It’s a November to remember because I had been going to a lot of shows and on Monday’s radio show, I played the ones that I attended. Before I get to that, I will review the shows I attended on the final weekend of November. First, it was Hey Ocean! at Bands Undone. To my own amazement, they played a great acoustic and intimate set. Of all the previous Band Undones I have attended, this was so unique because they were missing their members and the setup was very simple. It was David Beckingham with his guitar and Ashleigh Ball on her voice. Overall, I was pleased to see Hey Ocean! as they are down to earth and nice performers. Again, thanks to Kara for always organizing a great show for the bloggers, photographers and media for this unique session.
You can check the photos by going to this link.
The review on Bands Undone is now available on this link.
Here’s the video taken by Brian. YouTube version also available.
My radio show for Monday, November 30, 2009. I didn’t expect to go on half an hour early. Played some fillers like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metric and Said The Whale. I aired the Immaculate Machine interview and then I played the bands and artists that I attended at their concerts throughout November. They were Elliott Brood, Silver Starling, Ohbijou, The Most Serene Republic, Think About Life, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Bravestation and Jill Zmud.
Without further ado, here’s Monday’s show. Press play to listen.
The interview with Brooke Gallupe of Immaculate Machine.
Press play to listen or download it.
Sunday afternoon, I had the opportunity to go to The Black Sheep Inn for Leif Vollebekk and Matt Epp. It was also a CBC Radio taping. Worse of all, it was on the same day as the CFL 94th Annual Grey Cup. I was secretly rooting for the Montreal Allouettes. Sorry Amanda Putz, I know you are a big time Saskatchewan Roughriders fan and your hometown supporter.
The show at the Sheep was probably the most enjoyable and entertaining time because when Epp performed, he got the crowd laughing with his jokes, the stories and even got us to sing along. To Vollebekk’s performance, he’s just wonderful because he did not need a set list to play in order and he’s like memorized what he wanted to play. There were some funny moments but overall, he’s totally a talented musician. I know he’s now residing in Montreal but Ottawa should be his heart as the audience rooted and cheered for him.
There’s something magical about The Black Sheep Inn that brings something to the performers. For myself, I felt so relaxed being at the Sheep and what’s unique was that the crowd’s not as rowdy as the ones in downtown Ottawa. You also got to love the dog, well, mascot of The Black Sheep Inn. The mascot being the cute pug, Lucy.
You can view the decent photos by going to this link. I had problems taking photos due to the lighting and I didn’t want to use flash.