My 100 & Me [Week 10]

Live events. I used to be so passionate about them. Would spent most waking hours listening to live Hip recordings, sharing bootleg copies with other fans, and going to shows. I can’t remember the last time I did any of those things. I had tickets to see the Black Keys show in Ottawa in May but that was all cancelled…

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The Glorious Sons in Toronto

I got to be a total fanboy last November when I saw The Glorious Sons play the Scotiabank Area in Toronto. It was my first time seeing them live and it was their largest headlining show to date. Win-Win. TGS put on a fabulous live show, playing tracks from their previous three albums and some unreleased gems too. A couple…

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One Year Without Him

It’s been one year to the day that we lost Gord Downie. He was Canada’s Poet. The Tom Thompson of the Music world. Lead singer in the greatest rock band, The Tragically Hip. My love for the Hip’s music spans most of my teen and adult years to date (and for anyone keeping score – that’s a lot of time!). Gord…

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Live Concert: Wintersleep

Wintersleep is one of my favourite bands to see perform live. Ever since my friends Dave and Mark introduced me to their (at that time) upcoming album Welcome to the Night Sky, I was hooked. Their songs strike a cord with me that is hard to describe. They’re melodic but easy to rock out to. Their sound is…

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Live Concert: Hollerado

If anyone was going to whip the crowd into a frenzy, it would be hometown boys Hollerado. It was a good thing too because the crowd had grown exponentially, I think because most of the day’s races were now complete. The beachballs even made an appearance during their set…

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Live Concert: Fast Romantics

The Fast Romantics were next up on the bill, an indie-rock band from Toronto, Ontario. Playing a handful of songs off their 2017 album “American Love,” the band got some major love from the rain-drenched crowd. Having only previously heard “Why We Fight” off of American Love, I was expecting a real…

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Live Concert: Rebelle

Continuing with the “live concert” series, another cool band I got to shoot at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival was Rebelle. This description from the band’s website pretty much sums it up: REBELLE sounds like Nirvana playing Killers tunes with anthemic hooks and alt rock drenched in emotion. The group’s…

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Live Concert: Old Man Grant

Old Man Grant was a band I had not heard of. But after seeing their performance live at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, they are definitely a band I want to see again. Maybe I’m just partial to another man who has a beard as epic as mine (!!!), but I think in this case there was more to that. I love the…

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Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

My concert photography experience has brought me full circle. At first it was friends DJing or playing acoustic guitars around a campfire. Then it was my big break getting to work with The Tragically Hip shooting their shows for their website 10 years ago. Ok there might have been a few steps in…

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