When Udo Dirkschneider and company played a two-hour set of Accept classics here last year, it was one of my favourite shows of 2017. At the time, I said I no longer needed to catch U.D.O. or Accept in concert again…but when I saw he was bringing back his namesake band for another kick of the can, I figured it was worth seeing twice!
Sometimes progressive rock feels too limiting a label for an infinitely innovative collective credited with introducing unorthodox and challenging elements to music. One such…
With up to seven people on stage at a time, you could practically still hear every nuance of every instrument–and they had an awesome light show, to boot!
It’s unbearably hot in Toronto but that doesn’t prevent a wave of melodic metallers going to the stuffy Mod Club to catch a coheadlining…
This shindig was billed Farewell to Accept, and it was a proper farewell tour–with a 90-minute set and a four-song encore that covered all the classics from I’m a Rebel to Russian Roulette.
I was somewhat surprised to see Bongzilla headlining a concert-hall tour in 2016, but hey, with a four-band bill that brought it from start to finish, I’m certainly not one to complain!
I can’t even remember the last time I celebrated Halloween or Samhain or whatever, but stick two stoner/doom luminaries on stage on a Sunday night in November, and that’ll get me up off my ass faster than you can say “Too much bass, Batman!”
Though they’re hardly a household name around here, I’d hafta say Ufomammut drew a pretty decent crowd to the Mod Club last night. Personally, I had been looking forward to seeing them for quite some time, and they really did deliver–visually as well as musically.
Hawkwind will not be playing the Mod Club tomorrow, and if you read between the lines, it’s pretty clear who the band is blaming for this postponement.
I forgot that our brave legislators only listen to bands like the Eagles and Supertramp. Cuz with their new amendments to the country’s labour laws, Stephen Harper and company are making it so that crusty classic rockers and pre-fabricated pop tarts could be the only artists to ever come to Canada…