I’ve been listening to Neko Case for a few years now and I have wanted to see her live from the first moment I heard her sing. Her powerful voice and incredible range tell stories so captivatingly. Thanks to some dear friends I was able to catch her latest show at Trinity St. Paul’s church in Toronto which is a beautiful venue.
From start to finish Neko’s voice rang out like a perfect chorus of bells. She hit every note with ease and with perfect control. I couldn’t help but watch with a mix of adoration and envy. She’s just amazing. Her band and backing vocalist Kelly were perfectly matched to her skill making for a memorable evening.
For pics and a great write up check out the2scoops! Thx again Jay, the Neko ticket was a fabulous b-day gift!
A picture says a thousand words so instead of a wordy review which would never do this show justice here are some choice pics from front and center! I hope you didn’t miss this show!!!
Head to the Flickr bar on the right side of the page if you would like to check out more photos from the show!
** Hello Ming! Glad to finally meet you and I’m looking forward to seeing your photos!
… and they played a sold out show to an energetic crowd at the Bronson Center in Ottawa! Fantastic concert, the audience fed off their energy and talent!
The Acorn & Ohbijou are playing Barrymore’s Music Hall on Friday, December 12th! If you are in Ottawa that day you should definitely check it out!
They are touring to support the release of a 12″ EP that they worked together on! It’s a great album… you can stream it live over on the Kelp Records site. Also a great place for some random and free mp3 downloads!
Colin announced that the show in Santa Barbara tonight would be broadcast live. Started at about 10:40pm Eastern time (7:40 on the West coast) so the crowd is still waiting for the band to hit the stage.
Check it out on Radiohead.tv!
UPDATE: 10:53pm (Eastern Time) Radiohead just hit the stage! Happy concert watching! AtEase should have the setlist on their site as the show progresses.
NOTE: If you’re unable to see the video, download and install VLC.
Radiohead were in Montreal last night for part of their In Rainbows tour. I was pretty far back but managed to catch this priceless moment… during Faust Arp Thom was distracted by the fireworks which you can hear popping in the background…. “duplicate and fireworks”.
It had been raining all day but we came prepared in our rubber boots and rain ponchos! Just before the show a rainbow appeared in the sky and the rain slowed to a light drizzle. Radiohead played a fantastic set including classics like Fake Plastic Trees and more recent favourites The Gloaming and Videotape.
To add an extra cherry to our already perfect day I got to stand near Win Butler of the Arcade Fire for most of the show. I’m not sure how many of the band were there but I can confirm that he, Will Butler, and Richard Perry were in attendance! Hard to blend into the crowd when Win and red-headed Richard are about 6 inches taller than everyone else.
Finally, some photos of the show… if you’d like some more photos of Radiohead in general check out this Flickr group. Click on the photos for higher resolution images:
All videos and photos are under a creative commons license… attribution, no derivitives, noncommercial. Thanks!
The Acorn performed at Bluesfest in their hometown of Ottawa yesterday. The outdoor festival has always been a fantastic way to watch live music and this was definitely no exception!
The band played a beautiful blend of songs from their previous albums with a touch of new music as well. And despite the rumours I think they give great banter.
If you haven’t listened to The Acorn or if you just can’t get enough check out some of the tunes they recorded for Have You Heard. If you want to know more about the band Stereogum had a great interview with a few of them about their day jobs. For some fantastic black and white photos of the band from a gig in New York and a few wry comments from Jeff Debutte check out SarahSpy’s blog.
Here are a few photos from the Ottawa show… click on the shots to see a larger image.
Rolf & Jeff
Keiko, Jeffrey, Howie
Shaun and Howie
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UPDATE: I came across a great blogger interview with Rolf & Jeff… check out part 1 and part 2!