April 14, 2018

Pale Waves at Velvet Underground - Concert Photos

Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Pale Waves at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Last week's show at Toronto's Velvet Underground marked Pale Waves second Toronto show and the second time I've gotten to photograph them. My shots from their show last year at The Baby G are here. Check 'em out, if you want.

Pale Waves has become one of my favourite bands of the past couple of years. Maybe it's the fact that their tunes are such instantly-likeable earworms, that have hallmarks of some of the favourites from my youth like the oft-mentioned and oft-challenged comparisons to some of The Cure's more pop output, but there's also something more there; genuine emotion and enough substance beyond the earworm to make the songs still sound great when hearing them for the 20th time.

I wait on every new song to come out on YouTube and I'm confident that the band will continue to craft many more incredible pop tunes as their career grows. I want to see this band every year with more tunes that will embed themselves into my being. I also hope they'll continue to let me squeeze myself in to capture photos of their evolution.

Setlist:
"Television Romance"
"Kiss"
"The Tide"
"My Obsession"
"She"
"Heavenly"
"Eighteen"
"New Year’s Eve"
"There’s A Honey"

The super-impressive INHEAVEN opened the show. My photos of them are here.

Listen to and watch some Pale Waves:

"Television Romance"

"The Tide"

"My Obsession"

My current favourite Pale Waves song, "Heavenly"

"New Year’s Eve"

"There’s A Honey"

INHEAVEN at Velvet Underground - Concert Photos

INHEAVEN at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
INHEAVEN at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
INHEAVEN at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
INHEAVEN at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
INHEAVEN at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
INHEAVEN at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
INHEAVEN at Velvet Underground on April 9, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
London's INHEAVEN are on tour with Manchester's Pale Waves. This show at Velvet Underground marked the band's first time in Toronto. Please, please, please come again soon!

INHEAVEN are a great band. They've got powerful, brightly burning songs with massive and intense energy. In short, they sound great and put on a fantastic show. They've got so many classic influences rolled up into something fresh and wonderful.

It can be a risk for a young band like Pale Waves to bring such a strong opener on the road. INHEAVEN certainly impressed the fans that were near me during the show, and Pale Waves did a great job following them, so this is definitely one of those occasions where going to an INHEAVEN / Pale Waves show gives you two amazingly strong bands to enjoy.

Don't miss INHEAVEN if you have the chance to see them. Check out some tunes below from their setlist.

"Bitter Town"

"Stupid Things"

"Baby's Alright"

"Vultures"

"Drift"

"Treats"

"Regeneration"

Franz Ferdinand at Rebel - Concert Photos

Glasgow, Scotland's alternative rock pioneers and survivors Franz Ferdinand played Toronto's Rebel on April 8 in support of their latest album, Always Ascending. I captured these shots of the show.
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Franz Ferdinand at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos

"Always Ascending"

Bodega at Rebel - Concert Photos

New York indie art rock band Bodgea played Rebel opening for Franz Ferdinand.
Bodega at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bodega at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bodega at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bodega at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bodega at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bodega at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bodega at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
Bodega at Rebel on April 8, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos

"How Did This Happen!?"

April 8, 2018

The Go! Team at The Great Hall - Concert Photos

The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team at The Great Hall on April 6, 2018 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos
The Go! Team have a sound like no other. It's describe on Wikipedia as a combination of, "indie rock and garage rock with a mixture of blaxploitation and Bollywood soundtracks, double Dutch chants, old school hip hop and distorted guitars." Yeah. Indeed. Wow.

When I first heard their debut album Thunder, Lightning, Strike back in around 2005, I was simultaneously blown away and enthralled by the unique mash-up that The Go! Team creates. It took me until last week to experience that energy live and capture a show with my lens.

From the opening of "Flashlight Fight" all the way through to getting everyone jumping for show closer "The Power Is On" I loved the amazing energy that never ceases to bring a smile to my face. Amazing show. My only regret is that it took this long for me to experience it.

Enjoy some tunes from their set:

"Mayday"

"Ladyflash"

"Semicircle Song"

"Get It Together"

"Rolling Blackouts"

"The Scene Between"

"Everyone's a V.I.P. to Someone"

"Huddle Formation"

"All the Way Live"

"The Power Is On"