulipe that Thursday night. Something special was about to happen. It was a night of firsts: first time seeing a live show at La Tulipe, first time hearing The Music and Kasabian, and first time being completely blown away by the opening act. Minutes before Kasabian took the stage, I leaned over to my friend and said ‘This is gonna be good.” I could not have been more right.


SHIVAREE + Shoot The Moon @ Main Hall

By Jordan-na - Canadian Invasion - 02/14/2005

On Monday February 14th, love was in the air. California band Shivaree crept into Montreal and stole the hearts of those attending their show at the Main Hall with an inviting evening of warm music on a cold night.


Snowstorm Vol. I CD Release Party: Squalor + Pete Möss + Floating Widget + Medusa Head Trip + Absolu @ Foufounes Électriques


By Angelica - BVST - 02/16/2005

This was THE night for celebrating the best that the Montreal stoner rock scene has to offer. Tickets were cheap, beer was flowin' freely, and "paraphernalia" was handed out at the door, so the crowd was definitely ready to get down, and they weren't disappointed.


KEANE + the Zutons @ Metropolis

By Mikey B - The Lonesome Stranger - 02/12/2005

I can specifically remember working on a crisp late summer day in Fairview. It’s those kinds of days where the slightest thing would piss you off… People who know me best know that it takes a lot to piss me off. I can take most physical and verbal abuse and still have a pseudo-smile on my face. This particular day at HMV, however, just killed my spirit. Not because of co-workers, and surprisingly not because of jerk-off customers, but because of the store playlist.


BRIGHT EYES + CocoRosie @ Spectrum

By Mikey B - The Lonesome Stranger - 01/22/2005

 

6:45 in the pm on Saturday night, I busted my ass to catch the 211 to get downtown. A few days earlier, I was ecstatic to be going to see Bright Eyes at the Spectrum. My spirits were still high, even though the cold was a motherfucker. This time, I didn’t wear my regular concert attire, which by the way usually consists of my black Converse High Tops, a various rock concert T-shirt, and my Saran Wrap leather jacket… ohhh noo… tonight, it was all about layering.


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