August 31, 2015

Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre - Concert Pictures

Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Hot off their appearance at the Wayhome Festival, Brave Shores played the Ontario Celebration Zone at Harbourfront Centre for a free show as part of Panamania, opening for The Beaches.

The crowd was pretty sedate, content to sit on the AstroTurf while soaking up the summery melodies and the cool breeze off the lake. Their sound can be described as a combination of chill vibes and higher energy from their upbeat new tunes. Of course the highlight was their big ear candy single "Never Come Down". Great tune!
Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesBrave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Check out some of Brave Shores' sunshiny tunes:

The big tune everyone waited to hear, "Never Come Down"

"Dancing Underwater"


"More Like You"

Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesBrave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Brave Shores at Harbourfront Centre at Ontario's Celebration Zone Panamania Pan Am Games August 13, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures

August 30, 2015

Ok Go Oh No is 10

Do you know that it was 10 years ago that Ok Go's Oh No came out and around a year later their "Here It Goes Again" video started its quick ascent to over 50 million YouTube views? Well, it's true. Check out my favourite tunes from this solid power pop release.

"Invincible"

"Do What You Want"

"Here It Goes Again"

"A Good Idea at the Time"

"A Million Ways"

Pic from Amazon.

August 29, 2015

Diiv at Time Festival - Concert Pictures

Diiv at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Diiv at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesDiiv at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesDiiv at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Div. dive. drive. diiv. or whatever else you want to call them. or wherever they come from, they were a breath of indie rock on Time Festival's bill other than Mac DeMarco. I first caught them with Japandriods a couple of years back, and I like their début album Oshin a lot, so they were on my list of must-see bands at Time and they were the first band I photographed.

Their set was varied, hitting up their biggest hit so far "How Long Have You Known" as their second song, playing a bunch of new songs and album tracks, and closing with their other hit "Doused". Great set!

Since Diiv played in the full heat of the afternoon, I thought I'd throw in a couple of suggestions for next year's Time Festival. More water bottle filling stations are definitely required. There were only two spigots for the whole crowd, leading to some very long line-ups in the hot sun to get some water. Not to mention that the fill station was well-hidden and not everyone knew it was there. The city has a large cart that they can bring to these events. Also, maybe I just missed it, but there wasn't any bike parking. I usually like to cycle to Fort York festivals to avoid having to take transit to this part of town. I didn't see any bike parking like they arrange at TURF, much less a bike valet, at Time Festival. Hope that next year's festival is awesome and that these aspects can be improved upon.

Diiv are back in Toronto on October 11 for a show at The Danforth Music Hall with No Joy and Sunflower Bean. There's also some information floating around the webs that Dirty Ghosts are on this bill, but that's mentioned as being at The Hoxton. No matter what, that sounds like an excellent show that I'd love to attend.
Diiv at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Diiv at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Listen to some of this band's great tunes:

"How Long Have You Known"

"Wait"

"Doused"
Diiv at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures

August 28, 2015

Badbadnotgood at Time Festival - Concert Pictures

Badbadnotgood at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Badbadnotgood at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Badbadnotgood at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Badbadnotgood at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Badbadnotgood is the most unique band on the line-up whenever I've seen them perform. They're essentially a jazz trio. They do covers of current tunes, they bring a horn section on stage to join them, and they have a crowd-surfing lion mascot. I've seen them at Field Trip 2014, at Panamania (pictures of that show are still coming up) and at this year's Time Festival.

The thing that blows me away about this band even more than their remarkable musicianship, is the reaction they get. On the surface, this is not a "cool" band that would have a wide appeal. However, they get amazing crowd reactions and they seem to be higher up the bill each time I see them. Good for them!

Take a listen to this refreshing band:

"Ray Gun"

"Velvet"

"Can't Leave the Night"

"CS60"
Badbadnotgood at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Badbadnotgood at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Badbadnotgood at Time Festival August 15, 2015 Fort York Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures

August 27, 2015

New music from Cheatahs

I've been digging Cheatahs first album and I featured them on the site last year. They've got a new album called Mythologies coming out October 30. Check out "Seven Sisters". It's shoegaze-y goodness.



Pic from Facebook.