Concert Reviews

Daughter @ Théâtre Corona

Presented by Evenko

The indie folk band Daughter was in town on Saturday, March 5th, returning for a second time to a sold out Corona Theatre. They met an enthusiastic crowd as they took the stage; filling the intimate setting provided by this unique venue with their slow, melodic make you feel things kinda music. Lead by the stunning vocals of lead singer Elena Tonra, fans were immediately captivated by every sound the London, England based trio produced. Elena could barely get a word in between the cheers of adoring fans after their opening song "How" letting out a nervous giggle and thanking everyone for being there. 


A look back at Iceland Airwaves 2015

Reykjavik, Iceland - November 4-8, 2015

Participating in Iceland Airwaves as a Canadian is sort of like stumbling into a house party full of someone else's tight social circle—except everyone is excited and glad you came and there are one thousand other people who accidentally stumbled into the party too and now you're all friends. It is the kind of festival were almost every shop, café and hostel along the main downtown strip doubles as a venue throughout the week creating space for the "off-venue" no wrist-band-required shows—hugely accessible to people officially participating in the festival as well as people who do not purchase passes.


Kamelot + Dragonforce @ The Imperial Bell

Presented by KMI Entertainment and First Row Talent

I had the pleasure of attending a concert featuring Kamelot and Dragonforce at the Imperial Bell in Quebec City on Sunday, November 22.


RJD2 @ The Fairmount Theatre

Presented by I Love Neon, SJU, & M for Montreal


POP Montreal 2015: Commander Clark @ Empire Exchange

Presented by POP Montreal and Oh Hi

Commander Clark doesn't play it cool. He first popped up on our radar during POP Montreal 2014 when he was invited up on stage to co-host Psi Factor and the Cougar's Str8 Talk interview with Ty Segall and Mikey Heppner. He gushed, he over-shared, he played a Ty Segall song on kazoo. So like, who was this guy with a comic book persona who wasn't afraid to dork out in front of a room full of strangers? Naturally, we had to find out.


POP Montreal 2015: The Sonics @ Théâtre Fairmount

Presented by POP Montreal, Blue Skies Turn Black, and Vice

The question you hear most when you tell someone you've been to see a band who made their start in the '60s, as The Sonics did, is "but can they still rock?"

Yes, yes, emphatically yes.


POP Montreal 2015: Les Marinellis @ Théâtre Fairmount

POP You Did Me Wrong

It was day two of POP Montreal, and after consuming my fill of veggie dogs & beer at the Quartiers POP barbecue and taking a quick cat nap, I made my way to Théâtre Fairmount and got there just in time to catch Les Marinellis opening for Mikal Cronin. It was quite disappointing to discover the band playing to a virtually empty room. That big open space in front of the stage was probably the worst thing about POP Montreal this year, and this particular performance by the band was lacklustre as a result.


Freak Heat Waves + Brazilian Money + Phern + Holding Hands @ Drones Club

Date attended: August 2, 2015
Photo: Mike Wright

The evening began at 10:52 with a mad dash to the dépanneur. Missing the 11 o'clock cut-off for beer would be a critical mistake for deadbeats like us attending a BYOB show at the Drones loft, and indeed a devastating blow was dealt upon reaching the corner of Belanger and St. Dominique. How could this be, it's only 10:55!? But wait there is hope! If we sprint we can make it to the dep on Mozart! The length of Jean-Talon market felt like miles as we raced against time, only to be twice defeated, greeted by the sign: FERMÉ. What a caloric expenditure for naught, and why the early closure? Because it is Sunday?!


Primus & the Chocolate Factory @ Metropolis

"Primus Suce!"

Primus & the Chocolate Factory @ Metropolis July 15, 2015 - Presented by Greenland Productions & Evenko


Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead

The Cineplex movie theatre at the AMC Forum 22 was filled with Deadheads on Sunday, July 5th for the simulcast of The Grateful Dead concert in Chicago. The sixty or so fans were joining, if not in person then in spirit, with the 71,000 in attendance at Soldier Field for the final night of the Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead tour.


Counting Crows + Twin Forks @ Metropolis

Friday, May 15, 2015 - Presented by Evenko


The Cat Empire + Current Swell @ Metropolis

Presented by Evenko and Greenland Productions

Carmen from Plebeian Pleasures (Mondays 11 AM) reviews the frenzied night.

The Cat Empire killed two birds with one stone on April 11th, as they offered a second sold-out and stunning performance at Metropolis. Actually, forget "performance". It was a party.


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