January 7, 2019

Casper Skulls at The Baby G - Concert Photos

Casper Skulls at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Casper Skulls at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Casper Skulls at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Casper Skulls at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Casper Skulls at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Casper Skulls at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Casper Skulls at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Casper Skulls at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
We’ve covered Casper Skulls a whole bunch here on one in ten words. I’ve always been impressed with their tunes and performances, and I’ve loved watching them grow along with their sound and presence. This band is just on the cusp of greater and greater things. Their older tunes sound as solid as ever and their new music continues to push into new territories.

On this night at The Baby G, they were preceded by The Spirit of the Beehive and Horse Jumper of Love. Click through to check out my coverage of those artists as well.

For my previous Casper Skulls coverage, click on the venue names: Horseshoe Tavern, Rec Room, Lee's Palace, Lee's Palace and The Garrison.

And let your ears spend some time with Casper Skulls' music:

"O My Enemy"

"Lingua Franca"

"Colour of the Outside"

The Spirit Of The Beehive at The Baby G - Concert Photos

The Spirit Of The Beehive at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Spirit Of The Beehive at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Spirit Of The Beehive at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Spirit Of The Beehive at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Spirit Of The Beehive at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Spirit Of The Beehive at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Spirit Of The Beehive at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Philadelphia's The Spirit of the Beehive played Toronto's Baby G smack-dab between headliners Casper Skulls and openers Horse Jumper of Love. Click through to check out my coverage of those acts, too.

The Spirit of the Beehive present elaborate soundscapes with huge dynamic swings, ambitious instrumental interplay, creative melodies and rhythmic shifts.

Check out some of their music:

"Hypnic Jerks"

"Cops Come Looking"

"Twenty First Road Trip"

"ricky (caught me tryin')"

Horse Jumper of Love at The Baby G - Concert Photos

Horse Jumper of Love at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Horse Jumper of Love at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Horse Jumper of Love at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Horse Jumper of Love at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Horse Jumper of Love at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Horse Jumper of Love at The Baby G on December 2, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Boston Massachusetts rock band Horse Jumper of Love were first up on stage at The Baby G, warming things up for The Spirit of the Beehive and Casper Skulls. Click through to check out my coverage of those bands, too.

Horse Jumper of Love's music is deep, dark, moody, introspective, droning, emotional, tortured and  brooding. Not exactly a cure for the dark foreboding feelings I’ve had over this extraordinarily dark and oppressive fall full of clouds and rain and darkness. Or maybe I'm projecting.

Check out some of their tunes:

"Ugly Brunette", "Spaceman", "Bagel Breath", "Poison", "Volcano", and "Cops"

January 6, 2019

Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern - Concert Photos

Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Charly Bliss at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Grolsch Spaces presented a free show by Brooklyn NY power pop band Charly Bliss along with amazing opening acts Pony and The Effens at The Horseshoe Tavern. Click through to my pics of the two openers.

Charly Bliss spent a long time on the “bands I want to see” list before they became a band I’d seen. I loved their show at The RecRoom and was excited for this Horseshoe Tavern show.

In short, we got a fantastic Charly Bliss show. Highlights of the high-energy set were a cover of Cindy Lauper's "All Through the Night", a bunch of very cool sounding new songs and so many great tunes from the rest of the band's catalog, focused on their most recent full-length, Guppy.

You could feel the energy bouncing back and forth between the crowd down front and the band on stage; getting higher and higher and higher as the set went on. Sadly, it couldn't go on forever, although somehow I think we missed out on an encore tune.

I know I'm not alone when I say that I can't wait for the band to record and release new music, and for them to swing back through Toronto on tour.

Here's a bunch of tunes from the band's setlist:

"Heaven"

"Percolator"

"DQ"

"Black Hole"

"Glitter"

"Love Me"

Pony at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern - Concert Photos

Pony at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Pony at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Pony at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Pony at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Pony at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Pony at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Pony at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Pony at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Pony at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 28, 2018 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Some bands that I love, I have never experienced live. Some bands that I love, I get to see many times and experience their progress and growth over the years. Pony falls into the latter group. This was the fourth time I’ve experienced a live Pony show and they never fail to impress with their hook-filled power pop tunes, and infectious energy and stage presence.

They told us that they just finished recording their first full-length and I can't wait to hear their light and bouncy power pop tunes emanating from all my speakers. The new songs sound great and I can’t wait to spend more time with them.

On this particular night, I caught Pony smack dab in the middle of The Effens, who opened up the night, and Charly Bliss, who were headlining. Click through to see those photos.

For my other pics of Pony click through the links to see shots from last time at The Horseshoe Tavern, Lee's Palace and The Silver Dollar Room.

Check out Pony's awesome music and don't miss them next time you have a chance to catch their live show.

"Small Things"

"Alone Tonight"

"DIY"