Coldplay is here

We are Diamonds taking shape.

My fifth time with the boys in the city of a thousand church.

I won’t go tonight as The Chronicle but I will enjoy the show as a die-hard fan since 1999.

The first time I heard the song Shiver from their debut album Parachutes on a college radio station, the guitar riffs of Jonny Buckland, my mind definitely had an adventure of a lifetime.

Being part of this beautiful journey (I’m still talking about the concert) is so magical. I was never disappointed in 17 years ( whattttt already).

It will be this big colourful party and in Montreal, we know how to party like rock legends. So much that the band cannot get enough of us. They will playing tomorrow night.

Lucky us!

I can hear the next question you will ask me. What is your top 10 favorite Coldplay song?

It will be a hard list to do but here we go:

10) High Speed (Parachutes album)

We’ve been like inside a bubble. Confidence in you is confidence in me
It’s confidence in high speed

9) God Put A Smile upon Your Face ( A Rush of Blood to the Head Album)

8) A Whisper ( A Rush of Blood to the Head Album)

7) Warning Sign ( A Rush of Blood to the Head Album)

6) Twisted Logik ( X&Y album)

5) Fix you ( X &Y album)

4) Cemetaries of London ( Viva la Vida album)

3) Shiver (Parachutes album)

2) Death and All His Friends ( Viva la Vida Album)

1) Square one (X&Y album)

Probably, you will read tomorrow Chronicle and I will write on and on and on about tonight show.

I’m more a fan of their earlier work as you may see it but I do enjoy the news stuff they are doing but I wish they could be more daredevil like The Beatles or even Arcade Fire. They did it on the Viva La Vida Album and I was like ohhh yeah.

And with the 2 last albums, they went more popish and collaborated more with the RockaFella family.

Please guys, take the same road you were walking on Viva la Vida with Lanois and Eno.

They are still one of the best band of our generation and they won’t disappoint us tonight at all. I even wear my running shoes because I know you will hear about a tall black girl jumping à la Phoebe Bouffet everywhere. You’ve have been warned.

Stay tuned at the same Chronicle Channel, same Chronicle time (hmm maybe not).

http://coldplay.com

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Everything NOW

Everything now, I need it! Everything now!

Arcade Fire are back in a big way. The single Everything Now is playing everywhere and we are so happy to hear them. This is what the doctor order for us in 2017.

Arcade Fire 2017

Everything now for me especially this time is a sentence that have so much meaning. Afraid to miss something out, seeing your soulmate fighting one of his biggest fight, saying goodbye to a loved ones and just seeing the state of our society but we won’t let it drown. Instead, we will fight for a peaceful and equal rights for everyone.

Everything Now represent all that for me.

EN 2017

The song actually have this disco chill out vibe and subtility of the flute is just mesmerizing. You cannot help yourself but you want to dance in this very cool way. It’s been two days that I take the train to go at work and my head is moving to the beat of this song.

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Ready to Start, Wake Up, Suburban War, Sprawl II “Mountains Beyond Mountains”, Haïti (my song), No Cars Go, the legendary Rebellion, Joan of Arc, Neon Bible, Reflektor and many more  are some of the epic anthems of our generation and our time.

They are from Montreal, my hometown and they are very damn proud to represent the Haitian community. It is shown on the majority of their songs but you can see it to with the dedication they have for the Kanpé Foundation.

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This September, I will dance like I was at a carnaval at their concert and of course guys I will do a little review about it. Here a nice video from the Kanpe Karnaval that I took.

But in the meantime, I will close my eyes and focusing on our time, our goal and realizing that … Everything is NOW.

Everything Now Official Music Video

http://arcadefire.com/site/

http://kanpe.org

 

Close Talker

The Saskatoon groovy band Close Talker will be in town tomorrow night at the Divan Orange.

How to celebrate the start of the weekend? Seeing a really cool indie rock band at the epic Divan Orange seem to be one good solution.

I can’t stop listening to their new album Lens. It’s the type of album if you just want to chill at home while reading a good book, you will be shelter by the atmosphere it does create.

Lens

Or, if you want to throw a really cool house party, this album should be on the playlist for the night. The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. It’s upbeat, atmospheric like the group Washed Out but at the same time hunting like Radiohead.

Close Talker

Credits: Rachel Pick

The beautiful picture you just saw was taken by the talented Rachel Pick. I really love that picture. You feel the unity between the three members.

I am adding the link to a nice article that was written about them on the Beatroute that I found really fascinating.

http://beatroute.ca/2017/04/14/close-talker-alchemical-live-performances-twice-mastered-record/

I’m so proud of the Canadians bands we have. When you go see a show at some cool venues like The Divan Orange, The Olympia, The Metropolis and others, you feel this familiarity with the band.

Divan Orange

Tomorrow, I can guarantee you will feel a lot of good musically vibrations with Close Talker. After a nice dinner with friends, grab a cab and let’s go jamming at the Divan Orange with them.

Canadian style!

http://closetalker.ca

We love you Said The Whale

On a very rainy Thursday night, the Vancouver band Said The Whale gave to the Montreal crowd a hell of a show.

With the help of the energetic Toronto band, remember this name people, Fast Romantics, they gave their heart and soul on stage. It was a really nice discovery and the band members are sweethearts.

Here some shots of the show I took of the Fast Romantics:

Really soon, a new album will come from the T-Dot band (it is on my list) and you can hear their first single Why We Fight that I really love. An amazing opening act from a very promising band.

https://www.fastromantics.com

Here the main event. What I really love with the Montrealers crowd is that they are as much part of the show as the band. Since Thursday, I keep playing their new album As Long as your Eyes are Wide like non-stop. It’s a brand new album that came out a few weeks ago. I will put the link to my post I did last week about them. Micky (my sweet and fun friend) and I witnessed the magic and the charm of this Vancouver band. And with all the people that was there on that rainy Thursday night, we were having the time of our lives.

I will let my pictures telling the story of this beautiful night.

 

Here the pictures one by one:

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While my Guitar gently Weeps

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One of my favorite picture I took:

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Thank you STW for this beautiful night.

https://saidthewhale.com

Said The Whale