Concert Reviews

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.


Enslaved with Yob @ Foufounes Électriques

Presented by Greenland Productions

Winter drags on in Montreal, and yet the spring touring season has begun. Over the next few months, bands from around the world will stream through our city and make the emergence of the grey tidal wave of trash buried under the ice a little more palatable.


Torche + Nothing + Wrong @ Bar Le "RITZ" P.D.B.

I've seen Torche twice before. The first time opening for Boris in 2008 (touring for Meanderthal), and the second time opening for Corrosion of Conformity (touring for Harmonicraft). So when I heard that they were finally headlining a local show, I was beyond excited.


Behemoth + Cannibal Corpse @ Metropolis

Presented by Evenko

I went to go see Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth: A sordid tale


The New Pornographers @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

Presented by Evenko

I fell in the love with The New Pornographers when I was twelve years old. I was an awkward pre-adolescent with truly, utterly terrible taste in music. But then I discovered the Vancouver-based indie rockers and their 2003 sophomore album, Electric Version, and I knew I found something special.


Samson and Dalilah by Camille Saint-Saëns

Presented by l'Opéra de Montréal

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Samson and Delilah, a brief summary of the story as presented in the opera will precede the review of the show:

Act 1 – A Square in Gaza
The Hebrews are being held in slavery by the Philistines. Samson, bestowed with incredible strength by God, encourages them to have faith in their God and hope for the future. Abimélech, governor of the city, arrives with guards to mock, discourage and oppress them. Samson beats Abimélech in a fight and encourages his people to revolt. They win and the High Priest of Dagon (one of the gods worshipped by the Philistines) is angered.


GWAR @ Corona Theatre

GWAR You Experienced?: A GWARticle


Sawborg Destructo taunts the crowd with his saw. Photo by Idle Matt of Radio Fun.


Devin Townsend Project @ Club Soda

So the Devin Townsend Project was in town on December 1, and I'm sorry to say that if you missed it we are no longer friends. It was way past my bedtime and so I didn't even stay for Animals as Leaders, but you have no excuse. Monday is the new Thursday, after all. In any case, I got what I came for, but now I face a mild dilemma. As the guy who got in trouble a couple months back for overplaying DTP's latest issue Z², it'll be hard for me to write this without it coming off as a love letter, so fuck it. Committing to the form.

Dear Devin Townsend, 

Hevvy Devvy!


Death from Above 1979 @ Metropolis

Presented by Evenko and Blue Skies Turn Black

A decade later, Death from Above 1979 turn it out at Metropolis

I never thought I'd get to experience a bona fide reunion tour while I was still in my twenties, but if it was going to happen for anyone, it would be Death From Above 1979.


Skinny Puppy @ Metropolis

Presented by Evenko and Greenland Productions

Photo by Greg Cristman


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