September 16, 2018

Hillside 2018: A compendium of posts - Concert Photos

Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Moon and Jupiter at Hillside 2018 on July 14, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Hillside has been around for thirty-five years. Unfortunately for me, this was only my second visit to the festival and my first full weekend. My Hillside 2016 coverage can be found right here if you want to take a peek. For 2018, I saw forty-two acts over the three days of the festival, and that wasn't everyone who performed.

The way I roll with this site, that has meant 42 individual posts on the 42 acts, each with photos, music and thoughts on the performance. Apologies since some of those are "capsule reviews" or even more brief, while some are more in-depth. However, I hope this coverage gives a flavour of what Hillside is, that it turns you on to some great artists, and that you'll join me at what is now a must-attend summer festival for me.

I also have to call out that 35 years is quite a milestone that should be recognized for the great achievement that it is. The music industry, and specifically the music festival industry, is a difficult one, where so many festivals can’t seem to make it work. Cheers to a wonderful festival, with an unbeatable chill and welcoming community vibe, and cheers to the next 35 years! Happy Hillside!

Please click through to the coverage of each artist that I was lucky enough to experience:

Day 1

Day 2

Hillside 2018: Day 3: A Tribe Called Red - Concert Photos

A Tribe Called Red at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
A Tribe Called Red at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
A Tribe Called Red at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
A Tribe Called Red at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
A Tribe Called Red at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
A Tribe Called Red at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
A Tribe Called Red at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
A Tribe Called Red headlined the main stage of Hillside 2018 for day three of the festival. It certainly was a cool way to end an incredible weekend of diverse and wonderful music. Their visually and aurally entertaining set got the crowd moving and the level of "Happy Hillside" joy high.

I caught the group for the first time back at Field Trip 2017 and you can find a few snaps in this post.

Listen to some tracks:

"Stadium Pow Wow"

"Sisters"

"R.E.D."

"Electric Pow Wow Drum"

Hillside 2018: Day 3: Birds of Bellwoods - Concert Photos

Birds of Bellwoods at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Birds of Bellwoods at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Birds of Bellwoods at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Birds of Bellwoods at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Birds of Bellwoods at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Birds of Bellwoods at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Birds of Bellwoods at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Birds of Bellwoods at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Birds of Bellwoods at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
After hearing about this band for so long I finally get to see them live. Birds of Bellwoods' name has been circulating around me for what seems like a couple of years. Hillside 2018 was the first time the stars aligned for a live show.

And what an amazing live show it is. They're super high energy, putting on a solid show with great songs. This performance really got me amped to see them again at Osheaga.

Give them a listen and keep an eye out for them on tour. You won't be disappointed!

"Let You Go"

"A Year Ago"

"No Less Than All"

"Melatonin"

Hillside 2018: Day 3: Plants and Animals - Concert Photos

Plants and Animals at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Plants and Animals at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Plants and Animals at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Plants and Animals at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Plants and Animals at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Plants and Animals at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Plants and Animals at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Plants and Animals at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Montreal indie rock band Plants and Animals have been on my radar and in my music library for quite a while now, but Hillside 2018 marked my first time seeing them live. They put on an amazing show with passion, high energy and unmatched sonic wonder.

Listen to some great tracks by this band. I can't wait to see them again.

"Lightshow"

"The End of That"

"Bye Bye Bye"

"Faerie Dance"

Hillside 2018: Day 3: Crown Lands - Concert Photos

Crown Lands at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Crown Lands at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Crown Lands at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Crown Lands at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Crown Lands at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Crown Lands at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Crown Lands at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Crown Lands at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Crown Lands at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Crown Lands at Hillside 2018 on July 15, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Crown Lands blew my freaking mind with their set at Hillside 2018. They are a very heavy duo with head banging classic rock roots from Oshawa, Ontario. The energy and musical force delivered by these two guys was a sight and sound that I was left in awe of. In addition to their fantastic original material, we got an excellent cover of Rush's "Working Man", which gives a strong sonic touchpoint for the band.

Can't wait to see these guys again.

Check out some of their tunes and keep an eye out for a tour stop near you.

"Mountain"

"Misery"

"Being Right"

"Mantra"