July 29, 2016

Hillside Festival 2016: Ought - Concert Pictures

Ought at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Ought at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Ought at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Ought at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Ought at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Ought at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Ought at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Ought at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Ought at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Montreal's Ought has been on my list of bands to see for what seems like a very long time. I finally got my chance last Friday night at Hillside Festival on Guelph Lake Island. Exclaim magazine's Vish Khanna called them one of the greatest rock and roll bands he has ever seen. And with that introduction and appropriately high expectations, Ought took to the stage.

They delivered their unique take on post-rock / post-punk in a solid set that impressed me. The audience on hand were right into it as well. The beats and riffs are relentless while the lyrics and vocal delivery veer from stream-of-consciousness to catchy. Their sound is at once familiar with ambitious influences while having a unique sonic signature.

With this performance, Ought has successfully moved from the "bands to see" list to the "bands to see again" list. Great performance.

Check out some Ought music:

"Sun's Coming Down"

"Beautiful Blue Sky"

"Men for Miles"

Hillside Festival 2016: The Milk Carton Kids - Concert Pictures

The Milk Carton Kids at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Milk Carton Kids at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Milk Carton Kids at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Milk Carton Kids are an indie-folk duo from Eagle Rock, California. I caught their show as the main stage headliners for the first day of this year's Hillside Festival on Guelph Lake Island. They have a very traditional and retro approach to their contemporary folk tunes.

Listen to some music by The Milk Carton Kids:

"Poison Tree"

"The Ash & Clay"

"Snake Eyes"

Hillside Festival 2016: Son Little - Concert Pictures

Son Little at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Son Little at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Son Little at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Son Little at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Son Little at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Son Little at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Son Little at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Son Little at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Son Little at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Son Little at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Philadelphia future soul singer-songwriter Son Little and his band performed on the Hillside Festival main stage last Friday. I enjoyed the band's bluesy rock tunes and the audience's reaction to their music including interpretive dance and a fascinated junior audience member.

Check out some of Son Little's music:

"All Wet"

"Toes"

"Lay Down"

July 28, 2016

Hillside Festival 2016: Valley - Concert Pictures

Valley at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Valley at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Valley at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Valley at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Valley at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Valley at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
I caught part of Toronto pop band Valley's performance on the Lake Stage at Hillside Festival this past Friday on Guelph Lake Island. I enjoyed their upbeat indie pop that features great vocals, danceable beats and crowd pleasing choruses.

Check out some of Valley's music in the form of their latest release This Room is White:

Hillside Festival 2016: Dizzy - Concert Pictures

Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Dizzy at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
I saw Oshawa-based indie pop band Dizzy on the Island Stage at Hillside Festival last Friday. They were a revelation. This marked the band's first festival appearance and they impressed with their songs, sound and their singer's voice, presence and melodies. They're in the midst of recording their tunes, so I'm going to go on record that I can't wait to hear some recorded material from this band and I wholeheartedly recommend seeing them live if you have the chance.

Hillside Festival 2016: Andy Shauf - Concert Pictures

Andy Shauf at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Andy Shauf at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Andy Shauf at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Andy Shauf at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Andy Shauf at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Andy Shauf at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Andy Shauf at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Regina, Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Andy Shauf was the first performer I caught on the Main Stage at this year's Hillside Festival on Guelph Lake Island on July 22. His mellow tunes were the perfect compliment to the gorgeous day in such an idilic location. Andy provided sublime melodies while the band filled out the sound with their excellent musicianship.
Andy Shauf at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Andy Shauf at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Listen to some of Andy Shauf's music:

"The Magician"

"The Worst in You"

"I'm Not Falling Asleep"

Hillside Festival 2016: Teen Violence - Concert Pictures

Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
I caught Teen Violence's set on the Island Stage at this year's Hillside Festival on Guelph Lake Island.  The band is from Kitchener and impressed with their harmonies, powerful guitars and catchy power pop tunes. The band gives the performance their all and were a great new discovery to get Hillside started for me.
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Teen Violence at Hillside Festival at Guelph Island July 22, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Check out some music from Teen Violence:

"I Don't Wanna Be Friends"

"Misery, Let Me Go"

"I Just Can't Stand To Be With Someone Else"