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"

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