August 3, 2019

Reignwolf at The Mod Club - Concert Photos

Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Reignwolf at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Start with the blues. Then take it where it’s never been before. Start with a familiar foundation and make it uniquely your own. It's an age-old formula that's never ceased to be powerful.

However, not many are taking it as far back to the stripped-down roots of the blues and then pushing it as far outwards as Reignwolf.

Reignwolf is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan's Jordan Cook. He performs solo and he performs with a masterfully accomplished rhythm section, as he did on this past Thursday night at The Mod Club in Toronto.

The band put on a massive-sounding set. Performance highlights included Jordan spending some quality time in the crowd and on the bar, and the entire band moving down onto the floor of The Mod Club during the encore. From a musical standpoint, I find it hard to put into words the energy, passion and musicianship that the band displayed.

Check out some of Reignwolf's music below and check out my coverage of The Blue Stones, who opened up the show.

"Ritual"

"Keeper"

"Over & Over"

"Are You Satisfied?"

"This is The Time"

The Blue Stones at The Mod Club - Concert Photos

The Blue Stones at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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 Blue Stones at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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 Blue Stones at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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 Blue Stones at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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 Blue Stones at The Mod Club on August 1, 2019 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
Windsor, Ontario based blues-rock band/duo The Blue Stones took to The Mod Club stage to warm things up for Reignwolf. They are powerful, accomplished musicians who dole out heaping helpings of gritty blues-rock riffs, tunes with big choruses, and heavy and intricate yet tight beats.

Their tunes have blues, funk, soul and heavy rock foundations and they had lots of fans singing along. They were a really solid choice to warm up the crowd for Reignwolf and they showed everyone the meaning of "leaving it all on stage" with their impassioned performance.

Check out my coverage of Reignwolf's headlining set here.

Check out a bunch of the band's tunes in this Audiotree live video:

Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach - Concert Photos

Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Maggie Rogers at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
I, like many people, first heard of Maggie Rogers when this masterclass video of Maggie and Pharrell went viral. The effect that she had on Pharrell has been felt by millions, and those at this show at Echo Beach in Toronto were firmly in that camp.

As soon as the lights dimmed and the start of Abba's "Dancing Queen" rang out, the dancing started. Maggie and her beautiful band kept the vibes ecstatic and the crowd engaged for the whole night.

Maggie told us a lot about this tour and Toronto. We heard that this Echo Beach show is Maggie's biggest headlining show to date. That's pretty cool. Maggie told us that Toronto was the first audience that sang her lyrics back to her, and how she'll always remember that. That's even cooler. Maggie seemed genuinely humbled by the overwhelming crowd response to her words and music.

The energy and pace ebbed and flowed throughout the set, keeping things interesting. Slower songs were mixed in with the higher energy numbers and the audience sang along to all of it.

After the main set, Maggie returned to the stage for a powerful, a cappella encore tune. While her vocal was perfect, I couldn't help but wonder, damn, why can’t people shut up?

Check out some of my favourite tunes from Maggie's set and check out my coverage of Natalie Prass' opening set here.

"Give a Little"

"Alaska"

"Light On"

"Fallingwater"

Natalie Prass at Echo Beach - Concert Photos

Natalie Prass at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Natalie Prass at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Natalie Prass at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Natalie Prass at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Natalie Prass at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Natalie Prass at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Natalie Prass at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Natalie Prass at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Natalie Prass at Echo Beach on July 31, 2019 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
Richmond, Virginia singer/songwriter Natalie Prass lucked out with the weather on this visit to Toronto. She told us about visiting in the winter (cold, eh?) and during a lightning storm (You’re wet. Yes, it’s raining). This night at Echo beach was pretty darn close to perfect. It was nice and hot, with not much humidity, and clear skies, highlighted by the beautiful golden glow of the setting sun.

Natalie and the band played a great set of mellow groovy tunes with smooth Rhodes, soaring vocals and exquisite melodies. Their cool, easy going, smooth sounds reminded me a bit of 70s yacht rock, in a very good way.

Natalie mentioned that this was their last show with Maggie Rogers. To check out my photos of Maggie Rogers from this show, click here.

And check out some smooth tunes from Natalie Prass:

"Short Court Style"

"Why Don't You Believe in Me?"

"Bird of Prey"

"The Fire"

Screaming Females at The Garrison - Concert Photos

Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females at The Garrison on July 29, 2019 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
Screaming Females from New Brunswick, New Jersey are one of my absolute favourite bands. Marissa Paternoster is one of my favourite guitar players and has one of probably the top three or four live guitar sounds ever. To say I was looking forward to this show at The Garrison would be an understatement.

Screaming Females' most recent album is 2018's All At Once and it's an incredible piece of art. The album came in as my favourite album of 2018 (check out the full list here) and the song "I'll Make You Sorry" came in at #2 on my favourite songs of 2018 (the full list is here).

I've always marvelled at and focused on Marissa's guitar playing and sound at the shows, and for whatever reason at this show I was hearing more of the full-band impact. They are unbelievably tight. The way that the band fits together and works as a solid unit is a marvel to behold. They've been together for years and it shows by how effortless they make the magic that they create seem to the listener and concert-goer.

Their setlist was amazing, featuring songs both old and new, and personally hitting many of my favourite tunes. Please check out my favourite tunes below and go see Screaming Females when they stop by your town.

This was my fifth time covering the band for the web site. Check out photos from their show at The Hard Luck earlier this year, from The Garrison in 2017, from their appearance at The Silver Dollar Room during NXNE 2016, and from The Garrison in 2015.

Screaming Females had Dark Thoughts along for their tour and they had locals Big School put on an impressive set to open the show. Check out my coverage of both of those bands by clicking the links.

"It All Means Nothing"

"Hopeless"

"I'll Make You Sorry"

"Ripe"

"Black Moon"