JET @ The MOD Club, Toronto (Photos and Review)
|14-Jul-2009 02:30 AM||Contributed by: pete||Concert Reviews|
Even if you have seen the business cards I hand out sometimes, what you might not know is that the image I use on the front of the card is of Nic Cester (vocals, guitar) from JET. Their 2003 album Get Born was played heavily in my household, and even though their second album Shine On was met with some hilariously nasty reviews (I'm looking at you, Pitchfork), I thought it was a pretty decent follow-up. Now with their third studio album set to be released August 25th, JET set out for a pre-release tour.
I saw JET at The Guvernment in 2006 and the show was filled with high-powered, stadium-sized rock. At The MOD Club, the band played with the same level of energy, but the show felt a lot more intimate, partly due to the venue and partly due to the fact that it was Nic's birthday and he and the band seemed happy to be there and performing. In addition, Nic seemed a little more casual with the crowd than what I think would be the usual.
Aside from a whole lot of good music, there were a few interesting moments, including the extremely long pause in the middle of Are You Gonna Be My Girl. And then after Nic mildly messed up the chorus of Fool Of Everyone, Mark Wilson (bass) went over to lift Nic's arm in victory (like a referee in a boxing match). On top of those, the band started into the Michael Jackson song Billie Jean before blending it into a new (and noticeably good) song called Black Hears (On Fire). They closed the night with Cold Hard Bitch, which still remains my favourite song.
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