June 1, 2017

CMW 2017: Weaves at Lee's Palace - Concert Photos

Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Weaves headlined Lee's Palace on April 22 for CMW with an unapologetic onslaught of originality. From the vocal delivery to the lyrics to the unique and inventive guitar riffs to the unbridled funk and power of the bass and drums, this band is breaking new musical ground with crowd pleasing, and challenging, love in the form of songs and performance.

I love the recorded music (so much so that their songs made it to my favourites of 2016 list) but the live show is where it's at. This show was way too long in coming for me since I think I've missed this band 4-5 times. Don't make the same mistake as I did.

Jasmyn Burke likes to get up close and personal with the crowd. Gesturing, spitting beer on the audience, offering sage advice, screaming in f holes and so on. They played a bunch of new songs. One with a driving beat that rocked hard. Another with a laid back funky groove. They all sounded fantastic. I can't wait for their new album to come out.

You might have heard the songs but you have not experienced this band until you've seen them live. They have such a great sound and unique delivery. I love them. They finished off the night by jamming it out from right in the crowd. What a magical way to close out CMW 2017.

"Coo Coo" - a favourite tune for sure

"Human" - probably my favourite Weaves song right now

"Shithole"

"Candy"

"Tick"

CMW 2017: Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace - Concert Photos

Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Casper Skulls have been featured on one in ten words a couple of times now. First, I caught them at The Garrison opening for Screaming Females. Then Roy Cohen caught them at Lee's. This time they were playing the prominent spot on the bill at Lee's for CMW.

They don't seem like the same band I saw at The Garrison a couple of years back. Where they once seemed quite reserved on stage, now they wield massive power and confidence. This is a band that we're all going to see a lot of great things from and I for one can't wait.

Treat your ears to Casper Skulls brand of post-punk glory:

"Love Brain"

"Errands"


"King of Gold"

CMW 2017: Vallens at Lee's Palace - Concert Photos

Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vallens at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
I caught Vallens at Lee's Palace for CMW. Their music is atmospheric and powerful while being quite emotional with a theatrical drama to the massive, musical mood pieces.

See what you think:

"Consent"

"Dark Tunnel"

"Tennesse Haze"

CMW 2017: Twist at Lee's Palace - Concert Photos

Twist at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Twist at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Twist at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Twist at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Twist at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Twist at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Twist at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Twist at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Twist at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Twist was the second band up on Lee's Palace's stage on April 22 at CMW. They play easy-on-the-ears indie pop tunes. Guitar strumming shifts dynamically into grunge territory. From earworm choruses to lazy atmospherics, this band keeps your ears interested.

Check them out:

CMW 2017: Pony at Lee's Palace - Concert Photos

Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony at Lee's Palace for Canadian Music Week CMW 2017 on April 22, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pony were the first band up on stage at Lee's Palace for the last night of CMW 2017. This show marked my second time seeing this jangle pop band. The first time was at The Silver Dollar Room during CMW last year. Click here for those pics.

The band sounded great. The new guitarist added more dirt and power chords to the sound with chiming riffs between verses. They sounded more powerful than I remember from the first time and every bit as good, with bouncy grooves and catchy choruses. They drew a pretty big crowd for the first band out. In fact it was the biggest crowd for a first band that I saw in the entire festival.

Check out some tunes from Pony and try to catch their show next time you get the chance.

"DIY"


"Alone Tonight"