August 1, 2017

Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall - Concert Photos

Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grouplove at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
A long time ago I saw and heard a great performance by Grouplove at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall.

They deliver such great energy and intensity to a very enthusiastic crowd. You know the energy level's high when they crowd surf in the second song. Just remember, as they said, Grouplove is about art smoking weed and being nice to people. Amen to that.

In addition to their amazing tunes and ceaseless energy, they had a killer light show. And they played The Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" with a snippet-flash of Led Zeppelin. Nice to hear them absolutely scream out that tune.

Check out some of my favourites from their set. So many amazing tunes.

"Itchin' on a Photograph"

"Tongue Tied"

"Do You Love Someone" really got everyone bouncing

"Shark Attack"

They gave an inspirational speech before the set ended with "Welcome to your Life"

Their encore ended with the big one-two punch of "Ways to Go" and "Colours"

Muna at The Danforth Music Hall - Concert Photos

Muna at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Muna at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Muna at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Muna at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Muna at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Muna at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Muna at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Muna at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Muna at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Muna at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
I caught LA's Muna play at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall sandwiched between Grouplove and Dilly Dally. Nice place to be.

They dish out polished pop rock played with conviction and power. Stay tuned, more pics of this band are coming soon!

"I Know A Place"

"Winterbreak"

"Loudspeaker"

"So Special"

Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall - Concert Photos

Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dilly Dally at The Danforth Music Hall on October 30, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
I love seeing bands that I like more than once but I don't usually come up with many new insights to use to describe them.

Dilly Dally came away as one of my favourite experiences at Riverfest Elora. Singer's style of switching from sweetness to growl and complete natural comfort in front of the crowd is all part of the experience. They tweeted out that they were scaring Grouplove fans and I believe it, although I'm sure they won over more than they truly scared off. With a home town Toronto crowd I'm sure there were many people like me who were there just as much to see Dilly Dally as Grouplove.

They're a great band. I prescribe a consistent dose of their music followed by a live music treatment.

Listen to them, if you please:

"Desire"

"Purple Rage"

"The Touch"

"Snakehead"

Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall - Concert Photos

Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Kongos at The Danforth Music Hall on October 9, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The South African alternative band of brothers Kongos was a pretty unknown quantity to me before they took the stage at one of my favourite Toronto venues, The Danforth Music Hall. Their song "Come With Me Now" is unescapable but other than that I didn't know much about them. 

I came away impressed with their show's great sound, cool lighting and screen show, and their solid songs. They managed to make accordion sound cool and managed to bring something unique to their visual show, with smoke rings that floated across the venue during "I'm only Joking". 

As a photographer I also found their photo policy very cool and something that I wish more bands would pick up on. We were allowed to shoot the first three songs from the front of stage photo pit area and then we were allowed to shoot from around the venue for the rest of the show. This gives us the opportunity to share more of what the show as like from around the venue. 

Check out the pics and some tunes:

"Hey I Don't Know"

"Come with Me Now"

"Take It From Me"

"Escape"