December 31, 2017

The Ex 2017: The Watchmen - Concert Pictures

The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen at The CNE Bandshell at The Canadian National Exhibition - The Ex on August 25, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Watchmen are another of those great, favourite bands from the heady days of the early 90s. I remember seeing these guys so many times back then. Visions of them on The Horseshoe stage are probably most vivid. They are a super solid band with hard rocking yet melodically strong songs. The clear and strong vocals along with innovative guitar work and a solid rhythm section, not to mention the fantastic and still-incredible songs, made them an enduring favourite.

At their show this past summer at The Ex when they opened for another favourite band, I Mother Earth, I remarked that they sounded so good. It made me so happy to see the band and hear these songs coming off of the stage again. I have such amazing memories of their music including their A Capella rendition of James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" and a specific show that I think was at the old Concert Hall. I loved that they mixed in a cover of The Clique's tune "Superman". You know, the one that everyone thinks is an REM song, in "Absolutely Anytime".

I would love to see the band again before too many more years pass, and hopefully in a headlining capacity so we can hear more of the great tunes.

Here are my favourites from their set.

"Boneyard Tree"


"I'm Still Gone"

"Any Day Now"

"Run and Hide"

"All Uncovered"

"Absolutely Anytime"

"Stereo"

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