November 5, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Day 2 Band 10: Stars

Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Stars is one of my absolute favourite bands. Their 2006 album Set Yourself on Fire is one of my all-time favourite albums by any artist. I got to see this band twice on their last tour and I'm already set for their return to The Danforth Music Hall next February. It's about the only thing I'm looking forward to during the winter.
Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesStars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
This was my first time taking pics of the band with media credentials, so it was great to get up close and try to capture the live energy of this band. They played a fantastic set focusing on tunes they've put out since 2007 including new disco tunes from their new album No One Is Lost. Seeing what they pick and choose, along with what they have to leave out, really makes you appreciate the size of their library.
Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesStars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesStars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
They played a snippet of Rush to cover for some technical difficulties, mixed in some Alvvays with their tune "Archie, Marry Me" and Torq didn't hide his political beliefs. I wonder if they're happy with the recent Toronto mayoral election result. They also gave away a secret to anyone who wants to get to hang out with them backstage. Overall, it was a fantastic show.
Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Here are some of my favourite tunes from their setlist.

"Take Me To The Riot" from In Our Bedroom After the War

"Fixed" from The Five Ghosts

"Backlines" from The North

"From The Night" from No One Is Lost

"This Is The Last Time" from No One Is Lost

"We Don't Want Your Body" from The Five Ghosts

"Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It" from The North
Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Stars at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures

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