Low Level Flight, We Are The Take, These Three Cities @ Tattoo Rock Parlour (Photos and Review)
|03-Feb-2009 11:00 PM||Contributed by: pete||Concert Reviews|
Low Level Flight
We Are The Take, These Three Cities
Tattoo Rock Parlour in Toronto, Ontario on January 29, 2009
Full Photo Set (29 photos)
I caught Low Level Flight for the first time near the end of last July and have been watching for another opportunity to see them play again. With Low Level Flight on the same bill as We Are The Take and These Three Cities at the Tattoo Rock Parlour last Thursday, it made it a great night to get out.
Low Level FlightIt's obvious that Low Level Flight has been spending some good time writing new songs because the set they played was weighted heavily with new material. Whenever they played a song from their debut album Urgency, a large portion of the crowd could be heard singing along, but for me it was the new songs that really stood out. They were a little heavier rock, with more guitar hooks, and (at least, from what I heard) better vocal melodies. Typically songs get better as bands perform them over time, so if this was the first outing of some of these songs, it sounds like their next album will be a significant step forward. Ryan Malcolm (vocals) is magnetic performer with a stage presence that was an obvious contributor to his win in the first Canadian Idol series.
Info: Low Level Flight | Connect: MySpace, Facebook
Media: Say (video)
We Are The TakeIt has been a long time coming, but We Are The Take have finally released an EP that showcases five of their songs. The EP opens with the excellent Dreams and also includes the super-catchy Montreal Love Song. I'm positive I've heard all of their material many times over by now since I've been out to see them about eight or nine times, and so I'm happy to be able to listen to a few of these songs at home now too. The band has been gaining experience and as a result have been putting on stronger performances. Their set after the Arkells in December was the best I've seen them to date, and it was good to see that their performance at the Tattoo Rock Parlour showed some of the same energy level and passion that we saw at The Horseshoe. We Are The Take are currently on a short tour around Southern Ontario, playing a few nights with the Arkells and The Waking Eyes, check their MySpace or Facebook pages for details.
Info & Connect: We Are The Take on MySpace, Facebook
Media: Dreams (mp3)
These Three CitiesIt's been just over a month since I last saw These Three Cities, but their set always contains a few great songs, including Side Of The Road and their yet-to-be recorded song Heartbreak Hood. Front-man Jeff Beadle (vocals, guitar) is like a power source for the band, visiting and rocking out with the other players in between the verses of the songs.
Info: These Three Cities | Connect: MySpace, Facebook
Media: Side Of The Road (mp3)
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