The Festival Season Opener: The Santa Teresa Festival and the Power of Love

Written by Sabine Demosthenes
This past weekend was such a nice weekend.
It was something we actually needed with all of the bad news we have been getting and the state of this world lately.
For some of us, we witness this weekend the power of love (I just love Reverand Curry).
For others, they meditate on how we can make this world a better place.
Charley-and-Snoopy
And for the young at heart, they dance the night away at the best music festival on the North Shore of Montreal, the second edition of the Santa Teresa Festival.
Santa  Teresa 2018
I pretended I was still a young twenty-something ingenue this past Sunday; trying to act cool like in my twenties with the young folks but, my age betrays me. I still manage to party like it was still 1999 (my favorite sentence).
The atmosphere was electrical.
Santa Teresa Crowd
Everyone was happy. For a split second, I didn’t think about how the world was falling apart. I must have still been under my “Power of Love Spell”. Festivals like this are good opportunities to discover new talent.
I was impressed with the Mount Kimbie band from the UK, just by seeing the crowd sing along, you could tell Montrealers were enchanted.
In my mid-twenties, I was a die-hard fan of electronic music and synth-pop. Listening to Mount Kimbie made me fall in love with this style of music all over again. 
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Many others artists were there too: Feist, Charly Bliss, Rose Bush, Milk & Bone, and many more. 
For a small suburban community like The North Shore, they sure know how to get us to groove like there was no tomorrow!
SANTA
I can’t wait to see round 3 next year!

 

https://www.santateresa.ca/en/

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We are ready for Emily Haines and The Soft Skeletons!

We’ve waited a long time for this show.

The wait is over!

Emily Haines

Emily Haines will entertain us December 4th, 2017 at The Sainte-Thérèse Avila Church in Sainte-Therese.

I am like a little kid right now. I’m all excited and I can’t wait to hear songs like Fatal Gift, Legend of the Wild Horses, Statuettes, and many more.

Emily Haines and The Soft SkeletonEmily H.

I wrote a nice chronicle about Emily’s new solo album, Choir of the Mind.

Statuette with Emily Haines

This is how you start the holiday season, with an ethereal and kick-ass concert, in a beautiful venue. What a beautiful gift from Miss Haines!

You can be sure I will be there like the huge fan that I am. Afterwards, yours truly, the Chronicle girl will post some beautiful pictures, and maybe, some surprises on The Chronicle.

It will be an honor to share with you this visceral experience, but I think it will be even more special if “you are in Montreal” you can all join us and be taken away by Emily and her Soft Skeleton, just for one night.

 

I can’t wait to discover this world next Monday!

Emily

Join us!

Emily Haines Website

Santa Teresa Facebook Page

Statuette with Emily Haines

She is back!

My rock chick attitude is in full bloom and Emily Haines is a source of inspiration for this kick ass attitude that I usually got after drinking my hot chocolate in the morning.

Talking about the talented Miss Haines, the Santa Teresa Festival will present us on December 4th 2017 The Choir of The Mind Tour 2017 of Ms. Haines at the Sainte-Thérèse d’Avila church at Sainte-Thérèse in the north shore of Montreal.

Can I get a amen to that? AMEN!

And of course, I will cover this show and many more surprise for you guys.

Earlier this year, I wrote a nice Chronicle about this legendary indie band that Emily is the lead singer.

Poster of a girl

Now, she will giving us this amazing show and her brand new album Statuette will out really soon. Please visit her website to have a small sneak peak of probably one of the best album of 2017. On the Chronicle list, it will be one of them for sure.

Metric

Listening to Statuette bring me into this cool Sunday vibe you always get while relaxing at home. I sense a little bit of Morcheeba, of Washed Out and a lot of Emily’s own signature sound.

The nice featured image of Emily was taken by the talented Justin Broadbent. It’s a nice cool hip picture!

Emily Haines

What I really admire with Emily is her philanthropy nature. Of course, her rock and roll attitude is something really closer from home but her kind heart and the fact that she want to fight the good fight. She is gladly supporting the Global Citizen that are supporting issues such as girls and women health, education, sanitation and clean water. I really enjoy reading this nice interview by Karen Bliss from Billboard Magazine and Emily Haines. You can feel the chemistry between the two of them and the authenticity of this nice interview. You can read it by clicking on the link below:

Karen Bliss interview with Emily Haines from Billboard Magazine

I will leave you with some words of wisdom:

With a feather in your cap
Another jewel in your crown
Another notch in your belt
You’re the captain at the helm
The statuette on your shelf
Says you’re better than me
Better than me

Statuette lyrics from Emily Haines!

https://www.emilyhaines.com