summer in my mind is synonymous with concerts. i think of all the concerts i’ve attended over the 15 years i’ve lived up in the northwest… and there really isn’t a better melding of what i love about this area. outdoor music shows on the pier (remember those?), at the zoo… watching the sun slowly fade and hearing some of my favourite songs. summer concert series are just getting going… this summer, i’ll try to hit a little of everything. chateau st. michele is a favourite… what’s not to love about packing up food and blankets, buying a bottle of wine and listening to some a live band. i’ve got shows picked through september, keep your fingers crossed i get in to some of the good ones!
first up… imogen heap. last night imogen (and some of her very creative and talented musical buddies) played at the paramount. heap’s first album since 05, ellipse came out last year, and she mentioned at last night’s performance that she has more musical intent (beyond albums) to offer us over the next few years. i’m not a reviewer, but i enjoyed the live show immensely. such a mix. and i appreciated the effort to make each show unique to the town it’s being played. she allowed fans to vote for songs to be performed, and after the performances, the songs will be sold with proceeds going to charity.
one of my favourite bits to her show- she came out to introduce each act (there were 3) that preceded her own… and hugged each performer as they came on stage. she was also extremely animated, which made for lots of blurry photos, i didn’t mind… to see all of the photos, click
only expecting ‘geese’ i wasn’t sure who this band was… they were really good though, and apparently local.
next up was ‘geese’. i was tempted to buy the ep if only for the last song they played.
then ben cristophers, who was like a singing jude law. that can’t be bad, right? i’m selling him short- far more talented than jude law, and better looking. 🙂
last up, imogen herself… singing, playing different instruments… telling funny stories. so good!
next up: psychedelic furs with she wants revenge this saturday!!!!