A wicked couple weeks for my music soul.
Martha Wainwright at the The Grand in Calgary, tickets won from CBC Radio 3 (Thanks guys!):
Amazing show, Martha was in all her quirky glory and won over the audience from the first breathy note. Brian Borcherdt (you know, that guy from Holy Fuck) opened with a few songs from his solo release. I haven’t really gotten into his solo music all that much, but his live performance was so heart melting I foresee several mix tape appearances in the near future.
As for Martha herself, what can I say? She stole every heart in the place and returned them in better condition. An amazing performance, mostly stuff from her new album and a Leonard Cohen tribute. An intimate show, The Grand was the perfect venue but I am still a little jealous of this…
***Photo’s courtesy of fellow concert goer Dustin Alen.
Alberta Boom Tour:
As previously posted, the Alberta Boom Tour was everything right about Alberta punk rock. I sadly missed the Lethbridge show due to crazy Alberta weather but the Calgary and Edmonton shows made up for that. Wicked sets by all the bands and even two bums for the price of one…
Lastly Pbone, CKXU’s music director, did a wicked pick’s of 2008 for Earshot! that you should totally check out.