Queens of the Stone Age performed at the Centre Bell last night with unrestrained energy and intensity. With Josh Homme at the helm, QOTSA kicked off the night strong with You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire and No One Knows. Hit after hit exploded in lights and sounds as the crowd kept asking for more; a great show that ended on a high note with A Song for the Dead. (more…)
Tyler, The Creator was in town last night for the first time in his career. The Odd Futures member left his crew back home to perform at Metropolis in front of a sold-out crowd. Loud, in your face and raw, Tyler had no lack of energy and his fans kept up with him all night. The show had a fresh improvised feel, in line with Tyler’s off-the-wall persona. (more…)
After running into some engine trouble with their tour bus, French synth rockers Phoenix took the stage at Metropolis a day later than scheduled. The audience was enthusiastic throughout the show but singles from 2009′s Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart were clearly the favorites particularly 1901 and Lisztomania. Albert Hammond Jr. had the opening slot for the night and did not disappoint with a solid musical performance that wooed the crowd.
Considering the show was sold out months in advance, it should come as no surprise that Die Antwoord were welcomed by a very vocal, and very eclectic, crowd at the Montreal Metropolis on Friday night. On tour promoting their recently released third LP Donker Mag, the South African rap-rave trio were in fine form. (more…)
I can’t remember the last time I was this pumped after a show. Often times, by the 5th song of a set, I’m still enjoying myself but getting tired, novelty of seeing the band on stage has worn off and I’m looking at my watch with increasing frequency. This was not the case with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. The energy at this show kept rising throughout the performance. I started off sitting comfortably at the back of the balcony at the Theatre Corona’s beautiful venue and by the end of the show I was near the front of the stage dancing, helpless to resist the sounds coming from the stage. (more…)
Canadian twins Tegan and Sara were at the Metropolis last night as part of their Let’s Make Things Physical tour. As usual, the indie rock turned indie pop duo’s stage banter and storytelling was delightful. The 20 song setlist included crowd favorites Back in Your Head and Closer as well as a cover of Pete Townshend’s Let My Love Open The Door dedicated to the Montreal fans. (more…)
British trip hop band Morcheeba performed at the Metropolis last night under a veil of dim lights and sensual atmosphere. It was hard to take your eyes off of vocalist Skye Edwards, her presence was mesmerizing; her movements were pure elegance and voice sublime. With a discography spanning almost two decades, Morcheeba offered a varied set and also included a cover of David Bowie’s Let’s Dance. (more…)
Steel Panther were in town last night as part of their All You Can Eat Tour. The glam-rockers turned the clock back 30 years and plunged the Metropolis right back in to the 80s, tight glimmmery pants, bandanas and all. The crowd lapped it up and took a cue from the aptly titled first single off the band’s latest release: Party Like Tomorrow is the End of the World. “We got nothin’ to lose So get balls out retarded insane, yeah!” (more…)
City and Colour were in Montreal last night to showcase their latest album, The Hurry and The Harm. Playing the Centre Bell for the first time, Dallas Green proved that he has what it takes to play this size of a venue, both with his band or alone with his acoustic guitar. The fans showed their love for the St. Catharines, Ontario native who did not disappoint with a great mix of songs that included hits Save Your Scissors, Fragile Bird and The Girl. (more…)
The Knife’s concert is not something that can be easily described in words or photos: it is an event that you must experience for yourself, which many did seeing as the Metropolis was sold out. The Swedish brother-sister duo really pushed the limits of the ‘traditional’ electro-pop show with their troupe of dancers and choreographies. Music, lights and dance combined to create one heck of a party and a evening that will not soon be forgotten!
Garage rock band Black Lips wreaked havoc on the Theatre Corona last night. In their usual aggressive manner, the Atlanta, GA foursome got everyone moving and generate a massive sweaty moshpit. The band’s energy was hard to ignore and made it impossible to stand still; you just have to move and sing at a Black Lips concert. (more…)
There wasn’t a dull moment during the entire Suicide Girls – Blackheart Burlesque performance last night at La Tulipe. The Jack Daniels was flowing and the burlesque troupe had the audience wrapped around their fingers every minute of the show. It was skit after skit of pure entertainment: the Girls took on Kill Bill, Donnie Darko, Zelda, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Planet of the Apes, amongst others. (more…)