Category: Music

  • Dinosaur Jr.

    Dinosaur Jr., Le National, Montreal, QC - May 12th, 2022

    Le National, Montreal, QC: Bulbs of Passion — I Ain’t — Garden — I Expect It Always — To Be Waiting — I Met the Stones — Been There All the Time — The Wagon — Little Fury Things — Out There — Feel the Pain — Mountain Man — Start Choppin — Freak Scene — Gargoyle Encore: Kracked — Sludgefeast — Just Like Heaven (The Cure cover)

  • Downbeat

    I found myself alone at the office again today and decided that the best soundtrack to my Monday would be a Spotify Playlist that I have listened to many times. It’s a laid-back series of tracks that set a good mood. The music selection is relaxing and fills the room with sharp tunes but doesn’t […]

  • David Bowie’s Blackstar

    With our government-mandated, Omicron pandemic office shut down, I found myself in our 4,000 square foot space all alone today. So, I decided to put on our Sonos system and blast David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar. I have a pretty deep emotional connection this album, as it was released about a month before my mother […]

  • Steve Thompson on…

    mixing Metallica’s …And Justice for All …And Justice for All is my favourite Metallica album and the one that introduced me to them. When I heard One for the first time I really understood what all the attention was about. Even now when I put on that song it is as tight as possible and […]

  • Three of a Perfect Week: Big Indian, NY – Philadelphia, PA

    I decided to take a week off to travel without my MacBook Pro to the shock of myself and the Plank team. I was trying to say for the first time in a long time that I wasn’t going to be available for work. While that didn’t end up being entirely true — I checked […]

  • Geddy Lee, Rialto, Montreal, QC

    Big Beautiful Book of Bass
  • Roger Waters, Bell Centre, Montréal, QC

    Roger Waters: Us and Them Tour 2017

    Set One Speak to Me / Breathe — One of These Days — Time — Breathe (Reprise) — The Great Gig in the Sky — Welcome to the Machine — Déjà Vu — The Last Refugee — Picture That — Wish You Were Here — The Happiest Days of Our Lives — Another Brick in […]

  • Goodnight Leonard

    Taken outside of Leonard Cohen’s Montréal residence. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time […]

  • Black Mountain, Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC

    Setlist: Mothers of the Sun > Florian Saucer Attack > Stormy High > Cemetery Breeding > Tyrants > You Can Dream > Line Them All Up > Rollercoaster > Constellations > Wucan > Space To Bakersfield Encore: (Over and Over) The Chain > Don’t Run Our Hearts Around

  • Streaming – Fare Thee Well, Chicago, IL

    To celebrate my birthday, I decided to end my day by watching the live stream of the Grateful Dead’s last of 5 final shows. While I haven’t listened to them all that much lately I did have a 5 year window in the mid-1990’s when I was a pretty big fan. I managed to see […]

  • Rush: R40 Live Tour 2015, Montreal, QC

    Bell Centre, Montreal, QC After taking the train back from Toronto in the morning, I had the pleasure of attending my 4th RUSH show of the R40 tour with a few members of the Plank team. The six of us met up around 5:30 and took a short walk over to the Bell Centre. Steve and […]

  • Rush: R40 Live Tour 2015, Toronto, ON #002

    Set One Video Intro (The World is … The World is) > The Anarchist > Headlong Flight (with Drumbastica mini drum solo) > Far Cry > The Main Monkey Business > How It Is > Animate > Roll The Bones (with celebrity rappers video) > Between the Wheels > Losing It (with Ben Mink) > Subdivisions Set Two Video Intro (No Country for Old Hens) […]

  • Rush: R40 Live Tour 2015, Toronto, ON #001

    Set One Video Intro (The World is … The World is) > The Anarchist > Clockwork Angels > Headlong Flight (with Drumbastica mini drum solo) > Far Cry > The Main Monkey Business > One Little Victory > Animate > Roll The Bones (with celebrity rappers video) > Distant Early Warning > Subdivisions > Intermission (R40 drum kit replaced with throwback replica kit) Set Two Video […]

  • Rush: R40 Live Tour 2015, Bok Centre, Tulsa, OK

    On Thursday, May 7th 2015 I got on a plane in Montreal and roughly 6 hours later got off another plane in a city I never thought I would ever in a million years visit; Tulsa, Oklahoma. I didn’t / don’t have anything against Tulsa, I just never thought it would be somewhere that I […]

  • Beck, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC

    Setlist Devil’s Haircut > Loser > Black Tambourine > The New Pollution > Soldier Jane > Lost Cause > Country Down > Think I’m in Love > Qué Onda Güero > Hell Yes > Debra > Paper Tiger > Blue Moon > Say Goodbye > Don’t Let it Go > Waking Light > Girl > E-Pro Encore Sexx Laws > 1999 (Prince cover) (jam) > Where It’s At

  • Destiny’s Daughter

    A few years ago I realized that there was virtually nothing to be found online about the only local, moderately successful band I was every a member of, Thelma. I vowed at the time to put together archives of the other bands I was in and upload some old recordings. It took a few years […]

  • Brave New Waves – Logo – Tattoo

    Around 1999-2000 I / Plank was approached by infamous late-night CBC alternative radio show Brave New Waves to help them redesign their website. As a big fan of the show, I was excited to work with Patti, Gen, Yuani and the rest of the crew. At some point during the process, they asked us also to come […]

  • Patrick Watson @ Place Des Arts, Montreal, QC

    Patrick Watson at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, QC Setlist Lighthouse — Blackwind — Step out for a While — The Quiet Crowd — ??? Encore Close to Paradise — To Build a Home/Luscious Life

  • U2 360 Tour, Hippodrome de Montréal, QC

    Rescheduled to: July 8, 2011 Setlist Space Oddity  (David Bowie song) (Intro music) > Even Better Than the Real Thing  > The Fly  > Mysterious Ways (Single Ladies snippet) > Until the End of the World (Where Have All The Flowers Gone? snippet) > Out of Control  > Get on Your Boots  > All I Want Is You  > Stuck in a Moment You Can’t […]

  • Osheaga, Montreal, QC

    River Stage Saturday: The Walkmen, Sarah Harmer, Jimmy Cliff, Stars, Pavement, Arcade Fire Sunday: Seu Jorge, The Gaslight Anthem, The Black Keys, The Cat Empire, Sonic Youth, Weezer Mountain Stage Saturday: Shane Murphy, Rich Aucoin, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, K’naan, Keane, The National Sunday: Galactic with Cyril Neville, Ian Kelly, Ariane Moffatt, Charlie […]

  • Willie Nelson, Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Montreal, QC

    Setlist (Incomplete) Help Me Make It Through the Night (Kris Kristofferson cover) – Crazy (with Ray Price) – Night Life (with Ray Price) – On the Road Again – Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (Roy Acuff cover) – Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground Opening Act: Ray Price

  • Nine Inch Nails, Centre Bell, Montreal, QC

    Setlist 999,999 > 1,000,000 > Letting You > Discipline > March of the Pigs > Head Down > The Frail > Closer (with “The Only Time” breakdown) > Gave Up > Me, I’m Not > The Great Destroyer > 5 Ghosts I > 14 Ghosts II > 19 Ghosts III > Piggy > The Greater Good > Pinion > Wish > Terrible Lie > Survivalism > The Big Come Down > 31 Ghosts IV > Only > The Hand […]

  • Radiohead, Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, QC

    Setlist 15 Step > There There > Morning Bell > All I Need > My Iron Lung > Nude > Weird Fishes/Arpeggi > The Gloaming > The National Anthem > Fake Plastic Trees > Reckoner > Like Spinning Plates > Jigsaw Falling Into Place > Lucky > Optimistic > Idioteque > Bodysnatchers First Encore Faust Arp > Videotape > Paranoid […]

  • Eric Clapton, Centre Bell, Montreal, QC

    One of the most unlikely shows that I went to this year was Eric Clapton. While I was a fan of Cream when I was a teenager and the Derek and the Dominos album was a classic, I wasn’t spending all that much time listening to Eric Clapton in 2008. On the other hand, this […]

  • Thelma, 1995-1997

    In the mid-90’s I was in a band called Thelma. Of all the bands that I have been in Thelma was the one that I was proudest of, therefore the first one I’m going to post about. In hindsight it was clearly the most original, inventive and successful vs. any of the others that I […]

  • High School Bands

    From my mid-teens until my late 20’s I was always in bands. At 14 I got my first Bass, a $250.00 Black and White Ibanez beauty, well, at least to an in bloom pubescent teen. Two weeks later, I had my first of hundred and hundreds of jam sessions. None of the bands ended up […]

  • Zappa plays Zappa, Metropolis

  • Zappa Plays Zappa, Montréal, QC

    Metropolis, 56 St. Catherine Est, Montreal, QC

  • Yo La Tengo, La National, Montreal, QC

    Setlist I Should Have Known Better — Autumn Sweater — Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind — Shaker — Our Way to Fall — The Weakest Part — Mr. Tough — Beanbag Chair — Song for Mahila — I Feel Like Going Home — False Alarm — Watch Out for Me Ronnie — Decora — Deeper Into Movies — The Story of Yo La Tango — Center of Gravity — A […]

  • Death Cab For Cutie, Spectrum, Montréal, QC

    Setlist Marching Bands of Manhattan — We Laugh Indoors — The New Year — Title and Registration — Soul Meets Body — Photobooth — Summer Skin — Crooked Teeth — Different Names for the Same Thing — Amputations — A Movie Script Ending — What Sarah Said — Brothers on a Hotel Bed — Expo […]

  • Death Cab for Cutie at the Spectrum

    Setlist Marching Bands of Manhattan — We Laugh Indoors — The New Year — Title and Registration — Soul Meets Body — Photobooth — Summer Skin — Crooked Teeth — Different Names for the Same Thing — Amputations — A Movie Script Ending — What Sarah Said — Brothers on a Hotel Bed — Expo ’86 — Company Calls — The Sound of Settling Encore I Will Follow You Into […]

  • Pretty Girls Make Graves, Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC

  • Rilo Kiley, Cabaret Music Hall, Montreal, QC

    I have to be honest, I don’t remember much about going to this show and while I was unable to find a definitive source for the official setlist, seems that they were playing the same songs each night at other shows on the tour. It’s a Hit > Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight […]

  • Sonic Youth, Metropolis, Montreal, QC

    Setlist I Love You Golden Blue > The Empty Page > Pattern Recognition > Unmade Bed > Paper Cup Exit > Bull in the Heather > Stones > Kim Gordon and the Arthur Doyle Hand > Cream > Mote > New Hampshire > Dude Ranch Nurse > Brother James First Encore Pacific Coast Highway > Sugar Kane Second Encore Making the Nature Scene Attended with Robin Ahn

  • Yo La Tengo, Club Soda, Montreal, QC

  • Mogwai, Le Spectrum, Montreal, QC

    Set List Kids Will Be Skeletons — Mogwai Fear Satan — Hunted by a Freak — Christmas Steps — I Know You Are But What Am I? — You Don’t Know Jesus — Stop Coming to My House — Ex-Cowboy — New Paths to Helicon, Pt. 1 — Yes! I Am a Long Way From […]

  • The Flaming Lips, Metropolis, Montreal, QC

    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Tour Setlist: Race for the Prize > Fight Test > The Gash > Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1 > Lightning Strikes the Postman > One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21 > In the Morning of the Magicians > Happy Birthday (Mildred J. Hill cover) > She Don’t Use Jelly > Do You Realize?? > Waitin’ for a Superman > Breathe (Pink Floyd […]

  • Thelma, Cabaret, Montreal, QC

  • Thelma, Bistro 4, Montreal, QC

  • YAWP!

  • Green Day, Montreal Forum

    I was a moderately early supporter of Green Day and remember when I first heard Dookie (which I only discovered afterwards, wasn’t their first album). I was the Music Director at CFLI, the Loyola Campus college radio station at Concordia University so I got a copy of an early release of the album. As a […]

  • Southern Culture on the Skids, Cafe Campus, Montreal, QC

  • Thelma, Purple Haze, Montreal, QC

  • Leftover Salmon, Fox Theater, Boulder, CO

    I’m looking for the setlist for this show. If you have it, please share it with me!  

  • Phish, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

    Soundcheck Cry Baby Cry First Set Makisupa Policeman -> Llama, Prince Caspian > It’s Ice > Free, Rift, You Enjoy Myself -> Hold Your Head Up[1] > Lonesome Cowboy Bill > Hold Your Head Up, Suzy Greenberg Second Set Maze, Fee[2] > Uncle Pen, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Amazing Grace, […]

  • Phish, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

    First Set My Friend, My Friend, Divided Sky, Strange Design, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > AC/DC Bag, Theme From the Bottom, Taste, Sparkle > Run Like an Antelope Second Set Split Open and Melt, The Wedge, Scent of a Mule, Cavern > David Bowie, Acoustic Army, Sweet Adeline, Slave to the Traffic Light Encore […]

  • Phish, Boise State University Pavillion, Boise, ID

    First Set Possum, Weigh, Taste[1], Strange Design, Stash, If I Could, Scent of a Mule, The Wedge, Funky Bitch, Slave to the Traffic Light Second Set Ha Ha Ha -> Maze, Spock’s Brain, Theme From the Bottom, Hold Your Head Up > Lonesome Cowboy Bill[2] > Hold Your Head Up, Acoustic Army[1], Sample in a […]

  • Grateful Dead: Portland Meadows, Portland, OR

    This was my third Grateful Dead show and the first one on the West Coast. If I remember correctly, this wasn’t the best show as they were a bit sloppy. I think the second set got a bit better. The highlight of the weekend was actually getting to see Chuck Berry. First Set Let the […]