So, I was wracking my brain trying to come up with something original or interesting for the Friday Five; this is the result. Feeling inspired by all the shows I'm going to see in the next few days I decided to feature a track from each artist, off their latest albums. Here's my schedule for Thursday through Monday:
Thursday, Oct. 2nd, Chad Vangaalen and Women at Zaphods in Ottawa. This was an extremely inpressive show. It's very hard to fill Zaphods on any day at 9:00, but this lineup was able to pull in a very good crowd. Both acts responded well. Women put on a lo-fi inspired set with excellent guitar harmonies. Chad managed to silence the crowd with a banjo during the opening song "Willow Tree". He proceded to play a headless guitar for the rest of the set. Chad's live show screamed of Neil Young, who better to emulate than transplanted folk-rock extraordinaire. By the way, Mr. Young will make his way across North America in the next few months.
Saturday, Oct. 4th, Wintersleep at Barrymore's in Ottawa SOLD OUT. I like Wintersleep and everyone has told me to see them live. Any past reviews would be greatly appreciated. Their last album was solid, so here's a great track from Welcome to the Night Sky, no not THAT song that we have heard a million times.
Monday, Oct. 6th, Beck and MGMT at Theatre St. Denis in Montreal SOLD OUT. I haven't been so excited for a show in AGES. This anticipation is only intensified by the rumours that this may be Beck's last tour. I have never seen Beck live, but I'm told that he is amazing. MGMT produced one of my favourite albums of the past year, so I'm excited to see if MGMT can start the party right.
With that, have a great weekend! I know I will.