March 20, 2017

The Staves at The Phoenix Concert Theatre - Concert Pictures

Mikaela Davis at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 17, 2017 Photo by Janine Wong for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Mikaela Davis at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 17, 2017 Photo by Janine Wong for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Staves at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 17, 2017 Photo by Janine Wong for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Staves at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 17, 2017 Photo by Janine Wong for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Staves at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 17, 2017 Photo by Janine Wong for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Staves at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 17, 2017 Photo by Janine Wong for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Staves at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 17, 2017 Photo by Janine Wong for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Staves at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 17, 2017 Photo by Janine Wong for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Staves at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 17, 2017 Photo by Janine Wong for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Staves at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 17, 2017 Photo by Janine Wong for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Mikaela Davis opened up for The Staves at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on St. Patrick’s Day. To compensate for a lack of green attire, the New York native requested green lights to be shone on her harp as she mesmerized the crowd with her angelic voice and impressive finger picking.

The Staves were met with welcoming applause as they played the last show of their tour. They seemed genuinely grateful and humbled by the size of the audience, as this was the largest venue headlined to date.

The Staves’ love of Toronto continued to flow throughout the night and even prompted Camilla Staveley-Taylor to try crowd surfing for the first time. The trio played a beautiful encore huddled around a single microphone, their voices accompanied only by a single guitar.

For their rendition of Sufjan Stevens’ “Chicago”, they were joined onstage by Mikaela Davis (who added a nice little line in about Toronto) as the audience sang along to the familiar song. It was a soothing and inspiring way to end the week!

"My Light Is Always On" by Mikaela Davis

"Tired as Fuck" by The Staves

"Mexico" by The Staves

"Blood I Bled" by The Staves

Photos and review by Janine Wong.

March 19, 2017

The Zolas at The Opera House - Concert Pictures

The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Zolas at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
I've seen The Zolas perform live four times now: if you want, take a peek at my previous pics from Lee's Palace, NXNE, and Riverfest Elora. I caught their sold out, all-ages show at The Opera House last week.

I really like these guys. The tunes are fun, the show is always energetic and I always leave with a smile on my face. Add to it the fact that I love the music (they did have my favourite album of 2016 and several of my favourite songs of 2016, after all) and you've got the ingredients for a perfect night out.

This time, their set hit all the right notes for me in terms of tunes like, "Molotov Girls", "Get Dark", "Fell in Love with New York", "Ancient Mars", "Frieda on the Mountain", "Strange Girl", "CV Dazzle" and the main set closer "Swooner". The encore featured favourite tunes "Invisible", "Observatory" and an in-crowd, singalong version of "Escape Artist". Lots of opportunity to dance, to bathe in the melody and to sing along. Just amazing.

Listen to some tunes, enjoy the photos and either imagine you were there or remember the show if you were there.

"Molotov Girls"

"Get Dark"

"Fell in Love with New York"

"Ancient Mars"

"Frieda on the Mountain"

"Strange Girl"

"CV Dazzle"

"Swooner"

"Invisible"

"Observatory"

"Escape Artist"

Louise Burns at The Opera House - Concert Pictures

Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Louise Burns at The Opera House March 16, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
I really enjoy Vancouver's Louise Burns' music. Especially the super addictive and expertly crafted "Emeralds Shatter". The vocals, the guitar hook and the overall aesthetic come together perfectly. All of her music has an intricate beauty that takes me away to a happier place.

I caught her live show when she played Kensington Market's Handlebar during last year's NXNE and I got the opportunity to see her again last week opening for The Zolas at a sold-out Opera House.

She and the band have a fresh new album out. It's called Young Mopes and we got to hear a bunch of new tracks in addition to some older favourites.

Give Louise's beautiful music a listen and make sure you don't miss her live show.

"Storms", the first single from Young Mopes

"Emeralds Shatter"

"Ruby"

Sunn O))) at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Concert Pictures

Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 14, 2017 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 14, 2017 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 14, 2017 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 14, 2017 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 14, 2017 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 14, 2017 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 14, 2017 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 14, 2017 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 14, 2017 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 14, 2017 Photo by Roy Cohen for One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Photographer Roy Cohen captured these images at an insane experience of a performance by Sunn O))) at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto on March 14.

Give their music a listen while you take in these shots:

"Kannon 1"

"It Took The Night To Believe"

"Black Wedding"

March 11, 2017