November 18, 2017

Pale Waves at The Baby G - Concert Pictures

Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hotly tipped Manchester band Pale Waves haven't put out an album yet, have three songs out on the web, and are on tour of North America, making their first stop in Toronto for a packed show at The Baby G. Not too shabby.

I jumped at the chance to see them since I was already addicted to the blend of influences and originality in their tunes. They opened the show with "Television Romance" before moving on to more unfamiliar tunes. The song "Heavenly" instantly caught my ear and I can't wait to hear this one on record. They closed with more familiar tunes "New Year's Eve" and the first tune I ever heard from them and a perfect bookend for their show, "There's a Honey".

I loved the music, Heather Baron-Gracie's marionette moves, the sugary sweet melodies and the bouncing beats. If you haven't heard Pale Waves, listen below and go see them live next time you have the chance.

"Television Romance"

"There's a Honey"

"New Year's Eve"

The Candescents at The Baby G - Concert Pictures

The Candescents at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Candescents at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Candescents at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Candescents at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Candescents at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Candescents at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Columbus Ohio band The Candescents took to the stage at The Baby G second and were the band standing between the crowd and Pale Waves. A somewhat enviable position as they had all eyeballs on them, but everyone wanted to see and hear Manchester's newest export.

On this first trip outside of the U.S.A. for the band's singer, they engaged with indie-alt-rock sounds that veered from heavier sounds to 50s-influenced structures and Police-style chorused riffs. Unfortunately, I can't find any music from the band to share with you.

Boniface at The Baby G - Concert Pictures

Boniface at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Boniface at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Boniface at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Boniface at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Boniface at The Baby G on November 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Winnipeg, Manitoba band Boniface was first up on The Baby G stage last Thursday night opening for Pale Waves. They did a great job warming up the growing crowd with their danceable tunes and stream of consciousness lyrics.

Check out a couple of their tunes:

"I Will Not Return as a Tourist"


"Again & Again"

November 14, 2017

Bully at Lee's Palace - Concert Pictures

Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bully at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
I caught Bully for the first time when they appeared at Field Trip in 2016. My pics from that show are here. I loved their music and energy then, so I knew I wanted to catch them again. I got that opportunity when they swung through Toronto for a show at Lee's Palace that celebrated their third time in Toronto and the release of their new album Losing.

Bully play a fantastic blend of garage/grunge/punk/alternative rock that brings together a lot of my favourite things about 90s rock with Alicia Bognanno's personality, solid songwriting and amazing vocal delivery throughout. Check out a bunch of their tunes below and don't miss Bully when they hit up your town.

"Trying"

"Feel the Same"

"Running"

"Too Tough"

"Kills to be Resistant"

"Hate and Control"

Full album stream of Losing

Aye Nako at Lee's Palace - Concert Pictures

Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako at Lee's Palace on November 9, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Aye Nako are from Brooklyn, New York. Last Thursday night marked the first night of their tour with Bully. I really, really liked their cool, grungy sounds that reminded me of so many great bands from the 90s, with a unique spin that made the music their own, and properly compelling. I was thoroughly impressed and would see them again in a heartbeat.

Check them out:

"Nightcrawler"

"Spare Me"

"White Noise"

"Particle Mace"