April 20, 2019

Alexisonfire at The Recroom - Concert Photos

Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Alexisonfire at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
You might think that by running a blog and seeing tons of shows, I'd have my ear to the ground about the special, secret happenings in Toronto's music scene. Sometimes it's true, but often, it's not. On this particular night, I was heading out to see a show by Chastity, Greys and Casper Skulls at The Recroom (click for those photos). I'd seen Casper Skulls many times and love their music. I'd heard of Chastity and Greys for a long time but hadn't caught a live performance. Little did I know that Alexisonfire were going to show up as surprise guests to close out the night.

This just happened to be my first time experiencing the live power of an Alexisonfire performance. It may have only been three songs, but it packed more energy and intensity into those three songs than many bands do into entire shows. The crowd also went insane and put out at least as much energy as Alexisonfire gave off. It was amazing to witness. Chastity's singer Brandon Williams joined the band on stage, too.

Alexisonfire had just been to the House of Strombo to record a live performance. Hope to see that published soon.

Here are the songs they played for us.

"We Are the Sound"

"Pulmonary Archery"

"This Could Be Anywhere in the World"

Chastity at The Recroom - Concert Photos

Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Chastity at The Rec Room on February 15, 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 caught Whitby Ontario post-punk band Chastity's live show after a long time of hearing about them. They played The Recroom to premiere their Death Lust film and perform with Greys, Casper Skulls and surprise special guests Alexisonfire.

After a few tunes to get us warmed up, the band rolled the film and started playing the album. The film is the visual accompaniment to the band's Death Lust album. It's a movie with a live music soundtrack. It all came off as perfectly artistic and engrossing while being genuine and honest. No pretension or affectation here.

The band takes the listener and audience member on a journey. There are wild dynamic shifts throughout the set. The audience did what they were told. Shut up during quiet parts and go nuts during the heavy parts.

The band announced that they're starting work an a new album now and I'm excited for what they do next.

Here are some tunes from their set.

"Manning Hill"

"Saliva"

"You're Scary Now"

"Children"

"Innocence"

"Chains"

Greys at The Recroom - Concert Photos

Greys at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Greys at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Greys at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Greys at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Greys at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Greys at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Greys at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
This show at The Recroom in downtown Toronto marked my first time seeing Greys live. They played a solid set of noisy and intense post-punk tunes with cool vocal effects. I'd see them again in a heartbeat.

They played after Casper Skulls and before Chastity and surprise special guests of the eventing, Alexisonfire. Click through for those pics.

Here's a bunch of Greys' music. Give their intensity some time with your ears.

"Arc Light"

"Blown Out"

"Use Your Delusion"

"Guy Picciotto"

"The Voyeur"

Casper Skulls at The Recroom - Concert Photos

Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls at The Rec Room on February 15, 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
Casper Skulls are always great. Their songs have depth and character. Their shows are dynamic and engaging with intensity. They just get better and better. They're a fantastic band that deserves your attention.

This particular show was at The Recroom with Chastity, Greys and surprise guests Alexisonfire. Click through for all those pics.

Casper Skulls played a bunch of my favourites including new tune "O My Enemy", the amazing "Lingua Franca", "Colour of the Outside" and closed with "Primeval".

We've covered them a ton on One In Ten Words and hope to do so many more times in future. Here are our shots from The Baby G, The Horseshoe, The Recroom in 2017, Lee's Palace, again at Lee's Palace and The Garrison.

Give them a listen and go to a show.

"O My Enemy"

"Lingua Franca"

"Colour of the Outside"

"Primeval"

April 10, 2019

Naked Giants at The Baby G - Concert Photos

Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants at The Baby G on February 11, 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
Naked Giants had quite a bit of very well-deserved buzz going when I decided to check them out at Toronto's Baby G. They're a little bit psych with singalong vocal hooks along with garage rock influences and heavy yet groove-laden drum parts and tons of energy. They've got crazy musicianship, fun stage presence, and mastery of the art of the jam.

They mentioned that this was their third time in Toronto. I don't think I'm alone in kicking myself for not being at those shows too.

Their set was awesome and kept the crowd enthralled. They played us a new tune that sounded awesome along with the rest of their set. Can't wait for next time.

They were preceded by Twen and The Effens. Check out my photos of them both here and here.

"Sluff"

"Twist"

"Green Fuzz"

"TV"

"Everybody Thinks They Know (But No One Really Knows)"

"Easy Eating"